TEMPE, Ariz. – Freshman Roser Tarrago scored two late goals but the No. 4 Cal women’s water polo team couldn’t complete a comeback and fell 6-5 at No. 6 Arizona State on Saturday.
Fellow freshman Dora Antal also scored two goals for the Bears (17-6, 2-3 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation), who fell behind 3-0 and 6-3 before almost forcing overtime.
Tarrago scored a goal with six seconds left in the third quarter to shave the Sun Devils’ lead to 6-4. She found the back of the net again with 4:57 remaining in the game to make it 6-5, but the Bears were silenced after that.
Cal will close out the regular season next Saturday at No. 1 Stanford before participating in the MPSF Tournament the following week at USC.
No. 6 Arizona State 6, No. 4 Cal 5
Cal 1 1 2 1 – 5
ASU 3 2 1 0 – 6
ASU Goals: Petra Pardi 3, Ao Gao, Liz Kreek, Izabella Chiappini.
Cal Saves: Madeline Trabucco 10.
ASU Saves: E.B. Keeve 17.