Feb. 5, 2011
STANFORD, CALIF. -The No. 3-ranked California women's water polo team went 1-1 Saturday (Feb. 5) during the first day of action of the 2011 Stanford Invitational, falling to No. 1-ranked Stanford, 10-5, in an evening match after defeating No. 8 San Jose State, 14-10, in a morning contest. The Golden Bears' loss to the top-ranked Cardinal was their first loss of the season to drop to 8-1.
Sophomore goalie Lindsay Dorst recorded nine saves for the Bears in the Stanford match.
Cal's match against the Spartans was the first action of the season for team captains Csikos and goalie Stephanie Peckham, who had been nursing minor injuries.
The Bears survived a scare from the Spartans (6-4), as Cal took its final lead of the match following a flurry of goals, including five goals in the last 90 seconds of the contest. SJSU had briefly tied the match, 8-8, on a Timi Molnar penalty shot, before the Bears recaptured the lead, 11-9, on an Ochsner score, followed by a Csikos goal to end the third quarter.
San Jose State had jumped out to a 3-1 first period lead, before Cal was able to catch the Spartans midway through the second quarter as Vosters scored, followed by another goal from Mendoza gave the Bears a 5-4 advantage.
Click 2011 Stanford Invitational Tournament Page for the complete Stanford Invitational schedule and results. Cal will next play No. 8-ranked Arizona State at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 in day two of the Stanford Invitational. The Bears' following match will be determined in accordance to how they finished in pool play.
California - 2 2 0 1 = 5
Stanford - 4 4 1 1 = 10
Stanford Goal Scorers - Lo 4, Dries 3, Menon, Garton, Suggs
Goalie Saves (by quarter): - California: Lindsay Dorst - 9 (2, 0, 4, 3)
Stanford: Oland (4, 2, 3, 3)
California - 2-4-5-3 = 14
San Jose State - 3-2-4-1 = 10
Minson-San Jose State 5 (2,2,0,1)