LA JOLLA, Calif.--The CSU Bakersfield water polo team split a pair of matches on the first day of the UCSD Triton Classic Saturday.

No. 13 UC Santa Barbara defeated CSU Bakersfield 11-3 in the first session. Sam Shead (Sr. Johannesburg, South Africa, Rand Park HS), Janelle Shelby (So., San Diego, Calif., Grossmont HS), and Niki De Leon (Fr., Montebello, Calif. (Montebello HS) posted the goals for CSUB. Alex Bayer (So., Alta Loma, Calif., Los Osos HS) made three saves.

"We made too many turnovers on offense and we were unable to to capitalize on our 6-on-5 opportunities," said CSUB head coach Jason Gall.

Shannon McKenzie (R-Sr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Rancho Cucamonga HS) scored with 2:18 remaining in the fourth quarter to give CSUB a 12-11 victory over Sonoma State in the final match of pool play. The match was tied after each of the first three quarters. The teams were tied two addition times before McKenzie posted the gamewinner. The Roadrunner defense forced turnovers on the final two Sonoma State possessions to secure the victory.

Taylor Hanson (Jr., Modesto, Calif., Johansen HS) and  Nicola Barrett (Fr., Cape Town, South Africa, Rustenburg HS) both recorded hat tricks. McKenzie and Shead scored twice. Shead and Hanson made three steals while McKenzie drew three ejections. Bayer made eight saves.

"It was nice to get our offense going and to get in the win column," Gall said.

The Roadrunners take on No. 15 Loyola Marymount at 12 p.m. Sunday to begin the final day of the tournament.

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UCSB Goals-Samantha Murphy 3, Bryn Hudson 2, Holly Smith 1, Jessie Porter 1, Kacey Creek 1, Debby Tickenhoff 1, Shelby Haroldson 1, Jane Wentz Fitzgerald

UCSB Saves-Not provided

CSUB Goals-Sam Shead 1, Niki De Leon 1, Janelle Shelby 1

CSUB Saves-Alex Bayer 3, Chiyeko Morisaki 0

 


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Sonoma St.

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CSUB Goals-Taylor Hanson 3, Nicola Barrett 3, Sam Shead 2, Shannon McKenzie 2, Niki De Leon 1, Janelle Shelby 1.

CSUB Saves-Alex Bayer 8, Chiyeko Morisaki 0

SS Goals-Noelle Herrera 3, Lindsay Rangel 2, Jessica Stansfield 2, Colette Reid 1, Alexa May 1, Natalie Del Carlo 1, Adrienne Bisharat

SS Saves-Not provided