RIVERSIDE, Calif.--The Bakersfield (3-7) water polo team split a pair of matches at Cal Baptist Mini Saturday.

The Roadrunners defeated Claremont Mudd Scripps 13-9 in the opener. The Athenas are ranked No. 1 in the current CWPA Division III poll. Trailing 5-4 after one, the 'Runners used a six-goal outburst in the second period to gain control of the game. Despite having four players foul out, the Bakersfield defense clamped down on CMS in the second half, allowing just two goals.

CSUB was led by Niki De Leon (So., Montebello, Calif., Montebello HS) who had four goals. Tancy Aldridge (Fr., Lompoc, Calif., Cabrillo HS) earned a hat trick while  Kristen Jensen (Fr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Los Osos HS) each tallied two goals. Jensen added five steals and three field blocks.

"We started off slow and had a bad defensive first quarter and then played pretty well after that," said Bakersfield head coach Jason Gall.

The Roadrunners dropped a 14-6 decision No. 9 San Diego State in the nightcap. Bakersfield could not get the offense as the 'Runners were 1-of-10 in 6-on-5 chances. Shelby scored twice while freshman goalie Courtney Wahlstrom (Palm Desert, Calif., Palm Desert HS) kept CSUB in the game, as she made 13 saves.

Game 1

 

1

2

3

4

Final

Bakersfield

4

6

2

1

13

Claremont MS

5

2

1

1

9

CMS Goals: Candace Filippelli 2, Rose Koper 2, Brittany Arneson 2, Alyssa Filippelli 1, Shannon Golden 1, Ellen Perfect 1

CMS Saves: Allison Hu 4

Bakersfield Goals: Niki De Leon (4), Tancy Aldridge (3), Kristen Jensen (2), Janelle Shelby (1),Bridgette Souza (1), Paige Tsuruda (1), Chloe Cassatt (1).

Bakersfield Saves: Courtney Wahlstrom (8)

 

Game 2

 

 

1

2

3

4

Final

San Diego State

4

3

3

4

16

Bakersfield

1

1

2

2

9

 

SDSU Goals: Claire McKinnon 4, Taelor Moreno 3, Caroline Israels 2, Loli Benekou 1, Taylor Gums 1, Nika Sedghi 1, Anique Hermann 1, Alyssa Discono 1

 

SDSU Saves: Rachel Mitchell 8

 

Bakersfield Goals: Janelle Shelby (2), Kristen Jensen (1), Niki De Leon (1), Bridgette Souza (1), Paige Tsuruda (1).

 

Bakersfield Saves: Courtney Wahlstrom (13)