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#16 Cal State Northridge Defeats #15 UC Santa Barbara, 8-7
 
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April 9, 2011

Northridge, Calif. - Leah Janke scored three goals and Cal State Northridge stopped a late UC Santa Barbara rally to record an 8-7 victory over the Gauchos in a battle of first place teams in the Big West Conference on Saturday afternoon at Matador Pool.

The Matadors held a sizable 8-4 lead with 7:45 to play, but the Gauchos scored three straight goals to make it 8-7 with 1:53 on the clock.

Janke scored two of her three goals in the first period.

Cal State Northridge outscored the Gauchos, 2-0, in the second period thanks to goals by Janke and Whitney Delgado to take a 5-3 halftime lead.

The Matadors mounted a 7-4 lead after three periods.

Dana Harvey recorded 17 saves for Cal State Northridge.

Cal State Northridge remained in first place with a 3-0 record while the Gauchos fell to 2-1. The Matadors are 20-11 overall. UCSB is 19-9. The loss broke UCSB's seven game winning streak.

Cal State Northridge, which has won six straight games, hosts Cal Baptist at 5 p.m.

#16 Cal State Northridge (19-11, 3-0 BWC) 3 2 2 1 = 8
#15 UC Santa Barbara (19-9, 2-1 BWC) 3 0 1 3 = 7
CSUN Scorers: Leah Janke 3, Lindsy Nelson 2, Whitney Delgado 1, Heidi Pettinger 1, Sydney Sonoda 1
UCSB Scorers: Bryce Walton 3, Claire Buchanan 2, Kathyn Nelson 1, Nanc Ruano 1
Goalie Saves: Dana Harvey (CSUN) 17; Ruth Milne (UCSB) 10

 

 

1st Period Scoring,
7:36 (1-0) - Leah Janke (CSUN)
3:44 (1-1) - Kathryn Nelson (UCSB)
2:17 (1-2) - Claire Buchanan (UCSB)
1:46 (2-2) - Leah Janke (CSUN)
1:24 (2-3) - Claire Buchanan (UCSB)
0:47 (3-3) - Sydney Sonoda (CSUN)

2nd Period Scoring
4:24 (4-3) - Whitney Delgado (CSUN)
0:01 (5-3) - Leah Janke (CSUN)

3rd Period Scoring
5:32 (6-3) - Lindsy Nelson (CSUN)
4:19 (7-3) - Heidi Pettinger (CSUN)
0:40 (7-4) - Bryce Winton (UCSB)

4th Period Scoring
7:45 (8-4) - Lindsy Nelson (CSUN)
6:33 (8-5) - Bryce Winton (UCSB)
2:41 (8-6) - Bryce Winton (UCSB)
1:53 (8-7) - Nancy Ruano (UCSB)

Leah Janke scored a game-high three goals against UC Santa Barbara.

Leah Janke scored a game-high three goals against UC Santa Barbara.