49ers poised to send out their seniors with a win Thursday against UCI
Matheson, Morgan, and Parks leads LBSU past the Gaucho's and improve conference record to 4-2.
LBSU rides a five-game win streak into final stretch of the season.
The women's water polo team looks to build on last week's success in conference play Saturday.
Melissa Matheson kept Long Beach State in the game while Chelsea Parks and Christina Kotsia stepped up in the fourth.
Long Beach State (2013): Scored 36 goals in 32 games while starting 29 ... Earned her first ACWPC All-America Honorable Mention accolades as well as her second consecutive Second-Team All-Big West honors ... Finished 10th in career-goals at LBSU with 117... Led the team with a career-high and season-high six goals against Occidental (2/17) ... Scored at least a goal in 14 consecutive matches ... Led the team in scoring six times ... Recorded multiple goals in eight separate matches ... Notched a pair of goals against No. 11 Michigan, Cal Baptist, Occidental, Pomona-Pitzer, and No. 13 UC Santa Barbara ... Led the team twice with a hat-trick, first against Cal Lutheran (3/2) and then in a crucial road victory over No. 15 UC Davis in conference play (3/30) ... Finished regular season scoring 2-of-the-3 goals for LBSU in loss to No. 6 UCI ... Recorded a goal in an 8-2 victory over fifth-seeded CSUN at the Big West Tournament ... Tied for seventh on the career-goals list at the Big West Tournament with 11.
(2012): A second-team All-Big West selection, earning Big West merits for the second straight year ... Led Long Beach State with 43 goals scored ... Ranked ninth in the Big West in scoring ... Notched multiple goals in 14 different games ... Scored four goals in each of the 49ers first two games, tying her career high ... Scored 10 goals in the first three games after adding two against Marist (2/11) ... Led the team in scoring in each of the first three games ... Led Long Beach State with three goals in a 10-3 win at Santa Clara (3/4) ... Tied for the team lead with a pair of goals in a 9-5 win over Bucknell (3/11) ... Finished with five goals on the day after scoring three against Wagner, also in a win (3/11) ... Led the 49ers by again tying a season high with three goals in a 10-5 win over Harvard (3/16) ... Scored two goals in all three games of the Big West Tournament.
(2011): Earned Honorable Mention All-Big West honors after a breakout sophomore season ... Scored 30 goals, fourth-most on the team ... Is Long Beach State's active career goals leader with 38 ... Tied for the team lead with a pair of goals in a win over No. 13 Cal State Northridge (2/13) ... Scored four goals in three games to close out February ... Tallied a career-high four goals in a losing effort against No. 7 Arizona State (3/12) ... That was part of a five-match goal scoring streak ... Scored nine goals in Long Beach State's final five games ... Scored four goals in the Big West Tournament, tying for the most for Long Beach State ... Had two goals each in the semifinals and finals.
(2010): Scored eight goals in 2010 ... Scored the only goal for LBSU in a loss to USC (2/27) ... Scored a goal against LMU (2/27) ... Scored a goal in a win over Concordia (3/19) ... Scored against UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Tourney.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in both swimming and water polo at Millikan High School ... Named the Moore league's most valuable player as a senior ... Also selected as the team's MVP and Millikan's female athlete of the year ... A third-team all-state selection.
Personal: Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... Parents are John and Lisa Matheson ... Named to the principal's honor roll at Millikan ... Major is Fashion Design.