49ers Sweep a Pair of Ranked Opponents at Day One of Fluid Four
Feb. 23, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The tenth-ranked women's water polo team swept a pair of ranked opponents in No. 19 Michigan 11-8 and No. 11 Indiana 7-4 to finish day one of the Fluid Four 2-0 in Bloomington, Ind. Senior Coriann Snyder led all scorers recording five goals with Chelsea Parks right behind her with four. Junior Kelly Ringel wrapped up the first day with 26 saves.
With the pair of wins, head coach Gavin Arroyo picked up his 50th win since taking over the women's program in 2009.
Game 1: #10 Long Beach State 11 - #19 Michigan 8
The 49ers (7-2) opened up the Fluid Four with an 11-8 victory over No. 19 Michigan at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center Saturday morning in Bloomington, Ind. Snyder racked up a team-high four goals while Ringel recorded 12 saves.
The Wolverines (4-9) started the match off with a 4-0 spurt before Snyder put LBSU on the board followed by Parks' goal to put the 49ers within two heading into the second frame 4-2.
Long Beach State held UM scoreless in the second quarter and ended the half with a 5-0 run that lasted about 10 minutes stemming from the tail-end of the first period.
Snyder fired in a pair of goals in the third period to record her first hat-trick of the year while freshman Leigh Auth also chipped in with a goal of her own for her second of the day.
The Wolverines went goal-for-goal with the 49ers in the final frame but the being held scoreless in the second period haunted UM as LBSU held on for the 11-8 victory.
Saves: LBSU - Ringel 12, UM - Alex Adamson 6
Game 2: #10 Long Beach State 7 - #11 Indiana 4
After being held scoreless in the first-half, the 49ers used a 7-2 run in the second-half and took down host No. 11 Indiana 7-4 in their night capper Saturday at the Fluid Four in Bloomington, Ind. Six players scored for the 49ers while Ringel recorded 14 saves.
The first half started off with both teams a bit off the mark hitting the posts multiple times but the Hoosiers found a way to get the ball past Ringel in each of the first two periods.
Long Beach State finally woke up and erupted for four goals behind Justine Morgan's two to take the 4-3 lead heading into the final period.
LBSU started the fourth period with a 2-0 spurt before Indiana's Jakie Kohli found the back of the net to put the Hoosiers (6-8, 1-1 CWPA) within two (6-4) with 1:30 to play. Melissa Matheson put the game out of reach with a goal at 26 seconds to complete the two-game sweep Saturday.
Goals: Long Beach State: Morgan 2, Auth, Kotsia, Matheson, Parks, Snyder Indiana: Kohli 2, Taylor, Schroeder
Saves: LBSU - Ringel 14, IU -Gaudreault 13
The Beach returns to action tomorrow, February 24, for an exhibition match at 6 a.m. PST against Dollard des Ormeaux, a Canadian club team from Quebec. The 49ers will conclude its Midwest road swing with a contest against Washington & Jefferson College at 10 a.m. PST.