Women's Water Polo

49ers nearly pull off upset of No. 12 Indiana, but lose a pair of matches at the Roadrunner Invitational
Chelsea Parks scored four goals for Long Beach State, including three against Indiana

Chelsea Parks scored four goals for Long Beach State, including three against Indiana

March 10, 2012

Bakersfield, Calif. - Long Beach State nearly pulled off a big upset to start Saturday at the Roadrunner Invitational, but lost by a goal to No. 12 Indiana and then lost to hosts Cal State Bakersfield on the first day of the tournament.

Long Beach State stormed out to a big lead against Indiana, catching the Hoosiers by surprise. Indiana outscored the 49ers 2-1 in the first period, but Long Beach State scored four unanswered goals in the second period to take a 5-2 lead into halftime. The Hoosiers were able to even the match with three goals in the third period, though, and closed out the 49ers with another 2-1 period in the fourth quarter to hold off Long Beach State.

In the second game, Long Beach State fell behind by a goal in the first half, trailing 4-3, and had the second half go down as a carbon copy, falling 8-6 to the host Roadrunners.

The 49ers will play two more matches tomorrow in Bakersfield, facing Bucknell and Wagner.

No. 12 Indiana - 2, 0, 3, 2 : 7
No. 19 Long Beach State - 1, 4, 0, 1 : 6

Indiana - Taylor Shelby 2, Summer Creighton, Meghan Lappan, Shae Fournier, Alynne Read 1, Coleen McNaught.
Long Beach State: Chelsea Parks 3, Melissa Matheson 2, Julie Lantz

Indiana - Cassie Wyckoff, 12
Long Beach State - Kelly Ringel, 11

Cal State Bakersfield - 1, 3, 2, 2 : 8
No. 19 Long Beach State - 3, 0, 2, 1 : 6

CSUB: Taylor Hanson 2, Jessica Browning 2, Amanda Nesbit 2, Janelle Shelby, Paige Tsuruda
LBSU: Coriann Snyder 3, Julia Garyfallou, Julie Lantz, Chelsea Parks



CSUB: Megan Pezzolla, 11
LBSU: Kelly Ringel, 10

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