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Two Big West Matches Capped By Senior Sunday

Chelsea Parks could move up to No. 4 on LBSU's all-time scoring list this week.

April 9, 2014

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No. 11 Long Beach State at No. 8 Cal State Northridge
Day: Saturday, Apr. 12
Time: noon
Location: Northridge, Calif.
Pool: Matador Pool

No. 11 Long Beach State vs. No. 15 UC Santa Barbara
Day: Sunday, Apr. 13
Time: noon
Location: Long Beach, Calif.
Pool: Campus Pool

Long Beach State will continue its Big West schedule with two matches this weekend, capped by a home match for Senior Day on Sunday. The Beach will hit the road to face a red-hot Cal State Northridge team on Saturday and return to Long Beach to host UC Santa Barbara on Sunday at noon. With just three matches left in the season, all teams will be jockeying for a quality seed in the Big West Tournament.

The Beach will celebrate five seniors prior to Sunday's contest with UC Santa Barbara. The highly decorated senior class includes Kelly Ringel, Coriann Snyder, Chelsea Parks, Hillary Veselik and Nicole Van Derhoof. Both Snyder and Parks will leave the Beach as two of the top-10 scorers all-time. They are the highest scoring classmates since the duo of Lauren Sieprath (149 goals) and Krizia Cerda (121 goals), who both graduated in 2011. Only the Class of 2004 duo of Angelica Garcia (206 goals) and Roberta Stewart (142 goals) have scored more than Snyder and Parks. Ringel has also left her mark on history with the first-ever shutout for LBSU and will finish third on the all-time saves list.

Long Beach State picked up its first Big West win last week and will be looking for a second this week. In the first two years of women's water polo being sponsored by the Big West, LBSU posted a 1-4 record each year. With seven teams last year, the Beach went 4-3 for its best Big West finish. The conference is back to five teams this season and Long Beach State is already looking for win No. 2 in conference play. The 49ers narrowly lost to CSUN in OT earlier this year and can grab that second win by avenging the 4-3 loss. 

The Big West Tournament will take its turn in Long Beach this year with Long Beach State hosting the conference-wide tournament. The tournament to decide the Big West's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament runs Apr. 25-27 in the Campus Pool. 

The Last Meeting
Cal State Northridge4
Long Beach State3
February 9, 2014
San Diego, Calif.
Women's Water Polo Splits Day Two, Takes Sixth At Triton Invitational
The 11th-ranked Long Beach State women’s water polo team took sixth place at the Triton Invitational after splitting two games on Sunday. The Beach, now 5-4 on the season, poured on the offense in a 9-7 upset of No. 6 UC San Diego but fell 4-3 in overtime to Cal State Northridge in the fifth-place game.

The Last Meeting
UC Santa Barbara5
Long Beach State9
April 14, 2013
Long Beach, Calif.
49ers Net Crucial win over No. 13 UC Santa Barbara
The No. 9 women's water polo team used a 4-1 run in the second half led by Justine Morgan to sink the 13th-ranked UC Santa Barbara Guachos, 9-5, Sunday afternoon at the Campus Pool. Melissa Matheson, Chelsea Parks, and Morgan led the 49ers with a pair of goals each while Kelly Ringel grabbed a game-high 13 saves.



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