• GoPrincetonTigers.Tv Princeton Store Tickets
  • Donate Live Events Live Stats
ILDN Early Bird Promo
ILDN Early Bird Promo
Football Fireworks C/S Day MM
Close Video

No. 12 Women's Water Polo Sweeps Ranked Foes at Aztec Invite

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 03/16/2013
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer
Sophomore Taylor Dunstan had a steal vs. UC Davis.
View larger
Send this article to a friend Print RSS


The No. 12 Princeton women's water polo team opened its eight-game Southern California road trip with a Saturday sweep at the San Diego State-hosted Aztec Invite. A Diana Murphy goal ignited a three-goal second half rally to propel Princeton past No. 16 UC Davis, 6-5, in its opening game. The Tiger defense shone versus No. 13 Cal State Northridge in the latter match, as they defeated the Matadors 8-5.

Princeton (14-2, 2-0 Southern) concludes its weekend in San Diego with No. 8 Hawaii at 1:30 p.m. ET and No. 7 San Diego State at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday.

UC Davis held the Tigers off from taking control throughout the first half, holding a 3-2 advantage by halftime.

At 3:34 in the third, Murphy tied things up for the third time, 3-3. Saranna Soroka and Jessie Holechek each netted a goal apiece to provide Princeton with the lead for good, 5-3.

Goalie Ashleigh Johnson made three of her eight saves in the second half to hold off the Aggies late offensive attempts.

No. 12 Princeton: 1 - 1 - 3 - 1 - 6
No. 16 UC Davis: 2 - 1 - 0 - 2 - 5

Goals: Soroka 2, Hatcher 1, Rigler 1, Holechek 1, Murphy 1
Assists: Hooks 2, Gyorffy 1, Johnson 1
Steals: Hatcher 1, Dunstan 1, Zwirner 1, Holechek 1, Johnson 1
Saves: Johnson 8

The Tigers' maintained their momentum versus their third top-15 opponent of the season to drop Cal State Northridge, 8-5.

Both sides found the back of the net twice in the first quarter, but an impenetrable defensive line in the second was what Princeton needed. The Matadors only got off one shot on goal, but Johnson was there to swat it away.

As a Johnson-led backline extinguished CSUN's drives, the Tiger offense created a multi-goal lead, 4-2, entering the break.

Johnson finished with 10 saves in the game, to bring her total to 18 on the day.

Princeton outscored Cal State Northridge 4-3 in the second half.

Camille Hooks and Katie Rigler each had two goals apiece to headline the offensive attack.

No. 12 Princeton: 2 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 8
No. 13 Cal State Northridge: 2 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 5

Goals: Soroka, Hatcher 1, Hooks 2, Rigler 2, Zwirner 1, Gross 1
Assists: Hatcher 1, Hooks 2, Rigler 1, Johnson 1
Steals: Soroka 1, Hooks 1, Rigler 2, Zwirner 1, Johnson 2
Saves: Johnson 10


Liberty Hockey
Liberty Hockey
Liberty Hockey
ETAPVCFriends Groups
Free VideosTiger BlogMore Headlines

TigerBlog , the official blog of Princeton Athletics.

Sept. 16, 2014 - Boycotting At Bedford
Tags: Field Hockey

Sept. 15, 2014 - All-Access: Training Camp
Tags: Football

Sept. 12, 2014 - @putigers_live
Tags: General

Sept. 11, 2014 - A Day To Remember
Tags: general

Sept. 10, 2014 - School Is In Session
Tags: General

May 15, 2014 TigerCast
Rowers Will Gillis (heavyweights) and Ed Northrop (lightweights)...
May 8, 2014 TigerCast
Molly Higgins and Adam Bragg join TigerCast to discuss the...
May 1, 2014 TigerCast
Junior Erin McMunn joined the latest edition of TigerCast to...
Hyatt Slider

PNC Bank
Sports Camps
Athlete of the Week
Presented by Coach USA
Sept. 15 - Lauren Lazo (Women's Soccer)
National Champions
Julia Ratcliffe Wins Title
Championship Streak Now 43
Princeton Sports Properties
Official Corporate Partners
Join the Princeton Corporate Partner Team
Sports Tickets
Proud Partner of Princeton Athletics
Buy and sell college and pro sports tickets
Email Updates
Don't Miss a Minute of the Action
Sign up to receive exclusive Princeton Tiger email updates