THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — On a chilly, yet mostly sunny day at the Samuelson Aquatic Center, the California Lutheran women's water polo team went undefeated in the pool on day two of the Tina Finali Invitational as the Regals earned a 6-4 victory over University of Toronto in the morning and a 11-5 victory over Fresno Pacific University in the afternoon.
Cal Lutheran's Nicole Roed help the Regals take a 1-0 lead in the first three minutes of the first period. In the second period, Mackenzie Thomas scored and then later assisted Roed in another goal. The Regals led 3-0 at the end of the second.
With three minutes left in the third period, Toronto scored. The Varsity Blues scored again a minute later but Victoria Rose Meek answered back with a goal thanks to an assist from Christin Hirn. In the final period, Meek returned the favor and assisted Hirn for a goal. Toronto scored two more before Meek scored another goal, helping the Regals walk away with a 6-4 victory to start the day.
In the final game of the day, Cal Lutheran took another quick lead as the Regals scored in the first few minutes. After a full timeout called by the Regals, Nicole Guerriero came out swinging and scored a fast goal with the help from Thomas. Hirn scored shortly after Guerriero and FPU's Sam Witt answered back, putting the Sunbirds on the board. The Regals led 3-1 heading into the second period. Both Meek and Roed scored in the second along with two goals from FPU.
In the third period, Kristi McGee scored along with Thomas and Roed. FPU found the back of the net before the period ended, making the score 8-4 heading into the last period of the game. Sam Wulfestieg, Hirn, and Thomas scored in the fourth period while only one Sunbird scored, giving the Regals an 11-5 victory to end the second day of the invitational.
For the Regals, Bailey Meyer had a standout day with 25 saves total for the day and added two steals to lead the defensive unit.
Cal Lutheran returns to the water on Wednesday, Feb. 28 to play Occidental in its first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup. First sprint is set for 4:00 p.m.
Box Score: CLU 6, TOR 4; CLU 11, FPU 5
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