SDSU has won eight of its last nine games
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April 5, 2019 (Fresno) - The No. 20 Aztec water polo team rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to beat T-No. 15 Fresno State 9-7 on the road. Friday afternoon. The Aztecs improve to 15-12 on the year and are now 5-1 in the GCC. SDSU has won seven of their last eight games.
Emily Bennett, Karli Canale and Mary Myers led the Aztecs with two goals apiece. Goalkeeper, the reigning GCC Player of the Week, had seven saves.
The Aztecs were held scoreless in the first quarter and found themselves down 3-0 early in the second quarter. SDSU then scored the next five goals with all of them coming from a different player.
The Bulldogs scored two goals in the final 20 seconds of the third quarter, including one with just a second remaining, to tie the game at 5-5 entering the final frame.
Emily Bennett scored her second goal of the game to put the Aztecs back on top, but Fresno State responded with two goals to retake the lead with 4:34 left.
SDSU scored the final three goals of the game with Karli Canale finishing a Hannah Carrillo assist for the game-winner.
The Aztecs have won seven of their last eight games, the first time they have done that since 2014 when they won nine of ten.
The Aztecs return home for their final two regular season games. They host Pacific on Friday at 4:00 p.m. and then UC San Diego April 20 for the Harper Cup.
No. 20 San Diego State 9, T-No. 15 Fresno State 7
No. 20 SDSU – 0-2-3-4 – 9
T-No. 15 Fresno St. – 2-1-2-2 – 7
SDSU goals – Emily Bennett 2, Mary Myers 2, Karli Canale 2, Lucia Carballo 1, Shelby Kraft 1, Maddy Parenteau 1
Fresno St. goals – Claire Schade 2, Trystyn Vuori 2, Emily Nicholson 1, Daphne Guevremont 1, Emily Diacono 1
SDSU saves – Maura Cantoni 7
Fresno St. saves – Mackenzie Richards 7