Water Polo Drops Final Two Games of California Trip

March 1, 2010

Siena dropped its final two games of its week-long, eight-game California trip Sunday in Orange, Calif. After having won its first two games of the Chapman Invitational on Saturday, the Saints dropped their final two of the tournament to Cal State San Bernardino 8-5 in double overtime and Concordia (Calif.) 13-8.

In the opener, Siena (3-11) led by a goal after each of the first three periods of play, but in the fourth CSSB tied it up and sent the game to overtime. CSSB would end up scoring four unanswered goals - including all three during the two overtime periods - in handing the Saints the defeat.

Camille Norman tallied four of the five Siena goals while Devan Ragg added the other. Jennifer Kissel continued her strong play out west, recording 16 more saves.

In the nightcap, both Siena and Concordia opened the game with an offensive flurry, with Concordia snatching a 6-4 lead after the first quarter. But Siena was held scoreless in the second quarter and would never get closer than two goals the rest of the way.

Norman and Ragg again led the offense with two goals and two assists apiece for four-point performances. Other Siena goal scorers included Traci Robertson, Molly Chamberlain, Jackie Crosby and Monica Chaviano.

Kissel posted yet another double-digit save performance with 12 more stops, while also adding an assist and steal.

The Saints return to the Capital Region for their first home matchups of the year with the annual two-day Siena Invite kicking off Saturday at Siena Swim Center. The Saints host Mercyhurst at 11:30 a.m. and DDO at 5:30 p.m.