ORANGE, Calif. – The Chapman University women's water polo team fell 9-3 to University of Toronto in the Panthers home opener at Allred Pool on Friday night.
The Varsity Blues took the early lead 2-0 in the first period despite three saves from junior Kerry Goodspeed. Toronto added three goals in the second period to claim a commanding 6-0 at the end of the first half.
Trailing 7-0 two minutes into the third period, the Panthers scored three uncontested goals to cut the Varsity Blues lead down to 7-3. However, the Blues scored twice more to finish the match 9-3.
Goodspeed and freshman Madeleine Kanzler split time in goal recording a combined nine assists on the night and two steals.
Up next, Chapman travels to Cal Lutheran on Sunday, Feb. 26 for two road contest. The Panthers will take on Cal State East Bay at 11:30 a.m. and St. Francis (N.Y.) at 3 p.m.
by Raquel Rinauro
Sports Information Assistant