The Long Beach State women’s water polo team came on strong to finish up its opening weekend of the regular season, beating Princeton and Cal State Northridge on Sunday in the Triton Classic in La Jolla. The 49ers (3-1) ran their winning streak to three under new coach Catharine von Schwarz and took ninth place in the tournament. Against Princeton, Cecilia Canetti scored three goals and goalie Kim Hayes made a career-best 12 saves to lead the 49ers to an 8-7 triumph. Marina Canetti – Cecilia’s sister – and Megan Winchell each had two goals in the win. Against the Matadors, Christina Wensman tallied three goals and Hayes totaled 10 saves in a 9-5 triumph. LBSU also got two goals apiece from Keala O’Sullivan and Rochelle Denaro against CSUN. “We came into the tournament with a lot of first-game jitters, but came out as a single team,” von Schwarz told reporters. “A couple of our goals were to improve with every game and every quarter, and we did that.” The 49ers play at Hawaii on Saturday. Softball Arizona State 6, 49ers 5: Long Beach State built a 5-0 lead before the Sun Devils rallied to win in a Kajikawa Classic game in Tempe, Ariz. Jessica Beaver hit a two-run home run and totaled three RBI for the 49ers (1-4). Also for LBSU, Brianna Goad went 2 for 4 and Whitney Radcliff went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Brooke LeSage had the other RBI for LBSU, which led 5-0 after 3 1/2 innings. The 49ers resume play Friday in Santa Barbara in the Softball by the Beach tournament. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!