Men's Student-Athlete of the Week - Goalkeeper Michael Abalos, Soccer
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
Goalkeeper Michael Abalos played a key role in the
Matadors’ matches this past week against UNLV and No. 2
Akron. Although Northridge trailed in both matches and eventually
lost in overtime, Abalos made key saves late to keep the Matadors
in the match and allow them to force extra time.
Against the Rebels, Abalos had two saves as Northridge rallied
for a late goal to tie the score. Against the defending national
champion Zips, the junior out of San Juan Capistrano made 12 saves,
seven of which came with CSUN down a man and a goal. Northridge
would tie the game with less than 10 minutes to play and Abalos was
named to the All-Tournament Team for the Cal State Northridge Labor
Day Classic last weekend.