October 5, 2012

CSUN Falls in Overtime to Cal State Fullerton 1-0

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (4-4-4, 1-1 Big West) lost 1-0 in overtime to Cal State Fullerton Friday night in a Big West Conference match at Matador Soccer Field. The Titans scored the game winner less than a minute into overtime to snap a four-match losing streak to the Matadors.

The Titan goal came 58 seconds into overtime following a chaotic sequence. Following a Cal State Fullerton corner kick, the Matadors' attempted clearance went back wide to Erica Mazeau. She then sent in a pass to her sister JeAnne Mazeau who fired a shot from the top of the 18-yard box.

CSUN goalkeeper Cynthia Jacobo initially made the save, but the spin of the ball eluded her grasp and it squirted into the net for the game winner. Two of CSUN's four losses in 2012 have come in overtime.

Despite the loss, Jacobo kept CSUN in the game by finishing with seven saves. The Matador team was also credited with a save as the Titans finished with 18 shots and 12 corner kicks.

On offense, CSUN finished with 12 shots in the game and forced Lindsey Maricic to make five saves. Amanda Smith, Taylor Hobson, Marisa Miller and Melissa Fernandez each had two shots for Northridge.

There were no yellow cards and the fouls were relatively even with CSUN holding a slight 12-11 edge. Northridge is now 17-13 in 1-0 contests since the start of the 2009 season and have lost their last three such decisions.

Northridge will look to rebound on Sunday, October 7 when UC Riverside comes to the San Fernando Valley for a Big West Conference match. Kickoff between the Matadors and Highlanders is slated for 5 p.m. at Matador Soccer Field.

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