October 26, 2012

Matadors and Anteaters Play to Scoreless Draw

IRVINE, Calif. ---

The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (8-4-6, 5-1-2 Big West) played to a scoreless draw with UC Irvine Friday evening in a Big West Conference match at Anteater Stadium. The 0-0 draw marks the third time in the last six meetings that the two schools could not produce a winner in 110 minutes of action.

Friday's action mirrored the tight standings in the Big West Conference with just one match day left on the schedule. UCI out-shot the visiting Matadors 16-10 and had eight corner kicks to CSUN's two. Fouls were relatively close though Northridge ended up holding a 10-7 advantage for the game.

Northridge and UC Irvine both rang shots off the crossbar and the Matador team was credited with a save in the first half off a UCI corner kick.Cori Deason may have had the Matadors' best chance of the game, but could not control a cross late in the second half.

Melissa Fernandez, Brittanie Sakajian and Taylor Hobson all had shots on goal for the Matadors.

In net, Cynthia Jacobo earned her eighth shutout of the season and 24th of her career after recording four saves for the Matadors. For the season, Jacobo is 8-4-6 with a 0.54 goals-against-average, 95 saves and a .905 save percentage.

With its sixth draw of the year, CSUN has set a new program record and surpassed the 2000 club's previous mark of five.

The Matadors return to action on Sunday, Oct. 28 with a 2 p.m. contest at Long Beach State. A CSUN win or tie against the 49ers will place the Matadors in the Big West Tournament for the fourth-straight season.

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