September 19, 2013

CSUN Returns to Matador Soccer Field for Contests with Tulsa, San Diego

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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. --- 

Matadors Host Golden Hurricanes, Toreros in CSUN Soccer Doubleheaders

The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (3-5) hosts a pair of non-conference matches at Matador Soccer Field this week as part of a pair of CSUN soccer doubleheaders. On Friday, Sept. 20, the women's team will face Tulsa at approximately 7:30 p.m. after a men's match against UNLV at 5 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 22, the women's team will face San Diego at 1 p.m., followed by a men's match with UCLA at 7 p.m. Both games will feature live stats and live audio with links available at GoMatadors.com.

Last week, CSUN picked up victories over Oregon State and Fresno State. Against the Beavers, CSUN got penalty kick goals from Chloe McDaniel and Hannah Wissler while Camille Watson scored her first career goal. The victory was the Matadors' second against a Pac-12 opponent since the 1999 season.

Two days later, the Matadors recorded a comeback victory at Fresno State. After falling behind in the ninth minute, Brittanie Sakajian and Amanda Smith scored second-half goals to lead CSUN to a 2-1 victory. With the win, CSUN is now 29-1-2 since the start of the 2008 season when they score at least two goals in a match.

This week CSUN faces a pair of tests as it looks to defend Matador Soccer Field. The University of Tulsa Golden Hurricanes enter Friday's contest with a 5-2 record after dropping a close 3-2 decision to nationally ranked Penn State. Senior Bradi Hinch leads the squad with four goals and eight points on the season. Fellow senior midfielder Camille Pelley has three goals and an assist  while nine other players have registered at least one point this season.

Two days later, CSUN hosts San Diego in the second meeting between the two clubs this year. The Toreros scored a 3-1 home victory over the Matadors on Sept. 1. Since then, San Diego has recorded victories over Missouri and Kansas and before facing Northridge, the Toreros will get a crack at crosstown rival San Diego State on Sept. 20. Emily Dillon leads the squad with five goals and 12 points while Michaela Dooley has five goals and 11 points.

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