Bluejays Edge Matadors, 2-1
Sept. 4, 2009
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (2-3) lost 2-1 to Creighton Friday night at Morrison Stadium. Junior Farryn Townley picked up her second goal of the season in the defeat, while Kelley Ross and Jasmine Pratt each added an assist.
The Matadors jumped out to an early lead behind junior Farryn Townley's second goal of the season. In the 15th minute, she took a feed from senior Kelley Ross and junior Jasmine Pratt to give CSUN an early 1-0 lead.
For Ross, the helper was her second of the season and third of her career. The assist was the first of Pratt's career and gives Townley seven goals for her career, moving her into a tie for 10th in school history.
The lead would be short lived however, as Creighton's Brittney Neumann leveled the game at 1-1 on a goal in the 24th minute. Mary Zapapas had the assist on the score.
In the second half, junior Katie Fox picked up a yellow card in the 48th minute. Three minutes later, Creighton took its first lead of the game on a header by Kelly Connolly. The score came off a corner kick from Emily Orbell.
Junior Leah Elliott withstood a barrage of shots throughout the contest, finishing with four saves. In all, Creighton fired 22 shots in the contest compared to three for CSUN, who did not register a shot in the second half.
Northridge drew four offsides penalties and was whistled for eight fouls in the contest. The Bluejays had four fouls and five corner kicks in the game.
The Matadors return to action Sunday when they host the University of Vermont at Matador Soccer Field. Kick off is slated for 1 p.m. and the contest will be followed by a CSUN men's match against LMU.