September 10, 2010

Matadors Topple Jayhawks in Double Overtime, 1-0

Sept. 10, 2010

Box Score

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (3-3) defeated Kansas, 1-0, in double overtime Friday Night at the UNLV Rebel Classic. Brielle Slepicoff sent a cross from the right side of the pitch that Farryn Townley headed home in the 102nd minute of action for her team-leading third goal of the season.

With the Sun and shadows playing tricks on both teams, Slepicoff took a pass from Melissa Fernandez and crept up the right side of the pitch. Her cross found Townley alone on the far side of the post and the senior from Palmdale, Calif., headed it home for her third goal of the season. Slepicoff picked up her first assist of the season.

For Townley the goal give her 18 for her career, tying Kristy Krohn for the second-most in school history. Her next goal will tie her with Erin Brodwell for the most in school history. Townley also now has 39 career points, moving her into fifth in school history.

In net, Cynthia Jacobo made four saves for Northridge to give her 6.5 career shutouts, the fourth-most in school history. She also earned her eighth career win, moving past former teammate Kellie Drenner for sixth in school history.

The first half was played mostly in midfield, with CSUN finishing with six shots and KU with four in the first 45 minutes. Cardenas and Slepicoff each had a shot on goal in the stanza.

Erin Kelly found herself alone in front of goal early in the second half, but the KU keeper, Kat Liebetrau, was up to the task and made the save. That proved to be CSUN's best salvo in the second 45 minutes and the teams went to overtime.

Slepicoff saw the yellow card for a tough tackle in the second half. Redshirt freshman Chloe McDaniel earned her first career start in the match.

In all, Northridge out-shot Kansas, 18-12, though the Matadors were whistled for 11 fouls to the Jayhawks' six. Both teams had three corner kicks in the match.

The Matadors return to action at the UNLV Rebel Classic Sunday, when they face the tournament host Rebels at 1 p.m. CSUN comes back to Matador Soccer Field on Sept. 17 for a 7 p.m. match against Ivy League foe Penn.