Sept. 17, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (4-4) lost 1-0 to Penn Friday night at Matador Soccer Field. A Penn goal in the 21st minute held up as the game-winning tally as the Quakers' defense frustrated the Matadors all night.
The Quakers' Kaitlin Campbell scored in 21st minute, heading home a free kick off the foot of Sarah Friedman. That goal would be the only one of the match as CSUN would see several opportunities squandered throughout the game.
Early in the first half, Farryn Townley found herself alone in front of net but she was unable to put the ball past Penn's Caroline Williams. Also in the first half, Brielle Slepicoff broke free and created an odd-man rush for the Matadors, pushing her attempt at goal just outside the far post.
In the second half, the ball was bogged down in midfield for most of the 45 minutes. Penn out-shot Northridge, 4-3, in the final 45 minutes with the Quakers forcing two saves from Northridge's Cynthia Jacobo. CSUN did not record a shot on goal in the second half.
Jacobo finished with three saves in defeat, dropping her record to 4-4 on the season. She has a 1.24 goals-against-average, 42 saves and an .808 save percentage on the season. Williams made five saves for Penn to earn the shutout.
CSUN did record a season-high six corner kicks in the match compared to two for Penn. The fouls were relatively even, with Penn whistled nine times and CSUN flagged eight instances.
Northridge must regroup quickly as it travels to College Station, Texas to face No. 6 Texas A&M. Kickoff between the Matadors and Aggies is slated for 6 p.m. (CT) / 4 p.m. (PT).