Northridge Falls 5-0 at No. 6 Texas A&M
Sept. 19, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (4-5) lost 5-0 to No. 6 Texas A&M at the Aggies Soccer Stadium in College Station, Texas. After an own-goal put CSUN behind 1-0 at halftime, the sixth-ranked Aggies asserted their will in the second half, scoring four times.
Texas A&M, who lost 1-0 to No. 3 Portland on Friday night, scored three times within the first 20 minutes of the second half. The Aggies' Alyssa Mautz scored off a corner kick in the 51st, Merritt Mathias headed home a deflected shot in the 55th and Rachel Shipley converted a penalty kick in the 65th minute.
The third goal in the half chased the Matadors' Cynthia Jacobo from her goalkeeper position. Sophomore Haley Hawes replaced her in net. She didn't fare much better, giving up a goal in her 20 minutes of action.
Northridge trailed 1-0 at halftime the result of an own-goal. On an Aggies' free kick in the 41st minute, CSUN's Brielle Slepicoff inadvertently headed the cross into the net. Texas A&M almost doubled their lead in the waning moments of the half, as Mautz pushed a shot just wide of the left post with five seconds left in the 45 minutes.
In all, CSUN finished with 13 shots in the game. Sophomore Marisa Miller had two shots on goal for the Matadors and Marie Hirsch recorded the other CSUN attempt on frame. Texas A&M had 23 shots in all, putting eight on goal. Jacobo finished with three saves in the contest. Kelly Dyer made three saves for the Aggies in the shutout.
Northridge has eight days to recuperate, playing next on Monday, Sept. 27 against San Diego. The Matadors and Toreros tangle at Matador Soccer Field with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.