September 19, 2008

ASU Slides Past Northridge, 2-1

Sept. 19, 2008

Box Score

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Despite sophomore Katie Fox's first career goal, the Arizona State Sun Devils defeated the Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (5-2), 2-1, Friday night in Tempe, Ariz. Connecting on a penalty kick, Fox became the ninth different Matador to register a goal this season.

The referee pointed to the penalty spot in the 58th minute after an ASU defender pushed Fox from behind in the penalty box on a throw in. The tally knotted the score at 1-1.

However, the Sun Devils answered in the 78th minute when Karin Volpe found the back of the net for the winning score. Earlier in the game, Carla Scanniello took a pass from Carly Kallas and beat CSUN keeper Leah Elliott in the 25th minute.

In net, Elliott faced 13 shots and made four saves, giving her 28 for the season. She now holds a 1.10 goal-against-average and a .778 save percentage.

Although the Matadors registered only three shots on goal, the score was it's 14th in seven games. The team is now just three goals shy of last season's total of 17 goals. Sophomores Farryn Townley and Michelle Moore recorded the other two CSUN shots.

The Matadors will look to record the 100th win in program history Sunday when they take on the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson at 1 p.m.

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