October 12, 2008

Last-Second Goal Sinks Matadors at Cal Poly, 1-0

Oct. 12, 2008

Box Score

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Sophomore Leah Elliott made a career-high 14 saves, two shy of the school record, but it was not enough as the Cal State Northridge women's soccer team lost to Cal Poly, 1-0, Sunday afternoon.

With the loss, Cal State Northridge falls to 5-7-1 on the season and 0-2 in the Big West Conference, while Cal Poly improves to 8-6-0 and 3-0 in league play.

The Mustangs scored with five seconds remaining in the game, as Monica Hernandez scored her first goal of the season at 89:55 with assists from Whitney Sisler and Meggie O'Hagan.

Elliott faced 11 shots in each half from the Mustangs, who finished the match with 15 shots on goal. She now holds a .809 save percentage and 1.32 goals-against-average. Her 76 saves this season already ranks eighth in school history for a single season.

Northridge fired nine total shots on goal, four of which were on target. Sonia Espitia, Katie Fox, Kelley Ross and Farryn Townley each collected a shot on goal for the Matadors.

Cal Poly held an edge in fouls, 8-4, and corner kicks, 8-3, while CSUN was caught offsides three times. The Mustangs' Tiffany Gummow saw the yellow card in the 70th minute of play.

Northridge comes back to the Matador Soccer Field next week, hosting UC Davis and Pacific in Big West Conference play. Both games are slated at 2:30 p.m.

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