#13 Cal State Northridge Defeats Bucknell (14-4), Occidental (19-6)
Northridge, Calif. – Lindsy Nelson scored eight goals in leading 13th-ranked Cal State Northridge to two victories over Bucknell (14-4) and Occidental (19-6) in a pair of non-league games on Tuesday afternoon at Campus Pool.
In the first game of the day, Nelson scored a season-high five goals to lead Cal State Northridge to a 14-4 victory over Bucknell University in the home opener.
After the Matadors opened the game with a 3-2 first period lead, CSUN lashed out for four second period goals to take a 7-3 halftime lead. Two of the four goals were scored by Nelson.
Cal State Northridge extended its lead by outscoring the Bisons, 5-0, in the third period to take a 12-3 lead.
In the nitecap, Nelson added three more goals to pace the Matadors to the 19-6 decision over Occidental.
Against Occidental, ten different Matador players scored at least one goal. Freshman Marisa Young scored a team-leading four goals to give her a team-leading 38 goals for the season.
The Matadors raced to a 4-0 first period lead and increased the margin to 9-2 at halftime. Another six goals in the third period gave CSUN a hefty 15-4 lead.
Cal State Northridge has now won six straight games to increase its season record to 10-11. Occidental fell to 15-3.
Cal State Northridge (10-11) 4 5 6 4 = 19
Occidental (15-3) 0 2 2 2 = 6
CSUN Scorers: Marisa Young 4, Lindsy Nelson 3, Jenny Jamison 2, Katie Kammer 2, Heidi Pettinger 2, Celena Photopulos 2, Melissa Doll 1, Jessica Goforth 1, Molly Henehan 1
Oxy Scorers: Tessa Bailey-Findley 2, Nanea Fujiyama 2, Lindsay Albino, Merry Sanders 1
Goalie Saves: Dana Harvey (CSUN) 4; Kiernan Davis (CSUN) 7
Cal State Northridge (9-11) 3 4 5 2 = 14
Bucknell (10-12) 2 1 0 1 = 4
CSUN Scorers: Lindsy Nelson 5, Melisa Doll 2, Kelcie Ferriera 2, Molly Henehan 2, Jenny Jamison 2, Jessica Goforth 1
Bucknell Scorers: Julianne Valdes 3, MacKenzie Ferry 1
Goalie Saves: Dana Harvey (CSUN) 5; Kiernan Davis 1; Rena Heim (B) 5