Northridge, Calif. – Cal State Northridge, ranked 19th in the nation, has claimed the #4 seed in the upcoming Big West Tournament (April 27-29) that will be played at the Ted & Rand Schaal Aquatics Center at UC Davis.
Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State and Pacific each finished fourth in the conference regular season standings with 1-4 records. However, the Matadors earned the fourth-seed in the Big West Tournament based on the best goal differential (+3) in conference games against the other tied teams. Cal State Northridge will play fifth-seed Long Beach State on Friday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. Third-seed UC Santa Barbara will face sixth-seed Pacific at 5:15 p.m.
If Cal State Northridge wins its game on Friday (April 27), the Matadors will face top-seed and sixth-ranked UC Irvine on Saturday (April 28) at 2:30 p.m.
1. UC Irvine (#1 Seed) 22-6 5-0
2. UC Davis (#2 Seed) 16-12 4-1
3. UCSB (#3 Seed) 19-13 3-2
4. CSUN (#4 Seed) 15-19 1-4
5. Long Beach St. (#5 Seed) 11-15 1-4
6. Pacific (#6 Seed) 10-16 1-4
Friday, April 27 – First Round
#4 Cal State Northridge vs #5 Long Beach State, 3:30 p.m.
#3 UC Santa Barbara s #6 Pacific, 5:15 p.m.
#1 UC Irvine vs #4 Cal State Northridge/#5 Long Beach State Winner, 2:30 p.m.
#2 UC Davis vs #3 UC Santa Barbara/#6 Pacific Winner, 4:15 p.m.
Fifth Place Match, 10:30 a.m.
Third Place Match, 12:15 p.m.
Championship Match, 2:00 p.m.
The game between CSUN and La Verne will be the second contest between the two teams. At the Roadrunner Invitational on March 24, the Matadors recorded a 17-6 decision over the Leopards. Cal State Northridge recorded a season-high eight goals in the third period to cruise to victory. Melissa Doll and Jenny Jamison each scored four goals to lead the CSUN attack. Dana Harvey and Kiernan Davis split time in goal. Harvey collected five saves while Davis had seven saves.
Jenny Jamison and Marisa Young continue to be 1-2 in scoring for Cal State Northridge this year. Jamison has tallied 62 goals (#5 for a single season in school history) while Young has scored 56 goals (#9 for a single season in CSUN history).
Freshman Kelcie Ferreira has 65 steals this year, sixth-best for a single season at Cal State Northridge. Kristin McLaughlin (68 steals) resides in fifth place.
For season statistics and updated career information on this year's Matador team, go to gomatadors.com.
Matador Memo …
Several Big West Conference schools are nationally-ranked in this week's CWPA national poll … They include sixth-ranked UC Irvine, #11 UC Davis, #15 UC Santa Barbara and #19 Cal State Northridge.