March 11, 2008
Northridge, Calif. - Cal State Northridge hosted its annual Matador mini-marathon on Tuesday afternoon, and the 14th ranked Matadors recorded two wins; a dramatic 11-10 sudden victory over Indiana, and a 15-3 decision over Occidental.
In the first game of the day, Chelsea Curran scored the winning goal in sudden victory overtime to lift the Matadors to a one game verdict over the Hoosiers. Curran scored a career-high five goals.
Curran was the hero of the game as she tallied the tying goal (9-9) with 49 seconds in regulation. Indiana took the lead in the first overtime, 10-9, on Lauren Wyckoff's fourth goal of the game. However, Curran found the back of the Hoosier net with 25 seconds left in the first overtime to tie the game at 10-10.
In the nitecap, eleven different Matador players scored at least one goal in a decisive 15-3 victory over Occidental. Allison Brookes led the CSUN attack with three goals. Bethany Scamara and Courtney Hudgins each added a pair of goals.
The Matadors raced to a 6-0 lead to open the game, and led by the end of the first period, 7-1. The lead advanced to 9-1 at halftime.
The two victories raised CSUN's season record to 6-9.
Thursday at 3:00 p.m., Cal State Northridge hosts Bucknell.
Cal State Northridge 3 1 2 3 1-0 1 = 11
Indiana 2 1 3 3 1-0 0 = 10
CSUN Scorers: Chelsea Curran 5, Renee Gargiulo 3, Jessica Coy 1, Dayna Van Gorder 1, Kristin McLaughlin 1
IU Scorers: Lauren Wyckoff 4, Nicole Redder 2, Maggie Hannon 1, Kelsey Campbell 1, Brooke Zimmerman 1, Brittany Estrada 1
Goalie Saves: Stapf (CSUN) 12; Pyrz (I) 8
Cal State Northridge 7 2 3 3 = 15
Occidental 1 0 0 2 = 3
CSUN Scorers: Allison Brookes 3, Bethany Scamara 2, Courtney Hudgins 2, Kirra Kylander 1, Devin Sloan 1, Jessica Coy 1, Melissa Mendoza 1, Chelsea Curran 1, Erica Waltemade 1, Sydney Sonoda 1, Kristin McLaughlin 1
Oxy Scorers: Notti 1, Montenegro 1, Boehler
Goalie Saves: Concialdi (CSUN) 5; Simanonok (O) 4