April 13, 2008

No. 15 Cal State Northridge Falls to No. 5 San Diego State

April 13, 2008

Northridge, Calif. - Chelsea Curran and Renee Gargiulo each scored a pair of goals for 15th-ranked Cal State Northridge, but fifth-ranked San Diego State had too much depth and offensive fire power as the Aztecs recorded a 15-8 victory in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) game on Sunday afternoon at Matador Pool.

The Matadors looked strong in the first period. Curran opened the scoring with a goal at 6:58. SDSU's Jessica Pace-Bowers tied the game 23 seconds later, but back came Cal State Northridge. Kristin McLaughlin, who scored two goals the day before at seventh-ranked Arizona State, tallied a goal at 5:22 to give the Matadors a 2-1 lead. A goal by SDSU's Sarah Brady at 4:44 tied the game at 2-2, but the Matadors countered with two goals by Curran at 4:33 and Jessica Coy at 3:46 to give the Matadors their biggest lead of the game, 4-2.

However, the second period belonged to San Diego State. Three straight goals gave the visitors a 6-4 lead, and the Aztecs never looked back.

The Matadors will close out the regular home season on Saturday, April 19, with two games. Cal State Northridge will play UC Santa Barbara at 10:30 a.m. followed by a 3:30 p.m. game against Cal State San Bernardino.

Cal State Northridge (10-17, 1-10 MPSF) 4 1 2 1 = 8

San Diego State (26-4, 8-3 MPSF) 3 5 6 1 = 15 CSUN Scorers: Chelsea Curran 2, Renee Gargiulo 2, Kristin McLaughlin 1, Jessica Coy 1, Dayna Van Gorder 1, Allison Brookes 1

SDSU Scorers: Anna Gonzales 5, Jessica Schuster 3, Sarah Brady 2, Becca Ur 2, Tiphanie Elliott 1, Jessica Pace-Bowers 1, Danielle Pelke 1

Goalie Saves: Jillian Stapf (CSUN) 7, Nicole Concialdi (CSUN) 2; Heather Fenske (SDSU) 7

Scoring By Periods

First Period

6:58 - Chelsea Curran (CSUN)

6:35 - Jessica Pace-Bowers (SDSU)

5:22 - Kristin McLaughlin (CSUN)

4:44 - Sarah Brady (SDSU)

4:33 - Chelsea Curran (CSUN)

3:46 - Jessica Coy (CSUN)

1:52 - Becca Ur (SDSU)

Second Period

7:18 - Jenna Schuster (SDSU)

2:54 - Anna Gonzales (SDSU)

2:17 - Anna Gonzales (SDSU)

1:59 - Renee Gargioulo (CSUN)

0:57 - Tiphanie Elliott (SDSU)

0:01 - Becca Ur (SDSU)

Third Period

7:13 - Dayna Van Gorder (CSUN)

6:14 - Anna Gonzales (SDSU)

4:46 - Sarah Brady (SDSU)

4:19 - Allison Brookes (CSUN)

3:45 - Anna Gonzales (SDSU)

2:48 - Jenna Schuester (SDSU)

2:06 - Jenna Schuester (SDSU)

0:44 - Anna Gonzales (SDSU)

Fourth Period

3:13 - Danielle Pelke (SDSU)

1:28 - Renee Gargioulo (CSUN)

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