Matadors Fall 3-1 at Texas Tech

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

Junior Hannah Wissler scored her first career goal by heading home a free kick in the second half, but the Cal State Northridge women's soccer (1-5) lost 3-1 to Texas Tech Sunday afternoon in a non-conference contest in Lubbock, Texas. The Red Raiders scored in the third and 39th minute of the first half and added a third in the second half to claim the first-ever meeting between the two schools in women's soccer.

Having played in the Lone Star State every year since 2010, the Matadors found themselves down early Sunday at Bill Walker Stadium Complex. Texas Tech's Janine Beckie scored her third of the season in third minute to take the early advantage.

The Red Raiders doubled their lead in the 39th minute when Briana Rohmer scored the game-winning goal following a corner kick. Caity Heap added a third Texas Tech goal in the 61st minute of action.

A few minutes after Heap's goal, Wissler headed home a free kick from Chloe McDaniel. The midfielder Vista, Calif., also has two assists in her CSUN career. For McDaniel, the assist was her first of the season and third of her career.

In net, Cynthia Tafoya made six saves for the Matadors in defeat. Victoria Esson had three stops for the Red Raiders. The two teams combined for 35 fouls and CSUN saw four yellow cards, two on the team and one to Hayley Greep and Jennifer Waldo.

The Matadors had nine shots compared to 18 for Texas Tech. CSUN registered four corner kicks to six for the Red Raiders.

Northridge returns to the pitch Thursday, Sept. 12 with a home match against Oregon State. Kick off between the Matadors and Beavers from Matador Soccer Field is slated for 7 p.m.

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