September 6, 2009

Townley, Defense Lift CSUN to 1-0 Victory over Vermont

Sept. 6, 2009

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Box Score

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (3-3) defeated Vermont, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at Matador Soccer Field. Junior Farryn Townley scored her team-leading third goal of the season in the 29th minute to lift the Matadors to the victory.

Townley, who now has nine goals for her career, took a feed from Desiree Cardenas and Sonia Espitia and directed the ball through the Catamount goalkeeper's legs to give CSUN the match's only goal. The assist was both Cardenas and Espitia's first helper of the season.

Matador Head Coach Keith West mixed up his starting line-up for the match, inserting Cardenas and junior Kellie Drenner into the starting 11. For Drenner, the appearance in net was her first official action since the 2007 season. She played the first half and made four saves, earning half a shutout and the victory.

Redshirt freshman Haley Hawes took over for Drenner in goal to start the second half, marking her first official appearance in a CSUN uniform. She made three saves in her 45 minutes to earn half the shutout.

In all, Northridge finished with a season-high 22 shots for the game, led by Townley's six attempts. Vermont finished with 16 shots, putting seven on goal. Eliza Bradley took the loss for Vermont, allowing the one goal and making five saves.

CSUN earned four corner kicks compared to six for Vermont, and the Matadors were flagged for offsides on five occasions in the match.

Next week, the Matadors head to Albuquerque, N.M., to participate in a tournament on the campus of the University of New Mexico. On Friday, Sept. 11, CSUN faces the host Lobos at 7 p.m. (MT), and then face the Golden Flashes of Kent State at 10:30 a.m. (MT) on Sept. 13.

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