March 3, 2012

#14 Cal State Northridge Overwhelms St. Francis (NY), 16-3

Thousand Oaks, Calif. – Cal State Northridge, ranked 14th in the nation, continued to dominate the opposition at the Posada Royal Invitational that is being hosted this weekend by Cal Lutheran University.

After scoring a 15-6 victory over Concordia (Irvine) and a 15-3 pounding of Fresno Pacific on Friday, the Matador offense remained in high gear on Saturday morning as CSUN recorded a 16-3 verdict over St. Francis (NY) during second day action.

It was certainly a career day for freshman Alex Hoetker. Hoetker, who hails from Sunny Hills High School (Fullerton, Ca), recorded a season-high four goals to pace the Matador attack.

Hoetker had entered the tournament with only one goal but on Saturday morning she led a parade of ten Matador scorers who tallied at least one goal.

Fifteen of the team's 16 goals were scored by either freshmen or sophomores. Kelcie Ferriera, Alex Hoetker and Marisa Young are all freshmen who contributed eight of the team's 16 goals. Ferriera and Young each scored two goals.

Melissa Doll, Molly Henehan, Jenny Jamison, Lindsy Nelson, Carson Nestler and Celena Photopulos, who are all sophomores, accounted for seven of the team's 16 goals.

Dana Harvey, a senior, and Kiernan Davis, a freshman, split time in goal for Cal State Northridge. Harvey played the first half and recorded six saves. Davis recorded five saves in the second half.

The Matadors scored five goals each in the first and second periods to take a 10-0 halftime lead.

Cal State Northridge, winners of three straight games, raised its season record to 7-11. St. Francis (NY) fell to 0-1.   

Cal State Northridge continues tournament play at 1:00 p.m. against Cal State Monterey Bay. The game will be played at Oaks Christian High School that is a short distance from Cal Lutheran University.

For complete tournament information, go to clusports.com.

#14 Cal State Northridge (7-11)         5 5 4 2 =16
St. Francis, NY (0-1)                          0 0 2 1 = 3
CSUN Scorers: Alex Hoetker 4, Kelcie Ferriera 2, Molly Henehan 2, Marisa Young 2, Melissa Doll 1, Jenny Jamison 1, Leah Janke 1, Lindsy Nelson 1, Carson Nestler 1, Celena Photopulos 1
Goalie Saves: Dana Harvey (CSUN) 6; Kiernan Davis (CSUN) 5
 
 

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