Santa Barbara, Ca. – Cal State Northridge, ranked 17th in the nation, recorded its first victory of the 2013 season with a 13-6 decision over 20th-ranked UC San Diego on Saturday night at the UC Santa Barbara Invitational.
Cal State Northridge jumped to a 3-2 first period lead, and increased the advantage to 5-2 at halftime.
Earlier on Saturday, Cal State Northridge fell to fifth-ranked Arizona State in the 2013 season opener for the Matadors.
Jenny Jamison, CSUN's leading scorer last year with 68 goals, led a balanced attack for Cal State Northridge with two goals. Marisa Young, Lindsy Nelson, Molly Henehan and Hayley Gurriell each scored one goal for the Matadors.
The Sun Devils jumped to a 4-1 first period lead and increased the margin to four goals, 8-4, at halftime.
Alicia Brightwell led the Arizona State attack with six goals.
Cal State Northridge continues tournament play on Sunday with an 11:30 am game against Pomona-Pitzer, and then a 3:00 pm contest against Sonoma State.
#17 Cal State Northridge 3-2-4-4 = 13
#20 UC San Diego 2-0-3-1 = 6
CSUN Scorers: Jenny Jamison 4. Marisa Young 2, Kelcie Ferreira 2, Melissa Doll 1, Molly Henehan 1, Taitum Herrington 1, Katie Kammer 1, Lindsy Nelson 1
UCSD Scorers: Sarah Lizotte 4, Melissa Bartow 1, Laurel Kistler 1
Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis (CSUN) 13; Natalie Averell (CSUN) 3Courtney Miller (UCSD) 4
#5 Arizona State (1-0) 4-4-3-1 = 12
CSUN Scorers: Jenny Jamison 2, Hayley Gurriell 1, Molly Henehan, Lindsy Nelson 1, Marisa Young 1
ASU Scorers: Alicia Brightwell 6, Shannon Haas 2, Petra Pardi 2, Ao Gao 2
Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis (CSUN) 5; E.B. Keeve (CSUN) 12
Matador Memo …
Jenny Jamison, who scored a team-high 68 goals last year as a sophomore, has already scored seven goals in two games this year.