Jan. 22, 2011
Ann Arbor, Mi. - Two goals each by Heidi Pettinger and Sydney Sonoda helped propel nationally-ranked Cal State Northridge to a 6-5 victory over 13th-ranked Indiana during first day action on Saturday at the Michigan Invitational.
The tightly contested match was tied at halftime (4-4) and at the end of the third period (5-5).
Dana Harvey, a transfer from Arizona State, started in goal for the Matadors and collected 21 saves.
Earlier in the day, the Matadors opened its 2011 season with a 14-8 loss to eighth-ranked Michigan.
This eight team tournament features seven nationally-ranked teams including #1 Stanford, #4 UCLA, #6 Loyola Marymount, #8 Michigan, #13 Indiana and #14 Hartwick. Cal State Northridge is ranked #15 in the pre-season national poll.
The Wolverines jumped to a 4-1 first period lead, but the Matadors fought back to cut the deficit to only two goals at halftime, 5-3.
Offenses on both teams took center stage in the third period with Michigan getting six goals compared to four for the Matadors.
On Sunday, Cal State Northridge faces sixth-ranked Loyola Marymount at 5:25 a.m. (pt) followed by a 12:50 p.m. (pt) contest against fourth-ranked UCLA at Canham Natatorium.
Loyola Marymount beat #13 Indiana, 13-5, on Saturday, but later in the day suffered a 14-1 loss to top-ranked Stanford. UCLA, meanwhile, beat Colorado State, 15-6, followed by a 14-3 verdict over #14 Hartwick.
For complete tournament information, go to the University of Michigan's website (www.mgoblue.com).
#15 Cal State Northridge (1-1) 2-2-1-1=6
#13 Indiana (0-2) 3-1-1-0=5
CSUN Scorers: Heidi Pettinger 2, Sydney Sonoda 2, Chelsea Curran 1, Whitney Delgado 1
IU Scorers: Nicole Redder 1, Jackie Kohli 1, Kelsey Campbell 1, Kara Butler 1, Amanda Redfern 1
Goalie Saves: Dana Harvey (CSUN) 21; Cassie Wyckoff (IU) 10
#15 Cal State Northridge (0-1) 1-2-4-1=8
#8 Michigan (1-0) 4-1-6-3=14
CSUN Goals: Sydney Sonoda 3, Heidi Pettinger 2, Celena Photopulos 1, Leah Janke 1, Whitney Delgado 1
Michigan Goals: Alison Mantel 3, Kiki Golden 3, Meagan Cobb 2, Lauren Orth 2, Hathaway Moore 1, Audrey Pratt 1, Cara Reitz 1, Ryanne O'Donnell 1
Goalie Saves: Nicole Concialdi (CSUN) 9; Morgan Turner (M) 9