Sept. 28, 2008
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge Matadors traveled to Westwood in search of their second straight win against the UCLA Bruins, but headed back to Northridge later on in the afternoon with a 2-2 tie against their cross-town rival.
Midfielder Sunghyun Kim gave the Matadors an early 1-0 lead on a shot that sailed past the out-stretched hands of Bruin net-minder Brian Perk only twenty-three minutes into the game.
The Matadors were able to hold on to their slim lead until the 71st minute of the game when Bruin midfielder Jason Leopold took advantage of a well-placed header by defenseman Andy Rose in front of the Matador goal, and evened up the score.
Undaunted by the turn of events, the Matadors quickly regained their composure and scored only three minutes later, as forward Moy Gomez tallied his fourth goal of the season, and gave the Matadors the lead once again.
An untimely Matador penalty in front of their own goal in the 83rd minute earned the Bruins a penalty kick; an opportunity that would be fully taken advantage of as Bruins midfielder Michael Stephens snatched the victory away from the Matadors, and tied the game at 2-2.
During the extra session, neither team was able to create the one scoring opportunity that would earn the victory. In the 20 total minutes of overtime, the Matadors were only able to fire off two shots, one less that their opponents in the extra session, and left Drake Stadium with a 2-2 tie.
The Matadors will be on the road again for their next game as they travel to Omaha, Nebraska to take on the nationally-ranked Creighton Bluejays. Kick-off is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. PST, and will be nationally televised on the CBS College Sports Network. Fans who do not have the CBS College Sports Network can also watch the game on their computers by visiting http://www.netnebraska.org/television/sports/index.html as the televised broadcast will simultaneously be streamed live on the internet.