September 22, 2012

No. 23 Santa Clara Edges CSUN in Overtime, 1-0

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (3-2-3) lost 1-0 in overtime to No. 23 Santa Clara Friday night in a non-conference contest at Buck Shaw Stadium. A Matador turnover 25 yards from goal squirted out to a Bronco whose shot took a deflection and beat Matador goalkeeper Cynthia Jacobo in the 99th minute of action.

In the first meeting ever between the two schools in women's soccer, the regulation 90 minutes could not provide a winner. The teams exchanged chances all night with Santa Clara holding an edge in shots, 22-6.

The Matador defense again played stout against a squad that features severall international players. Katie Russ, Chloe McDaniel and Stephanie Norton all played the entire match and containted the Broncos' offense to only a few quality chances before the game winner.

Jacobo finished with eight saves in the contest. She is now 3-2-3 on the season with a 0.57 goals-against-average, 57 saves and a .919 save percentage.

Santa Clara's goal was just the fifth surrendered by CSUN this season. Despite the blemish, Northridge still owns a 0.57 goals-against-average and .921 save percentage as a squad.

Brittanie Sakajian and Hayley Greep each had a shot on goal in the contest. Freshmen Taylor Hobson and Lyndsey Preston each saw the yellow card and the loss ends CSUN's four-match unbeaten streak. The teams combined for just 13 fouls and Santa Clara held a 9-5 advantage in corner kicks.

Northridge returns to action Sunday evening with a 6 p.m. contest against San Diego at Matador Soccer Field.

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