Matadors Capture 1-0 Victory over UNLV
Sept. 12, 2010
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (4-3) defeated UNLV, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at the UNLV Nike Classic. Brittanie Sakajian tallied her second goal of the season in the 64th minute of action on a cross from Alexis Barbará.
CSUN finally broke the scoreless deadlock 15 minutes into the second half. Barbará sent a cross in from the right side of the pitch and connected with Sakajian, who headed home her second goal of the season.
Sakajian now has two goals and two assists for six points in her rookie campaign. The assist was the first of Barbará's career.
Northridge held on for the final 26 minutes, not allowing UNLV any quality chances at equalizing the contest. After starting the year 0-2, Northridge is now 4-1 over its last five contests.
In net, Cynthia Jacobo finished with seven saves to earn her fourth win of the season. The sophomore goalkeeper owns a 1.27 goals-against-average with 30 saves and an .812 save percentage on the season.
Midway through the first half, CSUN nearly scored the first goal of the game. Sonia Espitia put on a nifty dribbling display along the left side of the pitch, and then sent a screaming cross that a UNLV player had to clear off the goal line. On the ensuing corner kick, Chloe McDaniel got a head to the ball that required a Rebel save.
A few minutes later, Cynthia Jacobo came off her line to snuff out a UNLV breakaway and keep the game level. She later made a diving save on a header from around 12 yards out. Jacobo made four saves in the first half.
The Rebels' Ashleigh Shoughro saw the yellow card in the first half after she and Stephanie Galarze tangled up around the Matadors' 18.
In all, Northridge finished with seven shots to UNLV's 14 and the Rebels finished with seven corner kicks to the Matador's one. Kylie Wassell made three saves in defeat for UNLV.
Northridge returns to action on Friday, Sept. 17 when they host Ivy League foe Penn at Matador Soccer Field. Kick off between the Matadors and Quakers is slated for 7 p.m.