Sept. 18, 2009
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (4-5) defeated Hawai'i (1-6-1), 1-0, Friday afternoon at Matador Soccer Field. Junior Kellie Drenner made 12 saves in goal to finish with her second shutout of the season and fellow junior Farryn Townley scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season.
Drenner, who missed the entire 2008 season due to injury, started her second-straight game in net for the Matadors. She was peppered early and often throughout the contest, finishing with eight saves in the first half and adding four more in the second.
The 12 saves were two off the school record and tied Drenner with teammate Leah Elliott for the second-most saves in school history. She now has a .952 save percentage and a 0.39 goals-against-average.
Townley broke through for the game's only goal in the 16th minute, taking a feed from senior Niki Connolly and beating the Rainbow Wahine goalkeeper with her left foot. The goal was Townley's fourth on the season, giving her 10 goals for her career. The assist was Connolly's first of the season.
In all, Hawai'i finished with a Northridge-opponent high 29 shots in the match. The Rainbow Wahine also earned seven corner kicks. Comparatively, Northridge finished with eight shots and zero corner kicks in the contest. Kristina Ehrett made four saves in taking the loss for Hawai'i.
Freshman Stephanie Galarze saw the yellow card for an errant tackle in the 87th minute. The two teams combined for only 10 fouls in the contest, with Northridge picking up six and Hawai'i registering four.
The Matadors now have a week off before hosting UCLA at Matador Soccer Field on Sept. 25. Kick off between the Matadors and Bruins is slated for 4 p.m.