La Jolla, Calif. – Marisa Young scored three goals for the second straight game but it wasn't enough to help #19 Cal State Northridge in a 12-9 loss to ninth-ranked San Diego State during Saturday afternoon action at the UC San Diego Invitational.
The Matadors, 3-6, will continue tournament action on Sunday at 9:50 a.m. against #17 Maryland at the Triton Pool. The winner of that game will play in a fifth place game at 3:10 p.m. against either UC Santa Barbara or Indiana. The loser of the CSUN-Maryland game will play for seventh place at 1:50 p.m. against either UCSB or Indiana.
Young has now scored a team-leading 17 goals in the nine-game season for the Matadors.
The Aztecs jumped to a 4-2 first period lead, but the Matadors cut the SDSU margin to one goal, 6-5, at halftime. Young scored all three of her goals in the first half.
San Diego State outscored Cal State Northridge by one goal in each of the third and fourth periods.
Earlier in the day, Lindsy Nelson scored a goal with 1:49 goal to play to insure #19 Cal State Northridge a 10-8 victory over #15 Hartwick College in a first round game at the UC San Diego Invitational.
Young led Matador scorers with three goals
The CSUN-Hartwick contest was close throughout. The Matadors held a 2-0 lead after the first period, thanks to goals by Jenny Jamison and Young.
The game was tied at halftime, 4-4.
Three goals by Jamison, Melissa Doll and Young gave the Matadors a 7-6 lead after three periods.
Cal State Northridge increased its lead to two goals, 9-7, with 6:23 to play. But the Hawks fought back to within one goal, 9-8, with 6:11 to play. Nelson, however, sealed the win for CSUN with her only goal of the game with 1:49 remaining.
Dana Harvey collected ten saves as goalkeeper for Cal State Northridge.
The victory avenged a 14-11 overtime loss to Hartwick last weekend at the Cal Baptist Invitational.
For complete tournament results, go to ucsdtritons.com
#19 Cal State Northridge (3-5) 2-2-3-3 = 10
#15 Hartwick (2-3) 0-4-2-2 = 8
CSUN Scorers: Marisa Young 3, Melissa Doll 2, Jenny Jamison 2, Lindsy Nelson 2, Heidi Pettinger 1
Hartwick Scorers: Kamila Zakirova 3, Alison Kostich 2, Allyssa Analytis 1, Sami Capparelli 1, Sasha Freeborn 1
Goalie Saves: Dana Harvey (CSUN) 10
#19 Cal State Northridge (3-6) 2-3-3-1 = 9
#9 San Diego State (6-0) 4-2-4-2 = 12
CSUN Scorers: Marisa Young 3, Jenny Jamison 2, Heidi Pettinger 2, Leah Janke 1, Lindsy Nelson 1
SDSU Scorers: Leanne Ford 3, Amber Pezzola 3, Anique Hermann 2, Alex Ford 1, Tori Long 1, Taelor Moreno 1, Meaghan Poland 1
Goalie Saves: na