La Jolla, Calif. – 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 on Saturday morning at the UC San Diego Invitational.
Three goals by freshman Marisa Young increased her team-leading goal total to 14 for the 2012 season.
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.
The Matadors, 3-5 for the season, continue tournament play at 5:20 p.m. against ninth-ranked San Diego State. The Aztecs, earlier in the day, defeated Sonoma State, 18-2.
For complete tournament results, go to ucsdtritons.com
Cal State Northridge (3-5) 2-2-3-3 = 10
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