#17 Cal State Northridge Defeats #20 UC San Diego

Santa Barbara, Ca. – Cal State Northridge, ranked 17th in the nation, recorded its first victory of the 2013 season with a 13-6 decision over 20th-ranked UC San Diego on Saturday night at the UC Santa Barbara Invitational.

Eight Matador players scored at least one goal. Jenny Jamison led CSUN with four goals. Marisa Young and Kelcie Ferreira added a pair of goals.

Cal State Northridge jumped to a 3-2 first period lead, and increased the advantage to 5-2 at halftime.

Kiernan Davis collected 13 saves. Freshman Natalie Averell saw her first action of the season and responded with three saves.

Earlier on Saturday, Cal State Northridge fell to fifth-ranked Arizona State in the 2013 season opener for the Matadors.

Jenny Jamison, CSUN's leading scorer last year with 68 goals, led a balanced attack for Cal State Northridge with two goals. Marisa Young, Lindsy Nelson, Molly Henehan and Hayley Gurriell each scored one goal for the Matadors.

The Sun Devils jumped to a 4-1 first period lead and increased the margin to four goals, 8-4, at halftime.

Alicia Brightwell led the Arizona State attack with six goals.

Cal State Northridge continues tournament play on Sunday with an 11:30 am game against Pomona-Pitzer, and then a 3:00 pm contest against Sonoma State.

#17 Cal State Northridge 3-2-4-4 = 13
#20 UC San Diego           2-0-3-1 = 6
CSUN Scorers: Jenny Jamison 4. Marisa Young 2, Kelcie Ferreira 2, Melissa Doll 1, Molly Henehan 1, Taitum Herrington 1, Katie Kammer 1, Lindsy Nelson 1
UCSD Scorers: Sarah Lizotte 4, Melissa Bartow 1, Laurel Kistler 1
Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis (CSUN) 13; Natalie Averell (CSUN) 3Courtney Miller (UCSD) 4

#17 Cal State Northridge (0-1)      2-2-1-1 = 6
#5 Arizona State (1-0)                  4-4-3-1 = 12
CSUN Scorers: Jenny Jamison 2, Hayley Gurriell 1, Molly Henehan, Lindsy Nelson 1, Marisa Young 1
ASU Scorers: Alicia Brightwell 6, Shannon Haas 2, Petra Pardi 2, Ao Gao 2
Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis (CSUN) 5; E.B. Keeve (CSUN) 12

Matador Memo …
Jenny Jamison
, who scored a team-high 68 goals last year as a sophomore, has already scored seven goals in two games this year.


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