La Jolla, Calif. – Kelcie Ferriera scored the winning goal with two seconds to play to lift 16th-ranked Cal State Northridge to a dramatic 9-8 victory over 13th-ranked Indiana during first round action on Saturday morning at the UC San Diego Invitational.
The Matadors enjoyed a 7-4 lead midway through the fourth period. But the Hoosiers mounted arally that cut the CSUN lead to 7-6 with 6:28 remaining in the game.
Katie Kammer's goal at 4:48 of the fourth period gave the Matadors a seemingly safe 8-6 lead. But back came the Hoosiers with two straight goals in the next 4:30 minutes to tie the game at 8-8. The tying goal came with only 13 seconds remaining in the game.
But Ferriera netted the game winning goal with only two seconds on the clock to give the Matadors a 9-8 victory.
Kammer, making her first appearance of the season, scored a game-high three goals for Cal State Northridge.
Kiernan Davis had nine saves.
In the second game of the day on Saturday, the Matadors fell 13-0 to top-ranked and defending NCAA champion USC.
Second day action on Sunday finds Cal State Northridge play Santa Clara at 8:30 am.
CSUN (5-2) 2-5-0-2 = 9
Indiana (6-1) 1-3-1-3 = 8
CSUN Scorers: Katie Kammer 3, Lindsy Duncan 2, Jenny Jamison 2, Kelcie Ferrira 1, Molly Henehan 1
IU Scorers: Shae Fournier 1, Rebecca Gerrity 1, Allison Campbell 1, Meghan Lappen 1, Colleen McNaught 2, Candyce Schroder 1, Shelby Taylor 1
CSUN Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis 9
IU Goalie Saves: NA
CSUN (5-3) 0-0-0-0 = 0
USC (2-0) 3-5-4-1 = 13
CSUN Goal Scorers: ---
USC Goal Scorers: Kaleigh Gilchrist 4, Jayde Appel 3, Monica Vavic 2, Olivia Cummins 1, Natalie Lavinsky 1, Kelly Mendoza 1, Stephania Haralabidis 1
CSUN Goalie Saves: Kiernan Davis 4
USC Goalie Saves: Flora Bolonyai 10