Aug. 26, 2011
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
The Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (0-2) lost 1-0 to Baylor Friday night in a non-conference match in Waco, Texas. Natalie Huggins tallied the game's only goal in the ninth minute of action to lift the Bears over the visiting Matadors.
Friday's match was a physical affair from the very start. The teams combined for 22 fouls in the game and three yellow cards. In fact, the first 45 minutes saw the teams combined for 14 fouls.
Huggins beat CSUN goalkeeper Cynthia Jacobo to the far post in the ninth minute of action. Hanna Gilmore provided the assist on the play.
CSUN tested Baylor's goalkeeper, Courtney Seelhorst, throughout the match. She made four saves to earn the shutout and the Baylor team was also credited with a save. Jacobo had one save for CSUN in defeat.
Melissa Fernandez led Northridge with three shots, putting two on goal. Brielle Slepicoff and Marie Hirsch had two shots each for the Matadors.
As a whole, Baylor out-shout Northridge, 10-9, for the game, though CSUN had six attempts to the Bears' five in the second half. CSUN also owned a slight advantage in corner kicks, 3-2, for the game.
Northridge will look to rebound quickly on its road trip in Texas. On Sunday, Aug. 28, the Matadors will face the Longhorns of Texas in a non-conference match in Austin. Kick off is slated for 1 p.m. (CT) / 11 a.m. (PT).
The Matadors return home following the match with UT for a pair of games around the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. On Friday, Sept. 2, CSUN hosts New Mexico and two days later, the Princeton Tigers come calling to Matador Soccer Field.