Sept. 1, 2008
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
In its first road trip of the season, the Cal State Northridge women's soccer team (3-0-0) defeated Cal State Bakersfield, 2-0, Sunday evening. Sophomore Farryn Townley and senior Tinamarie Lutizetti each picked up a goal for the Matadors, while freshman Brielle Slepicoff registered the only CSUN assist.
Townley, who missed most of 2007 due to injury, netted the game winner in the 35th minute of action, taking a deflection by the Bakersfield keeper and burying the ball in the right side of the net. The goal was the third of her career and first of the season.
Lutizetti, who entered 2008 with no career goals, scored her second in as many games I the 71st minute of action. Slepicoff blasted a shot at the top of the box that ricocheted off the CSUB keeper's hands and found its way to her feet for the second goal of the game.
She is now tied with teammate Kristal Philips with a team-high five points, as both players have notched two goals and an assist so far this season. Slepicoff now has three assists on the year, tying her with fellow freshman Nancy Avesyan for the team lead.
Sophomore Leah Elliott made her third consecutive start in net for the Matadors, picking up her first career shutout without having to make a save. CSUN clamped down on the Roadrunners' offensive attack, limiting CSUB to only five shots, none of which came on goal.
Conversely, CSUN finished with 14 shots, eight of which came on goal, and also won seven corner kicks. Phillips picked the team's only yellow card, going into the books in the 64th minute.
Northridge returns to the Matador Soccer Field on Friday, Sept. 5, when it hosts UNLV at 4:30 p.m.