CSUN Makes History, Teams Vie For Chance To #RaiseTheCup
Big West Women's Soccer Weekly Release No. 12
AROUND THE BIG WEST
MATADORS MAKE HISTORY
For the first time CSUN history, the Matadors claimed the Big West regular season title after a dramatic 1-0 win over Hawai‘i in double overtime, Sunday. Senior midfielder Kourtney Kutscher netted the golden goal 34 seconds into the the second OT period,
to clinch the title and the No. 1 seed in the Big West Tournament.
McCASKILL BREAKS RECORD
CSUN junior goalkeeper Jovani McCaskill has added another record to her already decorated campaign after setting a new Big West Conference mark for shutouts in a single season with fourteen. The keeper has also helped CSUN tie the team record for clean sheets in a single season as well with 15. The Matadors have most recently recorded six-straight shutouts in league play.
CSUN IN THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION
CSUN ranks in the top 10 nationally in the following categories: shutout percentage (.750 - 2nd), save percentage (.911 - 4th), goals against average (.374 - 4th) and shutouts (15 - T1st).
McCASKILL CONTINUES TO PULL RANK
Jovani McCaskill continues to rank nationally in shutouts as her 14 clean sheets rank second-best in the NCAA. Her .375 goals against average is seventh-best in the country and her 1922 minutes played is best in all of DI soccer.
FIELD SET FOR BIG WEST TOURNAMENT
It came down to the final day of the regular season as the last seeds of the Big West Tournament were finalized to include: #1 CSUN, #2 UC Irvine, #3 Cal State Fullerton and #4 Long Beach State. The Tournament will kick off on Thursday, November 3 with the first game coming at 5 pm PT featuring regular season titleholder, CSUN, at Long Beach State. The second semifinal matchup will be played at 7:30 pm between defending Tournament champion, Cal State Fullerton, and UC Irvine.
#Big5: Five Things You Need To Know This Week
|CSUN Makes History
• For the first time in program history, CSUN claimed the Big West regular season title
|Jovani McCaskill Owns Shutout Record
• CSUN junior goalkeeper Jovani McCaskill set a new Big West record with 14 shutouts in a single season
|Tournament Field Set
• Beginning Thursday, #1 CSUN, #2 UC Irvine, #3 Cal State Fullerton and #4 Long Beach State will vie for a chance to #RaiseTheCup
|Fullerton Looks To Make History
• Cal State Fullerton is the only team to have claimed back-to-back-to-back Tournament titles (2005-07, 2013-15) and it looks to make history this weekend with the chance to claim its fourth-consecutive crown
• Tournament action begins THURSDAY, catch CSUN at LBSU at 5 pm PT and CSF vs. UCI at 7:30 pm. If you can't make it in person, catch the stream HERE.