Mustangs Attempt To Stay Undefeated
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This Week in the Big West - September 2-8, 2013
Women's Soccer Release No. 3
Cal Poly seeks its first 4-0 start since 2003 when visiting San Jose State invades Spanos Stadium on Friday.
BIG WEST AT A GLANCE
Fast Start Continues: Cal Poly added another victory for a perfect 3-0 record, shutting out Sacramento State 4-0 on Friday. The Mustangs won three straight games at the start of the season for the first time since 2005. Cal Poly will have a chance to continue the streak against San Jose State this Friday and if successful, it will be the first time since 2003 that the Mustangs open the season with a 4-0 record. The 2003 squad mounted a 9-0 start before losing to Santa Clara.
Krieghoff Count: Sophomore Elise Krieghoff, who totaled five goals in two games opening weekend, added another two goals against Sacramento State for a total of seven goals in just three games. She now has 18 goals in 18 career games and is tied for seventh in career goals in the Cal Poly record book. Krieghoff is also dominating the awards and has been named the Offensive Player Of The Week two weeks in a row.
Road Warriors: After the Mustangs face San Jose State on Friday, Cal Poly will play six straight games on the road.
CAL STATE FULLERTON
Stalemate: Cal State Fullerton finished in a 0-0 standstill after a double overtime affair against Utah at home on Friday. Friday’s game marked the second time in a row that the two teams have ended in a 0-0 tie. The first time was in 2011.
Just Missed: The Titans out-shot the Utes 14-11 on Friday night while Utah’s goalie totaled seven saves to Fullerton’s five.
Shutout: Cal State Fullerton clinched its second shutout victory of the season with a 2-0 finish against Montana on Sunday. The Titans fired a dominating 25 shots to Montana’s four in the win and both Titan goals were scored in the second half just six minutes apart.
On The Road Again: After a three-game stretch at home the Titans travel to Texas Tech, who is receiving votes in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Poll, for a single game on Friday.
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE
Rough Start: The Matadors have now lost four in a row, after falling 4-1 at USC and 3-1 at San Diego. The Matadors have matched their 0-4 start from 2011 and are looking to claim their first win of the season against Houston (1-1-1) this upcoming Friday on home turf.
Offense: In spite of a 0-4 record the Matadors have scored a total of two goals. Senior captain Chloe McDaniel and Breanna McCallum have both prevented shutouts and netted their first goals of the season. McDaniel netted a penalty kick in the 66th minute versus USC on Friday and McCallum scored the lone goal in the 3-1 finish at San Diego on Sunday.
Returning Home: After playing the final of four straight games on the road to open the season, the Matadors return home to host Houston on Friday evening for their first home match of 2013. After finishing the 2012 campaign with an 11-5-6 record, the Matadors were 6-3-3 at home.
LONG BEACH STATE
49ers Split On The Road: After a disappointing loss in its season opener, Long Beach State split its games last week with a loss dealt by Santa Clara on Thursday night and a 3-2 victory against Texas Tech on Sunday. Santa Clara found the net four times Thursday on home turf while shutting out the 49ers for a 4-0 final.
Down And Out: The last time LBSU lost by at least four goals was to Cal on September 12, 2010 in a 6-0 deficit in Berkeley, Calif.
Against the Clock: With only three seconds left in regulation against Texas Tech on Sunday, freshman Mimi Rangel clinched the win for the 49ers after scoring on a pass inside of the box from senior Eileen Maes. Rangel scored her first two career goals in the match including the game winner.
Game of Assists: Six different 49ers picked up an assist versus Texas Tech led by the game-winning helper from Maes. Mimi Akaogi, Marie MacKenzie, Elizabeth Lyons, Taylor Nelson and Kristyn Benavidez were also credited with an assist.
The First Cut Is The Deepest: UC Davis lost its first match of the 2013 season to the University of Iowa in a 1-0 finish. The Friday, August 26 Defensive Player Of The Week Taylor Jern picked up four saves in the game and saw plenty of action as the Hawkeyes outshot the Aggies 16-9. Iowa collected its 21st straight non-conference victory.
Taking To The Road: The Aggies leave the comfort of their home field for a nine-game stint on the road after claiming a victory against Drake on Sunday. UC Davis dealt the Bulldogs their first loss of the season following a 3-2 victory, improving its record to 2-1.
All-Tournament: For their efforts throughout the weekend against Iowa and Drake, senior midfielder Ashley Edwards and senior forward/defender Mary Beth Mazurek were named to Pacific Classic’s All-Tournament Team. The duo are also two of three Aggies to be named team captains for the 2013 season.
Bump In The Road: The UC Irvine Anteaters were unable to make anything happen as they fell to San Diego 2-0 on Friday and again to the No. 18 Denver Pioneers in a 3-2 loss Sunday. The Anteaters look to dent the win column with road matches this week at Oregon State and Oregon.
Digging for Goals: Despite falling in both games this week, two ’Eaters were able to reach the back of the net. The 2011 Big West Freshman Of The Year, Cami Privett, netted a goal in the first half in the 26th minute versus Denver before teammate Mady Solow added a goal in the 62nd minute. Both players scored their first goals of the season. Sophomore Corey Tobin totaled four saves in the match.
Record Books: Senior Natalia Ledezma, who garnered an assist against Denver, currently sits in seventh all-time in the UCI record books with 15 career assists. Ledezma needs two more assists to move into a tie for fourth in UCI history.
Learning Experience: Looking to move over the .500 mark on Friday versus Arizona proved difficult for the Highlanders as the Wildcats shutout UCR 6-0. The last time the Highlanders allowed six goals in a single match was in 2003 versus Portland State in a 6-3 loss. Friday night’s game marked the largest losing margin in program history.
Memorable Moment: In Sunday’s 1-1 tie versus Northern Arizona, freshman Sammy Arellano netted her first career goal as a Highlander. Riverside fired three shots on target and after the Lumberjacks failed to clear the ball, Arellano capitalized and gave Riverside a 1-0 lead before the break.
Overtime: After Northern Arizona evened the score at 1-1 Riverside outshot the Lumberjacks 6-2 in the two extra periods. However, Riverside was unable to break the tie. It marked the second overtime game of the year for the Highlanders, who beat San Jose State in OT on August 25.
UC SANTA BARBARA
Edged By One: Now at 1-2-1 after dropping back-to-back games this week to Southern Utah and Loyola Marymount, the Gauchos lost both games by one goal. Southern Utah edged UC Santa Barbara, beating the Gauchos 4-3 on Wednesday before Loyola Marymount slipped one past Makenna Henry for a 1-0 finish on Sunday.
Battling Back: In their midweek game in Utah the Gauchos came back from a 3-0 deficit to tie it at 3-3 on goals from Allie Ariniello, Morgan Idso and Madison Beckley. Beckley’s goal made the score even at the 83rd minute mark before the Thunderbirds netted the game clincher four minutes later. UC Santa Barbara also led Southern Utah in shots 19-7 while 10 of the 19 were on goal. Southern Utah’s goalie picked up seven saves in the match.
Henry Improves: After allowing four goals in her last start, a 4-3 loss at Southern Utah, Henry was solid for UCSB coming up with four saves against Loyola Marymount.
Back In Action: Hawai’i returns to the pitch after 10 days of rest as they prepare to take on Oregon and Oregon State. The Rainbow Wahine fell to Oregon State in the 2002 season opener, 1-0, on Beaver territory when the two teams last played in Corvallis. Both the Oregon and the Oregon State matches will be played on the road for the Rainbow Wahine.
Numbers Game: The Rainbow Wahine are looking to score their first goals of 2013 after getting shut out by UNC Greensboro and Central Florida. With just one loss on home turf in the last 15 matches prior to this season, Hawai’i also looks to defend Aloha Stadium. The Rainbow Wahine return to Hawaii on September 13 to play back-to-back home matches against Idaho State and Portland State.