Oct. 1, 2004
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Utah State soccer dropped its Big West Conference opener with a 1-0 loss to Cal State Northridge here Friday. The loss kept the Aggies winless on the road where they have been outscored 9-1 this season.
The loss also dropped the Aggies to 3-7 overall and 0-1 in conference play, while the Matadors improved to 7-2-1 and 1-0.
"We did a good job of keeping them from scoring in the flow of their attack," said head coach Heather Cairns. "But when you are unable to put a goal in net it's hard to win a game."
In a scoreless affair, Northridge's Suzanne Mischenko connected with a header off a corner kick in the 82nd minute, sending the ball into the upper left portion of the Aggie net for the game-winner.
Neither team was able to break into the scoring column in the opening 45 minutes, with each squad concentrating on playing a tight defensive affair. The shots, and scoring chances, were distributed evenly for both teams. Northridge ended up outshooting Utah State by a 16-15 margin. The Aggies had 11 different players fire a shot, led by Charlsie Harris with three. CSUN also spread its offense around, with 10 players taking a shot at the goal. Leila Pate had three to lead the Matadors.
Megan Mills was terrific in net for the Aggies, making nine saves. Mills stopped an earlier attempt by Devon Nizich, getting a glove on a long blast and redirecting it off the post and out of harm's way. Karen Comstock was strong again in net for CSUN. The junior keeper made eight saves for her second consecutive shutout and fifth this season.
Utah State continues Big West Conference play on Sunday as it visits Pacific at 1 p.m.
Cal State Northridge 1, Utah State 0
Scoring Summary Suzanne Mischenko, 81:17 (Tryna Tafoya)
Shots: USU 15, CSUN 16 Saves: USU 9, CSUN 8 Corners: USU 2, CSUN 9 Fouls: USU 8, CSUN 13
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