The Cal Poly women’s soccer team sprinted to a 2-0 advantage over Cal State Northridge, but the Matadors rallied for a 2-2 draw Friday night at Cal Poly.
The Mustangs’ Sara Epps crossed the ball through the middle and forward Sara Lancaster headed the ball in for her third goal of the season and a 1-0 lead just 1:09 into the game.
In the sixth minute, forward Cici Kobinski dribbled in from 30 yards out on the left wing and fired a shot inside the left post for a 2-0 lead. However, the Mustangs (7-5-2, 4-0-1 Big West) were shut out the rest of the way.
Cal State Northridge (5-4-5, 2-1-1) cut the deficit in half in the 55th minute when Matador defender Hayley Greep put in the rebound after a saved shot by Mustangs goalie Alyssa Giannetti.
With only two seconds left in regulation, Cal State Northridge’s midfielder Stephanie Galarze stunned the crowd at Alex G. Spanos Stadium when she hammered in the equalizer off a ricochet from a Mustangs defender.
The Mustangs were outshot 28-16, but Giannetti’s 10 saves allowed the Mustangs to lead for almost the entire game.
Moorpark 2, Cuesta 0
The Cougars (4-6-2, 0-3 Western State Conference) gave up two goals in the first half in the loss.
Within the first 10 minutes Cuetsa’s Noelle Linamen had a breakaway and took a shot only for it to bounce of the crossbar. Cuesta goalie Juila Poladian had seven saves.
Cal Poly 1, Sacramento State 1, tie
The Mustangs (7-5-1, 2-2-1) tied the Hornets (7-4-2, 4-0-1) in a Big West Conference North Division matchup at Sacramento State.
Sacramento State’s Max Alvarez made a penalty kick in the 50th minute, but Cal Poly’s Mackenzie Pridham scored his eighth goal of the season to tie it in the 67th minute.
The Mustangs controlled possession for most of the game and outshot the Hornets 19-6 but couldn’t score again on Sacramento State goalie Bryan Oliver, who had a career-high 10 saves.
Pacific 3, Cal Poly 0
The Mustangs (1-17, 0-6 Big West) were swept 25-12, 25-14, 25-12 by the Tigers (16-3, 4-2).
Molly Pon and Chelsea Hardin had six kills each, Holly Franks had five kills, and Steffi Sooter had six digs for Cal Poly.
Pacific’s Kat Schulz had 12 kills, and both Megan Birch and Gabby Cowden added 10 kills for the Tigers.
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Cuesta (18-6) beat De Anza 8-3, Merced 12-6 and Santa Rosa 16-6 on the second day of its own tournament.
Georan Meendering and Matt Giancanelli both netted two goals for Cuesta against De Anza, and goalie Brady Moore had 12 saves. Meendering had five goals, and Giancanelli had two more in the win over Santa Rosa that gave Cuesta head coach John Marsh his 200th career win with the Cougars.
Moore has 14 saves in that game, and Spencer Silva added two goals.
Lukas Lastra had a game-high three goals, and Moore had 15 saves in the win over Merced.