Junior forward Elise Krieghoff scored the goal that gave her sole possession of the Cal Poly women’s soccer team’s all-time career scoring record, and the Mustangs sealed a spot in the Big West Conference Tournament with a 2-0 victory over rival UC Santa Barbara in the regular-season home finale on Sunday.
Krieghoff, who scored a program-record 24 goals last season, upped this year’s total to 14, and with the 11 she scored as a freshman, the Clovis Buchanan High product passed former record-holder Colleen
McNamee, who had 45 goals from 1992-95, the program’s first four seasons.
On Krieghoff’s 14th-minute goal against the Gauchos, sophomore forward Megan Abutin notched her 12th assist of the year, tying the program record set by Shana Stickel in 1997.
“It’s something we’ve been working toward for a while now,” Krieghoff said in a news release, “so, it’s cool to finally put (the new total) in the record book.”
It was Krieghoff who assisted Abutin on the match’s first goal, which came in just the third minute.
Already hosting the conference tournament beginning Nov. 6, Cal Poly (5-2-0, 10-8-0 Big West) guaranteed a spot in the four-team tournament to determine the Big West’s automatic entry into the NCAA Championships. The championship game is scheduled for Nov. 9.
The Mustangs will finish the regular season at Cal State Fullerton at 2 p.m. Sunday, in a match televised by ESPN3.com.