Aug. 15, 2009
FULLERTON, CA - Former Cal State Fullerton standouts Erica Pryor and Kate Brunet-Colosi each tallied goals on the day for the alumnae while newcomer Brisa Gonzalez found the back of the net for the 2009 Titans as the two groups battled in a 2-1 victory for the alums on Saturday evening at Titan Stadium.
The two teams played three, 30-minute periods with the alumnae netting a goal in each of the first two.
Pryor (2002-05) got the alumnae on the board with just over a minute to play in the opening period as Tiffany Craig (2007-08) took control of the ball at the top and tipped a little pass onto the waiting Pryor, who struck a low shot to the left side for the 1-0 advantage.
Brunet-Colosi (2003-06) added the second goal late in the second period as Erica Janke (2003-06) made a long run down the right side and served up a perfect cross to the other side of the box, finding the head of Brunet-Colosi. The shot was well-placed back across to the right post and in the net for the 2-0 lead.
Gonzalez broke up the shutout just four minutes into the third period, converting on a well-played ball by teammate Danielle Bitonti. Bitonti drove the ball down the far-left side, drawing out goalkeeper Laura Janke (2000-03) and placed a perfect looping pass to the far side for Gonzalez, who was wide open on the right side for the goal and the final 2-1 tally.
Bitonti had a chance to tie the score three minutes later, but her point-blank shot off a cross from Gonzalez was smothered by Laura Janke to preserve the lead.
Cal State Fullerton opens the 2009 regular season on Sunday (Aug. 23) at 1 p.m. as the Titans host Utah to kick-off a three-match homestand to begin the season.
In attendance for the alumnae on Saturday: Erica Pryor, Erica Janke, Lauryn Welch, Tiffany Craig, Desi Flint, Dana DeVaughn, Emmy Dokulil, Casey Schostag, Ashley O'Brien-Ickes, Erin Shelton, Vanessa Valentine, Lisa Kosena, Leslie Munoz, Brianna Buffington, Kate Brunet-Colosi, Kandace Wilson, Kellie Cox, Stacey Thompson, Laura Janke.