First Half Goal Stands Up as Titans Fall at Cal Poly
Oct. 11, 2009
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA -
Story Courtesy Cal Poly Media Relations...
Morgan Miller's third goal of the season in the 39th minute of play was all host Cal Poly would need in defeating Cal State Fullerton 1-0 in a Big West Conference women's soccer game on Sunday at Alex G. Spanos Stadium in San Luis Obispo.
With the win the Mustangs improve to 9-5-0 overall and 3-1 in conference play while the Titans fall to 3-7-3 and 1-2-0 in the BWC.
Miller's goal came in the 39th minute when Afton Thulin beat a Cal State Fullerton defender about 30 yards out and fed the ball to Miller who caught the Titan goalie off line and fired the ball into the right-center of the net from 12 yards out. For Miller it was her third goal of the season.
The Titans had two solid scoring chances in the first half with the first coming in the 27th minute off a corner kick. The ball was settled and CSF's Jackie Hovda fired a point-blank shot at Coral Hoover who made the save.
In the 32nd minute Stacey Fox tried to get the Titans on the board with a header that was gathered in by Hoover.
Cal Poly had its chances to improve on the score in the 25th minute when Cici Kobinski fired a ball from 18 yards out only to have goalie Jordan Santos make a diving save deflecting the ball away.
Miller had a chance to score a second goal when she played a header wide in the 36th minute.
The second half saw the Mustangs take seven more shots while Fullerton managed four with the Mustangs having the best scoring chances coming in the 80th and 85th minute.
Bianca Burright in the 80th minute played a header in front of the goal but was handled by Santos while in the 85th minute she fired a ball from 20 yards out off the top of the bar.
CSF had an opportunity to tie the game in the closing minutes when off a corner kick the ball settled in front of the goal but was cleared by Hoover without a shot taken.
Overall the Mustangs had 13 shots with seven on goal while CSF managed nine shots, four on goal.
Each team had five corner kicks while the Titans were whistled for nine fouls compared to seven for the Mustangs.
Hoover earned her ninth win of the season in goal for the Mustangs and her sixth shutout when she tallied four saves. Santos took the loss for CSF with six saves.
Cal State Fullerton returns to the field on Friday (Oct. 16) at 7 p.m. as the Titans host UC Irvine at Titan Stadium.