Soccer Falls in Double-Overtime 1-0 to CS Northridge in Vegas Tournament
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Cal State Northridge (3-3) came back with a late goal in the 102nd minute of Friday afternoon’s match to defeat Kansas soccer (2-3) 1-0 in double-overtime in Las Vegas, Nev., at UNLV’s Peter Johann Field.
Emily Cressy led the game with four shots, two on goal, while Whitney Berry tallied three with one on target. Caroline Kastor had two and Geneva Magness, Caitlin Noble and Jordyn Perdue contributed to KU’s 12 shots with one each.
Goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau led all keepers with six saves.
CSUN’s Brielle Slepicoff picked up the ball at midfield two minutes into the second overtime period. Slepicoff, a defender, took the ball all the way down to the edge of the box and crossed it to Farryn Townley, who headed it in from just three yards out for the golden goal.
After battling to a scoreless draw in regulation, KU looked as though they had the momentum coming into the first overtime. The Jayhawks dominated possessions in the first overtime but failed to get a solid foot on the ball.
Northridge was finally able to take the ball in the final two minutes of the game and looked as though they may take the match with a free kick. Brittanie Sakajian lined up and a took a powerful swing but drilled the ball right into a wall of KU defenders.
CSUN narrowly edged the Jayhawks 6-4 with shots in the first half. Berry had the only shot on goal in the first period, as the offense was sparse, but Kastor had the best opportunity with two quick shots that nearly fooled the Matador defenders but saw both blocked.
Kansas put forth a balanced attack in the second half but still couldn’t connect. The Jayhawks nearly put the game away in final 10 seconds of the game when Noble headed one toward the goal but goalkeeper Cynthia Jacobo fielded it cleanly for the save.
KU will continue play in the UNLV Rebel Classic Sunday morning when they will square off against Oregon at Peter Johann Field. Oregon faces UNLV in the second game of the tournament.