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Dons Play To Tie Versus Cal State Northridge

Sept. 8, 2007

WESTWOOD, CALIF. - Defenses prevailed as San Francisco (0-0-2) and Cal State Northridge (0-2-1) finished tied 0-0 after double overtime Friday night.

"Tonight we had a game plan and we stuck together and executed that plan," Head Coach Mark Carr said. "I'm happy with how this match was played."

A total of four shots were taken in the first half. The first shot came in the 24th minute off the foot of USF sophomore midfielder Jenny Jarvie and was wide. Cal State Northridge senior midfielder Susie Mischenko and freshman midfielder Sonia Espitia attempted back-to-back shots at 37:07 and 37:15, with the first shot hitting the crossbar and second going high mid-goal. Mischenko also had an attempt in the 44th minute.

Cal State Northridge topped the Dons in shots, 5-2, through two halves. Despite additional shots by sophomore forward Kristina Hall and freshman forward Keonna Robinson the game ended with a blank slate after two overtime periods.

Goalkeepers Katie Hodgson for USF and Ivette Esqueda for CSUN played all 110-minutes. Hodgson ended the night with two saves. Esqueda had one.

The Matadors' Mischenko led all scorers with three shots. Along with Jarvie, Hall and Robinson, senior forward Fiona O'Sullivan was credited with one shot.

San Francisco plays in the concluding match of the UCLA Women's Cup on Sunday versus the host Bruins (1-1-0).

"Obviously, we're looking to build on tonight," Carr said. "UCLA has talent and is a great team. They are the kind of team that when you play them you can get a sense of where you are as a program."

DONS' NOTES - Friday's match was the Dons' second straight overtime contest, both ended in ties... USF is now 3-2-1 against Cal State Northridge all-time... Sunday's match versus UCLA will mark the first time USF Head Coach Mark Carr faces the Bruins, the school which he served as assistant coach at from 2003-2006... USF is 0-5-0 versus UCLA all-time... live statistics for the match can be found at www.uclabruins.com.