CSUN women’s soccer lose close game against Long Beach State

CSUN player steals ball from opposing team

Matador’s Cynthia Sanchez (left) goes for the ball against Aggie’s Laura Nichol (right), Friday, September 30, 2016. The Matadors would tie UC Davis in double overtime. Photo Credit: Max Zeronian/The Sundial

Martin Torres

**Sundial wants to formally apologize, this story is corrected from the original version. The final outcome of the game was reported incorrectly.

The CSUN women’s soccer team played the Long Beach State 49ers to a 2-1 loss on Sunday.

Long Beach State went on the offensive early in the match with a head shot by sophomore midfielder Dana Fujikuni who was unable to score.

The Matadors tried to get on the scoreboard early in the first half with a shot by junior forward Cynthia Sanchez, but Long Beach senior goalkeeper Ashton McKeown was able to make a save.

CSUN would stay aggressive offensively as senior defender Nicole Thompson would deflect a shot of her own to cause a corner kick. The corner then resulted in an offside by Long Beach State.

The Matadors got on the scoreboard in the 41st minute off a goal by sophomore forward Justine Silvers for a 1-0 lead.

The beginning of the second half would see many substitutions by both teams. Long Beach again started attacking early with a shot by Fujikuni and a high shot from senior midfielder Mimi Rangel.

Long Beach State would tie up the game at the 66th minute off a header from junior forward Ashley Gonzales to even the game at 1-1.

The game went into third and fourth quarters where the 49ers were able to break the tie and take a 2-1 lead against the Matadors.

The goal was scored at the 103 minute to end the game.

The Matadors will travel up North for their next game to take on the UCSB Gauchos on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m.