The Matador women’s soccer team will travel north to face Pacific and UC Davis Oct. 14 and 16.
CSUN is coming off two straight losses over Big West Conference foes, CS Fullerton and UC Riverside Oct. 7 and 9. The Matadors snapped its school record nine-game winning streak.
Although the Matadors have lost recognition from the NSCAA polls, the team is still receiving votes in the Soccer Buzz West poll, the third consecutive week of regional recognition.
CSUN’s first opponent, Pacific, has lost three in a row, dropping the teams record to 7-6-1 overall and 0-3 in Big West play. The Matadors lead the all-time series with the Tigers at a 3-2-1 record, although the Matadors have a 3-0-1 record over the last four.
Following the match against the Tigers, the Matadors will face the 3-6-3 Aggies in Davis. The Aggies are currently in its second year of a four-year transition period to join the Big West Conference. The Matadors have an overall 1-1 record against the Aggies and were victorious in their last meeting, winning 1-0.
Matador sophomore Kristy Krohn has tied the single-season record with eight goals scored, matching teammate Brianna Monka’s performance in 2004 and Erin Broadwell’s 1999 feat.
The Matadors are also on the verge of setting the single-season record for goals as a team. The current mark of 31 ties the total of the 1995 team.
With the two losses last week. the Matadors slipped to fourth place in the conference standings, below 3-0 UC Riverside, and 3-1 Long Beach State and CS Fullerton. However, CSUN is in a three-way tie for the best overall record at 10-3-0.
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