Twice, the Tritons got within one goal late in the second
quarter, but goals from Petra Kovacs and Alyssa Birch secured CBU's 5-4 lead at
Kovacs tallied the second half hat-trick, scoring two in the
third quarter. With goals from Tania Acavedo, her first of thwo, and Montano's
second, the Lancers lead was pushed to two to start the fourth and stretched to
three after CBU outscored UCSD 2-1 in the fourth.
Despite a strong effort in a close contest, CBU had their 13
game winning streak snapped by No. 9 San Diego State, falling to the Aztecs
The Lancers had two goals taken away in the first half that
proved to be more costly than normal, as both teams scored way less than their
"We played our best defense of the year but couldn't get our
offense going," Head Coach Jacob Medina said.
The game stood scoreless before SDSU struck first on a
penalty shot and took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
At 2:39 left in the third quarter, Christina (Webb) Young
had her shot on goal tipped by an SDSU defender but had enough on it to skip
pass the Aztec goalie at tie the game at 1-1.
SDSU answered 16 seconds later to take back the lead, but a
quick transition placed opportunity in the lap of the Lancers after an
exclusion on the Aztecs. Following a time-out, Laura Kocsis found the back of
the net to force another tie.
Two early 6-on-5 opportunities for SDSU put them up two goals
by the 5:54 mark in the fourth quarter and the Lancers couldn't respond on the
Rogers tallied six saves.
CBU's trip continues on to Santa Barbara, where the Lancers
will face ranked CSU Northridge at 3 p.m. and UC Santa Barbara at 6:30 p.m.
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