Sept. 13, 2009
Northridge, Calif. - Celso Alvarez scored twice and Trevor Whiddon and Pablo Gonzalez combined on a shutout in the net as Cal State Fullerton beat Fairleigh-Dickinson, 3-0, Sunday afternoon, to earn a share of the championship of the Matador Men's Soccer Invitational.
The Titans improved to 3-1 while the Knights fell to 2-2. Host Cal State Northridge came from behind to beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2-1, to earn a share of the title.
Alvarez put the Titams ahead in the fifth minute, converting a crisp cross from Johnathan Birt at close range. He made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute on a brakaway from Michael Denny. Shay Spitz completed the scoring with his first goal of the season in the 75th minute with an assist from Jamall Farquharson.
Whiddon went the first 81 minutes in goal and had to make only one save. Fullerton outshot the Knights, 14-6.
Next up for the Titans is a trip to UCLA on Thursday night and then the home opener on Sunday afternoon vs. Saint Mary's.
Alvarez, Denny and Whiddon made the all-tourney team along with fellow Titan Bobby Reiss.
2009 Matador Invitational All-Tournament Team (In alphabetical order)
Celso Alvarez, Cal State Fullerton
Cody Banks, Milwaukee
Chad Borak, Cal State Northridge
Mike Denny, Cal State Fullerton
Sunghyun Kim, Cal State Northridge
Vin Reinecke, Fairleigh-Dickinson
Bobby Reiss, Cal State Fullerton
Dylan Riley, Cal State Northridge
Cameron Sims, Cal State Northridge
Ross Van Osdol, Milwaukee
Jason Wells, Fairleigh-Dickinson
Andrew Wiedabach, Milwaukee
Trevor Whiddon, Cal State Fullerton