CSUN Comes From Behind to Top Titans, 3-2

Oct. 18, 2008

Box Score

Northridge, Calif. - Camilo Rojas scored with about 9 minutes to play in regulation to force overtime and then booted in the game winner from about 10 yards with 24 seconds left to play in the second extra period to give Cal State Northridge a 3-2 Big West Conference men's soccer victory Saturday afternoon over visiting Cal State Fullerton.

The Matadors remain unbeaten in the Big West at 2-0-2 and 6-4-3 overall while the Titans fall to 3-11-1 and 0-4-1.

Michael Denny gave Fullerton a 1-0 lead in the first half with a free kick from just outside the penalty box and Celso Alvarez got his team-leading fifth goal on a counter-attack at the 21st minute of the second half for a 2-1 lead that Rojas erased.

On the game-winning goal, Rojas was able to remain onside and create a one-on-one opportunity for himself. Once CSF goalkeeper Trevor Whiddon committed himself to the play by leaving the net, Rojas flicked the ball with the outside of his right foot just over the Titan netminder.

Whiddon made 6 saves for the Titans but took the loss.

Fullerton is home twice next week, hosting UC Riverside on Wednesday night and UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night."