October 14, 2013

UC Riverside Snaps Fullerton’s Unbeaten Streak

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton's five-match unbeaten streak was snapped in a 1-0 loss to UC Riverside at UCR Soccer Stadium on Sunday night.

UCR's Jessica Olafsen scored in the fourth minute, and Highlander goalkeeper Elizabeth Silas made seven saves for the remainder of the match to prevent the Titans from notching the equalizer.

It was Kelly Velasquez's cross from the left side that set up Olfasen's first score of the year.

Cal State Fullerton (6-4-4, 1-1-1) took a match-high 10 shots – seven on goal - but UCR's defense didn't break. The Highlanders improve to 6-8-1 on the year and 3-1 in Big West Conference play.

Chelsey Patterson led the Titans with three strikes on frame.

Fullerton has now been shut out on five occasions in 2013.

UCR held a 4-3 edge in corner kicks, and the Highlanders committed nine fouls compared to five for the Titans. Fullerton was also called for offsides on six occasions.

Notes: Fullerton's five-match unbeaten streak was snapped in the loss to UC Riverside…the Titans have been shut out on five occasions in 2013…Fullerton holds a record of 5-3 in matches decided by one goal in 2013…Cal State Fullerton leads the all-time series with UC Riverside by the count of 7-5-2…Fullerton's loss ends what was previously a four-match unbeaten streak (3-0-1) against the Highlanders dating back to the 2008 season... seven of the last eight meetings have been decided by a single goal with one draw thrown into the mix...Fullerton is 3-3-1 against Riverside on the Highlanders' home field,  and has suffered its first loss in its last four trips to the Inland Empire...UC Riverside shut out Cal State Fullerton for the first time since a 1-0 UCR win in Riverside, Calif., on Oct. 2, 2005.