Aztecs Score Late Equalizer

Aztecs Score Late Equalizer

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SAN DIEGO – San Diego State erased a two-goal deficit in the final 15 minutes of regulation as the exhibition with Cal State Fullerton ended in a 2-2 tie on Friday night at the  SDSU Sports Deck.

An overtime period was not played.

All four goals were scored in the second half as Fullerton freshman Tala Haddad put the Titans in the lead with a strike to the left side in the 52nd minute.

Another rookie came off the bench to give the Titans a 2-0 lead as Sarah Fajnor scored on a breakaway in the 73rd minute.

Both Titan goals were unassisted.

But just minutes after Fullerton recorded its second score, San Diego State cut that lead in half as Hannah Keane found a gap with a strike to the top left corner. Haley Locker provided the assist.

With less than four minutes left to play, Fullerton allowed the equalizer as Erika Leal's attack found the left corner of the net with Aliyah Utush providing the set-up.

San Diego State held a 19-9 shot advantage.

Fullerton redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Jennifer Stuart stopped five Aztec shots in the first half, while freshman Morgan Bertsch allowed both goals while totaling two saves in the final 45 minutes.

The Titans host Grand Canyon in their final exhibition at 1 p.m., Sunday, at Titan Stadium. Admission is free.

Fullerton officially begins the season with four consecutive home matches as No. 22 BYU visits Titans Stadium at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22. The Titans follow with Michigan State (4 p.m., Aug. 24), No. 25 Denver (7 p.m., Aug. 29) and Georgia (1 p.m., Aug. 31).

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