Welch, Titans Post 1-0 Victory Over Cal Poly

Oct. 10, 2004

Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton sophomore Lauryn Welch scored her first goal of the season in the 55th minute and sophomore goalkeeper Karen Bardsley made seven saves on the afternoon to lift the Titans to a 1-0 victory over visiting Cal Poly on Sunday afternoon at Titan Stadium.

Cal State Fullerton improved to 5-7-1 overall, 1-1-1 in the Big West. Cal Poly fell to 6-2-4 overall, 2-1-1 in league play.

The Titans' goal came off a nifty series that started with freshman Leslie Munoz who sent a cross from the left side toward the top of the box. Fellow freshman Marisol Linsteadt got her head on the ball and flicked it back to a wide open Welch, who sent her shot to the top of the cage and in for the only score of the match.

Welch became the ninth different Titan to find the back of the net this season and the 13th player to score a point.

Bardsley and the rest of the Fullerton defense then clamped down on the Mustangs' offense in a very physical second half that featured 16 fouls and a pair of yellow cards.

Cal Poly's leading scorer, Sharon Day, took five shots on the afternoon to lead all players.

For Bardsley, it was her second shutout of the season and a season-best save total. Junior Erin Shelton led the Titans with three shots on the afternoon as 10 different players tallied shots for Fullerton en route to a 14-13 advantage in the category.

The Titans return to action next Friday (Oct. 15) as they hit the road to take on Pacific at 7 p.m.