Titans Down 49ers For Sixth-Straight Victory
Oct. 29, 2004
Long Beach, Calif. - The Cal State Fullerton women's soccer team got a goal and an assist from junior Erin Shelton and redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Karen Bardsley earned her fourth shutout of the season as the Titans defeated archrival Long Beach State, 3-0, on Friday afternoon at George Allen Field in Long Beach, Calif.
The Titans extended their winning streak to six-straight matches in improving to 10-7-1 overall and 6-1-1 in the Big West. Long Beach State fell to 6-9-2 overall, 1-6-1 in the Big West.
Fullerton remained in a tie for first place in the league with UC Santa Barbara, which eked out a 1-0 road victory at Idaho on Friday. The five road victories this season for the Titans tie the school record set in 1995.
Cal State Fullerton got down to business in the third minute, as junior Erica Pryor bounced in a shot from 35 yards out for second goal of the season.
Shelton and junior Kandace Wilson then iced the victory for the Titans, each scoring goals just over a minute apart for the final score. Junior Rebekah Patrick assisted on Shelton's tally (her first of the season) before Shelton earned the assist on Wilson's goal (her 10th of the year) in the 64th minute.
The Titans outshot the 49ers, 16-6, for the match, including a 9-2 margin in the second half. Bardsley had four saves in the match in earning her sixth win of the season in net.
With the victory, Cal State Fullerton reached 10 wins in a season for the third time in four seasons under Head Coach Ali Khosroshahin and for the fifth time overall in the history of the program.
Fullerton closes out the season on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 31) with a 1 p.m. kickoff on the road at UC Irvine.
Should the Titans win, Fullerton would earn at least a share of the conference regular season title depending on the Gauchos' result at Utah State, its third such crown since 1996 and the second under Khosroshahin (2001).