Titans Forge 1-1 Tie With Idaho State in Las Vegas
Sept. 2, 2007
LAS VEGAS - Cal State Fullerton junior Jenae Gibbens scored her first goal of the season in the first half to draw the Titans even and help them forge a 1-1 double overtime tie with Idaho State on the final day of competition at the UNLV adidias Classic in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon.
Both the Titans and Bengals moved to 0-1-1 overall on the season with the draw.
Idaho State was the first side to get on the board, following host UNLV's lead from Friday night by scoring quickly.
The Bengals' Natalie Griffin, who led Idaho State with five shots on the day, fired a shot from the left post, nestling it into the right corner past Titan goalkeeper Shayla Sabin at the 4:59 mark to make it 1-0.
The score remained that way until the 30th minute when Gibbens capitalized on a corner kick by Casey Schostag, heading home the cross to knot the match at 1-1. It was the first career goal for Gibbens in a Titan uniform.
Neither team could find the back of the net the rest of the way as Fullerton could not capitalize on a 23-12 shot advantage and a 9-6 lead in corner kicks.
ISU goalkeeper Maren Eves was stellar in net, turning away 10 shots to stifle the Titans' offense. Sabin made four saves in net for the Titans, who were led by senior Kristen Boujos' five shots on the afternoon.
Cal State Fullerton returns to action next weekend in much cooler climes as the Titans head north to Seattle, Wash., to compete in the Husky Nike Invitational.
Fullerton will meet 2006 NCAA Tournament national quarterfinalist Portland on Friday afternoon (Sept. 7) at 4:30 p.m., before taking on host Washington on Sunday (Sept. 9) at 1:30 p.m.