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Oct 13, 2012 12:28 AM by Andrew Masuda

Four Santa Maria natives battle in 2-2 draw between Cal Poly and CSUN soccer

In a game that squared two St. Joseph High graduates against two from Righetti High graduates ended in a 2-2 draw as the Cal State Northridge women's soccer team scored two second half goals to tie first place Cal Poly on Friday night.

The Mustangs remain undefeated in Big West Conference action at 4-0-1 and 7-5-2 overall. The Matadors are 2-11 and 5-4-5 overall.

Cal Poly scored two goals within the first six minutes of the match. St. Joseph High graduate Sara Epps centered a ball into the box that Sara Lancaster headed to the back of the net just 69 seconds into the game. Lancaster's third goal of the season made it 1-0 Cal Poly. Cici Kobinski dribbled in traffic and burned two Matador defenders before burying her third goal of the season to make it 2-0 at the 5:34 mark.

The game also featured St. Joseph graduate Andrea Zimkowski for the Mustangs and Righetti grads senior goalie Haley Hawes and senior forward Marisa Miller. It was Miller who assisted on both Matador goals in the second half.

CSUN outshot Cal Poly 16-8 in the second half and 26-15 in the match. Cal Poly goalie Alyssa Giannetti made 10 saves on the night.

Lancaster led the Mustangs with 3 shots, while Epps and fellow freshman phenom Elise Krieghoff had 2 each for Cal Poly.

The Mustangs return to action on Sunday at 12pm against Hawaii in the Big West match.

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