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COLLEGE: Northridge rallies in Bakersfield

9/16/2011

Cal State Northridge rallied from an early two-goal deficit Thursday night, with Thomas Ramos scoring one goal and assisting the net in a 2-2 draw at Cal State Bakersfield.

Ramos scored in the 44th minute and assisted the 60th-minute strike off a corner kick by Brian Behrdad (Woodland Hills/Taft HS) to pull the Matadors (2-3-1) even.

Star striker Gyasi Zardes (Hawthorne/Leuzinger HS) netted his seventh and eighth goals of the season for Bakersfield (2-0-2), tallying in the 26th and 30th minute.

In other men's action:

  • Trenton Titus (Chino Hills/Ayala HS) assisted three goals and Carlos Garcia-Partida and Oktay Bulut netted their fourths of the season as Azusa Pacific (4-1-0), No. 7 in the NAIA poll, routed St. Xavier (Ill.), 5-0.

  • Jorge Serrano (Sylmar/Sylmar HS and College of the Canyons) scored one first-half goal and assisted three more to lead NAIA No. 15 The Master's (6-0-0) in a 7-0 romp over Arizona Christian.

  • David Taylor scored a hat trick in 13½ minutes, carrying defending conference champ Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-1-0) to a 3-1 victory over Cal Lutheran (0-4-0) in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Association opener.

  • Whittier (1-3-0) also won its first conference game, a 2-1 win over La Verne (1-2-0) as Srdan Jovanovic's second goal arrived in overtime. Nick Eary scored twice as Redlands (2-2-0) scored six against Pomona-Pitzer (1-3-0). Occidental (1-2-0) also won.

In women´s action:

  • Erin Edmonds and Traci Lopez scored goals as Pomona-Pitzer (3-0-0) surprised Redlands (2-1-1), ranked No. 19 in the NSCAA Division III poll, with a 2-0 triumph in a SCIAC opener.

  • Freshman Taylor Will scored twice as defending SCIAC regular-season champ Cal Lutheran (4-1-0) romped, 4-0, over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (0-1-2). La Verne (2-1-2) also won.

THE SCORES

  • MEN

Thursday

Cal State Bakersfield 2 (Zardes 26, 30), Cal State Northridge 2 (Ramos 44, Behrad 60), OT

La Sierra 0, Biola 2

The Master's 7 (Serrano 9, Armstrong 18, Egeler 34, Edwards 40, Gardner 51, Shahi 69, Lightfoot 87), Arizona Christian 0

St. Xavier (Ill.) 0, Azusa Pacific 5 (Nienhuis 36, Bishop 38, Garcia-Partida 49, Bulut 66, Ortlip 83)

Wednesday

Cal Lutheran 1 (og Marriner 60), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3 (Taylor 60, 62, 74)

Caltech 0, Occidental 4 (Brandford 11, White 17, own goal 37, Eng 59)

Redlands 6 (Eary 7, 21, Ramirez 59, Kustura 75, Izydorek 80, Prudhomme 86), Pomona-Pitzer 0

Soka 0, Concordia 6 (Orozco 6, Ramirez 37, Prado 53, Pfautz 64, Langston 75, Suarez 80)

Tuesday

Cal Baptist 2 (Rupert pen. 31, Salazar 59), Cal State Monterey Bay 0

Cal State San Marcos 1 (VanDenburg 32), Hope International 0

La Verne 1 (Alharshan 40), Whittier 2 (Jovanovic 86, 94), OT

Menlo 0, Vanguard 5 (Skachenko 4, 22, Couch 52, Rucireta 57, Sanchez 90)

Vanguard 2 (Pellow 14, O'Brien 52), Marymount 0

  • WOMEN

Wednesday

Cal Baptist 3 (Nicassio 18, Allard 47, Sanchez 84), Dixie State (Utah) 0

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0, Cal Lutheran 4 (Jones 10, Rains 23, Will 24, 56)

Occidental 2 (Minamishin 55, 84), Chapman 3 (Evans 2, Sobol 24, Lilly 65)

Pomona-Pitzer 2 (Edmonds 31, Lopez 84), Redlands 0

Whittier 0, La Verne 2 (Gooden 44, Cofer 85)