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September 14, 2000|VINCE KOWALICK

The Cal State Northridge men's and women's soccer teams will try to end losing streaks this weekend. Both teams play Friday at North Campus Stadium.

Northridge men, coming off two consecutive shutout losses, host California at 7. The women play at 5 against Pepperdine.

The men's team is 1-7 in the series against Cal. The Matadors (2-2) play at San Diego on Sunday at 3:30.

Northridge women (0-2-3) have scored only one goal. The Matadors play UC Santa Barbara on Sunday at 8 at North Campus Stadium

The Master's College men's soccer team has scored only 11 goals in seven games but the Mustangs are 6-1, thanks to their defense.

Master's has three shutouts, including road victories at Grand Canyon and Fresno Pacific. Rusty Brooke leads Master's in scoring with four goals and one assists. Curtis Lewis has a team-high six assists.


The Northridge football team opens Big Sky Conference play Saturday against Northern Arizona at North Campus Stadium. All nine Big Sky teams are in action, with Montana playing a nonconference game at home against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Montana is ranked 10th in NCAA Division I-AA. Ninth-ranked Portland State, coming off its first victory over a Division I-A team, last week's 45-20 upset victory over Hawaii, plays at 25th-ranked Sacramento State.

Northern Arizona, ranked No. 23, will play without receiver Francis St. Paul, the Big Sky's second-leading receiver last season. St. Paul was suspended for the first four games after playing while academically ineligible last season.

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