Oct. 6, 2006
Chris Rodd blasted in a pass from Rob Valentino on a Matt Languis' corner kick with 19:38 left in regulation to give 18th ranked USF a 1-0 West Coast Conference victory over Loyola Marymount Friday afternoon in Los Angeles.
The Dons (8-3-1, 3-2-0 WCC) won their third straight game behind six saves by goalkeeper Geremy Uhl, who tied former Portland and USA Goalkeeper Kasey Keller's record for most career shutouts in WCC play with 13. It was also his fifth shutout of the season and 23rd in his USF career. LMU dropped to 6-5-1, 2-2-1 in league play.
The winning goal was scored when Valentino, the defending WCC Defensive Player of the Year headed Languis' corner across the box where Chris Rodd knocked it in from short range. It was the first USF goal for Rodd, Danville native who transferred in from William and Mary last season.
"LMU is an excellent team and played a good game, as well," said Dons' head coach Erik Visser. "But I thought we have the better overall run of play and deserved the win. Although we have won here before, I thought this was one of the better games we have played here. The guys earned it."
The Dons continue their WCC road trip at San Diego Sunday in a game rescheduled for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff. The Dons have played seven of their first 12 games on the road this season and have a 5-2-0 road mark.
USF will host its alumni game on Saturday, October 14th.