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Toreros Drop Final WCC Match, 2-0, Against San Francisco

Nov. 3, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The University of San Diego men's soccer team (10-7-1, 5-6-1 WCC) fell 2-0 to the University of San Francisco Dons (11-6-1, 6-5 WCC) Friday evening when USF scored two goals in the last ten minutes of the match at Negoesco Stadium.

The Toreros defense was flawless until the 83rd minute USF's Rob Valentino passed the ball off to teammate Aaron Chandler headed into the penalty box. Chandler fired off a shot from the top of the penalty box for the 1-0 lead.

With time still remaining in the match for the Toreros to tie it up, USF's Conor Chinn sent a ball into the San Diego penalty box to Chandler who was seven yards from the net sneaking a ball in past USD goalkeeper Lance Friesz for the 2-0 victory.

The Dons had 10 shots and committed 16 fouls. Chandler recorded a team high three shots and two shots on goal. Goalkeeper Geremy Uhl recorded two saves against the Toreros.

For San Diego, The Toreros tallied only five shots against USF and committed only ten fouls. Forward Eric Pohl was the team leader with two shots and one shot on goal. Goalkeeper Lance Friesz allowed two goals and recorded two saves.

The Toreros return to Southern California for their final match of the 2006 regular season against the UCLA Bruins in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.