Sept. 2, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's soccer team (1-0-1) battled to a scoreless draw with No. 22 Duke University (0-0-2) in the final game of the WCC/ACC Challenge Sunday afternoon at USD's Torero Stadium. With the tie, the Toreros claimed the championship of the tournament.
San Diego had its opportunities to score a goal, but were unable to get the ball into the back of the net. One of USD's best scoring opportunities came at the 80:50 mark, when Jen Mello was involved in a scramble in front of the Blue Devils net. She punched a ball hard to the Duke goalkeeper, Allison Lipsher, but Lipsher punched the ball away to prevent the goal.
Another great scoring opportunity came in the overtime period for USD at the 92:53 mark as Amy Epsten tried to lob a a shot over the head of the Duke 'keeper, but the ball was not out of the reach of the 5-9 Lipsher, preventing yet another USD goal.
Duke, who hasn't score a goal in a five regular season games, dating back to last season, also had several opportunities to score a goal, but were unable to get the ball past USD's junior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron.
Cameron picked up her first shutout of the season as she allowed no goals and recorded three saves. Lipsher recorded her second shutout of the season as she allowed no goals and recorded three saves.
The Toreros, who defeated No. 19 Wake Forest University to open the tournament, out shot the Blue Devils 9-6 and held a slight advantage in corner kicks at 5-4.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday as they head to Dayton, Ohio to take on the University of Dayton in a 4:30 p.m. match. The Toreros will then continue their road swing on Sunday as they play the Buckeyes of Ohio State University in a 10 a.m. match.