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Ambort Lifts Toreros to Upset Win Over No. 19 Cal State Fullerton

Sept. 8, 2006

Box Score

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Senior midfielder Veronica Ambort's header in the 104th minute of the match lifted the University of San Diego women's soccer team (4-1-0) to an upset win over No. 19 Cal State Fullerton (2-1-1) Friday evening in a non-conference match at Torero Stadium.

With the game locked at 1-1, and in the final minutes of the match the Toreros turned to Ambort for some help, and she delivered. Freshman Natalie Vinti skied a pass into the goal box where Ambort was there to redirect the ball with her head past CSF goalkeeper Karen Bardsley for the match winner.

The Titans were the ones who struck first as in the 70th minute of the match Lauryn Welch sent a pass to the upper left corner of the goal box where Brianna Buffington hit a one-timer past USD goalkeeper Brittany Cameron for the 1-0 advantage.

The Toreros then went on the offensive attack, and in the 82nd minute USD responded. Jackie Garcia took a corner kick for USD and she sent a perfectly placed ball in the middle of a crowded goal box, where Vinti headed the ball past the Titans goalkeeper for the equalizer.

The Toreros outshot the Titans 13-10 and had a territorial advantage in corner kicks at 3-1.

Cameron picked up her second win of the season for USD allowing one goal and recording three saves, while her counterpart, Bardsley, suffered the loss for the Titans allowing two goals and recording seven saves.

The Toreros will continue their four-match home stand this Sunday as they host the Vandals of the University of Idaho in a 1 p.m. non-conference match at Torero Stadium.