Sept. 9, 2007
Moraga, CA - The Saint Mary's women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Bakersfield Sunday afternoon in the Saint Mary's Classic finale. Alexa Vickroy struck twice for the Roadrunners to hand the Gaels their first loss of 2007. After the day, SMC moves to 1-1-2 on the season.
The Gaels began the game in total control, rallying off nearly 10 shots before the Roadrunners capitalized on a SMC mistake.
Vickroy tallied her first goal of the game when she gathered a pass back from the SMC defense and beat Tara Larson one-on-one to hand CSUB a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute.
Saint Mary's finally found the back of the net when Allie Weiner buried a one-timer. The sophomore forward gathered a long clearance and drilled a volley far post in the upper left corner in the 59th minute.
The Roadrunners then sealed the game when Vickroy struck again. On a set play, Vickroy took a pass from Natalie Haigh hidden in the wall on the free kick and turned to find net far post in the 65th minute.
Saint Mary's controlled the game with 22 shots compared to the 13 by Bakersfield. The Gaels out-shot the Roadrunners 11-4 in the first half.
Jessica Menzhuber led all players with five shots, putting three on goal. Four other Gaels rallied off three shots a piece. Moriah Neville led CSUB with four shots.
Nicole Padilla earned the win in net for the Roadrunners after making 10 saves and allowing one goal. Larson made two saves and was tagged for two goals for SMC.
Saint Mary's will return to action when they head to Nashville, TN to face the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Kickoff is slated for Friday, September 14 at 5 p.m. from the Vanderbilt campus.