Sept. 10, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's soccer team continues to roll in the first part of the 2006 season as they crush the University of Idaho, 3-0, Sunday afternoon in a non-conference match at Torero Stadium.
With the win, the Toreros have now won three consecutive matches and move to 5-1-0 on the season. With the loss, the Vandals remain winless and scoreless on the season as they fall to 0-6-0, suffering their sixth consecutive shutout.
In the 25th minute of the match, the Toreros would score the only goal they would need as junior forward Leigh Ann Robinson tallied her team-leading third goal of the season on a bang-bang play. Robinson found herself to the left side of the goal box with a wide open look at the net and fired a shot that was saved by UI's goalkeeper, but the ball bounced off her hands and to the feet of Natalie Vinti. Vinti then fired a rocket shot right back at the goalie and the ball was blocked, but Robinson was there for the rebound to punch the ball into the back of the net.
Veronica Ambort, USD's hero from Friday, then gave the Toreros a cushion when she hit a chip shot over the goalkeeper's head off a cross from Robinson to give USD a 2-0 advantage.
USD wasn't done scoring yet as freshman Jessica Larrabee tallied her first collegiate goal. Vanessa Vella took a corner kick for USD and placed the ball into a crowded goal box. The ball found the feet of Larrabee and she punched the ball into the back of the net to seal the 3-0 win for USD.
USD dominated the box score as they out shot the Vandals 17-3 and held a territorial advantage in corner kicks at 14-0. Both Robinson and Jackie Garcia led the team with three shots apiece.
USD will return to the pitch on Friday when they host UNLV in a 5 p.m. non-conference match at Torero stadium. This will be the first match of a double header with the USD men's team who will play Long Island University in the nightcap.