Sept. 15, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Senior Veronica Ambort and junior Leigh Ann Robinson each tallied a goal in the second half to lead the 22nd-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team to a 2-0 shutout win over UNLV Friday evening in a non-conference match at Torero Stadium.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 6-1-0 overall, have recorded back-to-back home shutouts and have won four consecutive matches. With the loss the Rebels fall to 2-4-1.
Both teams battled to a scoreless draw in the first half, despite the Toreros out shooting the Rebels 6-1. But USD would finally breakthrough in the scoring column in the 72nd minute of the match. Vanessa Vella took a corner kick for the Toreros and she skied a pass into a crowded goal box. The ball found the feet of Ambort and she punched the ball past the UNLV `keeper for her third goal in as many matches to give USD the only goal they would need.
Robinson then sealed the victory in the 85th minute as she tallied her team-leading fourth goal of the season. Natalie Vinti took control of the ball in the midfield and sent a pass to a streaking Robinson who slipped behind the Rebels defense. Robinson then had a breakaway situation and rocketed the ball into the back of the net to put the game at its final of 2-0.
Brittany Cameron recorded her first shutout of the season in the net for the Toreros allowing no goals while recording one save. Alicia Lugo was credited with the loss for the Rebels allowing two goals and recording three saves.
The Toreros out shot the Rebels 13-1 and had an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks.
USD will return to the pitch on Sunday as they closeout their four-match home stand with a 12 p.m. match against UC Irvine at Torero Stadium.