Sept. 16, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson's goal in the 98th minute of the match, lifted the University of San Diego women's soccer team (3-1-2) to a 1-0 overtime win over the visiting Cal Poly Mustangs (1-5-0) Sunday afternoon at Torero Stadium.
With the game knotted at 0-0 heading into overtime, the Toreros, who had out shot the Mustangs 9-8 in regulation, went on the offensive attack and as time was winding down USD was able to put away the Mustangs. Junior midfielder Jackie Garcia sent a long lead pass through the stingy Mustang defense, and Robinson corralled the ball, then left the defender behind her and took on the Cal Poly goalkeeper one-one-one. Robinson punched a rocket shot into the back of the net to lift the Toreros to victory.
In regulation, both teams had their opportunities to score a goal, with one of USD's best scoring opportunities coming in the early going of the second half. USD received a free kick just to the top left of the Cal Poly goal box. Vanessa Vella took the kick and sent the ball into the center of the goal box, where a streaking Christine Mock was all by herself and just missed connecting on the ball to redirect it past the Cal Poly 'keeper, to preserve the scoreless contest.
Cal Poly also had good scoring opportunities as in the 66th minute the Mustangs had a golden opportunity to put the ball in the back of the net. Kendahl Stein found herself with the ball inside of the USD goal box and had no one on her. She rocketed a shot at San Diego's junior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron, but Cameron made a great play on the ball and saved the goal, to keep the game scoreless.
Cameron, recorded her fourth shutout of the season and lowered her West Coast Conference-leading goals-against-average to 0.46, while recording four saves. Her counterpart, Alli Tramel, was saddled with the loss as she allowed one goal and recorded eight saves.
The Toreros out shot the Mustangs 11-8 and both teams had four corner kicks a piece.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday as they travel to play UC Irvine in a 7 p.m. non-conference match.