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Irvine Upsets No. 22 San Diego

Sept. 17, 2006

Box Score

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 22nd-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team was upset by UC Irvine, 2-1, this afternoon in a non-conference match at Torero Stadium.

With the loss, the Toreros fall to 6-2-0 and saw their four-match winning streak come to an end. With the win, UC Irvine improves to 2-5-0 on the season.

The Anteaters jumped out to an early lead as in the 44th minute of the match, Christine Gorospe hit a chip shot over the head of USD's starting goalkeeper Karen Cook from 18 yards out to give UCI a 1-0 lead going into the break.

The Anteaters then added to their lead in the 55th minute of the match when Frankie Kelly redirected a cross from Brittany Coffin with her head past USD's Brittany Cameron to give UCI a 2-0 lead.

This sparked a furious offensive attack by the Toreros and in the 60th minute of the match, the Toreros cut the deficit in half. Freshman Hallie Huston tallied her second goal of the season when she hit a hard shot from 25 yards out that flew into the back of the net. But the Toreros could come no closer, leaving the match at its final of 2-1.

USD out shot the Anteaters 14-6 and had a 8-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Cook was charged with the loss in goal for USD allowing one goal and recording four saves. Erin Henry was credited with the win for UCI as she allowed one goal and recorded seven saves.

The Toreros will return to the pitch on Friday as they head to Los Angeles to battle the Women of Troy in a 3 p.m. non-conference match on the campus of USC.