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No. 5 UCLA Defeates USD, 3-0

Sept. 29, 2006

Box Score

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's soccer team (7-4-0) fell to the fifth-ranked UCLA Bruins (8-2-0), 3-0, Friday evening in a non-conference match at Drake Stadium.

The two teams were engaged in a defensive battle for the first 30 minute of the match, until UCLA was able to break into the scoring column. In the 31st minute, Lauren Cheney tallied her sixth goal of the season as she took a shot from eight yards out to beat USDs starting goalkeeper Brittany Cameron.

Cheney would then add to the lead for UCLA two minutes later with her second goal of the match, and the final UCLA goal came in the 36th minute of the match when Christina DiMartino took a shot from the left side of the goal box that snuck past Cameron to put the match at its final of 3-0.

The Bruins out shot the Toreros 23-4, but USD had a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Natalie Vinti, Tara Hodgson, Ashley Kirk and Vanessa Vella all tallied one shot apiece for the Toreros.

Cameron was charged with the loss for the Toreros allowing three goals, while recording six saves. Her counterpart, Valarie Henderson, was credited with the win for the Bruins allowing no goals and recording two saves.

The Toreros will return to the pitch on Sunday at 5 p.m. as they host the Rainbow Wahine of the University of Hawaii in a non-conference match at Torero Stadium.