Sept. 28, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson's goal in the 82nd minute lifted the 22nd-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team to a 1-0 win over visiting Cal State Northridge Friday evening in a non-conference match at USD's Torero Stadium.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 5-1-2 overall and run their unbeaten streak to five matches. With the loss, the Matadors fall to 2-5-1.
Both teams had their chances to score a goal and with the second half nearing an end, the Toreros turned to one of its senior leaders, and she delivered. Sophomore Hallie Huston took control of the ball near midfield, then launched a almost perfect pass to a streaking Robinson. Robinson in turn controlled the pass and punched the ball into the right side of the net past the diving Matador goalkeeper to give USD the win.
CSUN had their best scoring opportunity come near the end of the first half. At the 43:45 mark, Carrie Faith Murphy was able to slip past the Toreros' defensive line and had a one-on-one situation with junior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron. Cameron wasn't intimidated by situation and dove on a shot attempt by Murphy to preserve the scoreless contest.
Cameron picks up the win in goal for USD and records her fifth shutout of the season, while recording five saves. Kellie Drenner was saddled with the loss for the Matadors in goal as she allowed one goal and recorded three saves.
San Diego held an 11-7 shot advantage and also had a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The Toreros will take their five-match unbeaten streak on the road on Sunday as they head to Stockton, Calif. for a 1 p.m. match with the University of the Pacific.