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McCormick Lifts Zags Over UCSB 1-0

Sept. 30, 2007

Box Score

SPOKANE, Wash. - Nanda McCormick scored the lone goal Sunday as the Gonzaga University women's soccer team continued its unbeaten streak with an 1-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara at Martin Field at Spokane, Wash.

The win extended the Bulldogs' unbeaten streak to six matches and improves their overall record to 6-2-1. The Gauchos dropped to 3-5-2 with the loss.

Both squads remained scoreless until the 64:20 mark, when McCormick scored her 18th career goal. Off of a Gonzaga corner kick, Lauren Dascenzo tipped the ball before it was knocked into the net by McCormick.

The Gauchos threatened to tie the game late, when during the last few minutes of the match UCSB fired off three shots that barely missed the net.

Goalkeeper Jessie Thalman posted two saves en route to the victory as well as her fourth shutout of the season. Thalman has now posted 10 career shutouts, ranking her second on the career shutout list. Her four shutouts this season rank fifth in the single season record books. UCSB goalkeeper, Cassi Franklin, suffered the loss after posting one save and allowing the lone goal of the match.

Gonzaga held the slight shot advantage of the afternoon, 11-9, and both teams posted an equal number of shots on goal with two a piece. The Gauchos held the 6-4 corner kick edge, including a 5-1 advantage in the second half.

The Bulldogs will conclude a four-math home stand Tuesday when they host Boise State University in a mid-week match. The contest is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Martin Field.