Sept. 30, 2007
STOCKTON, Calif. - Behind two goals from junior striker Amy Epsten, the 22nd-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team, defeated the University of the Pacific, 2-1, Sunday afternoon in a non-conference match at Stagg Memorial Stadium.
With the win, the Toreros run their unbeaten streak to five as they improve to 7-1-2 overall. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 5-3-2 overall.
The Toreros wasted no time in scoring, as at the 9:10 mark, Epsten tallied her first goal of the match. Sophomore Natalie Vinti fed Epsten the ball and Epsten hit a quick one-timer past the Pacific goalkeeper to give USD an early 1-0 lead.
Epsten wasn't done just yet though, as she was able to tally one more goal. Junior defender Ashley Kirk fired off a shot in the 76th minute that was deflected and bounced to Epsten's feet. Epsten then rocketed off a shot that flew into the back of the net to give USD a 2-0 lead.
The Tigers spoiled the shutout for the Toreros in the 85th minute as Bunny Dickson snuck one past USD's junior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron to put the match at its final of 2-1.
Cameron picked up the win in goal for the Toreros as she allowed one goal and recorded three saves. Jamie Souza was saddled with the loss in goal for the Tigers, as she allowed two goals and recorded an impressive eight saves.
San Diego once again dominated on the offensive end as they out shot the Tigers 22-10 and also held an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday as they host Cal State Bakersfield in their final home non-conference match of the season at 7 p.m. inside the friendly confines of Torero Stadium.