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Dons Open 2007 Home Slate With Tie

Sept. 30, 2007

Box Score

SAN FRANCISCO - The USF women's soccer team (0-6-3) opened up the 2007 home schedule by tying Cal State Bakersfield (2-7-1), 0-0, Sunday afternoon. Junior midfielder Katherine Kimure had a match-high seven shots and the Dons out-shot the Roadrunners, 19-10.

Both teams began the match with excellent scoring opportunities. In the 2nd minute, Cal State Bakersfield defender LeAnn Tucker hit a shot on goal which was grabbed by USF junior goalkeeper Katie Hodgson. Coming after a corner kick by sophomore midfielder Jenny Jarvie, senior forward Fiona O'Sullivan hit a header towards goal that was also muffled.

At the end of the first period, in what was the best scoring chance for both teams, Cal State Bakersfield had a shot in the 33rd minute off the foot of sophomore forward Alexa Vickroy hit the top post and the ricochet shot from freshman midfielder Liz Controneo meet Hodgson's mitts.

After the initial period, which saw CSB attempt six shots and USF nine, the Dons had six more attempts than the Roadrunner attack. Along with Kimure, O'Sullivan had five shots over the course of the match. Vickroy finished with three shots to pace the Roadrunners.

Between the pipes, CSB freshman goalkeeper Nicole Padilla registered seven saves on way to her first career shutout. Hodgson had a total of six saves on the day.

San Francisco will be back at Negoesco Field Friday, facing UC Irvine. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT.