Oct. 14, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Junior striker Amy Epsten's seventh goal of the season in the 40th minute of the match, lifted the 16th-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team to a 1-0 West Coast Conference win over No. 5 Santa Clara University in the WCC opener for both teams Sunday afternoon at Torero Stadium.
With the win, the Toreros run their program-best unbeaten streak to nine as they improve to 10-1-2 overall and move to 1-0-0 in the WCC. With the loss, the Broncos fall to 8-3-2 overall and 0-1-0 in the WCC.
Both teams were taking their opportunities to score a goal in the first half, then at the 40:47 mark, the Toreros turned to the WCC's leading scorer for same help and he delivered. Senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson took control of the ball just near midfield, and sent a lead pass to Epsten, who in turn burned past the SCU defender for a one-on-one situation with the Broncos goalkeeper, and was able to hit a laser strike into the back of the net to give USD the win.
SCU wasn't without their scoring opportunities, as late in the match the Broncos had a chance to tie things us. With just about a minute to go, the Broncos had a corner kick and were able to get the ball into a crowded goal box. Several Bronco players tried to get a foot on the ball, but were unsucessfull and finally the Torero defense was able to clear the ball to give all the Torero fans in attendance a huge sign of relief.
San Diego was outshot by Santa Clara 7-6 and the Broncos held a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.
Junior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron had another outstanding performance in goal as she allowed no goals while recording two saves to lower her conference-leading goals-against-average to 0.46. Meagan McCray was saddled with the loss in goal for the Broncos as she allowed one goal and recorded one save.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday as they host Loyola Marymount University in a 5 p.m. match at USD's Torero Stadium.