Oct. 25, 2007
PORTLAND, Ore. - The 11th-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team saw their 11-match unbeaten streak come to an end with a 4-0 loss to No. 6 University of Portland Thursday evening in a West Coast Conference match at Merlo Field.
With the loss, the Toreros fall to 11-2-3 overall and 2-1-1 in the WCC. With the win, the Pilots improve to 12-3-0 overall and 4-0-0 in the WCC.
The Pilots jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead as in the seventh minute, Michelle Enyeart took the ball near midfield, and dribbled through the USD defense to score an unassisted goal.
In the 20th minute of the match, USD has its first scoring opportunity, as Amy Epsten was able to burn past two defenders and feed the ball to the left side of the goal box to freshman forward Ashleigh Shoughro. The Las Vegas, Nev. native in turn rifled off a shot that hit the left post.
Portland then moved the score to 2-0 in the 22nd minute as Stephanie Lopez was able to hit a rocket shot into the back of the net from 18 yards out.
San Diego had another good scoring opportunity come in the 25th minute of action. Senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson sped through the Pilots defense and fed the ball to Shoughro, who was right in front of the Portland goal, but Shoughro was unable to put a shot on the ball as the Pilots defense cleared the ball.
USD's next scoring opportunity came in the 57th minute of the match as Shoughro again was about 18 yards out and fired off a shot, but Portland's goalkeeper was there for the save.
The Pilots then moved the score to 3-0 in the 60th minute as Sophie Schmidt redirected a cross from Angie Woznuk into the back of the goal.
The Pilots then tallied their fourth goal of the match in the 62nd minute of action when Schmidt was able to redirect a cross from Natalie Budge to move the score to 4-0.
Cameron was saddled with the loss for the Toreros as she allowed four goals and recorded four saves. Kelsey Davis was credited with the win as she allowed no goals and recorded one savee.
The Pilots outshot the Toreros 25-5 and also held a territorial advantage in corner kicks at 12-2.
The Toreros will return to action on Sunday as they head to Spokane, Wash. to take on Gonzaga University in a 12 p.m. WCC match at Gonzaga's Martin Field.