Nov. 2, 2007
MORAGA, Calif. - Junior striker Amy Epsten tallied two goals to help lead the 13th-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team to a 3-1 win over host Saint Mary's College Friday afternoon in a West Coast Conference match.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 13-2-3 overall and move to 4-1-1 in the WCC. With the loss, the Gaels fall to 6-10-2 overall and 0-6-0 in the WCC.
The Toreros wasted no time in scoring as in the fifth minute of action, Epsten tallied her first goal of the match. Sophomore midfielder Christine Mock was able to feed the ball to Epsten, who in turn corralled the ball and punched it past the SMC goalkeeper to give USD the early 1-0 lead.
In the 24th minute, USD increased their lead to two, as senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson took a corner kick for the Toreros and placed the ball into the middle of a crowded goal box. Mock then hit a one-timer past the SMC `keeper to give USD a 2-0 advantage.
San Diego continued to push forward as Epsten tallied her 11th goal of the season. Robinson rocketed off a shot that was saved by the SMC `keeper, but the ball bounced to Epsten, who was 14 yards out, and she in turn hit a laser strike into the back of the net to give USD a comfortable 3-0 lead.
SMC spoiled the shutout for the Toreros in the 67th minute as Stefani Rocco took a shot from about six yards out, and the ball found its way into the back of the net.
The Toreros outshot the Gaels 8-4 and held a 1-0 advantage in corner kicks.
San Diego will return to action on Sunday as they head to Fullerton to take on the Titans of Cal State Fullerton in a 6 p.m. non-conference match at Titan Stadium.