Nov. 4, 2006
(San Francisco, CA) - San Francisco played tough on Senior Day, but couldn't take down a strong University of San Diego, as the Toreros took a 2-0 victory on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Negoesco Stadium. The Dons finish the season 5-13-2, 1-5-1 WCC while the Toreros are on the bubble for an NCAA Tournament berth at 12-8-0, 3-4-0 WCC.
Just over 38 minutes ran off the clock before the first score, when San Diego's sophomore forward Tara Hodgson scored from about 18 yards out after a pass from fellow sophomore, defender Jackie Garcia. USD closed out the scoring at 57:51 after red-shirt sophomore forward Allison Wolters got foot on the ball from the left side and shot it over the head of USF's sophomore goalie Katie Hodgson. Tara Hodgson earned the assist.
The game was relatively even as far as offensive tries, with USD getting off 10 shots and USF shooting nine. The Toreros owned an 8-4 corner kick advantage.
Four seniors played their final game for USF today, but none getting the result they wanted. Chelsea Hunt leaves the Hilltop as one of the most prolific women's soccer players in school history. She left her mark, earning a spot in the top ten in every offensive category in USF record books. Two other four year seniors, Hilary Fisher and Katie Foster, along with a two year transfer, Anne Guina, also played their final games as Dons.
Head coach Pamela Kalinoski commented on her seniors and the game.
"I want to commend our seniors. They all contributed to this team and made a lasting impression on me and their teammates. I'm disappointed we couldn't get a win in their last game, but I'm proud of the effort the team made today. They battled against a tough USD and really left it all out there on the field. That's all I can ask them to do. We just were a little unlucky and didn't finish our chances," Kalinoski said.
Today's game concludes the 2006 season. Join us in 2007 for more USF Women's Soccer.