Nov. 16, 2007
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The ninth-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team saw their season come to an end with a 2-1 loss to No. 19 Oklahoma State University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday evening at UCLA's Drake Stadium.
With the loss, the Toreros end their season with a 15-3-3 overall record. With the win the Cowgirls move to 14-5-3 overall and will advance on to face UCLA on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Toreros wasted no time scoring as in the 10th minute of action, senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson sent a lead pass to a streaking Jen Mello. Mello then hit a one-timer past the OSU goalkeeper and into the back of the net to give USD the early 1-0 advantage.
USD had another good scoring opportunity come in the first half, as the Toreros took a corner kick. The ball flew into a crowded goal box, where Ashley Kirk rose above all players and put a head on it. The ball was blocked, but fell inside the goal box. USD then committed a foul inside the box to end the scoring threat.
The Cowgirls then tied the match up in the 47th minute of action. Of a corner kick, Siera Strawser snuck a one-timer past USD's junior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron.
OSU then scored their second goal in the 85th minute of action. Yolanda Odenyo took a shot that was saved by Cameron, but the ball fell to the feet of Kasey Langdon, who was able to get the ball into the back of the net to give OSU a 2-1 lead.
Cameron was saddled with the loss in goal for the Toreros as she allowed two goals and recorded three saves. Erin Stigler picked up the win in goal for the Cowgirls, allowing one goal and recording one save.