Sept. 18, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's soccer team has returned to the top-25 after a one week hiatus. The Toreros return as the No. 25 team in the nation, according to the latest Soccer America top-25 poll.
The Toreros remained unbeaten on their home pitch as they registered a 0-0 tie with, then No. 5, UCLA on Friday, and picked up a win against Cal Poly, 1-0, on Sunday. In Friday's match, the Toreros got another solid defensive effort from junior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron, and she recorded eight saves on 24 shots faced in picking up the shutout. Another defensive standout for the Toreros in the match was the play of senior defender Vanessa Vella. Vella was the organizer of the back line for the Toreros and played a huge role in the Toreros shutting down the high-powered UCLA offense. Then on Sunday, the Toreros chalked up a 1-0 overtime win over visiting Cal Poly. Senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson was able to net the game-winning goal in the 98th minute. Robinson was able to control a lead pass from Jackie Garcia, and put a one-timer past the Mustangs goalkeeper to lift USD to victory.
The Toreros will return to a action on Friday as they head to UC Irvine for a 7 p.m. match against the Anteaters. The Toreros will then head to UC Riverside on Sunday and compete against the Highlanders in a 1 p.m. match.