Oct. 16, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's soccer team has jumped up five spots in the latest Soccer America top-25 poll to No. 11. USD also moved up to No. 14 in both the Soccerbuzz top-30 poll and in the Soccer Times top-25 poll and are up to No. 18 in the latest NSCAA top-25 poll.
Junior striker Amy Epsten's seventh goal of the season in the 40th minute of the match, lifted the, then 16th-ranked, University of San Diego women's soccer team to a 1-0 West Coast Conference win over No. 5 Santa Clara University in the WCC opener for both teams Sunday afternoon at Torero Stadium. With the win, the Toreros run their program-best unbeaten streak to nine as they improve to 10-1-2 overall and move to 1-0-0 in the WCC. With the loss, the Broncos fall to 8-3-2 overall and 0-1-0 in the WCC. Both teams were taking their opportunities to score a goal in the first half, then at the 40:47 mark, the Toreros turned to the WCC's leading scorer for same help and he delivered. Senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson took control of the ball just near midfield, and sent a lead pass to Epsten, who in turn burned past the SCU defender for a one-on-one situation with the Broncos goalkeeper, and was able to hit a laser strike into the back of the net to give USD the win.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday as they continue WCC play hosting Loyola Marymount at USD's Torero Stadium at 5 p.m.