Oct. 23, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's soccer team held steady at No. 11 in the latest Soccer America top-25 poll, moved up one spot to No. 13 in the latest Soccerbuzz top-30 poll, are up one spot in the latest NSCAA top-25 poll to No. 17 and remain at No. 14 in the latest Soccer Times top-25 poll.
San Diego ran their unbeaten streak to 11 as they picked up a 3-1 win over Loyola Marymount University and then battled to a 1-1 tie with Pepperdine University this past Sunday. In Friday's match, USD used three second half goals to come-from-behind and claim the win. USD's first goal came just 13 seconds into the second half as senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson took the ball at midfield and dribbled through the Lions defense to even the game at 1-1. In the 79th minute, Amy Epsten scored the game winner off a cross from both Hallie Huston and Jackie Garcia. Freshman striker Ashleigh Shoughro then put the match out of reach in the 88th minute as she dribbled past to defenders and the goalie for an open net shot and goal. On Sunday, USD struck first and Amy Epsten found herself inside a crowded goal box and a free kick from Vanessa Vella hit the cross ball and fell to Epsten who in turn put the ball into the back of the net. Pepperdine then tied things up late and the 1-1 score stood through two overtime periods.
The Toreros will return to action on Thursday as they travel to Portland, Ore. to play a 8 p.m. West Coast Conference match against No. 6 University of Portland on a Nationally televised match on the Fox Soccer Channel.