Oct. 10, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The University of San Diego men's soccer team kept their winning streak alive with a 2-1 double overtime victory over Loyola Marymount at Sullivan Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Toreros stretched their winning streak to four games with the win and improved to 4-1 in WCC play.
Defender Julian Ringhof scored the game-winner in the 101st minute, while Dan Delgado tallied his team-leading fifth goal of the season and his second assist of the year.
LMU (3-8-2, 1-3-1 WCC) struck early when Pedro Velazquez took a long free kick from midfield and snuck it past USD keeper Drew Ilijevski to put the Lions up 1-0 in the seventh minute.
Delgado answered soon after when he got USD (6-6-0) on the board with a goal in the 20th minute where he weaved through the LMU defense before firing off a left-footed shot inside the far post that tied the game at 1-1.
The score would remained deadlocked through regulation as both teams remained near even in shots on the day- USD held a 13-11 advantage overall.
After a scoreless first overtime period, the Toreros wasted little time in scoring the golden goal in the second overtime frame. Ringhof took a corner kick from Delgado and connected with a short shot that gave Ringhof his first goal as a Torero and USD the win.
Ilijevski (4-1-0) put in a strong day in goal, tying his career high with five saves, while LMU keeper Paul Blanchette recorded six saves of his own in the loss.
USD looks to continue their hot play in WCC action as they travel to San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 14 for a 2:00 pm kickoff.