Freshman James Cohn scored the second goal in USD's shutout victory over Saint Mary's Friday night
Oct. 16, 2009
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego men's soccer team recorded their seventh shutout of the season in a battle for first place against the Saint Mary's Gaels which ended with the Toreros winning 2-0.
Freshman forward Patrick Wallen recorded the game-winning goal in the first minute of the match. Wallen currently leads the Toreros in goals scored this season with five. Freshman midfielder James Cohn tallied the team's second goal in the 70th minute. Cohn tallied his second goal of the season.
"I don't think we played our best soccer tonight but we found a way to win the game which is good," said head coach Seamus McFadden. "[This win] is the sign of a good team."
The victory lifts the Toreros to 8-3-0 overall record and 4-0-0 West Coast Conference mark. They are the only undefeated team in WCC play and are currently on a four-match win streak. The Gaels take the loss and fall to 6-2-3 overall and 2-1-1.
45 seconds into the match, Patrick Wallen recorded the Torero's first goal of the night off a header. The Toreros charged after the kickoff into Saint Mary's territory. After several offensive attacks by San Diego, the ball was cleared by the Gaels defense. Posa regained control of the ball 30 yards out and chipped it back into the penalty box. Wallen leaped and connected on a header which sailed over SMC goalkeeper Doug Herrick towards the far post in the top left corner of the net for the 1-0 lead.
In the 68th minute, Saint Mary's had their best opportunity of the night to score. Bryan Vandoorninck took a shot attempt from inside the penalty box. USD goalkeeper Kelin Briones blocked the shot and there was a scramble for the ball on the far side just outside the goalkeepers box. SMC's Justin Grider fired off a shot that was just off target and dribbled out of bounds past the goal post.
In the 70th minute, San Diego forward Stephen Posa recorded USD's second goal of the night. On the right side just outside the penalty box, Posa fired off a shot from 20 yards out that was just out of Herrick's reach and into the left wall of the net for the 2-0 win.
Briones tallied four saves on the night and his seventh shutout of the season. Herrick allowed two goals for the Gaels. SMC out-shot the Toreros 10-6 and earned more corner kicks by a 4-2 margin.
San Diego returns to the pitch on Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m. as they continue their WCC schedule facing off against the Santa Clara Broncos.
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