Nov. 10, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Three goals within a six minute span in the second half helped lift the USD men's soccer team to a 4-1 victory over Portland on Sunday afternoon at Torero Stadium. With the game tied at 1-1 and another overtime contest looming, the Toreros (6-8-4, 2-5-3) unleashed an offensive flurry that started with Torrey DeArmas' game-winner in the 81st minute and ended with a pair of goals by Michael Turner in the 83rd and 87th minutes.
Senior midfielder Elijah Galbraith-Knapp made the most of USD's Senior Day by scoring the first goal of the game in the 42nd minute when he cut right in front of the net to take a cross from Blake Milton out on the left wing and headed it in from about six yards out as he streaked across the box. The goal was Galbraith-Knapp's second of the season. He later assisted on Turner's first goal in the 83rd minute.
"We all wanted to come out here and play for us four guys," said Galbraith-Knapp after the win. "This was our last (home) game and you could just feel the enthusiasm and 100 percent effort from everybody. It was a collective effort and those are the best wins."
Fellow senior Milton had a fine Senior Day himself, assisting on two goals on the day, his first two assists of the season.
After Galbraith-Knapp scored to put USD up 1-0, Portland (8-10-0, 3-7-0) answered right back with the tying goal less than 10 seconds later. The Pilots took advantage of a quick start on a free kick where the USD defense was not set as Derek Boggs rolled a low shot from the left wing into the far corner from about 12 yards out to tie it at 1-1.
The Toreros kept heavy pressure on the Portland defense throughout the match, which helped keep the score tied until DeArmas dribbled around a Portland defender near the top of the 18-yard box, swept around to the left wing and fired off a high shot that was tipped by Portland keeper Jason Dodson before bouncing into the far corner for the go-ahead score.
Turner followed that with his third goal of the season in which Keegan Smith dribbled down toward the end line on the right wing and delivered a low cross into the box where Turner found an opening to redirect the pass into the back of the net, putting the Toreros up 3-1.
About four minutes later, Turner handled a touch from Milton at the left corner of the 18-yard box and took a left-footed shot that ended up in the far corner from about 15 yards out.
The Toreros ended up with a 10-9 edge in shots on the day and had a couple more near-misses that would have added to their scoring total on the day. USD also held a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks in the match.
Michael D'Arrigo (6-7-4) had a strong showing on Senior Day with six saves for the Toreros, while Dodson (5-4-0) registered four saves of his own for the Pilots.
USD has now won their last two conference games after starting the WCC schedule 0-5-3.
The Toreros close out the regular season on the road when they travel to Loyola Marymount on Wednesday, Nov. 13 for a 6 pm kickoff, followed by a 1 pm tilt at Santa Clara on Sunday, Nov. 17.
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