The Toreros (1-1-1) scored the only goal they would need in the fourth minute of the game. Nikki Pappalardo crossed the the ball into the goalie box, where Victoria Walker was able to get a touch pass backwards right to the foot of Julia Sherwood, who in turn hit a one-timer past the starting Michigan goalkeeper, Taylor Bucklin, to give USD a 1-0 lead.
Then in the 22nd minute of play, Walker was on the receiving end of a ball, as Mariah Butera fed the ball to Sherwood, who then crossed the ball right to Walker's foot, and she hit a laser strike into the back of the net to give USD a 2-0 lead.
Just eight minutes later, USD put the game out of reach when Pappalardo sent a nice touch pass to the feet of Butera, who then fired off a laser strike at the UM goalkeeper, and that ball sailed into the back of the net, to give USD a 3-0 advantage heading into halftime.
In the second half, the offensive assault was not over, as in the 55th minute of action, Walker was able to tally her second goal of the day, and third of the season. Pappalardo was once again in the giving mood, as she distributed the ball directly at Walkers feet, and the sophomore striker then hit a laser shot right into the back to the net, giving USD a commanding 4-0 lead.
San Diego would cap the scoring for the day in the 87th minute of a play, as Hope Fleckner was able to redirect a deflected shot right past the UM 'keeper, to put the match at its final of 5-0.
San Diego outshot the visitors 9-4, and they held a territorial 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Michelle Craft picked up the win in goal for the Toreros, as she allowed no goals and recorded no saves. UM's starting goalkeeper Taylor Bucklin was saddled with the loss for the Wolverines, as she allowed three goals and recorded one save.
The Toreros will return to action on Sunday, as they head up to Los Angeles to take on the defending national champions and No. 1 ranked UCLA Bruins in a 5 p.m. match that will air live on the Pac-12 network.
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Football: Week Four
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Cross Country: USD Invite
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Football: Week Three
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USD Invite: Take a Lap
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Football: Week Two
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Football: Week One
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2017 Football Season Preview
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USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
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