Sep 6, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. - The University of San Diego women's soccer team (3-2-0) fell to No. 19 Texas A&M (3-2-0) 6-1 Friday evening in the Toreros first match of the Texas A&M Tournament.
The Toreros knotted it up at 1-1 in the 46th minute on Emily Dillon's fifth goal of the season, but the Aggies would go on to score five second half goals to give Texas A&M the 6-1 victory.
The Aggies put pressure on the Toreros offense early and often. However, the San Diego back line was able to hold A&M to one first half goal despite the Aggies firing ten shots (five on goal). The Aggies finally found the back of the net in the 31st minute when Annie Kunz finished a Karlie Mueller free kick pass from the top of the box.
The Toreros nearly tied it up in the final seconds of the first half, but Aggie keeper Jordan Day made an impressive save on Emily Dillon's shot on goal. Dillon took full advantage of her next opportunity, putting away her fifth goal of the season just 23 seconds in to the second half to tie the match at 1-1. Mariah Butera provided the assist for Dillon, her second of the season.
It appeared momentarily that the Toreros had taken a 2-1 lead about ten minutes later after Taylor Housley found the back of the net; however the goal was nullified by a Torero foul.
The Aggies offense eventually found its groove, starting in the 63rd minute when Kelley Monogue finished a Brianca Brinson cross with a one-timer.
Monogue added another goal ten minutes later from eight yards out off a Leigh Edwards assist. The Aggies struck again just a minute later when Edwards scored from 20 yards away.
The Aggies' would tack on two more goals late in the second half. In the 86th minute Janae Cousineau cleaned up a Liz Keester shot that fired off the goal post. Keester's next attempt was on target from 12 yards out in the 90th minute to give the Aggies the 6-1 win.
Toreros' keeper Michelle Craft's record drops to 3-2-0, but she did manage to save ten of the Aggies 16 shots on goal. Aggies' keeper Jordan Day moves to 3-2-0 after recording five saves.
The Toreros will be back in action on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. when they face the Missouri Tigers (3-2-0), who fell to Baylor 2-1 earlier today.
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