Oct. 12, 2012
MORAGA, Calif. - Erica Peeples' goal in the 28th minute of action lifted the University of San Diego women's soccer team to their fourth consecutive win, as the Toreros remain perfect in West Coast Conference action with a 1-0 win over Saint Mary's College Friday afternoon.
With the win, the Toreros move back to .500 at 7-7-0 overall, and they remain in sole possession of first place in the WCC with a 3-0-0 record. USD has not trailed in a WCC contest for 10 consecutive matches dating back to last season's WCC championship run. With the loss, the Gaels fall to 6-6-2 overall and 1-1-0 in the WCC.
The first half was all San Diego as USD outshot SMC 7-2 in the first-half. The Toreros got the goal in the 28th minute as Kelley McCloskey sent a cross from outside the left side of the box and found Erica Peeples who headed in the goal for her first goal of the season, and giving the Toreros the 1-0 victory.
USD also held a 4-0 corner kick advantage in the first half, and for the match, USD had a 5-1 edge in this category.
In the second half, the Gaels outshot USD 7-2, to even the shots for the match at 9-9. SMC had several scoring chances, but several of the shots were saved by USD keeper McKenna Tollack who played the second-half.
Michelle Craft, who played the first half in goal for the Toreros, picked up the win as she allowed no goals and recorded one save. Tollack also had a nice match for the Toreros, as she recorded three saves and allowed no goals. For the Gaels, Khayla Jones was saddled with the loss in goal, as she allowed one goal and recorded four saves.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday when they host the University of Portland in nationally televised match on ESPNU at 8 p.m. This will be USD's first home math since Sept. 14.