Oct. 17, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's soccer team (9-5-0, 2-1-0) defeated LMU (3-11-0, 0-3-0) 2-1 in their WCC home opener Thursday evening. The Toreros broke a 1-1 tie in the 78th minute when Emily Dillon converted a game-winning penalty kick.
The Toreros got on the scoreboard first when sophomore defender Caitlyn Kretzschmar scored her second goal of the season in the 22nd minute. Emily Dillon sent a cross from the left wing that Kretzschmar was able to head past Lions goalkeeper Sophia Leksan.
In the 52nd minute the Lions would even the score. Shannon Kent sent a shot that bounced straight down after hitting the cross bar and Tawni Martino was able to send it past Michelle Craft.
In the 78th minute, Emily Dillon was fouled at the top of the goal box. Dillon, who leads the team in scoring, calmly placed the PK into the lower left corner as the Lions' keeper dove to the opposite corner.
The Toreros, who were wearing pink jerseys in honor of breast cancer awareness, have allowed only two goals in their past five matches. Michelle Craft, who had three saves, improved her record to 9-5-0. Lions keeper Sophia Leksan, who was making her first start of her career, collected four saves but was saddled with the loss.
The Toreros had 14 shot attempts to the Lions eight and held an advantage in corner kicks, taking 14 while the Lions only attempted four.
The Toreros will host Pepperdine, who lost 1-0 at BYU Thursday evening, Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. The match will be streamed live on TheW.tv.