Nov. 9, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's soccer team ended their regular-season in style, with a 2-1 win over the University of the Pacific Saturday afternoon in a West Coast Conference match at Torero Stadium.
With the win, the Toreros conclude their 2013 regular-season with a 12-8-0 overall record and a 5-4-0 mark in the WCC. With the loss, the Tigers finish the season with a 4-12-3 overall and 3-5-1.
San Diego got on the scoreboard first, as in the 41st minute of action, a pair of seniors went to work. Emily Dillon drove the ball into the goal box, and slipped the ball to Lauren Dotson, who fired off a shot that ricocheted off a few defenders and found its way into the goal to give USD a 1-0 lead.
San Diego then doubled their lead in the 71st minute of action, as Dotson was in the giving mood this time, skiing a pass into a crowded goal box, where it found the left foot of Jenna Owens. Owens then hit a one-timer into the back of the net to give USD a 2-0 advantage.
The Tigers then answered back and cut the lead in half with a goal in the 77th minute of action. Sasha Moscatello hit a one-timer off a cross from Maricela Padilla to put the match at its final of 2-1.
Pacific out shot the Toreros 10-8, however, USD held a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Michelle Craft picked up the win in goal for the Toreros, as she allowed one goal and recorded three saves. With those three saves, Craft falls just one save shy of the USD single-season record of 94. Her counterpart, Tashia Long, was saddled with the loss for the Tigers, as she allowed two goals and recorded two saves.