Own Goal Ends Toreros Run in NCAA Tournament

UDS finishes the seaon at 15-5-2 overall.

Senior forward Amy Epsten.

Nov. 17, 2008

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An own goal ended the season for the 16th-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team as second-seeded UCLA claimed a 1-0 win over the Toreros Monday evening in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

The Toreros end their season with a 15-5-2 overall record. UCLA improves to 20-0-2 overall and will advance onto meet USC in the Sweet-16 of the NCAA Tournament.

The game-winning goal came at the 77:08 minute mark, as a flurry of UCLA offensive activity happened in front of the Torero goal, then UCLA's Kara Lang shot the ball and it was blocked by the USD defense and a USD defender then touched the ball and it flew just two inches over Brittany Cameron's reach and into the goal to give the Bruins a 1-0 win.

San Diego had a golden scoring opportunity come in the 23rd minute of action. Jackie Zinke was crossing in front of the net and fired off a shot that hit the cross bar and caused the UCLA goalkeeper to be out of position. Amy Epsten then had a chance for a rebounded shot and headed the ball over the cross bar ending the scoring threat.

In the final three minutes of action, USD had a great chance to tie things up, as Zinke was at the top right of the goal box and rocketed off a shot that flew just four inches over the cross bar, ending the USD scoring threat once again.



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