Pepperdine Drops 1-0 Decision to #16 San Diego
Pepperdine's women's soccer team (6-9-2, 1-3 WCC) outshot #16 San Diego, 15-10, but it wasn't enough as the Toreros left Tari Frahm Rokus Field Friday afternoon with a 1-0 victory.
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San Diego’s (12-4-2, 4-0 WCC) game-winner was scored by Ashley Kirk at the start of the 25th minute, heading in a Natalie Vinti free kick from inside the 18-yard box and into the side netting.
“Set pieces have been our undoing this season, but that one was particularly disappointing since we’ve been defending them well over the past few games,” Ward said.
Pepperdine placed seven of its 15 shots on goal, two of which were on a wide-open net. In the 39th minute, the Waves caught USD goalkeeper Brittany Cameron out of position, but Amanda Rupp’s (
As the match was in its final three minutes, Rupp had a shot partially stopped on the ground by Cameron and Kelly Reilly’s (
Cameron finished the match with six saves, while Pepperdine’s goalkeeper senior Kayla Stolte (
Stolte’s eight-save efforts have all come in one-goal losses to nationally ranked opponents: #4 UCLA, #3
Offensively, Rupp led the Waves and all players with five shots.
“They really came at us in the second half, but at the same time we didn’t allow them to get lots of chances off running plays,” Ward said. “I’m very proud of the energy and fight we had on display.”
Pepperdine finishes its weekend homestand Sunday with a 1 p.m. contest vs.
Sunday is also Club Soccer Family Day. Members of local club teams interested in attending the