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Annette Ilg (14) finished Sunday's match with six shots, including three on goal.
Annette Ilg Hits Crossbar in 109th Minute but Tritons and Gators Finish in 0-0 Draw
Release: Sunday 09/26/2010 

SAN FRANCISCO - The UC San Diego women's soccer team generated plenty of pressure on offense Sunday but ended up walking away with one point after playing to a 0-0 draw against San Francisco State.

The high drama unfolded in the final moments of overtime, when Hayley Johnson lined up to take a corner kick in the 109th minute. As the Tritons moved everybody up for the attack, forward Annette Ilg hit the crossbar on the contest's final shot. In the end, the scoreboard still read 0-0.

The Tritons hold records of 4-2-2 overall and 2-2-2 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. SFSU, a squad positioned in the top tier of North Division teams with one-third of the season in the books, stands at 4-2-2 overall and 3-2-1 in league action.

UCSD outshot SFSU 17-9, including a 9-2 advantage in the first half that featured three attempts each from Ilg and Shelby Wong. The sturdy Tritons' defensive unit prevented the Gators from creating many serious chances, as SFSU didn't record a shot between the 13:58 and 52:24 marks - almost 40 minutes of action.

Ilg continued to be a key contributor for UCSD as a reserve. The Avon Lake, Ohio, native registered the first shots on goal of the second half and the first overtime period, along with the match's final attempt that caromed off the bar. Gators' goalkeeper Annicia Jones put together an impressive performance, coming up with critical stops time and time again. Jones finished the match with a career-high 10 saves, including three from Ilg that landed on target.

Not to be outdone, Tritons' netminder Kristin Armstrong collected four stops en route to recording her 10th-career shutout. So far in 2010, Armstrong and the UCSD defense have held five of their eight opponents scoreless.

On Friday in a 4-1 rout of Cal State Monterey Bay, the Tritons scored two goals off of restarts. That success off the set pieces never came to fruition Sunday, despite UCSD earning nine corner kicks to SFSU's one.

The Tritons will return to action on Friday when they host No. 14 Cal State San Bernardino at 7 p.m.

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