LOS ANGELES -
The UC San Diego women's soccer team picked up its fourth-straight victory Sunday, defeating 15th-ranked Cal State L.A. on the road 1-0. Anne Wethe
scored the match's lone goal for the Tritons, who have not lost since Sept. 17.
UCSD improves to 8-2-2 overall and 6-2-2 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, while CSULA drops to 8-3 overall and 7-3 in league play. Sunday's result trims the Golden Eagles' lead over the Tritons in the CCAA South Division to just one point. Cal State Dominguez Hills stands in third place, one point behind UCSD.
Wethe's timing has been impeccable this season, as all three of her scores in 2010 have been game-winning goals. On Sunday, Wethe struck in the 32nd minute on a long shot from about 20 yards out above the center of the box. The ball sailed into the upper right corner of the net.
Roughly five minutes later, CSULA's Gabbi Segall lined a shot off the crossbar. The Tritons managed to escape that chance with the shutout intact and the UCSD defense held tough through the remainder of the match, despite the Golden Eagles ending with a 10-6 shot advantage and a 4-1 corner kick edge.
In net for the Tritons, Kristin Armstrong
collected six saves on the afternoon. Sarah McTigue
led UCSD in shots with three, while Wethe added two and Sara Bolton
contributed an attempt.
The Tritons will return to action on Friday when they host Chico State at 4:30 p.m. The Wildcats are 6-6 overall and 5-5 in the CCAA.