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
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
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.