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Arizona, USC Battle to Scoreless Tie
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 22, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona women’s soccer team tied No. 21 Southern California in double overtime, 0-0. The Women of Troy controlled the ball for much of the game but were unable to take advantage of their opportunities.


In the first half, Arizona was able to halt USC’s attack. The Wildcats did not allow a goal despite the Women of Troy’s 11 shots and three on goal. The Wildcats were only able to manage three shots and one on goal. Trojan goalkeeper, Veronica Simonton, had to leave the game at the 43:06 mark after colliding with an Arizona player. Kristin Olsen replaced Simonton.


In the second half, USC continued to pressure Arizona’s defense but the Wildcats were up to the challenge. Regulation ended scoreless with the Women of Troy recording 11 shots while the Wildcats had five.


In the two overtime periods, both teams had few opportunities combining for seven shots total. Offensively, Arizona was able to make the most of its shots with seven shots on goal despite only recording 12 shots in the game. USC had only nine shots on goal even with spending most of the game on the attack.


Defensively, Chelsea McIntyre had eight saves in the game. Simonton had one save before leaving with an injury. Olsen recorded five saves in the game.


Arizona, which moves to 8-7-2 overall and 1-3-2 in the Pac-10, will be in action again next Saturday, Oct. 28 when it faces in-state rival Arizona State in Tempe at 7 p.m.



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