Oct. 14, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. -University of Arizona Wildcat women's soccer squad fell to California 1-0 Friday night in a defensive standoff that lasted into the first minute of overtime.
Arizona (1-11-2, 1-4-1 Pac-12) out-shot the Bears on the night 10-8, led by sophomore forward Jazmin Ponce's four shot attempts, one of which was an on-goal attempt. Ponce's shot attempts tonight give her a season total of 26 attempts, a Wildcat high. Fellow sophomore Ana-Maria Montoya added another pair of shots on the night in 72 minutes played.
The Wildcats and California (10-3-2, 3-1-2 Pac-12) were even on shot attempts in the first half with three apiece, and in the second half, Arizona took a 7-4 shot margin over the Bears.
"It's a tough way to lose, the way we did tonight," head coach Lisa Oyen said. "The team understands that there is not a single second that we can afford to drop our guard. We played a solid game, but soccer is the type of game where one mistake costs you, and that's exactly what happened tonight. There are definitely some positives we can take from tonight, we made some pretty solid plays, had good ball control, and gave us some opportunity to make shots that we can take into our next matches."
Senior goalie Ashley Jett recorded three saves on the night, along with her one goal against.
Up next, the Wildcats hit the road for the last time in the regular season to face Pac-12 foes UCLA and USC. Arizona will face the Bruins on Friday, October 21, at 7 p.m. before taking on USC on Sunday, October 23 at 1 p.m.
For complete results from the event and continued coverage of Arizona Wildcat women's soccer, visit ArizonaWildcats.com.