Sept. 30, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona women’s soccer team battled the USC Trojans to a 1-1 tie in double overtime Sunday afternoon at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Stadium.
Junior forward Jazmin Ponce led Arizona (5-5-2) with 12 shots and three on goal. The Wildcats out-shot USC (4-5-2) 24-15. Nine Arizona Players contributed to the total including Kirstyn Magyar and Shannon Heinzler with three shots attempts while Ana-Maria Montoya, Kristin Strother, Jessica Culver, LeeAndra Smith, Julia Glanz, and Emily Lai each had a shot apiece.
In the 37th minute, USC freshman Whitney Pitalo earned her second goal of the season off a pass from teammate April Juarez. Pitalo’s goal put the Trojans up 1-0 until the 88th minute when Jessica Culver registered her first goal of the season for the Wildcats off a pass from teammate Jazmin Ponce to tie up the match and send it into overtime.
“Our game had some holes in it,” head coach Lisa Oyen said. “That’s something we need to continue to work on so we’re not trying to fight back from a one goal deficit. USC did a good job coming in and getting that first goal but our team did a good job of fighting back and staying composed when it can be frantic.”
Sophomore goalkeeper Gabby Kaufman propelled the defense with 10 saves in the match while USC goalkeeper Caroline Stanley registered 10 saves.
Up next, The Wildcats travel out of town to take on Washington (8-3-1) on Friday, Oct. 5 at 3:00 p.m. in Seattle, Wash. at Husky Soccer Stadium. On Sunday, Oct. 7 Arizona heads to Pullman, Wash. to take on Washington State (7-3-1) at 11:00 a.m. at Lower Soccer Field.