Peterson Records Second Straight Shutout For Women's Soccer

Sept. 8, 2002

LOS ANGELES - Sophomore goalkeeper Julie Peterson recorded her second straight shutout Sunday and the USC Trojans played the No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers to a 0-0 scoreless tie at Drake Stadium.

The Women of Troy won the UCLA Women's Cup with a 1-0-1 record after defeating No. 5 Penn State on Friday. The Trojans won the tournament after Penn State defeated host UCLA, 1-0, in overtime on Sunday.

USC (1-2-1) controlled the pace in the first half while Virginia (1-1-1) responded in the second half. The Trojans had several chances in both overtime periods, but could not convert on any opportunities. Peterson made two saves on the afternoon while senior defender/forward Ali Fennell led the team with three shots.

'This was an unbelivable effort,' said USC head coach Jim Millinder. 'I thought we outplayed them and Virginia is a very good team. I think our players know now that if we come out with that kind of effort every game, we can play with anyone. We were battling all day and our back four did a superb job.'

USC travels to the Wake Forest adidas Invitational next weekend with games against Vanderbilt on Friday (Sept. 13) and Wake Forest on Sunday (Sept. 15).

#2 Virginia (1-1-1)	0-0-0-0 -- 0USC (1-2-1)		0-0-0-0 -- 0

Shots: UVA 11, USC 12 Corners: UVA 7, USC 10 Fouls: UVA 9, USC 15Saves: Anne Abernethy (UVA) 2, Julie Peterson (USC) 2

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