No. 19 USC Rallies On Senior Day For 3-1 Victory Over No. 18 Arizona State

Oct. 26, 2003

LOS ANGELES - Two second-half goals on corner kicks by junior Shannon Cross (Manhattan Beach/Mira Costa HS) proved to be the difference Sunday as the No. 19 USC Trojans defeated the No. 18 Arizona State Sun Devils, 3-1, in Pac-10 Conference action at McAlister Field. USC rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit in the regular season home finale for the Women of Troy.

The Women of Troy improve to 7-6-4 overall and 3-2-1 in Pac-10 play while Arizona State falls to 8-4-3 overall and 2-2-1 in conference.

Holly Azevedo put the Sun Devils on top at 40:10 off an ASU corner kick from Manya Makoski. Cross scored her first goal of the season at 51:14 in front of the net after the ball bounced off the crossbar. She put the Trojans ahead at 57:38 when she headed her second goal of the game off a volley from senior midfielder Megan Abbamonto (Mission Viejo/Capistrano Valley HS).

Kelly Blais added an open-net goal at 89:29 with her third goal of the season.

USC will travel to UCLA for a Pac-10 match on Sunday (Nov. 2) at 1 p.m.

No. 18 Arizona State (8-4-3, 2-2-1)	1-0-- 1No. 19 USC (7-6-4, 3-2-1)		0-3-- 3

ASU 40:10 Holly Azevedo (Manya Makoski)USC 51:14 Shannon CrossUSC 57:38 Shannon Cross (Megan Abbamonto)USC 89:29 Kelly Blais (Ashley Casas)

Shots: USC 13, ASU 8 Corners: USC 8, ASU 2 Fouls: USC 12, ASU 12Saves: Julie Peterson (USC) 1; Kim Bingham (ASU) 2, Kelly Fitzgerald (ASU) 0

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