Women's Soccer Gets First Win In 2001
Sept. 3, 2001
PROVO, Utah - Freshman Shannon Cross scored the lone goal at 72:31 to give the No. 19 USC Trojans their first win of the season with a 1-0 win over the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in a non-conference match. Cross received a feed on the left side from freshman defender Kaitlyn Pruett, rushed to the end line and fired the game-winner past Tennessee goalkeeper Cori Stevens into the right corner of the net.
USC improves to 1-1 on the season while Tennessee also has a 1-1 mark after defeating No. 13 BYU, 1-0, on Saturday.
'We played well and I am happy with the result today,' said USC Head Coach Jim Millinder. 'As a team, we just need to continue to train hard as the season progresses.'
Senior goalkeeper Shaelyn Fernandes made four saves to record the shutout, her first of the season and seventh of her career. She is now tied for third on USC's all-time list with Lauren Arase for career shutouts.
USC held a 12-10 advantage in shots for the contest on a muggy and sunny afternoon where the temperature at game time was 93 degrees.
The Women of Troy will open the 2001 home schedule next Sunday (Sept. 9) against No. 5 Nebraska at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at 1 p.m. USC holds a 26-4-3 (.833) all-time record at the Coliseum. For ticket information, contact the USC ticket office at (213) 740-GOSC.
Tenn 0-0-0USC 0-1-1
Records: USC 1-1, Tennessee 1-1
Shots: USC 12, 10, Saves: Shaelyn Fernandes (USC) 4, Cori Stevens (Tenn) 5Fouls: USC 6, Tenn 9, Corner Kicks: USC 4, Tenn 7