Women's Soccer Upsets No. 7 Cal With 2-0 Shutout
Oct. 13, 2002
LOS ANGELES - Amy Mann and Ali Fennell recorded second-half goals Sunday and the No. 15 USC Trojans upset the No. 7 California Golden Bears, 2-0, in Pac-10 Conference action at McAlister Field. Goalkeeper Julie Peterson did not register a save, but set a school record with her seventh shutout of the season.
USC (6-4-3, 1-1) defeated its third Top 10 team of the season (Penn State and Santa Clara). The Women of Troy dominated the contest by recording a 19-7 margin in shots, including several shots in the first half that bounced off the post and crossbar.
Mann scored her first goal of the season on a header at 64:16 off a cross from the right side by Hillary Schwarzbach. Fennell scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season at 66:43 on a blast from 15 yards out with an assist by Jocelyn Leche.
Fennell moved into fifth place on USC's all-time scoring list with 51 points, surpassing Carol Hatcher.
'We did not make any mistakes and just played harder today,' said USC head coach Jim Millinder. 'We were unlucky in the first half, but got some good goals from Amy and Ali in the second half. We want to make a run for the Pac-10 title. I know our team feels that if we train hard every day, we can reach that goal.'
USC continues Pac-10 play on the road next weekend with games at Arizona State on Friday (Oct. 18) at 7 p.m. and Arizona on Sunday (Oct. 20) at 1 p.m.
No. 7 California (7-4-1, 0-2) 0-0 -- 0No. 15 USC (6-4-3, 1-1) 0-2 -- 2
Shots: Cal 7, USC 19 Corners: Cal 5, USC 4 Fouls: Cal 22, USC 8Saves: Sani Post (Cal) 7; Julie Peterson (USC) 0
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