Tantillo Comes Through Again In USC's 2-1 Win At St. Mary's
Sept. 24, 2004
MORAGA, Calif. - Sophomore Rosa Anna Tantillo (San Diego/La Jolla HS) scored the game-winning goal in the 67th minute Friday as the USC Trojans defeated the St. Mary's Gaels, 2-1, in nonconference action in Moraga. USC handed St. Mary's its first home loss of the season and second loss in the last nine games.
Tantillo recorded her seventh goal of the season, tying her season total from last year when she earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors. With today's goal, she now has 17 points on the season (7-3=17), which is one more than her total of 16 points (7-2=16) last year.
St. Mary's took a 1-0 lead when McKenna Belzer scored in the 20th minute off an assist from Andrea Lee. USC would answer quickly in the 26th minute when sophomore forward Tracy Lansing scored on a volley into the right corner. Tantillo broke the 1-1 tie in the second half with her goal on a one-on-one break against the keeper. Junior defender Jocelyn Leche tallied an assist on both USC goals.
Women of Troy freshman goalie Veronica Simonton recorded three saves to improve to 3-0-1 on the season.
USC used another strong offensive attack, outshooting St. Mary's by a 21-10 advantage.
The Women of Troy will conclude its nonconference portion of the 2004 schedule on Sunday (Sept. 26) with a 1 p.m. match at UC Irvine before the start of Pac-10 Conference play.
USC (5-3-1) 1-1---2SMC (7-3) 1-0---1
Shots: USC 21, SMC 10 Corners: USC 11, SMC 0Fouls: USC 8, SMC 15
Saves: Veronica Simonton (USC) 3; Andrea Lee (SMC) 9