USC Finishes Nonconference Slate With 2-1 Win At UC Irvine

Sept. 26, 2004

LOS ANGELES -- Lauren Shepherdson and Rosa Anna Tantillo registered first-half goals Sunday as the USC Trojans closed out their 2004 nonconference schedule with a 2-1 win against the UC Irvine Anteaters at Anteater Stadium in Irvine, Calif.

USC (6-3-1) now has a four-game unbeaten streak with three wins and one tie.

Shepherdson scored in the 39th minute when she served a ball into the penalty box that deflected off a UCI defender for the first goal. Two minutes later, Tantillo tallied her eighth goal of the season on a breakaway with the assist from freshman Lauren Brown.UC Irvine (3-5-2) scored its lone goal in the 68th minute on a shot by Lauren Baer.

Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Veronica Simonton needed only one save to improve her season record to 3-0-1 for the Women of Troy.

USC will not play until Friday (Oct. 8) when the Pac-10 Conference season begins with a 3 p.m. match against Oregon at McAlister Field.

USC (6-3-1)		2-0---2UC Irvine (3-5-2)	0-1---1

USC 38:26 Lauren Shepherdson
USC 40:24 Rosa Anna Tantillo (Lauren Brown)
UCI 67:40 Lauren Baer (Tara Weldon, Lauryn Birkinshaw)

Shots: USC 16, UCI 9 Corners: USC 4, UCI 1 Fouls: USC 8, UCI 9Saves: Veronica Simonton (USC) 1; Marissa Welliver (UCI) 4

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