Women's Soccer Falls 2-0 At San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Playing on the road for the first time in four matches the Gonzaga University women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision at West Coast Conference foe University of San Francisco Sunday.
"Give credit to San Francisco for their work rate today," said Zag head coach Amy Edwards after the match. "Ultimately, we didn't show up mentally and as sharp as we needed to be to get a win on the road. We now need to put this behind up and start working towards our matches against BYU and Santa Clara."
The Bulldogs conceded a goal in both halves to be dealt their fifth shutout loss of the season and their second WCC setback.
San Francisco's first goal came23:49 into the match. Gonzaga sophomore Tori Lee had just had a dangerous shot blocked which turned into a goal kick for the host Dons. USF keeper Megan Connor sailed a ball up past half which Alexis Alugas controlled. Alugas, with a defender as her side, made a strong run towards Gonzaga's goal and got a shot off that clanked the right post. Mackenzie Krieser was there to put the rebound into the back corner of the net.
It was Krieser's eighth goal of the year.
The Dons added their insurance goal 15 minutes into the final half when Jaciara Mello headed in a perfectly taken corner kick by Abigail Phillips. The goal at 59:27 was Mello's second of the season.
Gonzaga did out-shoot San Francisco 13-9 and forced Connor to make a match-high five saves. Sophomore Kasey Rubosky led all players with four shots.
The Bulldogs are now 6-7-1 overall and 0-2-1 in league. The Dons are 6-6-3 and 1-3-0 in the West Coast Conference.
The Zags are back in action Friday when they play at No. 5 BYU. The match is set for 6 p.m. PT and can be seen on BYUtv.