Aug. 31, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kelley McCloskey's first goal of the season wasn't enough, as the University of San Diego women's soccer team (2-3-0) dropped a 2-1 decision to Washington State University (3-0-0) Friday afternoon in the opening match of the USC Futbol Classic.
The Toreros managed to get on the scoreboard first, as in the 13th minute of action, junior forward Emily Dillon sent the ball to McCloskey inside the box, where McCloskey had no trouble barring the ball into the back of the net to give the Toreros an early 1-0 lead.
After the intermission, the Cougars managed to score a pair of goals. In the 65th minute of action, the Torero defense committed a foul inside the goal box, setting up a penalty kick situation. Micaela Castain then was able to sneak the ball past USD's freshman goalkeeper Michelle Craft, to knot the score at 1-1. Nine minutes later, the Cougars scored the game-winner, as Castain scored her second goal of the match of a cross from Brandi Vega, to put the match at its final of 2-1.
Craft was saddled with the loss in goal for the Toreros, as she allowed two goals and recorded two saves in 45 minutes of action. Her counterpart, Gurveen Clair, was credited with the win, as she allowed one goal and recorded a pair of saves.
USD was outshot 12-7, and booth teams managed to record one corner kick in the 90 minutes of action.
The Toreros will return to action on Sunday as they play the USC Women of Troy in a 2 p.m. non-conferenc match McAlister Field.