Lady Slugs Sail to 2-0 Victory over Westmont College
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- The UCSC Women's Soccer program improves to 3-2-1 after taking on NAIA opponent Westmont College on very windy afternoon. Outshooting their opponent 12-1, it was the Lady Slugs who sailed to a 2-0 victory, recording their third shutout on the season.
The Lady Slugs team defense looked strong, holding Westmont to only one shot. Westmont Heather Brown's shot was well stuck but Senior Keeper Katie Loomis came up with a big save, tipping the ball over the top of the crossbar.
After ending the half in a 0-0 tie, UC Santa Cruz came out determined to take control in their first home match of the season. The Lady Slugs started to knock the ball around, connecting passes and were able to create 8 of their 12 shots on the day. After earning an indirect kick 35 yards out on right side of the field, Senior Didi Ramirez lofted a beautiful ball into the box. There was a deflection by UCSC Erica Dubin and Westmont Keeper Ashley Werner, however it was Centerback Sophomore Holly Sinclair who smashed it into the back of the net for her first goal of the season in the 60th minute.
In the 82nd, Junior Annick Lamb showed why she is UCSC's leading scorer and record holder. Lamb received the ball at midfield and quickly turned on two Westmont defenders. She proceeded to drive down the left flank taking on two more defenders where she found herself one on one with the keeper. Lamb capitalized on her opportunity with a brilliant finish and sealed the 2-0 victory over Westmont College.
Please come out and support your Lady Slugs as they take on rival Division III Chapman University this Saturday, September 22nd at 1 p.m. on the UCSC Lower East Remote Field.