October 14, 2007
Lady Slugs Women's Soccer Stay Undefeated at Home
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- The slugs continue their winning streak at home, leaving no doubt as to the outcome of Sunday's game against Dominican University. The slugs now 8-2-2 overall, defeated the Penguins 6-0, scoring five of the six goals in the first half.
Less than a minute into the game junior forward Annick Lamb finished a break away goal off a lead pass from senior Danielle Mullen to start the slugs off on the right foot. With one goal put away, the slugs dictated the run of time with a beautiful possession game. Thirty-three minutes into the first half the Slugs were awarded a direct kick, which senior captain Didi Ramirez slid past the wall and the keeper into the side netting for the second goal of the game.
Only six minutes later, junior defender Morgan McCarthy, made a run up the left side of the field with the ball at her feet serving the ball into the box. Freshman Erica Wheeler-Dubin sprinted in front of the keeper to redirect the ball into the net recording her first goal of the season. In the 42nd minute, freshman forward Sara DaMert, did a great job to earn a goal of her own, battling the Dominican goalkeeper over a loose ball inside the box. To put an exclamation point on the first half, Erica Wheeler-Dubin made a great defensive play winning the ball from a Dominican defender in the 43rd minute and shooting it from 18 yards to put the slugs first half score at 5-0.
Not to be shut out in the second half, Slug sophomore Katie Von Beroldingen finished a corner kick from freshman Jacki Blaugrund in the 83rd minute, tallying the final goal of the game. The slugs finished with 25 shots to the Penguin's 3.
Dominican University battled all through the second half, but despite their efforts they were unable to penetrate the slugs defense lead by senior captain Megan Cox. The Slugs gave up only one corner kick in 90 minutes and senior captain goalkeeper Katie Loomis recorded a first half shut out. Freshman goalkeepers Janneke Lang and Elle Vermillion split time in the second half keeping the shutout alive for the slugs, recording a total of three saves between the two of them.
After a successful weekend with victories against CSU East Bay and Dominican University, the Slugs gear up for a two game road trip down to Southern California where they will battle Division III Independent rivals Chapman University (6-6-2 overall) Friday night October 19th at 7pm, and Whittier College on Sunday at 1pm. With only four games left in the regular season, the Slugs are determined to secure a bid to the NCAA National Championship Tournament.