Sep 6, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Rochelle Weerackoon scored in the 73rd minute for the University of San Francisco on Friday night and the Dons held off visiting UC Davis the rest of the way, recording a 1-0 nonconference women's soccer win.
USF improved to 3-1 with the victory in its own tournament while UC Davis saw its early season mark evened up at 2-2. The match was the first of nine straight road matches for the Aggies.
The teams battled to a scoreless first half with UC Davis picking up the only two shots on goal. Sophomore Lexi Poppoff delivered one in the fifth minute but it was saved by the Dons' Madalyn Schiffel. Poppoff tried again in the 18th minute but Schiffel once again made a stop.
San Francisco came out quickly in the second half and put its first shot on goal in the first minute but the Aggies' Taylor Jern picked up the first of her three saves. She saved another in the 67th minute, turning back Mackenzie Krieser.
San Francisco finally broke the scoreless tie in the 73rd minute when Weerackoon took a cross from Kelsey Moe and scored her first goal of the season from in front of the net. The Aggies were unable to get the equalizer over the final 16 minutes.
The Dons finished with 10 total shots while UC Davis had four, two each for Poppoff and Emily Irion.
The Aggies will return to San Francisco on Sunday, facing Cal in their second game of the tournament at 1:30 p.m.
Coach Kaufman's staff