Santa Clara Hands Titans First Loss

Sept. 7, 2008

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Fullerton, Calif. - Margueritte Aozasa's goal with about 16 minutes to play broke a 1-1 tie and gave No. 12-ranked Santa Clara a 2-1 women's soccer non-conference victory Sunday afternoon at No. 21-ranked Cal State Fullerton.

Fullerton suffered its first loss of the season to fall to 4-1 while the Broncos improved to 3-2.

Katherine Reynolds took a short corner kick and sent a cross into the goal mouth and Aozasa beat her defender by a step to the ball and made a sliding shot past Titans' goalkeeper Shannon Simpson. Fullerton had an excellent opportunity to tie with about 4 minutes to go but Tamara Dewey's short shot went right into Santa Clara keeper Bianca Henninger, who made a juggling save.

Dewey had earlier tied the match at 1-1 with a penalty kick in the game's 27th minute. Fullerton's Casey Volk had been knocked down from behind by Reynolds, who also assisted on the first Broncos' goal. She dribbled deep down the right sideline and sent a pass parallel to the end line. Just shy of the near post, teammate Aozasa sent the ball back out and Alyssa Chun knocked in her first goal of the season.

Fullerton travels next weekend to Winston-Salem, NC, for a tournament at Wake Forest where they will face Virginia Tech and the host Demon Deacons.