San Diego Sinks No. 19 Fullerton in Double Overtime
Sept. 8, 2006
FULLERTON, CA - San Diego's Veronica Ambort headed home a cross from teammate Natalie Vinti in the fourth minute of the second overtime to lift the host Toreros to a 2-1 extra-time victory over No. 19 Cal State Fullerton on Friday night at Torero Stadium.
The loss was the Titans' first of the season as they fell to 2-1-1 overall while playing in their second straight double overtime contest. USD improved to 4-1 overall.
Vinti, who scored the tying goal in the 83rd minute, sent a pass across from the left corner that was met by the head of Ambort and past Fullerton keeper Karen Bardsley for the game-winner in the 104th minute of play.
Junior Brianna Buffington gave the Titans the early lead late in the second half, scoring from 14 yards out off a pass from senior Lauryn Welch for the 1-0 advantage. It was Buffington's first goal of her Titans' career.
That goal almost stood up until Vinti's score at the 82:58 mark as she scored in close off a corner from Jackie Garcia to tie the match at 1-1.
Fullerton was outshot for the third consecutive match as San Diego held a 13-10 advantage in the shot column - including the only three shots in the two overtime periods.
Welch and Buffington each had three shots on the night to lead the Titans while Bardsley made seven saves in the match.
Cal State Fullerton returns to action on Tuesday evening (Sept. 12) at 7 p.m. as the Titans return to San Diego, Calif., this time to take on San Diego State.