Sept. 16, 2012
FULLERTON, Calif. -
The Army women's soccer team hung with No. 20-ranked Long Beach State the first 68 minutes of play, but the 49ers scored a pair of second-half goals in a 2-0 defeat of the Black Knights at the Under Armour Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton Sunday afternoon at Titan Stadium.
Jessika Oseguera had a hand in both goals for Long Beach State (6-3-0), setting up the game winner with a cross at the 68:39 mark, and scored the insurance goal off a rebound 13 minutes later for her second tally of the season.
The Black Knights were outshot 12-9 and both teams had a corner kick coming in the first half. Sophomore goalkeeper Linda Rosas finished with three saves for Army. She was tested early in the game and her sliding save on a one-on-one attempt by Elizabeth Lyons just 7:31 into the contest kept the 49ers off the scoreboard on their lone shot on goal among the seven they took in the first half.
Army (4-6-0) also had just one shot on goal in the first half among the four it attempted with freshman Courtney Johnson's attempt off of Molly McGuigan's long free kick smothered by goalkeeper Marrina Meyers. Army's three other shots went wide and high with another blocked as the teams headed into the locker room scoreless.
The Black Knights took the first three shots to open the second half with Katie Holder taking a pair of shots, the first in the 55th minute that went high and the second going wide following a rebound off Kim An's free kick that was saved by Meyers at the right post eight minutes later.
Long Beach's State's second shot on goal in the second half found proved the game winner when Eileen Maes converted a cross from Oseguera at 68:39, and the 49ers scored the insurance marker at 81:31.
Army's best chance came in between the two goals when Donna Bennett's shot hit the crossbar in the 77th minute, and the Black Knights did not get off another shot over the time remaining.
Junior defender Jaclyn Kalik was among the 11 players named to the all-tournament team. Texas Tech, defeating host Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State, went 2-0 over the weekend to capture the tournament.
Army, suffering its second shutout of the season this weekend in its first trip to the Golden State, returns home Sunday to host Columbia in its final tune-up prior to opening Patriot League competition. The defending Patriot League Tournament champion Black Knights play their first three league games on the road.