Late Goal Lifts No. 12 Pepperdine to 3-2 Victory over No. 28 Kansas
Sept. 11, 2005
San Diego, Calif. - Senior forward Megan Woods broke a 2-2 tie with a goal in the 84th minute to lead No. 12 Pepperdine to a 3-2 victory over No. 28 Kansas and keep the Waves undefeated Sunday afternoon at Torero Stadium in San Diego.
The win improved Pepperdine, which is off to its best start in program history, to a 5-0-0 while Kansas fell to 3-2-1 on the season.
The Waves were forced to come from behind as Holly Gault scored the first of her two goals at the 24:37 mark. Gault's goal came on a header off a corner kick in which Jessica Bush was credited with an assist.
Kansas held a 1-0 lead until the 36:25 mark when freshman midfielder Emily Wynne scored her first career goal from 20 yards out to tie the score at 1-1. Senior midfielder Kelsey Quane and junior forward Lindsey Redlin, who has had a point in four straight matches, were credited with assists.
Quane gave Pepperdine its first lead of the contest when she scored an unassisted goal from 28 yards out at the 64:59 mark that put the Waves in front 2-1.
The lead held up until the 78:28 mark when Gault scored after her shot deflected off a Pepperdine defender and into the net that evened the score at 2-2. Caroline Smith was credited with an assist on the play.
Woods produced her second game-winning goal of the season as she beat a defender and scored on a breakaway and shot the ball into an empty net for a 3-2 lead with less than six minutes remaining. Redlin was given her second assist of the contest on the game-winning score.
In a closely contested match, each team attempted 13 shots, with the Waves holding an 8-6 advantage in shots-on-goal.
Senior goalkeeper Anna Picarelli totaled five saves in the match.
Pepperdine is next in action on Friday when it travels to Fort Worth, Texas, to visit Texas Christian in a 2 p.m. (PDT) contest.