LOS ANGELES, CA – Looking to rebound from their loss to Stanford, Arizona Soccer (4-5-2) responded in a big way, defeating No. 8 USC (7-2-1), 1-0.
Resuming play in the 2022 season, Arizona Soccer returned to action on Thursday afternoon for the start of a huge road trip to Southern California.
This time taking on Conference foe No. 8 USC, Arizona returned to the pitch with yet another significant challenge on their hands against the Trojans.
Hoping to get things back on track after back-to-back losses to Utah and Stanford, the Wildcats had another competitive matchup on their hands in Los Angeles!
Playing a competitive first half, Arizona Soccer was able to enter halftime with a 0-0 tie before scoring the upset in the second half.
Despite both teams starting slow in this one, luckily the Cats were able to keep up with the pace of the high-flying Trojans, matching all six of their first-half shots.
Unfortunately, the Wildcats were unable to find the back of the net as both teams entered intermission with a 0-0 tie.
Beginning the second half right where they left off, Arizona held USC scoreless for a little while, as both teams went back and forth, looking for that competitive edge.
Holding strong on defense, the Wildcats would finally strike on offense in the 67th minute when Arizona’s Nicole Dallin would put one over the head of the Trojans’ keeper after some beautiful passes from Megan Chelf and Gianna Christiansen.
Despite USC’s best efforts to come back in this one, it was Arizona that came up big in the end, holding the Trojans scoreless and picking up the 1-0 win!
With the victory, the Wildcats improve to 4-5-2 and will return to action on Sunday when they take on Pac-12 foe, No. 1 UCLA in Pasadena.