UCSD fights hard and scores spectacular goal in 7-1 loss to Cal State Fullerton
Following a series of unfortunate events, UCSD women’s club soccer fell short in their game against Cal State Fullerton in a 7-1 loss. The series of unfortunate events started with a bang when the UCSD women’s club soccer team hit intense traffic on the way to the game leaving them 20 minutes to warm up prior to kickoffs and continued when it turned out they only had 10 players available to start the game. Despite this, they took the field in high spirits and ready for an excellent game of soccer with injured defender Risa Saulino bravely taking on the position of goalkeeper and true goalkeeper Allison Lee starting as center forward.
The game started off with high intensity on both sides, UCSD did a great job of attacking the with Marrisa Lynch and Daisy Samuelson able to get a few shots off in the first 20 minutes. The game progressed with Risa Saulino getting some excellent saves in and defender Allie Spong putting in some nice tackles, and after the first half the score was 5-0 with Cal State Fullerton taking the lead. This did little to damper the mood of UCSD who started off the second half strong getting some nice possession and a shot by Elayna Osterman that was deflected over the goal. Cal State Fullerton was able to score two more goals despite the hard work of UCSD, bringing their lead to 7-0. However, UCSD continued to persevere and in the last two minutes of the game, in a play that can only be described as beautiful, Elli Sanford sent a perfect cross into the box that Daisy Samuelson was able to put into the back of the net earning UCSD a stunning goal and with that the game ended in a 7-1 loss for UCSD.