MORAGA, Calif. – The Saint Mary’s women’s soccer team held its own against No. 11 San Diego State before dropping a 1-0 decision on Sunday afternoon at SDSU Sports Deck. The Gaels fired off nine shots and saw a first-half attempt bounce off the post.
“We laid it on the line today against a very good team on the road,” said head coach Kai Edwards. “We gave effort and showed mental toughness which is a standard on this team. Our backs and goalkeeper did a great job of defending the cross today. We look forward to going to Denver and taking what we learned today to perform next week.”
In the first-half, Jessica Castillo got inside and fired off a shot that hit the post and went wide. It was one of SMC’s nine shots on the day. Mary Fraser led the Gaels with four shots while Melinda Madden took two shots.
Goalkeeper Kaeli Schmidt was strong in the net with four saves in 90 minutes. The Aztecs took 23 total shots as only one found the net.
In the 54th minute, SDSU’s Jensen Skinner connected from 20 yards out, scoring the lone goal of the match.
Saint Mary’s is back in action on Friday, August 30th when it travels to Denver to take on the Pioneers at 6:00 p.m.