Oct. 11, 2015
FINK'S PAIR CARRIES TROJANS
USC hold off No. 15 Arizona, remain 2nd in Pac-12
Jamie Fink scored twice as USC's women held off No. 15 Arizona, 3-1, Sunday to remain within striking distance of Pacific 12 Conference leader Stanford.
Fink tallied in the 57th minute and finished a late seven-minute, three-goal span with an 87th-minute strike as the Trojans (9-4-1 overall, 4-1-0 Pac-12) held on to a share of second place, along with Washington State, just three points behind sixth-ranked Stanford.
Sydney Johnson also tallied for USC, who are 7-1-1 since dropping early-September clashes to Duke and North Carolina at the Blue Devils' tournament.
The Wildcats (8-4-1, 2-3-0) finished a miserable trip to Los Angeles, which began with a 5-1 loss Friday at UCLA.
The Trojans held a 20-14 advantage in shots, taking command in the second half, when they outfired Arizona, 14-7.
Fink finished a Sydney Sladek cross 12 minutes into the second half, and Johnson doubled the lead in the 80th minute, scoring from Kayla Mills' cross.
Erica Stephan headed home a Gabi Stoian corner kick in the 85th, but Fink bent in a 22-yard shot to the upper-left corner just 81 seconds later.
USC plays Saturday at Oregon.