Oct. 18, 2015
TROJANS ROMP PAST OREGON
USC women score four, take sole possession of 2nd place
USC took an early lead, added to it just before halftime and coasted to a 4-0 romp Saturday at Oregon -- it's most productive outing of the season -- to snare sole possession of second place in the Pacific 12 Conference.
Jamie Fink and Nicole Molen scored first-half goals and Kayla Mills and Amanda Rooney added late strikes for the Trojans (10-4-1 overall, 5-1-0 Pac-12) who are three points behind No. 3 Stanford, a 2-1 winner Friday over Colorado. No. 16 Washington State, which was upset at home Friday by Arizona, is third, three points behind USC.
The Trojans had advantages in shots (20-13), shots on goal (11-7) and corner kicks (6-2), and Sammy Jo Prudhomme made seven saves for the shutout.
Fink tallied her third goal in two games to give USC a 12th-minute lead from assists by Molen and Morgan Andrews, and Molen made it 2-0 in the 42nd after the Ducks (4-10-0, 1-5-0) failed to clear a Mills corner kick.
Mills scored from a free kick in the 76th minute and sophomore Amanda Rooney netted her first collegiate goal in the 88th from a Sydney Sladek cross.
USC is home Friday against Utah.