Cobian's Goal Pushes Leopards Past Bulldogs

Cobian's Goal Pushes Leopards Past Bulldogs

LA VERNE, CA — Alina Cobian gave the Leopards the lead in the 37th minute and the University of La Verne women's soccer team held on for a 1-0 win over the visiting Redlands Bulldogs Wednesday night.

Following a foul on the Bulldogs, the Leopards set up for a free-kick at midfield. The Leopards passed the ball into the box but it was deflected out by the Redlands defense. A Bulldog defender attempted to head the ball to her teammate but Cobian swooped in and stole the errant pass. The senior then unleashed a shot from the top corner of the box to the opposite corner of the goal.

The goal was the sixth career score for Cobian and the third of the year for the Covina native.

Freshman Samantha Corney had a big game in front of the net for the Leopards with four saves to pick up the win. It is the second shut out of the year for the first year from Hawaii. The La Verne defense played tough in the second half, limiting the Bulldogs to just three shots.

The Leopards move to 3-11-1 overall and 2-8-1 in the SCIAC. Redlands fall to 5-4-3 overall and 2-6-3 in the conference.

Next Game

The Leopards close out the 2019 season on Saturday with a 7 p.m. game at Occidental.

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