UCSD Defends National Title

The University of California at San Diego defeated the College of New Jersey 2-1 to successfully defend their 1995 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer National Title. This is the third Championship in the school's history and makes UCSD the fourth school to earn back-to-back titles in the 11-year history of the tournament.

Toni Nunez scored the game winner in the 78th minute off a direct kick she arched around the near post. Nunez has two goals and an assist in this final weekend of the tournament and was named the Most Outstanding Offensive Player for her two game winners.

UCSD relied on their aggressive defense to spark an even more aggressive offense. Earning four corner kicks in the opening three minutes of play, the Tritons penetrated the New Jersey half with the ball-handling skills of Christa Wemmer. But New Jersey's defense held off UCSD until midway through the second half.

Nunez served a corner kick into the box to Ele Johnson, who redirected the ball into the net for the first goal of the match. This is Johnson's ninth goal in tournament play in her four year career as the Tournament Record holder. New Jersey took less than one minute to regroup and net the equalizer. Heather Batz sent a free kick over the Triton wall as a waiting Erica Wisniewski shot from the top of the box.

New Jersey outshot UCSD, but the defense directed by Beth Freeburg, the Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the tournament, protected the Triton goalmouth.

UCSD (21-1) 0 2 -- 1
New Jersey (19-2-2) 0 1 -- 1

Scoring: UCSD Ele Johnson (Toni Nunez) 68:32, TCNJ Erica Wisniewski (Heather Batz) 69:22, UCSD Toni Nunez 78:02.
Shots: UCSD 7, TCNJ 10.
Goalie Saves: UCSD Kelly Pearson 5, TCNJ Daniela Kolarsick 5.

All Tournament Team

Amherst: Sarah Fabian, GK
Shaunette Richards, M
Chicago: Jessica Berry, M
Shay Feilen, M
New Jersey: Cheryl Adronovitz, F
Lisa Buckley, F
Daniela Kolarsick, GK
Traci Tapp, F
UCSD: Beth Freeburg, D Most Outstanding Defensive Player
Ele Johnson, F
Lauren Johnson, M
Toni Nunez, M Most Outstanding Offensive Player
Christa Wemmer, M