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.