Taking Chances

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USC women's soccer sits at 2-3-1 on the young season with a road rematch at San Diego today and a Sunday home game against No. 19 Portland.

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Pitalo-Goal-Celebrate-SM-McG.jpgWhile the record may not show it, the Women of Troy have dominated open play more often than not this season.  The Trojans have outshot opponents 117-74, yet they have converted all those shots into only 11 goals in six games.

"Scoring goals is all about maintaining composure and an understanding of the goalkeeper's positioning," said head coach Ali Khosroshahin.

A lack of composure in front of goal could be directly tied to a lack of experience in the group of forwards.  Khosroshahin has tinkered with his partnership of strikers, but true freshmen Megan Borman, Katie Johnson and Whitney Pitalo are in the mix.

(Photo of Pitalo by John McGillen)

"We have developed a solid rotation with our strikers and now the familiarity and communication between them is being developed," said Khosroshahin.

If USC can start turning chances into goals, the Trojans will see narrow losses become wins.

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