Huskies Drop Women's Soccer Season Opener
September 5, 1998
SEATTLE - September 5, 1998
UNC Greensboro scored goals on its first two shots in the opening seven minutes Saturday to defeat Washington 2-1 in the Huskies women's soccer season opener at Husky Soccer Field.
Liza Rojas-Alford fielded a corner kick from Keri Currutt and booted it into the goal at 2:11 to opening the scoring. Ali Lord then looped a 25-yard shot from the right wing over the head of Washington goalkeeper Leslie Weeks at 6:59.
Washington drew within one goal at 66:56 on a 20-yard shot by sophomore Tami Bennett that deflected into the goal off a Spartan defender.
UNCG (1-1), an NCAA Tournament competitor each of the last two seasons, avenged a 5-0 loss last year against Washington in Greensboro.
Weeks registered four saves for Washington. Starting Spartan goalkeeper Paula Domitrovits posted two first-half saves and did not allow a goal. Reserve keeper Kathryn Clewley entered at halftime and had three saves.
Washington returns to action on Tuesday, playing at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.
UNC Greensboro 2, Washington 1
September 5, 1998; Husky Soccer Field
Scoring--1, UNCG, Liza Rojas-Alford (Keri Currutt) at 2:11. 2, UNCG, Ali Lord (Danica Baker) at 6:59. 3, Washington, Tami Bennett at 66:56.
Shots--UNCG 12, Washington 14.
Saves--UNCG 5 (Paula Domitrovits 2, Kathryn Clewley 3), Washington 4 (Leslie Weeks).
Corner Kicks--UNCG 5, Washington 7.
Fouls--UNCG 14, Washington 18.
Attendance -- 714.