Huskies Hit The Road For Tough Tests In Utah
Sept. 13, 2012
SEATTLE - Lesle Gallimore's women's soccer team is off to one of its best starts in school history at 7-0-0. The Huskies will take its undefeated record and No. 23/18 ranking against a tough Utah State team on Thursday. Then on Saturday, UW heads to No. 17/8 BYU for its first game against a ranked team on the road this season.
Utah State is 5-1-2 on the season and 1-1-0 at home. Last week, they defeated Eastern Washington, 1-0, and ended in a scoreless draw at Portland State. Three different players have two goals each for the Aggies. In goal, Jeannie Woller and Ashlyn Mulford have split time. Mulford has three shutouts in seven games. Washington is 2-0 all-time against Utah State, winning the first meeting in Logan in 2001 and the last meeting, 2-0, in 2009 in Seattle.
BYU and Washington have met five times, the first in 1999. BYU leads the series 3-1-1. These two teams met last year in Seattle and it ended ina 2-2 tie. Lindsay Elston scored for Washington in last year's game against the Cougars on an assist from Allie Beahan.
Several honors rolled in for the Huskies after last weekend's wins over Gonzaga and Notre Dame. Senior goalkeeper Kari Davidson was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week. Davidson went 2-0 on the weekend with two shutouts and made 11 total saves.
Sophomore Jaclyn Softli was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and the GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week for scoring her first two goals of the season. She scored the game-winner at Gonzaga and then the second of three goals against Notre Dame.