Pac-12 Home Play Opens With Arizona Schools
Oct. 2, 2012
SEATTLE - Most of the 2012 season for head coach Lesle Gallimore's Huskies has been on the road. But, when they have played at home, they have gotten nothing but positive results. The Huskies haven't lost at home since Oct. 14 of 2011, falling to USC.
Washington is 3-0 this season at Husky Soccer Field, defeating La Salle, Fresno State and Notre Dame.
With a 1-2-0 Pac-12 record the last two weeks, the Huskies not only return home but will host two schools they have had success against in league play.
On Friday at 3:00 p.m., the Huskies welcome Arizona whom they defeated 4-0 in Tucson last season and lead the overall series 14-3-0. Although the Huskies fell to Arizona State, 1-0, in Tempe last year, the UW leads that series 8-5-3. UW faces ASU Sunday at noon.
The Wildcats are 5-5-2 overall, 1-1-1 in the Pac-12 and 3-2 on the road this season. Last week, they fell 2-1 to UCLA and tied USC, 1-1 in double overtime. They picked up a big win on Sept. 21 at Cal, 2-1. Jazmin Ponce leads the team with seven goals and two assists. She has two game-winning goals. In goal, Gabby Kaufman has played every minute on the year, allowing 13 goals and making 59 saves with three shutouts.
Arizona State brings a similar record to Seattle at 5-6-1 overall, 1-2 in the Pac-12 and 1-4-1 in road matches. Also playing in Southern California last week, the Sun Devils defeated USC 5-2 in double overtime and fell to No. 3 UCLA, 4-1. Two players each have six goals in Cali Farquharson and Devin Marshall. Chandler Morris has spent the majority of time in the net making 28 saves and allowing 21 goals.