Oct. 5, 2011
UW Weekly Notes
Huskies Welcome New Pac-12 Foes This Weekend
The Huskies get their first crack at new Pac-12 members Colorado and Utah this weekend. Fans can follow both games for free with free video/stats/chat at www.gohuskies.com.
Colorado will be the first of the “mountain” Pac-12 schools to visit Husky Soccer Field, Friday at 5 p.m. The Buffaloes enter the contest with a 3-6-2 record, and still seeking their first Pac-12 win. Colorado lost to both Oregon State and Arizona State, and has tied Arizona for a 0-2-1 league mark. The Buffs are looking to find their footing, with only one win since opening the season 2-0-0. CU will use a balanced attack, as Anne Stuller and Amy Barczuk lead the team with three goals each, and three other players have scored at least two goals.
The Huskies host Utah Sunday, Oct. 9 at noon. The Utes enter the weekend with a perfect 3-0-0 Pac-12 record, and a 7-4-1 overall mark. Before settling in Seattle, Utah will face Washington State Friday. The Utes are riding a five-match winning streak during which they have outscored their opponents 11-3. During that run, Utah has defeated Oregon (2-0), Arizona State (2-1) and Arizona (3-1). The primary threat for the Utes is Erin Dailey, who leads the squad with 10 points on a team-leading four goals and two assists.
No. 1 Stanford Sneaks By UW In OT
It was just the second time this season that No. 1 and undefeated Stanford had been taking to overtime but the Cardinal snuck past UW in the 94th minute for a 1-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Husky Soccer Field.
Huskies Tie No. 21 Cal, 1-1
Freshman Jaclyn Softli scored her first career goal as a Husky giving UW a 1-0 lead in the 47th minute over No. 21 Cal. The Golden Bears kept fighting and tied the game in the 73rd minute and after 110 minutes the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Swanson Gets First Career Goal In Victory Over Dons
UW returned home on Sept. 25, hosting its final non-conference opponent of the season and defeating San Francisco 4-2. USF took the lead in the 15th minute as Molly Hall went one-on-one with Husky keeper Kari Davidson and bounced it over her head and into the back of the net. The assist went to Jaciara Mello. Just seconds after the ensuing kickoff, sophomore Hillary Zevenbergen (Woodway, Wash.) scored off a rebound to even the match. Senior Alex Webber was fouled hard in the box in the 21st minute which led to a penalty kick. Fellow senior Kate Deines took the shot and made it for her first goal of the season as UW went up 2-1. Freshman Chelsea Archer gave UW a 3-1 lead heading into the half with a great shot on the right side of the box in the 38th minute. She was assisted by sophomore Allie Beahan. The final UW goal put the Huskies up 4-1 as redshirt freshman Morgan Swanson scored her first career goal as a Husky in the 59th minute. Freshman Jaclyn Softli took the shot first, it hit the crossbar and Swanson was there to put it back in. The Dons got another goal by Hall, unassisted, in the 64th minute. She hit a nice shot from the right side of the box to the upper left corner. Davidson, a redshirt junior from Portland, Ore., improved to 1-1-0 in goal and made two saves in the game.
UW Drops Pac-12 Opener
A year ago the UW women’s soccer team pulled one of the biggest upsets of the season at UCLA. This season, the Huskies were close to doing it again but fell because of a late goal, 1-0, in Pac-12 play. The Huskies were on defense a lot in the game but did great on the back line, making five total saves by keeper Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann. UCLA took 16 shots, six on goal and had 14 corner kicks. The lone goal came in the 79th minute as Chelsea Stewart scored on a free kick from the right side.
Three Huskies Score In Win At Gonzaga
The UW women’s soccer team took down Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash., 3-1. Senior Sarah Martinez scored the first goal of the game in the 42nd minute, her third of the season. Senior Kate Deines had her first assist of the year. In the 67th minute, sophomore Allie Beahan scored her first goal of the season. It was unassisted and taken about 18 yards out from the left side. Gonzaga got within one with 14 minutes left in the game as Ali Ohashi was wide open for the goal. The assist went to Sarah Rhodes. The Huskies rebounded though and got an insurance goal from sophomore Lindsay Elston, also her third goal of the year. She was assisted by Martinez. UW goalkeeper, senior Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann got the win while making nine saves.
Huskies Get First Win of 2011
UW finally looked like the team fans are used to seeing. Playing their best game of the year, they won 3-1 over Seattle U in the Husky/Nike Invitational Sunday. In the fifth minute, freshman Chelsea Archer scored her first career goal on an assist by senior captain Sarah Martinez. After the Redhawks tied the match going into the half, Martinez hit the game-winner in the 74th minute from the left side of the box after the ball bounced around from a throw-in. Sophomore Hillary Zevenbergen scored her first career goal in the 86th minute when she took the ball one-on-one with the keeper and struck it in the left side of the net. The Huskies had another goal opportunity when senior Kelli Stewart was fouled in the box with just a couple of minutes remaining, but the penalty kick was saved. However, the Dawgs played a great game, outshooting Seattle U 25-7 with 14 shots on goal, led by Martinez with five, sophomore Lindsay Elston with four, and Stewart, Webber and Archer each with three. Goalkeeper Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann earned her first win in goal, making one save.
Huskies Miss Chances in First Game of Husky Invitational
Despite outshooting Boston University 16-6, the Huskies fell 1-0 on Sept. 2 on an unfortunate own goal. UW had plenty of opportunities as senior Alex Webber took five shots and one that nearly went in. Fellow seniors Sarah Martinez and Kate Deines also had great attempts on goal throughout the game while sophomore Lindsay Elson took four shots of her own.
Wisconsin Tournament Recap
The Huskies dropped two tough matches at the Madison, Wis., tournament to the Badgers and Iowa State. In the first match, the No. 23/24 Huskies fell to Wisconsin 2-1. Although sophomore Lindsay Elston scored her second goal of the season with 27 seconds left in the match, it wasn’t enough for the Dawgs. Wisconsin outshot UW 15-7 and earned more corner kicks, 9-4. In the first-ever meeting between UW and Iowa State, the Cyclones prevailed with a 2-0 victory. Washington outshot Iowa State 18-14, creating more opportunities to score, but just could not finish.
No. 20/19 Huskies Open Season With A Draw Vs. BYU
UW was the first Pac-12 team to compete in the 2011-12 school year and head coach Lesle Gallimore’s team did not disappoint. After the Huskies trailed 1-0 early on, they rallied back against a tough BYU team to tie and eventually take the lead in the first half before ending in a 2-2 draw with the Cougars. Sophomore Brianna Sweeney scored her first career goal in the 19th minute off of a corner kick. Less than 10 minutes later, Elston scored on a long pass in the middle of the field from sophomore Allie Beahan. After BYU came back to equalize the score, the Huskies went into overtime - it was the fourth-straight game that they had played in overtime, dating back to last season in the NCAA Elite 8. Freshmen Jaclyn Softli and the Archer twins, Chelsea and Christina played in their first collegiate game while sophomore transfer Stine Shoening got the start, giving an impressive performance on defense.
Deines Name Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Two University of Washington student-athletes were named candidates for a national award. Seniors Kate Deines (women’s soccer) and Brent Richards (men’s soccer) are each part of a 30 person group honored by Lowe’s.
The Lowe’s Senior CLASS award is given out each year to an outstanding Division I senior student in 10 different sports. The acronym CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. The award honors those seniors that excel in four different aspects: community, classroom, character, and competition.
Deines has produced on the field from the start of her career at UW. As a freshman she finished second on the team with seven goals, and was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman First-Team. In her last two seasons, she played and started in every game the Huskies played.
As a sophomore, Deines was named to Second-Team All-Pacific Region and Second-Team All-Pac-10. Last year, Deines had her best season yet as one of the Husky team captains. She earned both First-Team All-Pacific Region and First-Team All-Pac-10 honors while leading the Huskies in goals and points and to the NCAA Elite 8. Her achievements allowed her to play for U-23 National Team this summer.
Additionally, she was acknowledged with the Provost Academic Excellence Award at the WESPYs (Washington’s version of the ESPY awards). She was also rewarded for her scholarly efforts by being named to the Second-Team Pac-10 All-Academic and the NSCAA Scholar All-West Region. She was also recently named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch list for top player of the year.
Deines Named To The Hermann Trophy Watch List
The Pac-12 Conference has five players on the 42-athlete watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award in collegiate soccer. Stanford senior Teresa Noyola and junior Courtney Verloo represent the Cardinal on the list, and are accompanied by UCLA senior Sydney Leroux, Oregon State senior Colleen Boyd and Washington junior Kate Deines. Noyola is a two-time NSCAA first-team All-American and is coming off career highs in goals (10) and assists (12). Verloo earned NSCAA third-team All-America honors as a sophomore in 2010. Leroux scored 13 goals last year, while Boyd notched a school-record 14 shutouts and Deines dropped nine goals on the season. According to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the 15 semi-finalists are announced in late November, and then reduced to three finalists soon after. The Hermann Trophy winner will be announced Jan. 6, 2012.
Solo Still “Dancing”
Hope Solo, a former Washington women’s soccer star, who recently helped lead the US Women’s National Team to the Championship Game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, is one of 10 celebrities left on the 13th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Solo and her partner Maks made their debut on Monday, Sept. 19 night with a waltz and scoring a 21 out of 30. On Sept. 26, Solo did the Jive and scored 19 out of 30. In week three, Solo danced the Cha-Cha and got her highest score of the season, a 24. Each week the celebrity with the lowest combined score will be eliminated on Tuesdays.
You can vote for Hope during the show every Monday or up to 30 minutes following the show. You get 12 votes per phone line or can text or vote on abc.com. The number is 1-800-868-3408.
Solo is the sixth female athlete to star in the hit series, following Olympic champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi (season 6 champion), Grand Slam tennis champion Monica Seles (season 6), Olympic volleyball player Misty May-Treanor (season 7), Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson (season 8 champion), and Olympic gold medal swimmer Natalie Coughlin (season 9). Female athletes have found great success in the competition as two of the previous five have taken home the top prize, winning the entire competition in their respective seasons.
Sweeney Named GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week
Husky women’s soccer sophomore Brianna Sweeney was named the Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Aug. 15-21. She is the first honoree of the 2011-12 season and this is the first such honor of her career. Sweeney, a defender from Woodinville, Wash., scored her first career goal in the season-opener vs. BYU on Aug. 19. She scored off of a rebound shot in the 19th minute to tie the game at 1-1. The Huskies and Cougars eventually went on to tie, 2-2.
Huskies Picked Fifth By Pac-12 Coaches
The Huskies were the underdog going into the NCAA Second Round vs. No. 2 Portland, trailing the all-time series 23-2-2. But, having lost to the Pilots in overtime during the regular season and in the NCAA Second Round a year ago, the Huskies knew what they were up against at Merlo Field. The first half was even in shots, 6-4 Portland and the Huskies took the lead in the 28th minute with a goal by senior McKenna Waitley on an assist from Jane Mitchell. Portland responded though just 10 seconds later, as Sophie Schmidt scored to tie. Although Portland outshot UW 21-0 in the second half and both overtime periods, junior goalie Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann made 13 saves as the game ended in a tie. Penalty kicks would then decide the game. The Huskies won the coin flip and elected to kick first. Kate Deines, Sarah Martinez and Lindsay Elston made theirs before Mitchell misses. Waitley then made hers as the fifth kicker in the first round. Portland made four out of its five as well as LaFontaine-Kussmann stopped Keelin Winters shot. In sudden death PK’s, Hannah Greig, Lindsey Bos, Kelli Stewart, LaFontaine-Kussmann and Hillary Zevenbergen all made theirs as Portland’s next five did as well. Deines was up again for the Huskies, making her second kick. LaFontaine-Kussmann then blocked Jessica Tsao’s kick to win the shootout.
20 Years Of Women’s Soccer At UW
20 years ago, women’s soccer at UW began. In 1991, Dang Pibulvech became the first coach and led the team for three years before Gallimore took over in 1994. All season, UW invites fans to help celebrate and honor all of those who have passed through the program and helped in its success over the years.
Live Online Coverage
Live scoring and chat along with audio and video will be available for free for all Husky home soccer matches on www.gohuskies.com.
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