Pac-12 Leaders Up Next For Huskies
Oct. 18, 2012
SEATTLE – A tough test awaits the UW women’s soccer team this weekend as they head to the bay area to face No. 25 Cal and No. 2 Stanford on the Pac-12 Networks Friday and Sunday.
Both games were close last year in Seattle as the UW and then-ranked No. 21 Cal tied 1-1 after 110 minutes. Stanford was No. 1 at the time of the meeting last year. The defending national champs defeated Washington 1-0 in Seattle on Oct. 2, 2011.
Halfway through the Pac-12 season, the title is still up for grabs. Stanford is currently first at 6-0-0 and 12-1-1 overall. UCLA is second followed by Cal at 5-1-0, 12-3-0 and Washington is seventh at 2-3-1, 9-4-2.
Ifeoma Onumonu leads the Golden Bears with eight goals, four assists and 20 total points. A total of 13 different players have scored at least one goal for Cal on the season. Emily Kruger, one of the best goalkeepers in the Pac-12 and arguably the country, boast a 0.88 goals against average and has made 46 saves.
Stanford is led by Courtney Verloo with 15 points and Mariah Nogueria has six goals. The Cardinal have an impressive 39 total goals and 35 assists on the season. Emily Oliver is 6-0-0 in goal and Aly Gleason is 5-1-1 and logged the most minutes out of the three keepers at nearly 710.
Head coach Lesle Gallimore, in her 19th season at the UW, had 198 career wins at Washington and will look to pick up win 200 as a Husky this weekend. Gallimore is the winningest coach in Washington history. Her 230 career victories in 22+ years rank in the top 25 in Division I women’s soccer history.