Sami Page and the Huskies head to Oregon this weekend.
Oct. 20, 2011
Weekly Release - Oregon Schools
SEATTLE - The Huskies head south to face the University of Oregon Ducks and the No. 23 Oregon State University Beavers this weekend. Fans can follow both games for free with live stats at www.gohuskies.com and can view live video for Friday's game at www.goducks.com.
The Huskies first head to Eugene, Ore. to face the Ducks on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Oregon enters the weekend 7-7-1 and 2-4-0 in the Pac-12 after a 3-1 victory last weekend over Pac-12 newcomer Colorado. The team started off the season 4-0-1 before a few close losses since then, but is still a strong contender in the Pac-12 this season. Junior Julie Armstrong leads the team with four goals, three assists, and 11 points. In goal, freshman Abby Steele has played in all 15 games, allowing only 19 goals and tallying 54 saves, despite a 2-7-1 record. Senior goalkeeper Lindsay Parlee has allowed zero goals in six appearances with five saves and a 5-0-0 record. Last season, the Huskies shut out the Ducks, 2-0, in Seattle despite Oregon outshooting Washington, 13-12. This will be the 16th time the two teams meet, the Huskies leading the series 12-2-1. As an added note, Friday is Breast Cancer Awareness night at Pape' Field and fans attending the game are encouraged to wear pink in support of this cause.
Scouting Oregon State
The Huskies will make their second stop of the weekend in their neighboring state to the south in Corvallis on Sunday to face No. 23 Oregon State. The Beavers have been ranked in the NSCAA poll every week this season except one, with their highest ranking coming on Oct. 11 at No. 18. They enter the weekend with a 10-4-1 overall record and a 4-2-0 conference record after a 1-0 overtime loss in Salt Lake City on the home field of the other Pac-12 newcomer, Utah. The Beavers are tied for third in a tough Pac-12 conference, right behind Washington State and a Stanford team with a perfect 6-0-0 conference record. Redshirt junior Chelsea Buckland and sophomore Jenna Richardson lead the team with six goals apiece. Buckland has started 10 games and appeared in 14 of 15 team games with three assists and 15 points. Richardson has started 13 of 13 games played with one assist and 13 points scored. Senior goalkeeper Colleen Boyd has appeared and started in 13 of 15 team games, allowing just seven goals total, with 37 saves, six shutouts, and a 8-4-1 record. As a goalkeeping team, she and sophomore transfer goalkeeper Audrey Bernier-Larose have allowed only eight goals total this season. Last season, the then-No. 19 ranked Beavers handed the Huskies a 1-0 loss in UW's final home game of the season. This will be the 21st time the two teams meet and UW leads the series 14-5-1. The Beavers, however, have had recent success versus the Huskies, with two of their five all-time wins coming in the past two seasons and four of the five coming since 2003.
Martinez Named Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete Of The Week
Senior forward Sarah Martinez has been honored with the award for the week of Oct. 3-9. Martinez helped the Huskies to their first Pac-12 wins of the season over conference newcomers Colorado and Utah. She scored two goals vs. Colorado in a 2-1 UW victory and had a goal and two assists against Utah in a 4-0 victory. Martinez leads the team wtih six goals and four assists. This is the third honor for the women's soccer team this year.
Huskies Shutout Utes, 4-0
After jumping out to an early 1-0 lead, Washington poured in three second-half goals to defeat Utah 4-0 Sunday. Freshman Jaclyn Softli scored her second career goal in the first half. Senior Kate Deines opened the second-half scoring, followed by insurance goals from sophomore Hilary Zevenbergen and senior Sarah Martinez.
Huskies Outlast Colorado, 2-1
Senior forward Sarah Martinez scored back-to-back goals in the second half to propel Washington past new Pac-12 conference foe Colorado. After the Buffs struck first in the 21st minute, UW fought back with two second-half goals. The Dawgs outshot Colorado 14 to 8 on the night.
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.
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. She also got a 24 for her Foxtrot in week four. In week five, Solo again scored 24 points dancing the tango. 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.