Oct. 26, 2011
Weekly Release 10/26/11
The Huskies face the University of Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State University Sun Devils this weekend in their final regular season road games for the 2011 season. Fans can follow both games for free with live stats at www.gohuskies.com.
The Huskies first stop of the weekend is at Murphey Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. to face the Wildcats on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Arizona enters the weekend 1-13-2 overall and 1-6-1 in the Pac-12. Seven different student-athletes lead the team with one goal apiece for the season. Junior Alex Smith (Calgary, Canada) leads the team with a goal, an assist, three points, six shots, a game winning goal, and the team's only PK attempt, which was good. She has played in all 15 team games so far this season. In goal, senior Ashley Jett has 71 saves, two shutouts, and 2.03 goals against average. Last season, after being down 1-0 at halftime, Washington scored four second half goals, defeating Arizona 4-1 in their conference opener. This is the 17th time the two have met and Washington leads the all-time series 13-3, with Arizona's last win against the Huskies coming in October 2005.
Scouting Arizona State
The Huskies wrap up the road trip facing the Sun Devils at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. Arizona State enters the weekend 6-10-0 overall and 2-6-0 in the Pac-12 after falling to USC in overtime and holding No. 7 UCLA to just two goals last weekend. Senior Sierra Cook and freshman Alexandra Doller lead the team with five goals each for the season. Cook has played in all 16 team games and also has two assists, 12 points, and 25 shots with 13 shots on goal. Doller has scored her five goals in just seven games played and also has 10 points and 23 shots with 14 shots on goal. Junior goalkeeper Alyssa Gillmore has appeared in all 16 team games and has recorded 55 saves, four shutouts, and five wins. Last season, the Huskies edged out the Sun Devils 1-0, despite Arizona State outshooting them 19-6. This will be the 16th time the teams meet, with Washington leading the all-time series 8-4-3.
Huskies On National Television Nov. 3 Against Washington State
The Washington women's soccer team's final regular season game will be broadcast on Fox Soccer Channel on Nov. 3. The team is promoting a "Purple Out" and is encouraging all fans in attendance to wear purple to the game.
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 the 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. In week six, Solo scored 20 points for the rumba and survived after being in the bottom two. 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.
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.
Follow The Huskies Via Social Media
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Fans can also follow the UW women's soccer team through the Huskies' all-sports Twitter page, www.twitter.com/UWSportsNews.
UW is also on www.youtube.com/UWAthletics. Fans there can find new video context from all of the Husky sports teams.
Tickets for all Husky home matches are on sale now either online at GoHuskies.com or by calling the Husky Ticket Office at 206-543-2200. Tickets may also be purchased at the field on game day.
Fans looking for season tickets can purchase the Husky Gold Card which grants general admission access to all men's and women's soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, baseball and softball games.