Huskies Host Cougars For Nationally Televised Game
Oct. 31, 2011
SEATTLE - The Huskies will host cross-state rivals, the Washington State Cougars, in a game that will be nationally televised on the Fox Soccer Channel. It will also be the regular season finale for both teams. The team is promoting a "Purple Out" and is encouraging all fans in attendance to wear purple to the game. The first 200 fans to the match will receive a complementary purple fleece headband. Fans 12 years old and under can get their hair sprayed purple and take home a Husky sling bag.
Scouting Washington State The Huskies host the Cougars at Husky Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. Washington State enters the match 12-6-2 overall and 6-3-1 in the Pac-12. Freshman Jocelyn Jeffers leads the team with seven goals on 30 shots, five assists, 19 points, three game-winning goals, and one successful PK attempt. Junior Brandi Vega has six goals on 44 shots, five assists, 17 points, and three game-winning goals and has appeared in all 20 games. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Gurveen Clair has 79 saves, six shutouts, and has only allowed 13 goals in 20 games played. Last season, the Huskies and Cougars battled into overtime after Washington took the early lead, but then fell 2-1 in the extra period. This is the 21st time the two teams have met, with Washington State leading the all-time series 9-7-4. The past three seasons, the game between these two teams has gone into at least one overtime, with two of the three games coming out in a tie.
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 taken 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. After 110 minutes the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Softli Sets Career High With Two Goals In Shutout Victory At Arizona Freshman Jaclyn Softli scored a career high two goals in the team's 4-0 shutout at Arizona. She scored the game-winner in the 21st minute on a cross that deflected off an Arizona player. She also capped the win with the final goal of the game in the 86th minute on a breakaway from midfield.
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. In week six, Solo scored 20 points for the rumba. 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.