No. 25 Soccer Travels To No. 9 California & No. 16 Stanford
Oct. 17, 2000
ON TAP: The 25th-ranked Arizona State soccer team (11-3, 2-2 Pac-10) will hit the road for the final time this season as they travel to the Bay Area to take on ninth-ranked California (12-1-1, 2-1 Pac-10) on Friday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. and 16th-ranked Stanford (8-4-1, 1-2 Pac-10) on Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 p.m.
THE RANKINGS: ASU held on to 25th place in the SoccerTimes poll, but fell out of the other rankings after suffering two losses.
SoccerTimes -- 25thSoccer Buzz --Receiving VotesAmerican Soccer Writers' -- Receiving VotesSoccer America -- Not RankedNSCAA -- Not Ranked
ASU'S OPPONENTS: This will be the fourth meeting between ASU and Cal, with the Golden Bears holding a 2-1 advantage. ASU shutout then 20th-ranked Cal last year in Tempe, 2-0. Against the Cardinal, ASU fell 3-2 in Tempe last season to knot the overall series at 1-1-1.
SUN DEVIL SOCCER STADIUM: This season Arizona State christened its new soccer stadium. Located on the same field, the new 1,050 seat stadium features chairback and bench seating, a spacious locker room, team room and training room.
BREAKING SCORING RECORDS: Arizona State set three team records in their 7-0 shutout over Pittsburgh. The seven goals scored broke the old record of six against Utah State in 1997. (ASU tied the record again with a 7-0 win over Eastern Michigan). ASU's eight assists in the game broke last year's mark set against Wyoming when the Sun Devils tallied seven. The 22 total points (7 g/8 a) set an all-time high, breaking the old mark of 17 points also against Wyoming.
LAST TIME OUT: ASU suffered two tough 1-0 losses to sixth-ranked Washington and Washington State. Against the Huskies, the lone goal scored in the 29th minute sealed the win for UW. The goal was scored by Caroline Putz, an unassisted shot from 10 yards out on the right side of the box. After a defensive mix up, Putz took the ball and drilled the shot pass the diving ASU goalkeeper into the right corner of the net. This is the first time Arizona State has been shutout this year and the first time in the past 20 games, dating back to last season. Despite ASU's advantage on corner kicks, 8-4, over the Huskies, the rest of the team statistics were virtually even, Washington tallied 10 shots to ASU's nine. ASU's Erin Reinke recorded six saves, three in each half, Against WSU, the game-winning goal came in the 66th minute. The ball was kicked from 15 yards out from the top right of the box into the upper right corner of the net pass the diving ASU goalkeeper. The Sun Devils loss three starters due to injury, including junior All-American Stacey Tullock, who is still battling the flu and did not play. Arizona State posted 12 shots to Washington State's nine, while each team recorded five corner kicks. ASU's Jaclyn Clark recorded six shots -- all on goal. ASU goalkeeper Erin Reinke made four saves, two in each half.
YOUNG GUN: Freshman Patrice Feulner has made an immediate impact on ASU's front line. She's tied for the team-high in points (27), leads the team in assists (7) (ties the single-season record) and is second in goals (10). She has also tallied back-to-back hat tricks this season -- one against Pittsburgh and Eastern Michigan. Feulner is already ASU's fifth all-time leader in goals and sixth all-time leader in points. In addition, Feulner is third in the Pac-10 in points (1.86), sixth in goals (10) and seventh in goals per game (0.71) Feulner also has an accurate leg with 25 of her 41 shots going on goal.
TOUTING TULLOCK: Junior All-American Stacey Tullock (Phoenix, Arizona) continues to heat up the playing field. The 1999 Pac-10 Player of the Year and 1998 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, Tullock was named a 2000 preseason first team All-American by Soccer Buzz and a second team All American by Soccer America. Tullock is ASU's career leader in every offensive category: goals (41), assists (19), points (101), game-winners (13). Tullock leads this year's team in goals (11), game-winning goals (5), shots (64) and shots on goal (34) and is tied for the team-high in points (27). In addition, Tullock has scored at least one goal in nine of ASU's 14 games this season. Tullock's golden goal against Georgia (fifth game-winner and new ASU single-season record) landed her on Soccer America's Team of the Week -- her fourth career appearance. Additionally, with her one goal and one assist performace against the Oregon schools, Tullock -- in just over 2 and half years -- broke the century mark in points with 101.
DEFENSIVE DEMONS: Through 14 games, ASU has allowed only 10 goals (five in one game) and limited its opponents to only 63 shots on goal--that's just over four SOG/game. ASU is ranked 16th in the country in shutout percentage (.571). Senior defenders Jessica Bohl and Jaclyn Clark, along with freshmen Amy LePeilbet and Temryess Lane have held opponents to a 0.77 shot percentage. Senior goalkeeper Erin Reinke, has recorded 7.5 shutouts this year and has made only 49 saves. She is fourth in the Pac-10 in goals-against average (0.71) and second in the conference in shutouts. As a team ASU is second in the Pac-10 in shutouts (8), second in corner kicks (92) and third in goals allowed (0.71).
GOING ON THE OFFENSE: Arizona State is fourth in the Pac-10 in scoring offense, averaging 2.57 goals per game. Arizona State is at or near the top in the Pac-10 in every major offensive category. The Sun Devils are first in assists (38), first in assist per game (2.71) third in points (110), fourth in shots (260), fourth in goals (36) and fourth in goals per game (2.57). The Sun Devils also like to help each other, placing four players in the top 10 of the Pac-10 assists leaders.
MARJANOVIC HONORED: Junior midfielder Antoinette Marjanovic was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week (Oct. 3-9) with her two game-winning goals against the Oregon Schools. This is Marjanovic's first Pac-10 honor.
FRESHMEN INFLUENCE: The Sun Devils start five freshmen a game with each player making significant contributions: Patrice Feulner (F), Haley van Blommestein (M), Temryss Lane (D), Amy LePeilbet (D), Emily Schwimmer (M/F). Combined the five have produced 44 points with 13 goals, 18 assists and two game-winners.
HOME COOKING: Over the past two seasons, Arizona State holds a 16-4 home record, including an 8-2 mark this year.
MORE RECORDS SET...AND COUNTING: ASU's eighth shutout of the season, a 2-0 blanking over Oregon State, broke the previous school record of six in a single season set last year ... ASU also set a new team assists record with 42, breaking the 1997 record of 41 ... ASU set a new single-game home attendance record of 643 against Michigan.
UNITED KINGDOM TOUR: The Sun Devils spent the second half of July touring the United Kingdom, playing five matches against some of the region's top teams. ASU posted a 4-1 record, outscoring its opponents 20-3. Junior All-American Stacey Tullock led the team with 14 points (5 g/4 a), while sophomore Holly Cohen netted 12 points (5 g/2 a).
CORNER KICKS: ASU returns its four all-time points leaders (Tullock, Inoue, Marjanovic, Clark) ... 10 players have at least three points ... 10 players have scored at least one goal this year ... five different players (Marjanovic, Inoue, Feulner, Lane, Tullock, Cohen) have each tallied a game-winning goal this year ... Franco Bari and Chris Sagar join Patraw's staff as new assistants ... ASU plays 14 of its 20 games at home this year ... the Sun Devils hold a 23-17-2 record against their 2000 opponents ... ASU is 6-12 all-time against Top-25 competition ... ASU was picked to finish fifth in the Pac-10 Conference.