Soccer Hosts No. 6 UCLA & No. 16 USC
Oct. 31, 2000
ON TAP: The Arizona State soccer team (12-5-1, 3-4-0 Pac-10) will close out its regular season with home games against sixth-ranked UCLA (14-2-1, 5-1-1 Pac-10) on Friday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. and against 16th-ranked USC (11-5-2, 3-3-1 Pac-10) on Sunday, November 5 at 12:00 p.m.
ASU'S OPPONENTS: This will be the fourth meeting between Arizona State and UCLA with the Bruins winning all three contests, including a 5-0 shutout last year in Los Angeles. This will be th fifth contest against USC with the Trojans holding a 3-1 advantage, including a 2-0 shutout last season in Los Angeles.
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.
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 46, breaking the 1997 record of 41 ... ASU set a new single-game home attendance record of 890 against Arizona.
LAST TIME OUT: ASU tied Minnesota 1-1 as the Gophers scored near the end of regulation. Arizona State tallied the first goal in the 62nd minute when a defensive mix-up on the top of the box let freshman Patrice Feulner net the shot pass Minnesota's goalkeeper. It looked like ASU had the game won, but at the 88:27 mark Minnesota's Meghan Jones took a free kick that went towards the box, allowing Laurie Seidl to head the ball into the net to tie the game. Both teams didn't score in the two overtimes, despite each team making several rushes on goal. In a rough and penalty filled game -- Arizona State posted 18 fouls to Minnesota's 20 -- the Sun Devils recorded 17 shots to Minnesota's 16. Erin Reinke made several great saves, finishing the game with 10 saves.
YOUNG GUN: Freshman Patrice Feulner has made an immediate impact on ASU's front line. She's tied for the team high in points (29) assists (7) (ties the single-season record) and is second in goals (11). 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 tied for fifth in the Pac-10 in points (1.61) and assists (7), and sixth in goals (11).
GOING ON THE OFFENSE: Arizona State is fourth in the Pac-10 in scoring offense, averaging 2.33 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 (46), first in assist per game (2.56) fourth in points (130), fourth in goals (42) and fourth in goals per game (2.33). The Sun Devils also like to help each other, placing two players in the top five of the Pac-10 assists leaders.
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 (42), assists (19), points (103), game-winners (13). Although playing in only 16 of ASU's 18 games, Tullock leads this year's team in points (29), goals (12), game-winning goals (5), shots (73) and shots on goal (36). In addition, Tullock has scored at least one goal in 11 of ASU's 16 games she has played in 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 103.
DEFENSIVE DEMONS: Through 18 games, ASU has allowed 19 goals (five in one game) and limited its opponents to only 76 shots on goal--that's just over four SOG/game. Senior defenders Jessica Bohl and Jaclyn Clark, along with freshmen Amy LePeilbet and Temryess Lane have held opponents to a .106 shot percentage. Senior goalkeeper Erin Reinke, has recorded 7.5 shutouts this year (third in the Pac-10) and has made 69 saves. As a team ASU is fourth in the Pac-10 in shutouts (8), third in corner kicks (105).
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 was 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 46 points with 15 goals, 16 assists and three game-winners.
HOME COOKING: Over the past two seasons, Arizona State holds a 17-4-1 home record, including an 9-2-1 mark this year.
SENIOR'S HONORED: Seven Arizona State seniors will play their last home games at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium this weekend. Ending their careers are defender Jessica Bohl, defender/forward Jaclyn Clark, defender Megan Gillaspie, forward/midfielder Karine Inoue, goalkeeper Erin Reinke, midfielder/defender Shanel Scott and midfielder/defender Marianne Simmons.
COUNT ON US: Jessica Bohl has never missed a start during her four year playing career, having started and played in 75 games leading up to this weekend's games against USC and UCLA. Jaclyn Clark has played in 71 games, starting 70, while Erin Reinke has recorded 69 games between the pipes.
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 ... 11 players have scored at least one goal this year ... seven different players (Schwimmer, 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 6-14 all-time against Top-25 competition ... ASU was picked to finish fifth in the Pac-10 Conference.