Third-Ranked UW Women's Soccer Team Falls 1-0 at WSU
Nov. 3, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. - Kim Morgan headed in a corner kick in the 112th minute Friday, lifting Washington State to a 1-0 overtime victory over the third-ranked Washington women's soccer team in the final regular-season game for both teams at Cougar Soccer Field.
Pac-10 champion Washington (17-2, 8-1) had its school-record 11-game winning streak stopped, losing its first conference contest. The Huskies had already earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. The Cougars (13-6, 5-4) improved their chances for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid. The tournament pairings will be announced Sunday at 7 p.m.
'It was a battle just like we knew it would be. Give the Cougars credit, they did what they needed to do,' said Washington coach Lesle Gallimore. 'It was hard asking our team to clinch the Pac-10 one weekend and then come back and play another game when you don't know exactly what you are playing for.'
Washington State was the aggressor throughout the game, outshooting the Huskies 22-13, including a 6-1 shot advantage during the two overtime periods. Sophomore goalkeeper Hope Solo kept UW in the game with a season-high 12 saves. Ironically, the only shot to get past Solo was set up by Liz Duncan her prep teammate at Richland High School.
Duncan was credited with an assist, booting a corner kick to Morgan who headed the ball into the goal at 111:37. It was only the third goal allowed by Solo in her last 789 minutes.
WSU goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen saved four shots en route to her fifth shutout.
The Huskies have become accustomed to close games as eight of their last nine contests were decided by one-goal margins, including three overtime outings. They won their first 10 one-goal games before Friday's loss to WSU.
The Washington women's soccer team is inviting supporters to join them on Sunday as they watch the NCAA Tournament Selection Show live via satellite. They will convene at the All-American Sports Bar & Grill (4333 University Way N.E.) at 6 p.m., one hour before the NCAA pairings are announced.
Despite the loss, the Huskies are likely to be selected among the top seeds in the tournament. They are expected to receive a first-round bye and be chosen to host a second-round game at Husky Soccer Field which would take place Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m.
NCAA Women's Soccer
Washington State 1, (#4) Washington 0 (2ot)
Cougar Soccer Field, Pullman, Wash.
Scoring--1, WSU, Kim Morgan (Liz Duncan), 111:37.
Shots - Washington 13, WSU 22.
Saves -- Washington 12 (Hope Solo), WSU 4 (Lindsey Jorgensen).
Corner Kicks -- Washington 3, WSU 7.
Fouls -- Washington 5, WSU 10.
Attendance - 707.