Soccer Travels To No. 12 Portland
Nov. 9, 2000
ON TAP: After a 2-0 victory over Southwest Missouri State in the first round of the NCAA College Cup, the Arizona State women's soccer team (14-6-1, 4-5-0 Pac-10) will travel to Portland, Oregon to face the 12th-ranked University of Portland Pilots (15-3-0) on Saturday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. (MST).
NCAA INFORMATION: This is Arizona State's first post season appearance, earning one of 24 at-large bids ... the Sun Devils shutout SW Missouri State, 2-0, on Wednesday night in the first round ... this will be the first meeting between ASU and Portland ... the winner of the second round game will either travel to Seattle to take on the University of Washington, or host a third round game against Montana.
FIRST ROUND RECAP: ASU won 2-0 behind a first half goal by junior Stacey Tullock and a second half goal by freshman Patrice Feulner. The Sun Devils 14th win marks a school record, while the victory was also coach Terri Patraw's 50th career. The Sun Devils tallied their first goal in the 39th minute when Tullock received a pass from Feulner, then dribbled the ball around the right side of the box, kicking the ball into the far left side. Sophomore Holly Cohen started the play from the right wing, making a touch pass to Feulner. Tullock, who was just named to Soccer America's Team of the Week (second time this year), tallied her 14th goal of the season and her seventh game winner. In the second half, Arizona State came out with a more aggressive front, having one apparent goal called back for offsides. However, just eight minutes into the second half, Feulner found the back of the net as she went one-on-one with the goalkeeper, beating her to the right with the open net. Cohen also had the assist on the play as she again slid the ball through tight traffic to a streaking Feulner.
ABOUT PORTLAND: The Pilots earned a first round bye in the NCAA Tournament after finishing the season as one of the top 16 teams in the country. Portland claimed its eighth postseason berth by winning its sixth West Coast Conference title. They are 12-7-0 in 19 NCAA playoff games, making semifinal appearances in 1994, `95, `96 and `98, and a finals appearance in 1995. An extremely tough team on the defensive end, Portland has allowed only seven goals the entire season, including only one in conference play. On the offensive side, the Pilots are led by senior forward Vanessa Talbott's (13g/6a) 32 points. Five other players have also scored in double figures. Goalkeeper Cheryl Loveless holds a 0.42 goals-against average, making 39 saves.
YOUNG GUN: Freshman forward Patrice Feulner (St. Charles, Ill.) has made an immediate impact on ASU's front line. She's second in points (32) assists (8) (single-season record) and goals (12). She has also tallied back-to-back hat tricks this season -- one against Pittsburgh and Eastern Michigan. Feulner is already ASU's fourth all-time leader in goals and fifth all-time leader in points. In addition, Feulner is tied for sixth in the Pac-10 in points (1.45), eighth in assists (7), and ninth in goals (11).
Pac-10 Honor Roll: Led by junior Stacey Tullock's first team selection, a school record six ASU soccer players earned All-Pac-10 honors Tullock, who is third in the conference in goals with 13, makes her third appearance as a first team choice. Junior Antoinette Marjanovic earned her second All-Pac-10 honor, claiming honorable mention status this season. Marjanovic was a second-team pick in 1997. Four players were selected to their first All-Pac-10 honor as honorable mention choices as well: senior defenders Jessica Bohl and Jaclyn Clark, freshman forward Patrice Feulner and midfielder Haley van Blommestein.
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 (44), assists (19), points (107), game-winners (15). Although playing in only 19 of ASU's 21 games, Tullock leads this year's team in points (33), goals (14), game-winning goals (7), shots (84) and shots on goal (41). Despite being constantly marked, Tullock has scored at least one goal in 12 of ASU's 19 games she has played in this season. Tullock has produced two golden goals this year. One against Georgia and one against UCLA, which each landed her on Soccer America's Team of the Week -- her fourth and fifth career appearances. Additionally, with her one goal and one assist performace against the Oregon schools (Oct., 8), Tullock -- in just over 2 and half years -- broke the century mark in career points.
DEFENSIVE DEVILS: Through 21 games, ASU has allowed 20 goals (five in one game) ... senior defenders Jessica Bohl and Jaclyn Clark, along with freshmen Amy LePeilbet and Temryess Lane have held opponents to a 0.90 shot percentage ... ASU has allowed more than one goal scored against them only three times this season ... senior goalkeeper Erin Reinke, has recorded 10 shutouts this year (third in the Pac-10) and has made 90 saves ... she has a 0.93 goals-against average ... as a team ASU is fourth in the Pac-10 in shutouts (10) and corner kicks (116) ... the 10 shutouts this year is a new school record ... ASU has allowed seven goals in the second half ... the 20 goals allowed is also a new record, breaking last season's total of 23.
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 49 points with 16 goals, 17 assists and three game-winners.
HOME COOKING: Over the past two seasons, Arizona State holds a 19-5-1 home record, including a 11-3-1 mark this year.
SENIOR'S HONORED: Seven Arizona State seniors played their last regular season home games at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium this past weekend. Ending their careers were 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 78 games. Jaclyn Clark has played in 74 games, starting 73, while Erin Reinke has recorded 72 games between the pipes.
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 10th shutout of the season, a 2-0 blanking over SW Missouri St., broke the previous school record of six in a single season set last year ... ASU also set a new team assists record with 50, breaking the 1997 record of 41 ... ASU set a new single-game home attendance record of 890 against Arizona ... ASU has tallied the most points in school history with 140, breaking the 1997 record of 129 ... the Sun Devils have also posted 342 shots, breaking the 1998 record of 313 ... ASU's 14 wins is a new record, breaking last years total of 13.
GOING ON THE OFFENSE: Arizona State is fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring offense, averaging 2.14 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 (50), first in assist per game (2.38) fourth in points (140) and fifth in goals (45). The Sun Devils also like to help each other, placing two players (Clark, Feulner) in the top eight of the Pac-10 assists leaders.
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.
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) ... 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 played 14 of its 20 regulaer season games at home this year ... the Sun Devils hold a 23-17-2 record against their 2000 opponents ... ASU is 7-14 all-time against Top-25 competition.