#18 UW Women's Soccer Falls 2-1 at #4 Stanford

Oct. 21, 2001

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Fourth-ranked Stanford rallied from a one-goal deficit with two second-half goals to defeat No. 18 Washington 2-1 in a Pacific-10 Conference women's soccer game on Sunday at Maloney Field.

The defending Pac-10 champion Huskies (8-3-1) sustained their first conference loss, dropping to 2-1. Stanford (11-1) improved to 4-0 in Pac-10 play.

Marcia Wallis tallied the game-winner with eight minutes left in the game off a pass from Cardinal teammate Kelsey Carlson. Wallis booted a 17-yard shot that was tipped by Husky goalkeeper Hope Solo, but not enough to prevent the ball from going into the goal at 82:16. It marked the first time in 25 games that Washington allowed more than one goal in a game. The last opponent to score two goals against the Huskies was San Diego State which accomplished the feat on Sept. 17, 2000 in a 5-2 loss to UW.

Senior Caroline Putz gave Washington the lead 13 minutes into the game. She received a pass from Megan McKinstry and drilled it into the upper corner from 35 yards away at 12:47. That was the 20th career goal for Putz, a figure that ranks fifth among all-time Huskies. Putz is listed fourth among UW players with 66 total points during her career.

Stanford recorded the equalizer six minutes after halftime on a play set up by a cross from Alisan Pabon. Natalie Sanderson received the cross and tapped it to Allyson Marquand who one-timed a 20-yard shot into the net at 51:08.

The Huskies were outshot 12-8, but had three dangerous opportunities to net a second goal. Freshman Tina Frimpong broke through the defense and had a one-on-one situation with Cardinal goalkeeper Carrie Walsh in the 61st minute, but her shot was high. Senior Gina Brewer headed a cross from Putz in the 73rd minute that was tipped by Walsh and deflected off the crossbar. Sophomore Jaime Carstensen blasted a shot inside the final 20 seconds of the game that sailed just wide of the goal.

Solo registered five saves for the Huskies and Walsh had four for Stanford.

'We're pleased to be able to get a split in California because it's never easy to play these two teams,' said UW coach Lesle Gallimore whose team defeated 15th-ranked California 1-0 on Friday. 'We can't be displeased with this road trip. Stanford is a game we could have won, but didn't.'

The Huskies return home for a pair of games next weekend, beginning Friday (Oct. 26) at 7 p.m. against Arizona.

NCAA Women's Soccer
at #4 Stanford 2, #18 Washington 1
Maloney Field, Palo Alto, Calif.

Scoring--1, Washington, Caroline Putz (Megan McKinstry), 12,47. 2, Stanford, Allyson Marquand (Alisan Pabon, Natalie Sanderson), 51:08. 3, Stanford, Marcia Wallis (Kelsey Carlson), 82:16.

Shots - UW 8, SU, 12.
Saves - UW 5 (Hope Solo), SU 4 (Carrie Walsh).
Corner Kicks - UW 3, SU 6.
Fouls - UW 7, SU 9.
Attendance - 883.

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