Soccer Closes Out Home Schedule Against #2 Stanford And #23 California
Oct. 31, 2001
ON TAP: The Arizona State soccer team (8-8-0, 2-4-0 Pac-10) will close out its home schedule this weekend as they host second-ranked Stanford (12-1-1, 5-0-0 Pac-10) on Friday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. and 23rd-ranked California (10-5-1, 2-3-0 Pac-10) on Sunday, November 4 at 12:30 p.m.
ALL-TIME SERIES NOTES: Stanford holds a 2-1-1 series lead over Arizona State ... ASU is 0-1-1 at home against the Cardinal while posting a 1-1-0 record in Stanford ... the Cardinal won the last two meetings in high-scoring affairs as the two teams combined for 11 goals ... ASU's lone win occurred on the road in 1998 as ASU pulled the 2-1 upset over then #9 ranked Stanford ... California holds a 3-1-0 all-time record against ASU ... the Golden Bears won last year's meeting in Berkeley, 3-0 ... ASU's sole win in the series came in 1999 when ASU upset Cal, then #20 ranked, 2-0 in Tempe.
LAST WEEKEND: For the second straight weekend, ASU split its pair of Pac-10 games. In Pullman against Washington State, Stacey Tullock tallied the game-winning goal in the 74th minute of action as ASU won, 2-1. Just 2:58 into the match, WSU posted the first goal, but ASU came back and tied the game at the 34:16 mark on a header from the top of the box by Kathleen Dely. The Sun Devils then took the lead, this time Antoinette Marjanovic passing to a streaking Tullock, who shot just past the outstretched arms of the Cougar goalkeeper. The goal was Tullock's 50th in her stellar career, as well as her 16th game-winner. Goalkeeper Kelly Fitzgerald posted her second Pac-10 win of the year. The Huskies netted the game-winning goal in the sixth minute of overtime lifting 16th-ranked Washington to a 2-1 victory over ASU. Washington opened the scoring midway through the second half off of a 22-yard free kick into the upper left corner at 77:47. ASU equalized at 81:05 on a 40-yard free kick from the right side by Marjanovic. The ball carried across the goal mouth and into the lower left corner. Freshman Stephanie Peel narrowly missed a chance to re-direct the shot right in front of the goal. Instead, Peel's attempt drew the attention of the UW goalkeeper, enabling the ball to trickle into the net. The goal was Marjanovic's 22nd in her career, moving her into second all-time in school history.
SUMMER TRAINING: Over the summer, five Arizona State players competed in some very competitive leagues. Sophomore defender Temryss Lane played at the U.S. Soccer Festival in Chicago, helping her earn a spot on the U-23 Women's National B soccer team. Lane, a native of Bellingham, Wash., was named to the national pool after traveling to Chicago with the Region IV team, an elite group of 18-23-year-old players from the West. Lane's team fell to the Region II team, however, Lane scored both of Region IV's goals in regulation. Sophomore defender Amy LePeilbet and forward Patrice Feulner both played (again) on the USL W2 Chicago Cobra team, making it all the way to the final four. Additionally, incoming freshman Stephanie Peel played in the W League along with sophomore midfielder Haley van Blommestein, who starred in the W1 League for the Seattle Sounders.
PEEL-IGHTFUL: Freshman Stephanie Peel shows why she is one of the top players on this year's team. Peel, a forward from Plano, Texas, excelled in both of ASU's wins over 12th-ranked Kentucky and Furman. She posted two goals and added two assists as she helped ASU capture the Traditional Bank Invitation Tournament in Lexington, Ky. A memorable first goal as a Sun Devil, Peel took a corner kick against Kentucky and bend the ball into the goal, unassisted. For her efforts at the tournament, which included being named to the all-tournament team, Peel was also named the Pac-10 Player of the Week.
ALL-TOURNAMENT HONORS: After claiming the tournament title, four ASU players were named to the Traditional Bank Invitational All-Tournament Team. On the defensive side, goalkeeper Kristin Slater made several key saves, while defender Amy LePeilbet and company helped Slater clamp down on their opponents, allowing only one goal. Stacey Tullock and Stephanie Peel each added to the offense as the Sun Devils out scored its opponents 5-1.
TOUTING TULLOCK: Senior All-American Stacey Tullock (Phoenix, Arizona) continues to heat up the playing field, In 2001, Tullock has netted six goals and posted four assists. The 1999 Pac-10 Player of the Year and 1998 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, Tullock earned 2000 All-American second-team recognition by Soccer Buzz, Soccer America and the NSCAA. The U-21 National team member was also a first-team all-region choice by Soccer Buzz and a second team pick by the NSCAA. In 2000, half her goals came as game-winners, while leading the team in goals (14), game-winning goals (7) and points (33). Tullock scored at least one goal in eight of the first nine games. She scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to defeat fifth-ranked UCLA and scored another game-winning overtime goal against Georgia. Despite being constantly marked, Tullock also factored into the team scoring (goal or assist) in 14 games and scored at least one goal in 12 games. A five-time member of Soccer America's Team of the Week, Tullock is ASU's career leader in every offensive category: goals (50), assists (23), points (123), game-winners (16). Additionally, with her one goal and one assist performance against the Oregon schools (Oct., 8, 2000), Tullock - in just over 2 and half years - broke the century mark in career points.
FEULNER'S HAT COLLECTION: With her three goal performance in ASU's season opener against Baylor, sophomore Patrice Feulner has now recorded three career hat tricks. For her effort against Baylor, Feulner was named to Soccer America's Team of the Week and to the Soccer Buzz Elite Feet Team of the Week. The forward from St. Charles, Illinois, leads the team in goals (10), points (23) and game-winners (3) and is tied for first in shots (48). Only a sophomore, Feulner's 22 career goals already places her second all-time in ASU history.
HEAD COACH RAY LEONE: Former Clemson University women's soccer head coach Ray Leone becomes the school's second head coach as he takes over the helm of Arizona State's five-year old program. One of the most successful coaches in the NCAA, Leone brings a wealth of coaching experience, as well as an outstanding 11-year head coaching career record of 148-65-13 (.684 winning percentage). This past 2000 season, Leone was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Tigers to the school's first ACC regular-season title, finishing with a 5-1-1 record. The Clemson squad compiled a record of 16-1-1 in the regular season and earned a No. 1 seed in the ACC Championship. After reaching the 'Elite 8' for the third time in four years, Leone's team finished with a school record 19-3-1 overall record and a No. 5 national ranking. Leone and his wife, Tracey - the team's head coach since its inception in 1994, who is currently on leave to coach the U-19 U.S. National Team - arrived at Clemson in 1994, the Tigers have been to the NCAA Tournament each season, advancing three times to the quarterfinals in 1997, 1999 and 2000. Additionally, Leone's 1994 Clemson squad was the first team in NCAA women's soccer history to make the NCAA Tournament in its first varsity season.
PAC-10 HONOR ROLL: Led by senior Stacey Tullock's first-team selection, the Sun Devils have four All-Pacific-10 Conference honorees back for the 2001 season. Tullock, who earned her third consecutive first-team honor, is joined by fellow senior and two-time second-team member Antoinette Marjanovic and sophomore honorable mention selections Patrice Feulner and Haley van Blommestein.
SENIOR SALUTE: The Sun Devils will be saying good bye to three senior players this weekend when ASU faces Stanford and California. All-American midfielder Stacey Tullock, the school's most prolific offensive player, will end her stellar career as ASU's all-time leader in every offensive category. Midfielder Antoinette Marjanovic will also end a quite successful career as ASU's second all-time leader in all of the offensive categories. Goalkeeper Kristin Slater ends her career with four solo shutouts. This year, Slater had her most productive and successful season as she posted three solo shutouts, including a shutout over 14th-ranked Kentucky. She also posted a 1.19 goals against average.
CORNER KICKS: The Sun Devils start only two upperclassmen, while freshmen and sophomores make up the rest of the lineup ... ASU has out scored its opponents 18-8 in the second half ... the Pac-10 Conference holds a 62-27-7 (.682) record against non conference opponents this year ... four Pac-10 teams are ranked in the top-23, while two are ranked in the top-5 ... ASU is 3-3 at home, 3-5 on the road and 2-0 at neutral sites this year ... 52 of ASU's 80 total points this year have been scored be either freshmen or sophomores ... six of ASU's eight game winning goals have been scored by either freshmen or sophomores ... ASU went undefeated (4-0) in two tournaments this season, posting three shutouts and outscoring its opponents 14-1 ... seven of ASU's eight losses have been by just one goal ... ASU is 8-18 all-time against top-25 competition ... ASU has knocked off two top-25 teams the past three seasons, while upsetting only one this year.