Women's Soccer Downs San Diego, 2-0, in NCAA First Round
Nov. 16, 2001
PORTLAND, Ore. - The 17th-ranked Husky women's soccer squad today used stifling defense and timely scoring to defeat the University of San Diego, 2-0, in the first round of the NCAA Women's College Cup at the University of Portland's Merlo Field. Washington will face No. 3 Portland, which defeated Idaho State today 5-0, in the round of 32 at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The Huskies (13-4-1) went on the board at the end of the second half when sophomore midfielder Jamie Carstensen booted in a corner kick from Nicole Martinez at 35:42. Seven minutes into the second half, freshman Tina Frimpong netted her seventh goal of the season to provide the final score. Washington controlled the game at both ends of the field, outshooting the Toreros by a 13-5 margin.
'We were happy with our chances,' said head coach Lesle Gallimore. 'We felt like we could have scored more, but we're happy with the opportunities we had.'
Junior goaltender Hope Solo, named Pac-10 Player of the Year earlier this week, earned her seventh shutout of the season and 16th of her career, tying Tina Thompson for the Huskies' all-time career record. Solo has allowed just three goals in her last 653 minutes (seven-plus games) in goal.
Sunday's game will match two familiar foes. Portland has eliminated Washington from the NCAA Tournament by identical 1-0 scores on three occasions, including last year in Seattle. The Pilots beat the Huskies 1-0 this year in Seattle on Sept. 29 to extend its all-time advantage in the series to 12-1-1. The lone victory by the Huskies was a 2-1 decision last season at Merlo Field.
NCAA Women's Soccer
#17 Washington 2, San Diego 0
Merlo Field, Portland, Ore.
Shots - USD 5, UW 13
Saves - USD 7 (Leila Duren), UW 3 (Hope Solo)
Corner Kicks - USD 7, UW 5
Fouls - USD 4, UW 10
Attendance -- 540