UW Women's Soccer Falls to No. 7 Texas A&M in Overtime

Sept. 29, 2002

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Linsey Woodard scored the tying goal and assisted on the game winner at the end of the first overtime Sunday, lifting the seventh-ranked Texas A&M women to a 2-1 win over No. 16 Washington at the Aggie Soccer Complex.

Washington (5-3-2) scored the only goal of the first half, a 19th-minute tally set up by a corner kick. Freshman Sara Davis and junior Jaime Carstensen combined to send the ball to sophomore Dana Dibble who headed it in for her first goal of the season.

Woodard evened the score 10 minutes into the second half. Laura Probst served a cross into the box that Woodard headed in for the equalizer. The two teams then stayed scoreless for over 43 minutes, including the remaining 34 minutes of regulation time.

The game-winning 'golden goal' was netted with four seconds left in the first 10-minute overtime. Woodard sent a pass to Emma Smith who slid a low shot into the goal from 12 yards out.

Washington was limited to only six shots. The Husky offense was slowed by a combination of six offside calls and Aggie goalkeeper Kati Joe Spisak who saved two shots.

Senior goalkeeper Hope Solo kept the Huskies in the game despite an onslaught by Texas A&M (7-3) which amassed 24 shots. Solo registered a season-high 12 saves, just one shy of her career best total. The 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year, Solo saved 10 shots Friday in UW's 1-1 tie against No. 3 Texas.

Sunday's game was the second of three straight meetings against top-10 teams for the Huskies who visit No. 5 Portland on Saturday.

NCAA Women's Soccer
(#7) Texas A&M 2, (#16) Washington 1, ot
Aggie Soccer Complex; College Station, Texas

Scoring--1, UW, Dana Dibble (Sara Davis, Jaime Carstensen), 18:34. 2, A&M, Linsey Woodard (Laura Probst), 55:24. 3, A&M, Emma Smith (Woodard), 99:56.

Shots - UW 6, UT 24.Saves - UW 12 (Hope Solo), A&M 2 (Kati Jo Spisak).

Corner Kicks - UW 5, A&M 8.
Fouls - UW 14, A&M 11.
Offsides - UW 6, A&M 0.
Attendance - 1,094.
Records - Washington 5-3-2, Texas A&M 7-3-0.

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