Top-Ranked Stanford Edges UW Women 1-0 in Soccer
Oct. 27, 2002
SEATTLE - Jennifer Farenbaugh scored the lone goal in the 38th minute Sunday, lifting top-ranked Stanford to a 1-0 win over No. 25 Washington in a Pacific-10 Conference women's soccer game before a crowd of 2,515 at Husky Soccer Field.
The Cardinal (15-1) remained in first place, improving to 6-0 in Pac-10 play. Washington (8-5-3) sustained its first conference defeat, dropping to 3-1-1. UW defeated No. 7 California on Friday by a 1-0 tally.
The Huskies remained winless in four all-time meetings with No. 1 teams. Sunday was their second game this season against a top-ranked foe as they lost 5-1 at then No. 1 North Carolina on Sept. 8. All five of UW's defeats this season came against teams that are currently ranked, including four setbacks against teams listed in the top 10.
Washington controlled the run of play for the opening 20 minutes, but managed only two shots during that span against the nation's stingiest defense. Stanford has surrendered only three goals all season.
The best scoring opportunity for the Huskies came in the 10th minute when Tina Frimpong (Vancouver, Wash./Hudson's Bay HS) collected a ball in front of the Stanford net and fired a shot that was saved by Nicole Barnhart at the left side of the goalmouth. Barnhart leads all NCAA goalkeepers with a 0.19 goals against average.
The Cardinal offense stepped up the pressure in the latter portion of the first half, attempting all nine of their first-half shots during the final 25 minutes. They were denied on three first-half attempts by UW goalkeeper Hope Solo (Richland, Wash./Richland HS), the 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year. Solo finished the game with four saves.
Stanford finally broke through at 37:59 when Marcia Wallis fed a pass from the left wing to Marcie Ward whose shot was blocked by Solo. Farenbaugh collected the rebound and poked a 10-yard shot into the Husky goal.
'We gave up a fluke goal on a deflection and that was the game,' said Washington head coach Lesle Gallimore. 'Give Stanford credit, they are a good team with some very skilled players up front. Hope made a couple of outstanding saves to keep it close. There's nothing she could have done about the goal they scored, that was a defensive mistake.'
The teams each had five shots in the second half with Stanford presenting the most dangerous opportunity. Allyson Marquand veered toward the goal from the left side in the 52nd minute, drawing Solo off her line. Marquand's low, 20-yard shot slipped past the out-stretched arms of the diving Solo, but deflected off the right post.
The Huskies travel next weekend to play Arizona on Friday and No. 20 Arizona State on Sunday. Those two games conclude a stretch during which Washington plays eight of 10 games away from home.
NCAA Women's Soccer
(#1) Stanford 1, (#25) Washington 0
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.
Scoring -- 1, STAN, Jennifer Farenbaugh (Marcia Wallis, Marcie Ward), 37:59.
Shots -- STAN 14, UW 8.
Saves -- STAN 4 (Nicole Barnhart), UW 4 (Hope Solo).
Corner Kicks -- STAN 7, UW 4.
Fouls -- STAN 11, UW 12.
Offsides -- STAN 1, UW 3.
Attendance -- 2,515.
Records -- Stanford 15-1-0, 6-0-0; Washington 8-5-3, 3-1-1.