No. 12 UW Women Tie No. 18 USC in Soccer

Oct. 9, 2003

LOS ANGELES - Senior Jaime Carstensen scored with 13 minutes remaining in regulation Thursday, evening the score for 12th-ranked Washington which tied No. 18 USC 1-1 in the Pac-10 women's soccer opener for both teams at McAlister Field.

Washington (7-2-3, 0-0-1) played its fifth overtime contest in 12 outings this season and has a 1-1-3 record in extra session games. The result was dramatically different than last season's meeting when the Huskies routed USC 5-0 in the 2002 regular-season finale. The Trojans (4-4-4, 0-0-1) have not beaten UW since 1999.

USC capitalized on one of its eight corner kicks to open the scoring 16 minutes into the second half. Megan Abbamonto served a cross that Tracy Lansing headed in at 61:47 for her first collegiate goal.

Carstensen netted the equalizer just over 16 minutes later for her third goal of the season. She gathered a pass from Tina Frimpong near the left post and scored from close range at 77:07.

Neither team found the back of the net during the final 13 minutes of regulation and the game was declared a tie after 20 scoreless overtime minutes.

'Like we have done on the road before, we came out a little flat and tentative,' explained Washington coach Lesle Gallimore. 'We got some early chances, but didn't finish. Then, they finished on a corner kick.

'Right when we went down a goal, we started playing well. We had some chances after that, but a tie was probably a fair result for this game and not a bad result for us on the road in the Pac-10.'

Senior Lisa Brookens registered seven saves for the Huskies who were outshot by a slim 14-12 margin. UW had a 3-1 shooting advantage during the overtime sessions. USC's Julie Peterson denied one of those overtime attempts for her only save of the game.

The Washington-USC game will be broadcast by Fox Sports Net on a tape-delayed basis. A replay of the game is scheduled to air twice throughout the Northwest region on Fox Sports Net Northwest. Air dates are Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.

The Washington women remain in Los Angeles for a clash with No. 3 UCLA, Saturday at 7 p.m.

NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
(#12) Washington 1, (#18) USC 1, 2ot
McAlister Field; Los Angeles, Calif.

Scoring -- 1, USC, Tracy Lansing (Megan Abbamonto), 61:47. 2, UW, Jaime Carstensen (Tina Frimpong), 77:07.

Shots -- UW 12, USC 14.
Saves --- UW 7 (Lisa Brookens), USC 1 (Julie Peterson).
Corner Kicks -- UW 4, USC 8.
Fouls --- UW 12, USC 12.
Offsides -- UW 5, USC 4.
Attendance -- 291.
Records -- Washington 7-2-3, 0-0-1; USC 4-4-4, 0-0-1.

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