UW Women Embark on Difficult 20-Game Schedule

Aug. 19, 2004

SEATTLE - The Washington women's soccer team embarks on a difficult 20-game schedule that begins next weekend at home with the annual Husky/Nike Invitational and includes a visit from 2003 NCAA Tournament semifinalist UCLA.Of Washington's seven home games, six are against teams that competed in the NCAA Tournament last year. Eleven of UW's 20 opponents were postseason participants in 2003.The Huskies host their tournament to kick-off the season on Friday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 29. Joining UW are Ohio State, Penn State, and Portland. All four of the Invitational participants were NCAA Tournament teams last year with Portland advancing to the third round and Penn State reaching the quarterfinals.Washington and Penn State meet Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. following the Portland-Ohio State matchup at 4:30. They switch opponents Sunday with the Huskies playing host to the Buckeyes at 1:30 p.m. after the 11 a.m. opener between Portland and Penn State.The Soccer Buzz preseason rankings have Portland listed seventh, Ohio State No. 10, and Penn State No. 12.Other ranked opponents visiting Seattle are No. 23 Tennessee on Sept. 3 and No. 16 UCLA on Oct. 17. UW's road encounters with ranked foes include a Sept. 26 visit to No. 7 Portland and an Oct. 8 trip to No. 14 Arizona State.The Huskies will participate in the Portland Invitational on Sept. 10 and 12 with games against UAB and Weber State. They travel to face five teams that were in the field-of-64 a year ago. Those teams include Maryland, Loyola College (Md.), Portland, San Diego, and Arizona State.All home games are played at Husky Soccer Field on the Washington campus. Season tickets are currently available, providing reserved seating for every home game including the tournaments. Advanced tickets can be purchased on-line via the UW web site (www.gohuskies.com) or through the Husky Ticket Office (206-543-2200) or through the Husky Ticket Office (206-543-2200).The Washington women, led by 11th-year coach Lesle Gallimore, return five starters from last year's team that finished with an 11-7-3 record. The list of returning players is headlined by 2003 Pac-10 co-Player of the Year Tina Frimpong. The senior forward from Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Wash., netted a conference-high 13 goals last season.The Huskies made their seventh NCAA Tournament appearance in 2003 and placed fifth in the Pacific-10 Conference standings with a 4-4-1 mark.
2004 Washington Women's Soccer Schedule
(Pacific Times Listed)Date, Opponent, Location, Time

Husky / Nike Invitational, Seattle, Wash.
Aug. 27, Ohio State vs. Portland, 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 27, Penn State vs. Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 29, Penn State vs. Portland, 11:00 a.m.
Aug. 29, Ohio State vs. Washington, 1:30 p.m.Sept. 3, Tennessee, Seattle, Wash., 7:00 p.m.at Portland Invitational, Portland, Ore.
Sept. 10, vs.UAB, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 12, vs. Weber State, 12:00 p.m.Sept. 17, at Maryland, College Park, Md., 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 19, vs. Loyola College (Md.), College Park, Md., 9:00 a.m.
Sept. 24, at Portland State, Portland, Ore., 3:00 p.m.
Sept. 26, at Portland, Portland, Ore., 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 1, at San Diego, San Diego, Calif., 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 3, at San Diego State, San Diego, Calif., 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 8, *at Arizona State, Tempe, Ariz., 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 10, *at Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 15, *USC, Seattle, Wash., 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 17, *UCLA, Seattle, Wash., 12:00 p.m.
Oct. 22, *at Oregon State, Corvallis, Ore., 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 24, *at Oregon, Eugene, Ore., 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 29, *at Washington State, Pullman, Wash., 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 5, *Stanford, Seattle, Wash., 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 7, *California, Seattle, Wash., 12:00 p.m.* = Pac-10 Game

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