UW Women Beat Third Straight Ranked Opponent

Sept. 4, 2004

SEATTLE - Senior Kelley Schweighart netted the game-winning goal 14 minutes into the second half Friday to lead the No. 15 Washington women to their third consecutive win over a ranked opponent, a 2-1 victory over No. 8 Tennessee at Husky Soccer Field.The Huskies (3-0) defeated three straight ranked opponents for the first time ever. They opened the season at home last weekend with 2-1 victories over No. 8 Penn State and No. 18 Ohio State.Senior Tina Frimpong set up the decisive goal after receiving a throw-in from Kelli Smith on the right flank. Frimpong sent a pass into the center of the box, finding Schweighart who lofted a 12-yard shot into the upper right corner at 59:02.Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen registered two of her three saves in the second half, holding the Lady Vols (1-1) scoreless after halftime. Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart had five saves for Tennessee which was outshot by a slim 12-11 margin.Senior Nikki Gamble opened the scoring in the 13th minute for Washington. She collected a ball with her back to the goal, turned and looped a 20-yard shot into the upper right corner.Tennessee scored the equalizer at 21:51 on a 17-yard blast by Jenny Jeffers that was assisted by Ali Christoph.The Huskies now embark on a 10-game road trip and don't play again at home until USC visits Seattle on Oct. 15. UW travels to Oregon next weekend to compete in the Portland Invitational. The Huskies play UAB on Friday and Weber State on Sunday.NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.
Friday, Sept. 3, 2004(#15) Washington 2, (#8) Tennessee 1Scoring
--1, UW, Nikki Gamble, 12:01. 2, UT, Jenny Jeffers (Ali Christoph), 21:51. 3, UW, Kelley Schweighart (Tina Frimpong, Kelli Smith), 59:02.Shots -- UT 11, UW 12.
Saves -- UT 5 (Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart), UW 3 (Kelsey Rasmussen).Corner Kicks -- UT 3, UW 8.
Fouls -- UT 15, UW 19.
Offsides -- UT 2, UW 1.
Attendance -- 884.
Records -- Washington 3-0-0, Tennessee 1-1-0.

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