Kim Taylor's Golden Goals Leads UW Women to Victory
Nov. 5, 2004
SEATTLE - Junior forward Kim Taylor (Woodland Hills, Calif.) scored a golden goal with just over three minutes remaining in the final overtime Friday, lifting the 17th-ranked Washington women to a 1-0 victory over No. 14 Stanford at Husky Soccer Field.
An crowd of 2,034 watched the Huskies play only the third home game in their last 15 outings. UW improved its record to 13-4-1 and drew even with Stanford's 4-3-1 Pac-10 record. The Cardinal dropped to 12-5-2 and had a three-game shutout streak snapped. The win was just Washington's second in 15 all-time meetings with Stanford which holds an 11-2-2 series advantage.
The teams played over 106 scoreless minutes, the last 16 in overtime, before Taylor finally broke the deadlock. The play was set up by a streaking run to the goal line by senior Tina Frimpong (Vancouver, Wash./Hudson's Bay). She reached the end line on the right side of the goal before passing back to Taylor near the top of the box. Taylor lofted a 15-yard shot into the upper left corner for her sixth goal of the season. It was the fifth game-winning goal of the season for Taylor who moved into the No. 3 spot among all-time Huskies with nine career game-winners.
'You just know that when Tina gets her wheels on, she's going to the end line,' Taylor explained. 'I don't even look at her, I just need to pop out. She passed back to me and I just went for the chip.'
Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) registered five saves for the Huskies who outshot Stanford 14-9, including a 3-1 shot advantage in the second overtime session. Rasmussen posted her sixth shutout, but only her first in the last eight games. She has nine career shutouts.
Stanford's Nicole Barnhart, the first-team All-Pac-10 goalkeeper in 2003, had five saves. Taylor's goal was only the ninth allowed this season by Barnhart whose goals against average is less than half a goal a game.
'We played a very good Stanford team, limited their opportunities and Kelsey (Rasmussen) came up big on some saves for us,' said Washington coach Lesle Gallimore. 'We scored a goal against who I think is the best goalkeeper in our conference in Nicole Barnhart. She is difficult to get a ball past. Our kids needed this to get their confidence back and we did a great job of plugging away.'
The Huskies close out their regular-season schedule against No. 13 California on Sunday. Kick-off is noon at Husky Soccer Field. The 64-team NCAA Tournament field will be announced Monday afternoon.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Friday, Nov. 5, 2004
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.
#17 Washington 1, #14 Stanford 0 (2ot)
Shots -- STAN 9, UW 14.
Saves -- STAN 5 (Nicole Barnhart), UW 5 (Kelsey Rasmussen).
Corner Kicks -- STAN 3, UW 6.
Fouls -- STAN 15, UW 9.
Offsides -- STAN 2, UW 0.
Attendance -- 2,034.
Washington 13-4-1, 4-3-1 Pac-10
Stanford 12-5-2, 4-3-1 Pac-10.
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