UW Women's Soccer Squad Edged 1-0 by Tennessee
Sept. 18, 2005
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Veronique Maranda score the lone goal early in the second half Sunday as the Lady Vols dealt the Washington women their fifth straight setback, 1-0 in the final round of the First Tennessee Classic at the Tennessee Soccer Complex.
Nineteenth-ranked Texas A&M won the tournament by virtue of Friday's 6-0 win over UW and a 1-0 decision against Stanford on Sunday. Three Huskies were voted to the all-tournament team: senior forward Kim Taylor (Woodland Hills, Calif.), junior defender Cathy Roe (University Place, Wash./Curtis) and junior goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep).
Offense again was the culprit for the Huskies (0-6-2) who have netted just one goal during the current five-game skid that matches the longest losing streak in school history. The 1997 UW squad opened the season with five defeats before winning their next two games.
An 18th-minute header by sophomore midfielder Dani Bridges (Maple Valley, Wash./Tahoma) was the first shot of the game for either team and turned out to be the only attempt all game for the Huskies. Tennessee (2-4-1) outshot UW by a 14-1 margin.
'We're not holding the ball very long and are not good at going forward right now,' explained Husky head coach Lesle Gallimore. 'When you lose you get very tentative, and you can't attack that way. We have to be willing to take risks and push forward more.'
The Lady Vols got the only goal they needed at 52:59 as Maranda capped a counter-attack with a shot from the top of the box off a back pass from Jackie Acevedo.
'They got a goal off a counter against us, then we are chasing from behind again,' said Gallimore. 'We battled more today, but didn't get a positive result. We dodged some bullets in the first half and Kelsey made some great saves. Kelsey played tremendous all weekend which might be hard to believe with a 6-0 score Friday, but she was really good.'
Rasmussen registered three saves on Sunday, all of them in the first half. Tennessee goalkeeper Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart needed only one save to post her second shutout.
Washington returns home to play its next three games at Husky Soccer Field, beginning Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. against Gonzaga.
'Obviously coming home is great for us, but it doesn't mean anything if we can't take advantage of it,' Gallimore said. 'We're not going to beat anybody sitting back like we are.'
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
First Tennessee Classic
Tennessee Soccer Complex; Knoxville, Tenn.
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005
Tennessee 1, Washington 0
Scoring --1, UT, Veronique Maranda (Jackie Acevedo), 52:59.
Shots -- UW 1, UT 14.
Saves -- UW 3 (Kelsey Rasmussen), UT 1 (Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart)
Corner Kicks -- UW 3, UT 5.
Fouls -- UW 7, UT 9.
Offsides -- UW 1, UT 1.
Records -- Washington 0-6-2, Tennessee 2-4-1.