UW Women Rally to Tie USF 2-2 in Soccer
Oct. 2, 2005
SEATTLE - Freshman Jenna Robison assisted on one goal and scored the equalizer with just over five minutes remaining Sunday, leading the Washington women to a 2-2 tie with San Francisco at Husky Soccer Field.
The Huskies are still winless, concluding their non-conference schedule with an 0-8-3 record. USF dropped to 2-9. The Lady Dons went ahead 2-1 at 83:42 on a 12-yard header by Chelsea Hunt off Jessica Gaskin's corner kick.
Washington answered one minute later when Robison (Livermore, Calif.) flipped a 10-yard header inside the right post for her first collegiate goal. A cross from junior Cathy Roe (University Place, Wash./Curtis) set up the tying tally that stopped a seven-game UW losing streak.
'Jenna Robison did an awesome job of making a streaking run through the midfield in front of their keeper and nipping that ball in there,' UW head coach Lesle Gallimore described. 'For us to be able to come back from a goal down two times is a positive.'
The contest was scoreless over the final five minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime. Junior goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) preserved the tie for UW with a diving save of a Laina Ceddia shot at the right post as time expired in the final overtime session.
Rasmussen stopped four shots while USF goalkeeper Katie Hodgson was credited with seven saves.
The Lady Dons got on the scoreboard first at 15:43. Katherine Kimure served a cross from outside the box on the left flank that deflected off the far post and into the goal.
The Huskies rallied from their first one-goal deficit when Melissa Beal (Portland, Ore.) connected on her team-leading fourth goal at 33:20. She collected a pass from Robinson, broke through the defense and lined an 18-yard shot into the left side of the net.
Beal's goal was the first for a Husky since she scored on Sept. 11 in the second half against Wisconsin. Washington, which was shut out in its previous four outings, halted a 433-minute scoreless streak.
'It was nice for us to get some goals. We haven't gotten the `W' monkey off our back yet, but we got the `able-to-score-a-goal' monkey off our back,' said Gallimore.
Washington starts Pac-10 play in the Bay Area next weekend, beginning Friday at 14th-ranked California.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Husky Soccer Field/Seattle, Wash.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005
Washington 2, San Francisco 2 (2ot)
Shots -- USF 13, UW 21.
Saves -- USF 7 (Katie Hodgson), UW 4 (Kelsey Rasmussen).
Corner Kicks -- USF 6, UW 10.
Fouls -- USF 13, UW 18.
Offsides -- USF 3, UW 1.
Attendance -- 1,205.
Records -- San Francisco 2-9-1, Washington 0-8-3.
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