UW Women Drop 1-0 Decision at No. 15 Stanford
Oct. 9, 2005
PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Washington women's soccer team gamely battled through a pair contests in the Bay Area this weekend. All they have to show for their efforts are two 1-0 losses against two ranked opponents.
Reserve forward Hillary Heath scored her first collegiate goal in the 28th minute Sunday, nudging 15th-ranked Stanford past winless Washington 1-0 at Maloney Field.
UW opened Pac-10 play with two losses for the first time ever. The Huskies (0-10-3) have been dealt eight losses by one-goal margins, including six setbacks with the same 1-0 score. Seven UW defeats came versus ranked foes.
The Cardinal pushed their record to 8-3-1 with a 2-0 conference ledger. Stanford avenged last season's 1-0 double-overtime loss in Seattle, improving its series record to 12-2-2 against Washington.
The game had many similarities to Friday's 1-0 loss at No. 16 California, including the fact that the decisive goal was set up by a corner kick.
Stanford's Shari Summers served a ball into the middle that was deflected by the UW defense, but remained in the box. Heath got a foot on the ball, sending it into the back of the net for the lone goal. A Seattle native, Heath is a freshman from Garfield High School.
Cardinal goalkeeper Alex Gamble stopped two shots en route to her sixth shutout. Junior Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) was credited with three saves for the Huskies who were outshot by an 8-3 tally.
Sunday's UW-Stanford game was taped for a television replay and is scheduled to air, Thursday at 3 p.m. on FSN Northwest.
The Huskies return to Seattle to host two games next weekend, beginning Friday, Oct. 14 against defending Pac-10 champion Arizona. Kick-off is 7 p.m. at Husky Soccer Field.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Maloney Field/Palo Alto, Calif.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005
(#15) Stanford 1, Washington 0
Scoring --1, SU, Hillary Heath, 27:08.
Shots -- UW 3, SU 8.
Saves -- UW 3 (Kelsey Rasmussen), SU 2 (Alex Gamble).
Corner Kicks -- UW 0, SU 4.
Fouls -- UW 15, SU 11.
Offsides -- UW 0, SU 1.
Attendance -- 712.
Records -- Washington 0-10-3, 0-2, Stanford 8-3-1, 2-0.
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