20th-Ranked Arizona Edges UW Women 1-0
Oct. 14, 2005
SEATTLE - Mallory Miller netted her conference-leading 15th goal early in the second half Friday, pushing 20th-ranked Arizona past Washington 1-0 in a Pac-10 women's game at Husky Soccer Field.
The result was familiar for the Huskies (0-11-3) who were dealt their third consecutive 1-0 loss by a ranked opponent. UW, which dropped to 0-3 in Pac-10 play, lost seven games this season by similar 1-0 scores.
The teams played a scoreless first half before the Wildcats broke through eight minutes after halftime on a counter-attack.
Miller collected a pass from Kaity Heath near midfield and sprinted 30 yards with the ball. She drove straight at the goal, stopping just inside the box before goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen could reach her. Miller's shot carried into the left side of the net at 53:10 for her sixth game-winning goal.
The defending conference co-champion Wildcats (8-3-2) remain in a first-place tie, improving to 3-0 in Pac-10 contests. The win was the first in Seattle for Arizona, which trails UW 8-3 in the all-time series.
The hard-luck Huskies have lost nine games by a one-goal margin and eight defeats were administered by ranked foes.
'Until the cycle is broken, they won't know that they can do it. They need to win one of these to gain confidence,' UW coach Lesle Gallimore said of her team's one-goal losses. 'It's more than frustrating. There are so many things we did better, though. We did a better job our last three games of adapting to the game plan.'
Rasmussen registered four saves for the Huskies, who were outshot 17-5. Arizona's McCall Smith stopped two shots en route to her sixth shutout.
The Huskies complete their brief two-game homestand at noon Sunday against Arizona State.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Husky Soccer Field/Seattle, Wash.
Friday, Oct. 14, 2005
(#20) Arizona 1, Washington 0
Scoring --1, UA, Mallory Miller (Kaity Heath), 53:10.
Shots -- UA 17, UW 5.
Saves -- UA 2 (McCall Smith), UW 4 (Kelsey Rasmussen).
Corner Kicks -- UA 10, UW 3.
Fouls -- UA 13, UW 3.
Attendance -- 690.
Records -- Washington 0-11-3, 0-3, Arizona 8-3-2, 3-0.
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