Arizona State Blanks Huskies 3-0 in Women's Soccer
Oct. 16, 2005
SEATTLE - Brittany Cooper scored a pair of goals in a 10-minute, second-half span Sunday as Arizona State dealt the Washington women their fourth straight loss, a 3-0 decision at Husky Soccer Field.
The Huskies have been shut out every game during the current four-game skid. Their record dropped to 0-12-3 with an 0-4 Pac-10 mark. The Sun Devils improved to 8-5-2 and 3-1 in conference play.
Washington pressed the action in the opening 45 minutes, outshooting ASU 6-4.
'The first half, against a very good and fast team, we managed to create some opportunities for ourselves, but we wasted them,' said UW Coach Lesle Gallimore. 'We don't make our opportunities dangerous enough. Until we are more of a threat on goal and take better opportunity of our chances, it will be a struggle for us.'
The speedy Sun Devil offense got going midway through the second half. Cooper started the scoring at 61:44. Elizabeth Bogus sent a cross from the right wing into the center of the box. Cooper sprinted to the ball and lined a 16-yard shot into the left side of the goal.
At 71:15, Cooper collected Manya Makoski's through ball and dribbled 20 yards toward the goal before unleashing a 12-yard strike.
Bogus capped the scoring at 74:24 on another assist from Makoski. She received the pass and moved past onrushing UW goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen before depositing the ball into the open goal from 12 yards out. That was the team-leading 11th goal of the season for Bogus.
Rasmussen made two saves for the Huskies, who were outshot 14-10. The Sun Devils attempted 10 corner kicks to one for UW.
ASU's starting goalkeeper, Kim Bingham, was credited with three saves before giving way to reserve JJ Stewart for the final three minutes.
The loss was only the Huskies' third by more than a one-goal margin. UW has suffered seven 1-0 setbacks, including Friday's decision against 20th-ranked Arizona.
'One-nothing, three-nothing is no difference to me. It's still losing,' Gallimore exclaimed. 'Soccer is a game where you can level it and make it close, but if you don't have dangerous, goal-scoring players that are going to put numbers up for you like we've have in the past, it's going to be a struggle. That's what we're faced with.'
Washington makes its final road trip next weekend, playing a pair of games in Los Angeles. The Huskies visit No. 5 UCLA on Friday and USC on Sunday.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Husky Soccer Field/Seattle, Wash.
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005
Arizona State 3, Washington 0
Scoring --1, ASU, Brittany Cooper (Elizabeth Bogus), 61:44. 2, ASU, Cooper (Manya Makoski), 71:15. 3, ASU, Bogus (Makoski), 74:24.
Shots -- ASU 14, UW 10.
Saves -- ASU 4 (Kim Bingham 3, JJ Stewart 1), UW 2 (Kelsey Rasmussen).
Corner Kicks -- ASU 10, UW 1.
Fouls -- ASU 3, UW 7.
Attendance -- 819.
Records -- Washington 0-12-3, 0-4 Pac-10, Arizona State 8-5-2, 3-1 Pac-10.