UW Women Drop 1-0 Decision to Dayton
Sept. 15, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Caitlin Profitt headed in the lone goal in the 76th minute Friday, lifting Dayton to a 1-0 win over the Washington women's soccer team in the opening round of the Ohio State Tournament at Jesse Owens Stadium.
The Huskies' record dropped to 4-3, as they lost despite recording an 18-13 shot advantage over Dayton. The result was the first 1-0 setback for UW, which lost 10 games by that score last season.
The Flyers (1-2-3) finally won a close game after playing three ties and suffering two one-goal defeats.
The teams played 75 scoreless minutes before Dayton took advantage of a poor clearance attempt by the Huskies, who initially blocked a shot off a corner kick. Annette Bonasso collected the loose ball and chipped a pass that Profitt headed in from six yards away.
'It's probably the worst goal we have given up all year,' UW head coach Lesle Gallimore described. 'A ball that came back out that we just cleared, we were a little bit lazy coming back to clear it again. We just gave them a goal basically. It was disappointing.'
The Huskies had two dangerous chances thwarted by Flyers goalkeeper Tasha Dittamore. UW junior Shuree Hyatt (Kent, Wash./Kentlake) broke free from the defense in the 56th minute, but was taken down by the Dayton goalkeeper just outside the box. Dittamore was issued a yellow card in what is traditionally a red-card situation. The Huskies were unable to take advantage of the ensuing 20-yard free kick.
In the 61st minute, UW freshman forward Veronica Perez-Murillo (San Mateo, Calif.) headed a point-blank attempt toward goal that was saved by Dittamore. That was one of two saves for Dayton as Husky defender Katie Hall (Woodinville, Wash./Woodinville) had a shot stopped in the 28th minute.
'That was our first `darnit' game. Maybe part of it is the travel and the distance, but we came out in the first five minutes and looked really good,' Gallimore explained. 'We didn't get a goal out of our first five minutes of trying hard and then just wasted 40 minutes of the first half not playing very well at all.
'We came out much better the second half, but at the same time just didn't finish our opportunities.'
Senior Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) was credited with four saves for the Huskies, two of them in each half.
Washington concludes its four-game road trip on Sunday against host Ohio State in the final round of the tournament. California and Dayton meet in Sunday's other game.
'Physically for us we'll be trying to recover on the off day, change some things around a little bit and come out and try to do something special on Sunday,' said Gallimore. 'This is the one I felt like we needed to get, on the front end of this trip.
'I'm hopeful that the kids dig down and improve on some things, particularly creating scarier chances and finishing them when we have them. We certainly could have done that today.'
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Ohio State Tournament
Jesse Owens Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
Friday, Sept. 15, 2006
Dayton 1, Washington 0Scoring --1, UD, Caitlin Profitt (Annette Bonasso), 75:35.
Shots -- UW 18, UD 13.
Saves -- UW 4 (Kelsey Rasmussen), UD 2 (Tasha Dittamore).
Corner Kicks -- UW 3, UD 5.
Fouls -- UW 12, UD 17.
Attendance -- 200.
Records -- Washington 4-3-0, Dayton 1-2-3.
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