Stanford Edges UW Women 2-0 in Soccer
Oct. 22, 2006
SEATTLE - Kristin Stannard assisted on a goal in each half Sunday, helping Stanford get past Washington 2-0 in a Pac-10 women's game at Husky Soccer Field.
Washington's record dropped to 6-10 and 1-4 in Pac-10 play. The Cardinal improved to 11-5-1 with a 4-1-1 conference mark.
Stanford parlayed a pair of precise passes in a quick goal just over three minutes into the game. Hillary Heath dribbled down the right side and sent a pass into the center of the box. Stannard collected the ball and drove it to the left post where Alicia Jenkins stood at the goal line to re-direct it into the net at 3:15.
The second goal came on a counter-attack after a UW player was tripped up in the Stanford half of the field. Stannard gained possession and served a long switching pass to a streaking Kelley O'Hara on the left flank. O'Hara dribbled past the UW defense and was one-on-one with goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen when she pushed a 10-yard flick into the right side of the goal at 62:41.
It was the sixth goal of the season for the freshman forward, tying her for the team scoring lead. O'Hara was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Monday.
'We give up bad goals and then we are chasing the game,' Coach Lesle Gallimore explained of the Huskies' recent tendency to give up early scores. 'The second goal took the wind out of our sails.'
Stanford goalkeeper Erica Holland made two saves en route to her third shutout and the team's 11th of the season. The Cardinal blanked the opponent in 10 of their 11 victories.
Despite the 2-0 final score, the time of possession was fairly even. Stanford attempted just one more shot than the Huskies, recording a 15-14 advantage.
'We don't look as dangerous in front of the goal. We've go to be more efficient in our finishing,' said Gallimore. 'Eleven shots is plenty to score a goal and not to get one isn't going to win you any games.'
Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) registered three saves for the Huskies, increasing her career total to 258. That is the second-highest figure in Husky history, trailing only the school record of 325 compiled by current U.S. National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo between 1999 and 2002.
'We'll bounce back and play the No. 4 or 3 team in the country, or whatever they are,' Gallimore concluded.
The Huskies visit Los Angeles next weekend, visiting fourth-ranked UCLA on Friday, Oct. 27 and USC on Sunday, Oct. 29.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Husky Field; Seattle, Wash.
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006
Stanford 2, Washington 0
Scoring --1, SU, Alicia Jenkins (Hillary Heath, Kristin Stannard), 3:15. 2, SU, Kelley O'Hara (Stannard), 62:41.
Shots -- SU 15, UW 14.
Saves -- SU 2 (Erica Holland), UW 3 (Kelsey Rasmussen).
Corner Kicks -- SU 2, UW 2.
Fouls -- SU 12, UW 7.
Offsides -- SU 6, UW 2.
Attendance -- 1,246.
Records -- Washington 6-10-0, 1-4 Pac-10, Stanford 11-5-1, 4-1-1 Pac-10.