UW Women's Soccer Alumni Game Set for Saturday

April 26, 2007

SEATTLE - The Washington women's soccer team confronts some familar faces Saturday, April 28 when they host their Alumni Game at 2 p.m. at Husky Soccer Field.

The soccer exhibition is one of several home events for UW teams during Saturday's Spring Fling festivities, which also includes crew races, softball and the annual spring football game.

The Husky varsity lost last year's Alumni Game by a 2-1 count. The alums were led by goals from a pair of U.S. National Team members. Tina Frimpong found the back of the net as did Hope Solo, who is usually in the business of stopping scores. Solo was an accomplished field player, leading Washington state prep scorers, before concentrating on goalkeeping upon her arrival at UW.

Frimpong and Solo will not play for the alums Saturday as they are training with the national team. They will visit the UW campus, May 18 as special guests at the women's soccer benefit dinner.

This year's alumni team will be led by prolific scorer Tami Bennett, who is currently an assistant on the Husky coaching staff.

On Sunday, April 29, the UW women entertain Oregon State at noon in an exhibition game at Husky Soccer Field.

The UW booters are in the midst of a successful spring season. They opened with matching 5-0 victories over Idaho and Western Washington. The Huskies routed their visitors from Bellingham on Saturday (April 21) behind two goals apiece from Dani Bridges and Katy Dowling and a single score by Jenna Robison.

Goalkeepers Lizzy Showman and Alex Phillips combined for the shutout against WWU.

After that win, the Huskies traveled across town to play a night game at Seattle Pacific. The Falcons took advantage of an understandably sluggish UW start to score the game's only goal 10 minutes into the contest.

Taylor Carr played the entire game in goal for the Huskies.

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