UW Women Fall in Soccer Home Opener
Sept. 7, 2007
SEATTLE - Shauna Stapleton scored a pair of unassisted goals Friday, leading Purdue to a 3-1 win over host Washington in the first round of the Husky/Nike Invitational at Husky Soccer Field.
The Huskies dropped to 0-3, losing their home opener for the first time since 1999. The Boilermakers' record improved to 2-1-1.
Senior Dani Bridges (Maple Valley, Wash./Tahoma) put UW in front at 12:15 with her first goal of the season. She ran on to a pass from sophomore Veronica Perez-Murillo (San Mateo, Calif.) and slid an eight-yard shot inside the left post.
That lead was short-lived as Stapleton tallied the equalizer at 17:53, lofting a free kick over UW goalkeeper Taylor Carr (Culver City, Calif.) from 35 yards away.
Stapleton's second goal also came on a set piece as she curved a corner kick into the upper corner at 30:58. The Boilermakers secured the win at 87:28 on a low 12-yard drive by Loredana Riverso.
Carr registered three saves for the Huskies, who were out shot 12-6. Purdue's Jenny Bradfisch saved two shots.
In the opening game of the tournament, top-ranked Portland held off Cal State Fullerton 2-1 behind goals by Rachael Rapinoe and Elli Reed.
The Pilots (2-0) opened the scoring in the third minute on Rapinoe's goal from close range off a pass from Michelle Enyeart. The Titans answered just over three minutes later on a 15-yard volley from Jenae Gibbens off a Nicole Scheid cross.
Reed netted the game-winner at 36:48 on a 15-yard blast.
The tournament teams exchange opponents Sunday with Purdue and Portland meeting at 11 a.m. and the Huskies squaring off with Fullerton at 1:30 p.m.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.
Friday, Sept. 7, 2007
GAME 1 -- Portland 2, Cal State Fullerton 1
Scoring --1, UP, Rachael Rapinoe (Michelle Enyeart), 2:42. 2, CSUF, Jenae Gibbens (Nicole Scheid), 5:57. 3, UP, Elli Reed, 36:48.
Shots -- CSUF 10, UP 20.
Saves -- CSUF 6 (Shayla Sabin 6, Shannon Simpson), UP 5 (Kelsey Davis)
Corner Kicks -- CSUF 2, UP 6.
Fouls -- CSUF 12, UP 15.
Attendance -- 312.
Records -- Portland 3-0-0, Cal State Fullerton 0-2-1.
GAME 2 -- Purdue 3, Washington 1
Shots -- PU 12, UW 6.
Saves -- PU 2 (Jenny Bradfisch), UW 3 (Taylor Carr).
Corner Kicks -- PU 7, UW 2.
Fouls -- PU 13, UW 12.
Attendance -- 813.
Records -- Washington 0-3-0, Purdue 2-1-1.