Late Goal Lifts #3 Portland Past UW Women
Sept. 19, 2007
SEATTLE - Elli Reed broke through for a goal with just under nine minutes left in the game Wednesday, lifting third-ranked Portland to a 1-0 win over Washington in a non-conference women's soccer game at Husky Soccer Field.
The Pilots (6-1) won for the third straight time against Washington. The Huskies (2-5) had their two-game winning streak halted.
Angie Woznuk stole an errant UW pass and sent a through ball to Reed who was streaking toward the box. Reed caught up with the ball and sent a 15-yard shot into the goal at 81:08. She got the shot off just before being toppled by the sliding Husky goalkeeper Taylor Carr (Culver City, Calif.).
Reed remained on the ground for a few minutes and was forced to leave the game after scoring her second goal of the season.
'You have to give them credit,' Husky coach Lesle Gallimore said. 'Portland is always a goal-dangerous team and they're patient. They just keep working at it until they get one.'
Carr registered eight saves for the Huskies, who were out shot 22-4, including a 13-1 margin in the second half.
'I thought Taylor had a great game,' Gallimore exclaimed. 'It was unfortunate for her that they punished us for a bad turnover out of the back.'
The Pilots maintained constant pressure on the UW goal after halftime, including one five-minute stretch when they attempted seven consecutive corner kicks.
The first half was a more balanced affair as Washington managed three near scoring opportunities. The Huskies got two shots in the opening seven minutes by senior forward Shuree Hyatt (Kent, Wash./Kentlake). Her second attempt was stopped by Kelsey Davis, the only save of the game for the Pilot goalkeeper.
'We played well in the first half and created enough opportunities to go up on them,' said Gallimore. 'We have to understand that at the beginning of a game, particularly against a team that is as quality and as experienced as Portland, you have to capitalize on those chances. You have to put them under pressure by putting the score in your favor.
'Obviously they were attacking too and we defended very well.'
UW's most dangerous chance came just before halftime when junior Melissa Beal (Portland, Ore.) intercepted a back pass intended for Davis. She broke free on the right side of the goal and unleashed a shot that traveled just wide, into the side netting.
The Washington women play their next two games on the road, Saturday, Sept. 22 at Utah and Monday, Sept. 24 at No. 16 Brigham Young.
The Huskies' next home game is Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. against Eastern Washington.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007
(#3) Portland 1, Washington 0
Scoring --1, UP, Elli Reed (Angie Woznuk), 81:08.
Shots -- UP 22, UW 4.
Saves -- UP 1 (Kelsey Davis), UW 8 (Taylor Carr).
Corner Kicks -- UP 10, UW 5.
Fouls -- UP 10, UW 10.
Offsides -- UP 1, UW 1.
Attendance -- 624.
Records -- Washington 2-5-0, Portland 6-1-0.