Two Goals in 42 Seconds Propel Huskies Past EWU
Sept. 28, 2007
SEATTLE - Senior forward Shuree Hyatt played a part in both late goals for the Washington women who scored twice during a 42-second span Friday night, rallying for a 2-1 victory over Eastern Washington at Husky Soccer Field.
The Huskies closed out the non-conference portion of their schedule with a 3-7 record. Eastern Washington (3-4) has lost all three games in the all-time series with UW.
Washington was finally on the winning side of a one-goal game after suffering one-goal defeats in each of its last three outings.
'This has been a tough stretch of games for us, mentally and physically,' UW coach Lesle Gallimore explained. 'Tonight was a physical test. I couldn't be more proud of the team, especially the subs who came off the bench and played well for us.'
The Huskies pressured the EWU goal throughout the second half, out-shooting the Eagles 15-2 after halftime. UW didn't find the back of the net until the 85th minute.
Junior Melissa Beal (Portland, Ore.) drove the ball toward the right post where Hyatt was standing to deflect it in from point-blank range. That tying goal, at 84:48, was the third of the season for Hyatt (Kent, Wash./Kentlake).
The go-ahead score came during UW's next foray toward the Eastern goal. Hyatt chipped a pass in the box to junior Jenna Robison (Livermore, Calif.) who delivered a scoring strike from 20 yards out at 85:30.
The Eagles were unable to protect the lead they obtained when Abby Jensen drove a 12-yard blast inside the left post at 34:02.
'I was impressed with the pace and motivation that Eastern Washington brought to the field and it caught us a little off guard,' Gallimore said. 'Fortunately we got the late goals to get the result. Confidence is vital for us, and this game gives us that confidence.'
Sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Carr (Culver City, Calif.) was credited with one save for the Huskies, who out shot EWU 24-8. Eagle goalkeeper Ashley Renz stopped three shots.
The Washington women take a break from competition next week before opening Pac-10 play, Oct. 12 at Arizona State. The Huskies' conference home opener is Oct. 19 against Washington State.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.
Friday, Sept. 28, 2007
Washington 2, Eastern Washington 1
Shots -- EWU 8, UW 24.
Saves -- EWU 3 (Ashley Renz), UW 1 (Taylor Carr).
Corner Kicks -- EWU 2, UW 9.
Fouls -- EWU 7, UW 9.
Offsides -- EWU 1, UW 1.
Attendance -- 907.
Records -- Washington 3-7-0, Eastern Washington 3-4-0.