ASU Blanks UW Women in Pac-10 Soccer Opener

Oct. 12, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Kylla Sjoman distributed two assists and Briana Silvestri posted her fourth shutout as Arizona State defeated Washington 3-0, Friday in the Pac-10 women's soccer opener at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium.

The Huskies' overall record dropped to 3-8 with their fourth setback in the last five games. The Sun Devils improved to 7-5.

Rachel Newell opened the scoring at 14:47 with her first goal of the season. ASU teammate Lauren Niblett dropped a pass back, enabling Newell to send a direct strike into the goal.

Sjoman picked up the first of her assists on the Sun Devil's second score. She sent a free kick toward the UW goal that Jessie Richardson re-directed into the net at 35:48. It was Richardson's first goal of the season.

ASU tacked on an additional goal midway through the second half, at 66:27. Sjoman served a corner kick into the box. Carly Kallas headed the cross to Courtney Crane, who knocked a header into the back of the net with her fourth goal of the season.

Sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Carr (Culver City, Calif.) registered seven saves for the Huskies, who were out shot by a 13-8 margin.

Silvestri was credited with six saves for the Sun Devils.

The Washington women remain on the road to play at Arizona, Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Huskies' conference home opener is Oct. 19 against Washington State. Kick-off is 7:30 p.m. at Husky Soccer Field.

Sun Devil Soccer Stadium; Tempe, Ariz.
Friday, Oct. 12, 2007

Arizona State 3, Washington 0

Scoring --1, ASU, Rachel Newell (Lauren Niblett), 14:47. 2, ASU, Jessie Richardson (Kylla Sjoman), 35:48. 3, ASU, Courtney Crane (Carly Kallas, Kylla Sjoman), 66:27.

Shots -- UW 8, ASU 13.
Saves -- UW 7 (Taylor Carr 5), ASU 6 (Briana Silvstri)
Corner Kicks -- UW 1, ASU 2.
Fouls -- UW 8, ASU 7.
Offsides -- UW 0, ASU 3.
Attendance -- 679.

Records -- Washington 3-8-0, 0-1-0 Pac-10, Arizona State 7-5-0, 1-0-0 Pac-10.

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