Robison, Huskies Take Down Ducks, 2-1
Oct. 26, 2008
EUGENE, Ore. - Washington senior Jenna Robison scored the game-winning goal and also assisted on UW's first goal, giving the Huskies their third straight win with a 2-1 victory over Oregon at Pape' Field on Sunday.
UW evened its Pac-10 record at 3-3-0 and improved to 12-5-0 overall with two crucial victories on the road against Oregon State and Oregon over the weekend. The Ducks fell to 7-7-2 overall and 0-4-1 in conference.
The Huskies continued their recent trend of scoring early goals as Robison (Livermore, Calif.) set up UW's first goal in the 10th minute. The senior crossed a free kick toward the goal which sophomore Kellye Joswick (Placentia, Calif.) headed in from point-blank range to give the Huskies the lead. The goal was Joswick's fourth of the season.
The match remained scoreless and the teams battled until the 72nd minute when Oregon equalized on Jessica Goodell's fifth goal of the season. After the Ducks entered the ball on a corner kick, Goodell took the ball at the top of the box and fired a perfect shot into the upper left corner to tie the score.
The Huskies took the lead back for good in the 80th minute when Robison again struck off a free kick. The senior ripped a shot from just outside the box past the Oregon goalkeeper for her second goal of the season, both of which have been game-winners. Robison also scored off a free kick in overtime in UW's 2-1 win over Hawai'i in late September.
'We did a great job of battling today,' Washington head coach Lesle Gallimore said. 'They are a fast, organized, athletic team and they are definitely better than their record shows. They were a tough team to play against and we did a good job of keeping them in check. It was great to see Jenna step up and come through.'
Freshman goalkeeper Kari Davidson (Portland, Ore.) continued to hold down the net while junior Alex Phillips is out with a torn ACL, making two saves to win her third straight match. She was helped out by a solid defense, which limited the Ducks to seven shots, including just two in the second half.
'Defensively it was one of our better games of the season. We just did a nice job all around,' Gallimore said. 'We had a great combination of midfielders, with (Robison), Chelsea Bumbaugh, Nikki Murray and Kellye Joswick, and Faustine Dufka came in a played very well. They all did a great job of defending in the midfield'
The Huskies out-shot the Ducks, 16-7, with sophomore McKenna Waitley (El Cajon, Calif.) leading the way with four shots. UW's leading scorer, junior Veronica Perez (San Mateo, Calif.), was one of four Huskies to take two shots, joining Bumbaugh (Monroe, Wash.) and freshmen Alex Webber (Poway, Calif.) and Dufka (San Francisco).
The Huskies continue their three-game road swing next week as they travel to Pullman, Wash., to take on 21st-ranked Washington State Friday at 2 p.m.
'It feels good to be .500 in conference but with three games left every team is trying to battle for position and anything can happen,' Gallimore said. 'To win two tight games on the road in conference, I couldn't be more proud of the team. But there's nothing scarier than playing the Cougs on the road on Halloween so we better be prepared.'
NCAA Women's Soccer
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008
Washington 2, Oregon 1
Shots - UW 16, UO 7
Corners - UW 4, UO 4
Saves - UW 2 (Kari Davidson), UO 5 (Cody Miles)
Fouls - UW 6, UO 8
Offsides - UW 4, UO 0
Washington 12-5-0, 3-3-0
Oregon 7-7-2, 0-4-1