No. 3 Portland Gets Past Huskies, 2-0
Aug. 30, 2009
SEATTLE - The No. 3 Portland Pilots scored two first-half goals and were able to hold off a strong second-half charge from the Washington women's soccer team Sunday to hang on for a 2-0 win in front of 1,050 fans at Husky Soccer Field.
The Huskies out-shot Portland 17-11 for the game - including 13-6 in a solid second-effort - but they were unable to overcome a pair of goals from Danielle Foxhoven, who helped the Pilots improve to 3-0.
UW fell to 1-1 on the young season.
UW senior Veronica Perez was all over the field and had some outstanding scoring chances among her eight shots, but the Portland defense held strong and goalkeeper Hailee DeYoung made six saves to keep the Huskies off the board.
While both teams jostled for control throughout the first 20 minutes, the 2008 WCC Freshman of the Year and First Team Freshman All-American Foxhoven single-handedly put the Huskies in a 2-0 hole.
In the 22nd minute, Foxhoven took a long pass from Jessica Tsao and ripped a shot from the left side far post from just outside the box to put Portland out front.
She would seal the deal later in the half in the 39th minute when she dribbled 10 yards past a trio of Husky defenders and unleashed a shot from the top of the box which found the top left corner for her fourth goal in the last two games.
The Huskies settled down and controlled the run of play for much of the second half, getting several opportunities down the stretch, but the Pilots - who have yet to allow a goal in three games this season - held the Huskies off the scoreboard for the fifth consecutive year in the rivalry.
UW has played the national power close in each of the last three seasons, falling 1-0 in 2007 and again in overtime last season before the 2-0 loss today.
'Portland had some beautiful finishes today, a little uncontested for my liking, but they're such good finishers and with that much time and space, they're going to finish those most of the time,' Washington head coach Lesle Gallimore said. 'If we could have finished one of the multiple opportunities we had in the second, 2-1 would have been a dangerous score. It puts the onus back on them and gives us some momentum and the game is different. Our finishing has to improve and it's not just one player, so that's something we'll continue to work on. I'm proud of how hard we played. Alex Webber came in and was very, very good. That was probably the best she's played since she's been here.'
The Huskies stay home next week for the annual Husky/Nike Invitational at Husky Soccer Field where they will play Columbia on Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. and Colorado College on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Portland will also play in the tournament, taking on Colorado College Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Columbia Sunday at 11 a.m.
Portland 2, Washington 0
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.
Scoring - 1, UP, Danielle Foxhoven (Jessica Tsao), 21:26. 2, UP, Danielle Foxhoven (un), 38:55.
Shots - UW 17, UP 11
Corners - UW 2, UP 6
Saves - UW 2 (Kari Davidson), UP 6 (Hailee DeYoung).
Fouls - UW 15, UP 11
Offsides - UW 3, UP 0
Attendance - 1,050