Gallimore Earns 200th Career Victory in Huskies' 3-1 Win
Oct. 30, 2009
EUGENE, Ore. - The Washington women's soccer team overcame a second-half deficit to score three unanswered goals, giving head coach Lesle Gallimore her 200th career victory in a 3-1 win over Oregon Friday at Pape Field.
Gallimore, in her 16th season as the head coach at Washington, became the 37th coach in NCAA Division I history to reach the milestone. She coached at San Diego State for four years prior to coming to Washington, where she has now led the Huskies to 10 seasons of 10+ victories.
Junior McKenna Waitley chipped in a goal and an assist and senior Alex Kirk scored the game-winner as the Huskies upped their record to 11-3-3 overall and 3-1-2 in Pac-10 play. Oregon dropped to 8-8-0, 0-6-0.
The Huskies fell behind in the 58th minute when Jen Stoltenberg fired a shot from just inside the top of the box for her eighth goal of the season. But UW played inspired the rest of the way, scoring three goals over the final 15 minutes, starting with sophomore Alex Webber's equalizer in the 75th minute.
Just three minutes after Webber's goal, Waitley fed Kirk who fired a shot far post from 17 yards out for her second goal of the season and the ultimate game-winner.
Waitley added her team-high tying fifth goal of the season in the 85th minute for some insurance. Senior Veronica Perez centered the ball to Waitley, who ripped a shot from 15 yards out to seal the deal.
Sophomore Kari Davidson made five saves in goal for UW, including four in the second half to keep the Ducks from answering.
The Huskies congratulated Gallimore with a pie in the face and an ice water shower as UW moved closer to their 10th NCAA Tournament berth in her tenure.
UW will next face No. 25 Oregon State on Sunday in Corvallis at 11:30 a.m.
Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Washington 3, Oregon 1
Pape Field; Eugene, Ore.
Scoring - 1, UO, Jen Stoltenberg (Scout Libke, Bree Rowe), 56:57. 2, UW, Alex Webber (unassisted), 73:11. 3, UW, Alex Kirk (McKenna Waitley), 77:14. 4, UW, McKenna Waitley (Veronica Perez), 84:31.
Shots - UW 12, UO 11
Corners - UW 3, UO 3
Saves - UW 5 (Kari Davidson), UO 5 (Jessie Proulx).
Fouls - UW 6, UO 6
Offsides - UW 1, UO 0
Attendance - 300
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