Cougar Soccer Shuts Out Arizona State 1-0
Oct. 15, 2000
TUSCON, Ariz. - The Cougar soccer team evened their Pac-10 record at 2-2 (10-4 overall) with another win in Arizona Sunday, a 1-0 shutout of the 18th ranked Arizona State Sun Devils (11-3overall, 2-2 Pac-10). The Cougars did not give up a goal on their Arizona trip this weekend, but scored five against the two desert teams.
After a scoreless first half on a hot sunny day in Tempe, the Cougars capitalized on one of nine shots. Sophomore Katrina Stroh (Federal Way, Wash.) intercepted the ball and dished it to freshman Jessica Allen (Mission Viejo, Calif.) who put a left-footed first touch over the Sun Devils goalkeeper in the 66th minute. The goal was the second of Allen's college career.
Once the Cougars got a point on the board, they reverted to a defensive game, allowing only eight shots in the second half. Junior goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen (North Bend, Wash.) picked up her third shutout this season, and her 14 career shutouts are four more than any other Washington State goalie has had. She also made eight saves in goal for the Cougars, and her 311 career saves are a school record.
'What's important about today's game is that we didn't play our best, but we got a really nice goal and we made it stand up,' head coach Dan Tobias said about the Cougars performance Sunday. 'This win gives us a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for our next matches.'
The WSU win against the Sun Devils was the first since the 1996 season. With a 10-4 overall record, the Cougars are still on track for a record season. Their 10 wins are the most of any Cougar team since the program joined the Pacific-10 conference in 1995.
The Cougars continue Pac-10 action at home next weekend taking on fifth ranked UCLA Friday, October 20 at 3 p.m. PT and 10th ranked USC Sunday, October 22 at 12 p.m. PT.