UW Women's Soccer Team Edges Northwestern 1-0 in Overtime
Sept. 3, 2001
LOGAN, Utah - Sophomore Katie Ernst scored the lone goal in the seventh minute of overtime Monday, lifting the ninth-ranked Washington women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Northwestern at Utah State's Aggie Field.
Ernst tallied her first collegiate score, a 'golden goal' that ended the game at 96:13. A product of Issaquah's Liberty High School, Ernst received a through ball from Jaime Carstensen and pushed an eight-yard shot past Wildcat goalkeeper Susan McCreery. Carstensen had two goals and an assist on Friday in Washington's (2-0) season-opening 4-1 win over Utah State.
The UW defense was dominant again, prompting All-America goalkeeper Hope Solo to make only one save. Solo, a junior from Richland High School, played the entire game. She and reserve goalkeeper Lisa Walker were not called upon to make a save on Friday.
Solo departed immediately after the game for Chicago where she will train with the U.S. National Team in preparation for the Nike U.S. Cup later this month. She is expected to miss two games this weekend and rejoin her Husky teammates in time for a Sept. 14 meeting with No. 4 Nebraska.
Walker will start in goal for Washington which plays at Gonzaga on Friday (Sept. 7) before hosting Idaho on Sunday (Sept. 9) at noon in the home opener at Husky Soccer Field.
McCreery registered seven saves for Northwestern (1-1) which was outshot 21-9 by the Huskies.
'We had better chances than they did in regulation, but we didn't finish them,' said UW head coach Lesle Gallimore. 'We knew it was going to be a contest because they had an extra day of rest after playing Friday and got to scout us on Saturday. We have great depth this year and that helped a lot today.'
Washington utilized 17 players, six of them freshmen. Three freshmen were in the starting 11, including forward Tina Frimpong (Hudson's Bay HS), defender Nicole Martinez (Redmond HS) and midfielder Clare Rustad, a member of the Canadian National Team.
The Huskies are coming off their best season ever. They finished the 2000 season with an 18-3 record, won their first Pacific-10 Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.
NCAA Women's Soccer
(#9) Washington 1, Northwestern 0 ot
Aggie Field, Logan, Utah
Shots - Washington 21, Northwestern 9.
Saves - Washington 1 (Hope Solo), Northwestern 7 (Susan McCreery).
Corner Kicks - Washington 5, Northwestern 3.
Fouls - Washington 19, Northwestern 17.
Attendance - 80.