Washington Defeats Women's Soccer On Senior Day
Nov. 4, 2001
LOS ANGELES - Tina Frimpong scored twice Sunday to lead the No. 15 Washington Huskies to a 3-0 victory against the No. 23 USC Trojans in Pac-10 Conference action at McAlister Field. Frimpong scored her first goal in the waning minutes of the first half at 33:29 on a header and scored her second one at 83:30 from a sharp angle on the right side.
Washington improves to 11-4-1 on the season while USC is now 10-5-1. Both teams are 5-2 in Pac-10 play, one game behind first-place UCLA and Stanford.
Senior Caroline Putz assisted on Frimpong's first goal and scored her own goal at 76:21 on a breakaway. Goalkeeper Hope Solo made six saves to record the shutout for the Huskies.
'We had our chances today, but Washington came in with a good game plan,' said USC Head Coach Jim Millinder. 'They did a good job of countering our opportunities. We were very frustrated today.'
USC had built some momentum by controlling the first half. At 36:17, Washington was awarded a penalty shot, but USC goalkeeper Shaelyn Fernandes stopped Putz' shot. Washington dampened the Women of Troy's hopes when Putz made a run down the left side and served a great cross to Frimpong for the first goal.
Fernandes made eight saves for the Trojans.
Today was Senior Day as USC played its final regular season home game. The Trojans will travel to the Bay Area next weekend at Stanford on Friday (Nov. 9) and California on Sunday (Nov. 11) in crucial matches that will have possible Pac-10 title and postseason implications.
'We are playing for a higher seed now in the tournament,' said Millinder.
Washington 1-2 -- 3USC 0-0 -- 0
Wash 33:29 Tina Frimpong (Caroline Putz)Wash 76:21 Caroline PutzWash 83:30 Tina Frimpong
Shots: USC 15, Wash 18 Corners: USC 11, Wash 3 Fouls: USC 12, Wash 12Saves: Fernandes (USC) 8, Solo (Wash) 6Penalty Kick: Wash - 36:17...taken by Putz...save made by Fernandes
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