Gamble's Late Goal Lifts UW to 1-0 Win at Colorado College

Sept. 7, 2003

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 17th-ranked Washington women dominated the run of play Sunday, but didn't score until junior Nikki Gamble's 85th-minute header found the back of the net in a 1-0 win over Colorado College at Stewart Field.

Washington improved its record to 2-1-1 while dealing the Tigers' first defeat that moved their record to 2-1-1.

Sophomore Kim Taylor set up the game-winning goal with just over five minutes left in the game, registering her team-leading third assist. Taylor lofted a cross that found Gamble in front of the net for a short header at 84:54. On Friday, Taylor scored an unassisted goal late in regulation time that secured UW's 1-1 tie against Loyola Marymount.

Sunday's goal was the first at Washington for Gamble who transferred from Iowa State prior to this season. She is a product of Oak Harbor (Wash.) High School.

The Huskies controlled the ball in their offensive end for the majority of the game. They attempted a school-record 17 corner kicks while Colorado College had none. The previous UW record for corner kicks in a game was 14 established on Oct. 1, 1993 against Arkansas.

Washington outshot Colorado College by a lopsided 30-3 tally, but had six shots saved by Meghann Loseke. UW goalkeeper Lisa Brookens was credited with one save en route to the team's first shutout of the season.

UW resumes its four-game road trip next weekend at the Nike Invitational in Portland, Ore. The Huskies meet No. 20 Connecticut on Saturday (Sept. 13) and Cal State Fullerton on Sunday (Sept. 14).

The next home action for the Washington women is Sept. 19 and 21 when they host the Husky/Nike Invitational. Joining the Huskies in the field are defending national champion Portland, No. 7 Texas and Fresno State.

NCAA Women's Soccer
(#17) Washington 1, Colorado College 0
Stewart Field; Colorado Springs, Colo.

Scoring--1, UW, Nikki Gamble (Kim Taylor), 84:54.

Shots - UW 30, CC 3.
Saves - UW 1 (Lisa Brookens), CC 6 (Meghann Loseke).
Corner Kicks - UW 17, CC 0.
Fouls - UW 8, CC 3.
Records - Washington 2-1-1, Colorado College 2-1-1.

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