UW Women Tie #18 UConn 1-1 in Women's Soccer

Sept. 13, 2003

PORTLAND, Ore. - Senior Jaime Carstensen scored the tying goal in the 16th minute for 25th-ranked Washington which played to a 1-1 double-overtime stand-off Saturday with No. 18 Connecticut in the first round of the Nike Invitational women's soccer tournament at Portland's Merlo Field.

Washington (2-1-2) played its fourth overtime game in five outings this season. UW's lone defeat was a 2-1 overtime setback against No. 1 North Carolina.

UConn (2-0-2) claimed an early lead on a goal by Jessica Gjertsen who has tallied five of her team's seven scores this season. Gjertsen slipped an eight-yard shot inside the right post at 3:38.

Carstensen answered just over 12 minutes later, sending a 20-yard strike from the right half of the box into the left side of the goal at 15:52. Junior Tina Frimpong set up the goal, teaming up with Carstensen on a give-and-go. Frimpong has played a part in four of UW's six tallies this season with three goals and one assist.

UW goalkeeper Lisa Brookens was credited with two saves. Erin Rice saved six shots for Connecticut which was outshot by a 20-10 count.

'We definitely controlled the run of play and had plenty of opportunities, but we didn't shoot on frame,' said Washington coach Lesle Gallimore. 'It's frustrating to play overtime again and not get a result, but Connecticut is a very good team.'

After Carstensen's goal the teams played 94 scoreless minutes, including two 10-minute overtime sessions. UW has played 58 overtime minutes this season.

Washington dominated the extra periods, outshooting UConn 4-0, including a shot by senior Melissa Bennett with just over two minutes remaining that traveled just over the crossbar.

Washington has a second-round tournament game Sunday against Cal State Fullerton (3-1) which lost 2-0 to No. 9 Portland (4-1). UConn meets the defending national champion Pilots in the second half of Sunday's doubleheader.

NCAA Women's Soccer
Nike Invitational
Merlo Field; Portland, Ore.
#25 Washington 1, #18 Connecticut 1 (2ot)

Scoring--1, UCONN, Jessica Gjertsen, 3:38. 2, UW, Jaime Carstensen (Tina Frimpong), 15:52.

Shots -- UW 20, UCONN 10.
Saves -- UW 2 (Lisa Brookens), UCONN 6 (Erin Rice).
Corner Kicks -- UW 4, UCONN 3.
Fouls -- UW 4, UCONN 15.
Offside -- UW 3, UCONN 9.
Records -- Washington 2-1-2, Connecticut 2-0-2.

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