#8 Portland Edges #13 UW in Women's Soccer

Sept. 26, 2003

SEATTLE - Wanda Rozwadowska gathered a rebound and booted it into the open goal in the 33rd minute Friday, lifting the eighth-ranked Portland women to a 1-0 win over No. 13 Washington before a crowd of 1,014 at Husky Soccer Field.

The defending national champion Pilots (7-2) defeated Washington (5-2-2) for the fifth consecutive time, improving their all-time record in the series to 15-1-1. Eight of Portland's victories over UW have come by one-goal margins. The Huskies had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Lisa Sari set up the scoring play with a hard shot to the right side of the UW goal that was deflected by goalkeeper Lisa Brookens who dived far to her left. Rozwadowska collected the carom and swiftly slipped it inside the right post at 32:13 for her team-leading fourth goal.

'Portland is a team that can always score one goal and make it stick if they want to. They are good enough and composed enough that way,' said Washington coach Lesle Gallimore. 'Losing to Portland is not a bad loss, but I'm disappointed because we are a better than we showed tonight.'

The run of play was fairly even during the first half as the Pilots posted a slim 6-5 advantage in shot attempts. The second half was a completely different story with Washington peppering the UP goal with eight shots. Portland did not get off a second-half attempt and was outshot by a 13-6 tally in the final totals.

'It's disappointing that we only played for 45 minutes and not for 90,' remarked Gallimore. 'I don't think we played well the first half. I'm happy that we came out and played much better in the second half.'

Pilot goalkeeper Cori Alexander registered four saves en route to her seventh shutout. But, Alexander did not factor in to the Huskies' most dangerous opportunities, both by senior midfielder Jaime Carstensen.

In the 17th minute, Carstensen received a back pass from Tina Frimpong and blasted a 25-yard strike off the crossbar. Carstensen had a header carry just over the goal in the 58th minute.

Brookens was credited with two saves. She has surrendered only seven goals in nine games this season.

The Huskies conclude their five-game homestand, and the non-conference portion of their schedule, with a pair of games next weekend. They host Portland State, Friday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. and Idaho State, Sunday, Oct. 5 at noon.

(#8) Portland 1, (#13) Washington 0
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.

Scoring -- 1, UP, Wanda Rozwadowska (Lisa Sari), 32:13.

Shots -- UP 6, UW 13.
Saves --- UP 4 (Cori Alexander), UW 2 (Lisa Brookens).
Corner Kicks -- UP 3, UW 3.
Fouls --- UP 13, UW 9.
Offsides -- UP 3, UW 0.
Attendance -- 1,014.
Records -- Portland 7-2-0, Washington 5-2-2.

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