No. 22 Soccer Closes Out Regular Season At No. 24 Washington And Washington State
Nov. 4, 2003
ON TAP: The 22nd-ranked Arizona State soccer team (10-4-3; 4-2-1 Pac-10) will end the regular and Pac-10 seasons on the road in the Northwest, facing 24th-ranked Washington (10-5-3; 3-3-1 Pac-10) on Friday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific time) and Washington State (6-9-2; 2-3-2 Pac-10) on Sunday, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. Washington leads the all-time series 5-1 with ASU's lone win coming last year in Tempe. Against Washington State, ASU holds a 5-3 margin.
UO/OSU RECAP: ASU ended its home slate with a pair of wins over Oregon (3-2) and Oregon State (1-0). Manya Makoski's goal in the 78th minute of play lifted ASU to a wild 3-2 win over Oregon. Elizabeth Bogus knock the ball into the lower left corner in the eighth minute for the first goal. Oregon then tied the score at one in the 38th minute until the second half when Brittany Cooper turned around from about 15 yards out and kicked the ball into the net. Oregon then tied the match in the 57th minute, but as time was running down Makoski turned around and tagged the ball into back of the net from 18 yards out. Stephanie Ebner's goal in the 77th minute carried ASU to a 1-0 win over Oregon State. ASU control the tempo for the majority of the match as they out shot the Beavers 17-3. Ebner collected the lose ball and kicked a low drive that skidded across the ground through a crowd of players and pass the diving OSU keeper into the lower right corner for her second game-winner of the year.
NATIONAL TEAM FLAVOR: Nine Arizona State players have some type of U.S. National team ties. Senior defender Amy LePeilbet had extensive playing time again this summer with the U-21 team as she helped the U.S. claim its fifth straight Nordic Cup. Sophomore midfielder Manya Makoski also was part of the U-21 team, while sophomore defender Stephanie Ebner played on the U-19 team that won the 2002 FIFA Under-19 Women's World Championship in Victoria B.C. Freshman goalkeeper Kim Bingham has spent time with the U-21 and U-19 National teams. Others include sophomore forward Elizabeth Bogus (U-21 pool), junior defender/midfielder Holly Azevedo (U-21 pool), sophomore midfielder Brittany Cooper (U-19 pool), junior forward/defender Stephanie Peel (U-19 pool) and freshman forward/midfielder Katie Mahoney (U-17 team).
NATIONAL RANKINGS: ASU jumped back into one of the polls and received votes in two others. (Nov. 3): Soccer America Magazine: #22; Soccer Times: RV; Soccer Buzz Magazine: RV; NSCAA: NR.
CAN I HELP YOU?: Playing in only 19 of the team's 21 games last year (missed first two due to U-19 National team commitment) sophomore midfielder Manya Makoski set the Arizona State single-season assist record with nine, while finishing the year second in goals (6) and points (21). A freshman All-American selection by Soccer America and Soccer Buzz, Makoski also earned Pac-10 second team accolades and was a three-time selection to the All-West Region teams by Soccer America, Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA. As a member of the 2003 U-21 National team, Makoski scored the game-winning goal against the WUSA's San Diego Spirit in an exhibition match this summer.
HOCKEY, EH: Courtney Crane was all ready to continue playing hockey in the chilly Midwest until she landed in warm Tempe. And ASU is much better off for it as the freshman from Oak Park, Calif. is tied for second in assists (4), points (14) and is third in goals (5).
LEPEILBET'S RESUME: Senior defender Amy LePeilbet earned her first Pac-10 Player of the Week (Oct. 13) after tallying the game-winner against Stanford off a 55-yard free kick. A two year player for the U-21 U.S. National team, LePeilbet played a vital role in helping the United States claim their fifth straight Nordic Cup win this summer. LePeilbet, who was on last year's team that also won the cup, is a preseason All-American choice by Soccer America. LePeilbet earned honorable mention All-American acclaim from Soccer Buzz last season and was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection (second straight year). LePeilbet also excelled off the field, earning Academic All-American accolades as well.
COOPER'S CORNER: Midfielder Brittany Cooper is having a career year. All career-highs, Cooper leads the team with eight goals, 20 points and is tied for second in assists (4). She was also a member of the 2003 W-League Chicago Cobras, finishing second at nationals.
SENIOR SALUTE: ASU's four seniors - Amy LePeilbet, Patrice Feulner, Haley van Blommestein, Temryss Lane - will all be playing in their final regular season matches this weekend. All four were part of the program's first Top-10 recruiting class and their contributions to the rise of ASU's program speaks for itself. Up to this point, combined the four have help to lead ASU to 46 wins, two NCAA appearances, advancing each time to the second round. They have played in 287 games with 254 starts, tallied 39 goals, 30 assists, nine game-winning goals and 108 points. They have also accounted for an All-American honor, numerous All-West Region and All-Pac-10 accolades on the field, as well as academically.
POSTSEASON ANNOUNCEMENT: The NCAA will announced this year's 64-team field along with the 16 first/second round sites on Monday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. (Arizona time) on ESPNews.
NOT A BOGUS PLAYER AT ALL: Sophomore forward Elizabeth Bogus has made an immediate impact as a Sun Devil. So far this year, Bogus has tallied six goals, including her eighth career game-winner (second all-time). Bogus was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, earned Soccer America and Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American accolades and was only of only two freshman to claim first-team All-Pac-10 honors. Bogus finished first in the Pac-10 and set a school record with seven game-winning goals. She also led the team in goals (10), shots (62) and points (22).
FEULNER'S HAT COLLECTION: Senior forward Patrice Feulner has recorded three career hat tricks. Feulner, who has missed only two starts in 79 career games, garnered honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors, is a two-time All-Pac-10 Academic selection and a District VIII Academic All-American. She is second all-time in goals (27), assists (18), points (72) and is tied for fourth in game-winning goals (5). Feulner was also a member of the 2003 W-League Chicago Cobras team that finished second at nationals.
THROW-INS: ASU was picked to finish third in the 2003 Pacific-10 Conference race, its highest predicted finish in the eight-year history of the program .... the Cal/Stanford wins marks the first time in school history that ASU swept the California/Stanford series ... ASU was the only collegiate team to score a goal against the WUSA's San Diego Spirit in the preseason ... ASU is 32-28 all-time in one goal games and 38-0 when scoring three or more goals ... six different players have scored game-winning goals, including two by four different players ... ASU ended the season undefeated at home (7-0-1) ... ASU has recorded double-digit wins for the fifth straight year.
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