No. 4 Women's Soccer Blanks Portland State 2-0
Sept. 24, 2004
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Washington's women's soccer team secured the best start in team history with a 2-0 shutout of the Portland State Vikings at Ronaldo Field. Seniors Tina Frimpong and Nikki Gamble provided the offense with a goal apiece for the fourth-ranked Huskies.
Playing their fourth straight match away from home, the Huskies (7-0) established a new record for the most wins to begin a season in the program's history, surpassing the six straight wins that the 2000 Washington team opened the season with. The 2000 team went on to become Washington's only Pac-10 Champions.
Frimpong (Vancouver, Wash./Hudson's Bay HS) opened the scoring for the Huskies at 32:32 with her fifth goal of the season. She sent a shot from the top of the box that found the net through the upper right side. The unassisted goal marked the 32nd of Frimpong's career. The 2003 Pac-10 co-Player of the Year, Frimpong stands only two goals shy of the school record 34 goals set by current Husky assistant coach Tami Bennett.
Washington earned an insurance goal at 79:19 when Gamble (Oak Harbor, Wash./Oak Harbor HS) converted a penalty shot. It was Gamble's third goal of the season.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen (Gig Harbor, Wash./Bellarmine Prep HS) registered all three of her saves in the second half in her third shutout of the season.
The Huskies outshot the Vikings by a 13-7 margin.
Washington will remain in Portland for a showdown with No. 6 Portland (7-1) on Sunday, Sept. 26. Kick-off is 2 p.m. at Merlo Field on the UP campus.
NCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER
Nike Field; Beaverton, Ore.
Friday, Sept. 24, 2004
(#4) Washington 2, Portland State 0
Shots -- UW 13, PSU 7.
Saves -- UW 3 (Kelsey Rasmussen), PSU 3 (Niki Brooks).
Corner Kicks -- UW 6, PSU 4.
Fouls -- UW 11, PSU 12.
Offsides -- UW 2, PSU 0.
Attendance -- 238.
Records -- Washington 7-0-0, Portland State 1-5-1.