Huskies, Cougars Battle To 0-0 Draw
Oct. 31, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. - The 21st-ranked Washington Huskies and 22nd-ranked Washington State Cougars battled to a 0-0 double overtime draw in Pac-10 women's soccer Friday at Lower Soccer Field. The tie keeps the Huskies unbeaten in their last four matches and their record now stands at 12-5-1 overall and 3-3-1 in conference play heading into their final two regular-season games.
UW held the advantage over the course of the 110 minutes in shots, 15-11, and corner kicks, 9-3, but the Cougars (8-5-5, 2-3-2) came up with some big saves and the Huskies were victims of a couple bad bounces which kept the score tied.
The teams played scoreless through regulation, with the Huskies out-shooting the Cougars, 4-1, in the first half but WSU gaining the advantage, 8-5, in the second half. The Huskies had two big scoring opportunities late in the second half. In the 65th minute, freshman Kate Deines (Issaquah, Wash.) took a shot from the top of the box that hit the cross bar and bounced back to WSU goalkeeper Lindsay Parlee. Three minutes later, fellow rookie Alex Webber's header off a corner went just high and the match went into overtime.
In the first overtime, Webber (Poway, Calif.) had another great scoring opportunity, but her shot to the far post from the right side of the box hit the post and sophomore McKenna Waitley's shot off the rebound went just high in the 94th minute.
In the second overtime, the Cougars had the best chance to score when Ashley Johnson directed a header toward the goal off a free kick, but Davidson made a huge save to keep the match tied.
Webber came off the bench to tie for the team lead with three shots along with Waitley. Deines, Chelsea Bumbaugh and Veronica Perez each attempted two shots. Davidson tied a career high with six saves in the match.
The entire second overtime period was played in a steady rain as neither team was able to come up with the game-winner. The Cougars earned their school-record fifth tie of the season while the Huskies had their first.
'We played well but as the game wore on it became a lot more direct and physical,' Washington head coach Lesle Gallimore said. 'Washington State was really dangerous on free kicks but Kari Davidson made some great saves. Alex cracked that one off the crossbar in OT that we all thought was going in. We hung tough defensively to earn the draw and we look forward to coming home and finishing the regular season strong with the Arizona schools.'
UW will host its final regular-season matches next Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. against Arizona State and Sunday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. against Arizona. The Huskies will find out their postseason fate Monday, Nov. 10, when the NCAA Selection Show takes place at 5 p.m. PT on ESPNews.
NCAA Women's Soccer
Friday, Oct. 31, 2008
Washington 0, Washington State 0 (2 OT)
Shots - UW 15, WSU 11
Corners - UW 9, WSU 3
Saves - UW 6 (Kari Davidson), WSU 5 (Lindsay Parlee)
Fouls - UW 15, WSU 9
Offsides - UW 1, WSU 1
Washington 12-5-1, 3-3-1
Washington State 8-5-5, 2-3-2