Missed Opportunities Cost Cats

Nov. 2, 2008

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TUCSON- The Arizona women’s soccer team (9-9, 2-5) came into Sunday’s game with Oregon (9-7-2, 2-4-1) riding high on emotions after beating Oregon State 2-1 on Friday night. However, missed opportunities on the offense and defense cost the Wildcats their final home match of the season 1-0 to the visiting Ducks.


“I thought we played well enough to win, we just didn’t get it done,” head coach Dan Tobias said after the game. “I am very proud of how the team played.


Senior forward LONDON KING, who scored the game winning goal on Friday, played only eight minutes in the match due to food poisoning.


“Not having London in the game hurts us because it takes away an experienced threat, but you have to play through those obstacles,” Tobias said.


The scored remained 0-0 until the 82nd minute when Oregon’s Jessica Goodell took advantage with a Wildcat player down by passing the ball to Jen Stoltenberg who blasted the ball from 22 yards away and put the ball in the back of the net.


The Wildcats responded by inserting JASMINE NAMDAR to add an additional attacker. However, the Wildcats were only able to manage one shot in the final seven minutes.


The Wildcats hit the road this week where they will take on Washington State on Friday Nov, 2 at 1:00 p.m.




- Senior defender Briana Caceres tied the program record for most games played in a career with 80. Caceres tied Mallory Miller who played at Arizona from 2002-2005.


- Head coach Dan Tobias will look to win career win 100 on Friday against Washington State, the team Tobias coached before taking the job at Arizona in 2003.


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