The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
Most college teams are half-way through their fall schedules and are now into Conference play. We take a look now on how our PAC-12 Sounders fared this week-end.
We start close to home where Coach Gallimore’s UW Huskies went one and one in PAC -12 play. After a great draw against UCLA the weekend prior, they took on Utah and Colorado this weekend. Friday’s match that featured all five Sounders who attend U.W. was a success as the Huskies beat Utah 1-0, with Megan Kufeld getting the shut-out in goal. Unfortunately, on Sunday the Colorado Buffalos edged the Huskies 1-0 in a closely contested match that took one overtime period to decide.
UW 1-0 Utah – RECAP & BOX SCORE
UW 0-1-(1OT) Colorado – RECAP & BOX SCORE
In other conference play, the Cal Berkley Bears took on their LA rivals; UCLA and USC. Cal captain and Sounders attacker, Rachel Mercik, opened the scoring with her fifth goal of the season for the bears. However, the USC Trojans tied the game, and it ended 1-1 in this competitive match. On Sunday, the bears could not beat the No# 4 ranked UCLA Bruins. The loss is Cal’s first of the season.
Cal 1-1 USC – RECAP & BOX SCORE
Cal 0-1 UCLA – RECAP & BOX SCORE
Lastly, to round out the PAC- 12 action from last weekend, Jenna Richardson and Laura Rayfield of the Oregon State Beavers also split matches this weekend. Friday they lost Arizona, conceding two 2nd half goals, but regrouped to beat Arizona State on Sunday. Sunday’s match also featured, Holland “Dutchy” Crook, who continues to orchestrate the Sun Devils midfield.
Oregon St. 0-2 – Arizona – BOX SCORE
Oregon St. 1-0 – Arizona St. – BOX SCORE
Here’s a link to the Pac 12 action coming up this week: http://pac-12.com/schedule/week/42/2013?sport=womens-soccer
Please check in next week, as we look to see how the other Sounder players made out, on their quest to make the NCAA tournament.
Keep the ball rolling…
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