Tucson, Ariz. (Oct. 15) -- The University of Arizona women's soccer team forced fourth-ranked Washington into a come-from-behind win, as the Huskies downed the Cats, 2-1, in Tucson on Sunday.
After a scoreless first half, Arizona made it onto the scoreboard first when the UA's SIERRA CRISTIANO (Irvine, CA/Woodbridge HS) dropped a corner kick into the box. It was bobbled around, then picked up by Arizona freshman LIZ BARTLETT (Dove Canyon, CA/Santa Margarita HS). Bartlett pushed the ball forward for TWILA KAUFMAN (Los Angeles, CA/Harvard-Westlake HS), who found the back of the net at 58:26.
The Cats held the Huskies off for almost another 20 minutes before UW's Tami Bennett claimed a poor UA clear in the box and scored the equalizer at 76:12. Just over two minutes later, Bennett sent Washington ahead for good off a Theresa Wagner corner kick.
Washington had the 29-7 advantage in shots, although it only had the 7-4 edge in shots on-goal. Arizona goalkeeper SHANNON MONTI (Phoenix, AZ/Shadow Mountain HS) played the entire match in the nets for the Cats, tallying five saves.
On a four-game winless streak, Arizona now stands at 3-9-2 overall and 0-3-1 in Pac-10 play. Washington extends its win streak to seven games and goes to 13-1-0 overall and 4-0-0 in conference action.
The Wildcats open a three-game road swing next weekend with a pair of matches in the Bay Area. Arizona plays at Stanford on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. then takes on California on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 12 p.m.