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Wildcats Head to Washington
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 03, 2012
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Oct. 3, 2012

Arizona (5-5-2) vs. Washington (8-3-1)

 Friday, Oct. 5 • 3:00 p.m.

Seattle, Wash. • Husky Soccer Stadium

Arizona (5-5-2) vs. Washington State (7-3-1)

Sunday, Oct. 7 • 11:00 a.m.

Pullman, Wash. • Lower Soccer Field

 TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona women’s soccer team heads to Washington for Pac-12 play against the University of Washington (8-3-1) on Friday, Oct. 5 at 3:00 p.m. at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Wash. On Sunday, Oct. 7 the Cats head to Pullman, Wash. for a match up with Washington State at 11:00 a.m. at Lower Soccer Field. The match against Washington will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.

Previous Game: On Sunday, the Cats battled the USC Trojans (4-5-2) in two over time periods to a 1-1 tie. In the match, junior Jazmin Ponce registered 12 shots with three on goal. The Wildcats outshot the Trojans 24-15 with nine Arizona players contributing to the total. In the 88th minute, Jessica Culver earned her first goal of the season for the Wildcats off a pass from Ponce to tie up the match and send it into overtime. Goalkeeper Gabby Kaufman had a season high of 10 saves in the match.

Noting the Huskies: In the previous weekend, Washington (8-3-1) beat Colorado in a 2-1 decision in overtime. Lindsay Elston scored her seventh goal of the season in the first minute of overtime to give Washington their eighth win of the season. Against Utah, the Huskies dropped a 0-2 decision. Elston leads Washington with 42 total shots taken in 12 games played.

Noting the Cougars: In the previous weekend, the Washington State Cougars (7-3-1) traveled to Utah and Colorado to take on the Pac-12 newbies. In the match against the University of Utah, Washington State lost in overtime 1-2 with Beau Bremer scoring the only goal for the Cougars. In the match against Colorado, Jocelyn Jeffers scored the winning goal for the Cougars in the 73rd minute. Goalkeeper Gurveen Clair has a total of 33 saves in 11 games played.

Leading the Pac: Jazmin Ponce has led the Pac-12 in both shots and shots on goal for the fifth week straight registering a total of 60 shots with 29 on goal in 12 games played. Ponce also leads the Wildcats with seven goals and two assists. Last week, Ponce was named Pac-12 Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.

Kaufman Ranked Second: For the third week in a row, sophomore Gabby Kaufman is ranked number two in the Pac-12 for saves recording 59 saves in the 12 games played. Kaufman has limited opponents to scoring 13 goals in 12 games.

Montoya the Olympian: After participating in the 2012 London Olympics with the Colombian women’s soccer team this summer, Ana-Maria Montoya continues to make her mark at Arizona. In twelve games played, Montoya has registered two goals, one assist and 23 shots with eight on goal.

Honoring Lexe: Before every match, Arizona wears a pre-game warm-up shirt with the No. 13 in honor of Lexe Selman, a member of UA's 2012 signing class. Selman recently finished up her fourth round of chemotherapy treatment for Leukemia, which she was diagnosed with on April 20 of this year. Vowing to Selman and her family to keep her dreams of playing at the collegiate soccer level alive, Arizona head coach Lisa Oyen has promised to hold a roster spot and number until she is able to play.

Up Next: The Wildcats return to Tucson for a home match at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Stadium against No.2 Stanford on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:00 p.m.

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