Foxhoven brace leads Portland past Huskies
The No. 3 Portland Pilots scored two first-half goals and held off the Washington women's soccer team Sunday to hang on for a 2-0 win in front of 1,050 fans at Husky Soccer Field.
The Huskies out-shot Portland 17-11 for the game -- but they were unable to overcome a pair of goals from Danielle Foxhoven, who helped the Pilots improve to 3-0.
UW fell to 1-1 on the young season.
UW senior Veronica Perez was all over the field and had some outstanding scoring chances among her eight shots, but the Portland defense held strong and goalkeeper Hailee DeYoung made six saves to keep the Huskies off the board.
While both teams jostled for control throughout the first 20 minutes, the 2008 WCC Freshman of the Year and First Team Freshman All-American Foxhoven single-handedly put the Huskies in a 2-0 hole.
In the 22nd minute, Foxhoven took a long pass from Jessica Tsao and ripped a shot from the left side far post from just outside the box to put Portland out front.
Foxhoven would seal the deal later in the half in the 39th minute when she dribbled 10 yards past a trio of Husky defenders and unleashed a shot from the top of the box which found the top left corner for her fourth goal in the last two games.
"Portland had some beautiful finishes today, a little uncontested for my liking, but they're such good finishers and with that much time and space, they're going to finish those most of the time," said Washington head coach Lesle Gallimore in a press release.