GAMEDAY: WSOC vs. UTRGV
By Seattle University
OCTOBER 11, 2017
SEATTLE – (Oct. 11) Seattle University women’s soccer returns home to welcome UTRGV for a WAC contest on Thursday, Oct. 12.
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ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (5-7-1, 1-1-0 WAC) vs. UTRGV (7-5-2, 2-0-0 WAC)
- All-time series-SU leads, 3-0-0
- Home-SU leads, 1-0-0
- Away-SU leads, 2-0-0
- Last meeting-SU won, 2-0, at UTRGV (Oct. 16, 2016)
NEWS AND NOTES
- Seattle U hosts UTRGV to kick off a three-game home stand at Championship Field.
- SU is coming off a 3-0 setback at Kansas City on Oct. 8. The decision snapped the Redhawks’ 24-game unbeaten streak in WAC regular season contests and their 15-game win streak in such outings.
- The Redhawks are 38-2-1 in their last 41 WAC games.
- UTRGV won its first two WAC outings, beating Grand Canyon and CSU Bakersfield at home.
- SU won, 6-1, at Chicago State on Oct. 6. Madeline Racine notched a goal and three assists, while Kelsey Eagle scored twice in the WAC opener.
- Seattle U outshot the Cougars, 27-3, in the match.
- Madeline Racine’s three-assist showing against Chicago State is the first such performance by a Redhawk since Julia Moravec tallied three helpers on Oct. 25, 2015, at Grand Canyon.
- SU set new season highs in goals (6), shots (27), shots on goal (16), and corner kicks (9) in the win at Chicago State.
- Andreya Barrera leads the Vaqueros with six goals this season. Sarah Bonney has a goal and four assists on the year.
- The Redhawks dropped a 2-1 double-overtime game at Gonzaga on Sept. 24. Jennifer Plummer scored and Mackenzie Curry made a career-high seven saves in net.
- SU settled for a 1-1 tie with Portland on Sept. 22. Jessie Ray scored her fourth goal in four games and Mackenzie Curry logged four saves.
- Jessie Ray and Mackenzie Curry were named WAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, on Sept. 25. Ray leads the league with seven goals, while Curry posted 11 saves in two outings over the weekend.
- UTRGV was picked to take sixth in the WAC Preseason Poll, as Sarah Bonney was chosen for the All-WAC Preseason Team.
- SU tops the WAC with 1.9 assists per game. It is ranked 40th nationally, as 15 different Redhawks have registered an assist this year. Nationally, only Stanford has more players with a helper in 2017.
- Seattle U won, 4-0, at Portland State on Sept. 17. Jessie Ray scored two goals and assisted on another, as the Redhawks claimed their third shutout of the season.
- Jessie Ray ranks second in the WAC in goals per game (0.54) this season. The sophomore has seven goals in 2017.
- SU dropped a 3-0 decision at Washington on Sept. 15. Both sides tried eight shots in the contest at Husky Soccer Field.
- SU fell, 4-1, to Santa Clara on Sept. 11. Jessie Ray scored her fourth goal of the season and the Redhawks outshot the Broncos, 14-12, at Championship Field.
- Leahi Manthei set a program Division I record with four goals in a 5-3 win at Idaho on Sept. 4. The freshman came off the bench to score a goal in the first half and then three in the second frame. She earned WAC Offensive Player of the Week recognition for the showing.
- The win at Idaho marked SU’s first comeback from a two-goal deficit to win in Division I history.
- Seattle U recorded a 2-0 showing at the Outrigger Classic at the University of Hawaii Aug. 26-28. SU beat Pacific, 3-0, and Hawaii, 2-0. Jessie Ray earned Tournament MVP and WAC Offensive Player of the Week honors, as the sophomore scored in both games.
- Coach Julie Woodward, in her 21st season at SU, has guided the Redhawks to three NCAA Tournament appearances in the last four years. She has 280 career victories.
- Glad Bugariu was hired as the first coach in program history at UTRGV. Last season, he took the Vaqueros to a winning season.
- For a fifth straight year, SU was voted as favorites in the WAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Stephanie Spiekerman, the reigning WAC Defensive Player of the Year, was chosen WAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.