Redhawks Return to the Emerald City for Crosstown Rivalry Game: Seattle University women’s soccer (2-1-2) recorded two ties over the weekend on their Midwest swing at Butler (Sept. 6) and Purdue (Sept. 8) as Jacqui Wallis (Lake Oswego, Ore.) scored her first goal of the season and was named Featured Student-Athlete of the Week. The Redhawks now return to the Emerald City for a single game at Washington (2-4-0) on Friday, Sept. 13 before their conference home opener next weekend to kick off a four game homestand. Links to available live coverage will be on the women’s soccer schedule page at prior to the match.

Single game tickets for Friday’s match are available on, as well as by phone at (206) 543-2200 or in person at the box office, or at the gate starting 1.5 hours before the match.

Be a Part of the Action: Season tickets are now available for the 2013 season for $75 (reserved seating) and $50 (general admission seating). To purchase, visit or call the Redhawk Ticket Office at (206) 398-GOSU(4678). The Redhawk Sports Pass is also available for $75, which gains fans admission to more than 60 contests during the 2013-14 season, including men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball. Single game tickets are available starting 60 minutes prior to kickoff at the Championship Field gate (corner of 14th and E Cherry St). Prices are as follows: reserved chairbacks ($9), general admission adults ($7), general admission youth 17 and under ($5), general admission seniors age 65+ ($5).
Redhawks With Best Winning Percentage in Non-Conference WAC Standings: After three weeks of non-conference play, Seattle U and Kansas City sit atop the league’s non-conference standings. Seattle U is 2-1-2 with a .600 winning percentage, while Kansas City is 3-2-1 with a .583 winning percentage.

Leaders of the WAC: Among members of the Western Athletic Conference, Seattle U leads the league in goals per game (1.60) and GAA (1.26), is tied for first in fewest goals allowed (7) and shutouts (1), is tied for second in goals (1.60), ranks third in assists per game (0.80), is tied for third in points (4.00) and assists (4), and remains the only WAC team to have not yet recorded a yellow card this season.

Scouting Washington: The Huskies enter this weekend with a 2-4-0 record, including a 2OT win vs. UNC-Greensboro and, most recently, a 2-0 win vs. Central Michigan. They suffered three straight 1-0 losses in between wins, at home vs. Baylor and Boise State and vs. Wake Forest, a game played in Portland. Freshman Becca Schoales has scored two of UW’s three goals so far this season while redshirt sophomore Megan Kufeld has recorded all six complete games in goal with a 0.97 GAA and .760 save percentage. In her 20th season at the helm, Lesle Gallimore recently recorded her 200th career victory on Aug. 25 vs. UNC-Greensboro.

Purdue (9/8): In the third minute, Purdue’s Maddy Williams put the Boilermakers ahead, 1-0, scoring her sixth goal of the season on an intercepted deflection, dribbling up the right flank and into the top of the goal. In the 23rd minute, Stephanie Verdoia, assisted by Heather Thomas, tied the game on a free kick from the west sideline at midfield before flicking the ball over Purdue keeper Jordan Ginther’s head. Just seven and a half minutes later, in the 30th minute, Alex Hairston regained the lead for the Boilermakers, driving the ball in from the right side and sinking it into the top half of the net. Hadley Stuart made the assist on the goal. Fighting back, Jacqui Wallis scored her first goal of the season in the 40th minute to re-tie the match, 2-2. Verdoia and Kat Prati, with the assists, made two short right-to-left passes to Wallis before sinking the ball into the wide open net. In the Redhawks’ second overtime match of the weekend, neither team was able to add to their score as the contest ended in a draw, 2-2. Verdoia led the Redhawks with two shots, both on goal, while Williams led Purdue with six shots, two on goal. Mariah O’Neil made her first collegiate appearance for Seattle U. Brianna Smallidge recorded all 110 minutes in goal for the Redhawks, making eight saves. Ginther made two saves in goal for the Boilermakers.

Butler (9/6): Stephanie Verdoia, Taylor Ritzman, and Natasha Howe took shots for the Redhawks in the first half, with Howe’s on goal, but could not sink them in the net as the score remained tied, 0-0, at half. In the 59th minute, Sophia Maccagnone scored her fourth goal of the season from 27 yards out on a free kick to put Butler ahead, 1-0. The Bulldogs made three more shots in regulation as Verdoia added a header in the 84th minute for SU. In the 90th minute, just 44 seconds before the end of regulation, Kraft broke through and scored the tying goal, her first of the season, a shot from 20 yards out in midfield, to send the game into overtime. Julia Besagno headed the ball towards the goal in the 91st minute, but it sailed wide right, with Butler adding four other shots, none successful, to send the game into a second overtime. In the second overtime, Verdoia added another shot, while Brianna Smallidge saved two more, with a third blocked, but neither team could sink the ball in the goal as the match finished in a 1-1 tie. Verdoia led the Redhawks with four shots while Maccagnone led the Bulldogs with six as they outshot the Redhawks, 18-8. In goal, Smallidge recorded all 110 minutes, making one save while Julie Burton represented Butler in goal making one save.

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