GAME PREVIEW: WSOC at Kansas City
By Seattle University
OCTOBER 7, 2017
KANSAS CITY – (Oct. 7) Seattle University women’s soccer travels east to play at Kansas City on Sunday, Oct. 8.
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ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (5-6-1, 1-0-0 WAC) at Kansas City (6-6-1, 1-0-0 WAC)
- All-time series-SU leads, 6-0-2
- Home-SU leads, 2-0-1
- Away-SU leads, 3-0-1
- Neutral-SU leads, 1-0-0
- Last meeting-SU won, 2-1, in WAC Championship at UMKC (Oct. 22, 2016)
NEWS AND NOTES
- Seattle U heads to Kansas City for a rematch of last year’s WAC Championship game.
- The Redhawks are 38-1-1 in their last 40 WAC games. They’re on a 24-game unbeaten streak in WAC regular season contests and a 15-game win streak in such outings.
- 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.
- Kansas City started out WAC play with a 3-0 win over Utah Valley on Friday. Nina Stine scored two goals and Anna Lillig made five saves in net.
- 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.
- UMKC was voted to take second in the WAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. It claimed one first-place vote, while forward Lexie Howard 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 leads the WAC in goals per game (0.78) this season. The sophomore leads the conference with 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.
- Chris Cissell is in his seventh season at UMKC. He has guided the ‘Roos to a pair of appearances in the WAC Championship game.
- 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.