GAMEDAY: WSOC vs. Portland
By Seattle University
SEATTLE – (Sept. 17) Seattle University women’s soccer welcomes Portland on Friday, Sept. 22, at Championship Field.
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ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (4-4-0) vs. Portland (3-6-0)
- All-time series-Portland leads, 3-9-4
- Home-Series is tied, 2-2-3
- Away-Portland leads, 7-0-1
- Neutral-Series is tied, 0-0-1
- Last meeting-Tied, 1-1, at Washington (Sept. 2, 2016)
NEWS AND NOTES
- 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.
- With eight assists in the win at Portland State, SU jumped to 19th in assists per game (2.5) nationally. It leads the WAC with 20 assists through eight outings. Fourteen different Redhawks have an assist this season-only three teams have more players with at least one helper in 2017.
- Jessie Ray leads the WAC in goals per game (0.75) this season. The sophomore is tied for the league lead with six 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.
- Portland converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute to beat Oregon State on Sept. 15. Kaycie Young scored with 29 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Pilots to victory.
- 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.
- Portland has a 3-6 mark this season. Friday’s contest is its final non-conference game before the Pilots begin West Coast Conference action.
- SU and Portland have both played Portland State and Oregon State this year. The Redhawks and Pilots both defeated Portland State, while UP beat Oregon State and Seattle U dropped a 2-1 match to the Beavers.
- 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 279 career victories.
- Garrett Smith has been the Pilots’ coach for 15 seasons. He has won 220 games, including an NCAA title in 2005.
- 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.