Jayhawks Face Washington Sunday in Portland

Sept. 15, 2007

The Kansas soccer team will face Washington in the final day of the Portland Invitational Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. CST). A video feed from the contest will be carried live on CSTV’s XXL. To access CSTV XXL, log on to cstv.com, click on the “Live Games” and “XXL” links and follow the instructions.

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About the Jayhawks

Kansas is looking for its first victory of the season after falling to No. 4 Portland on Friday evening. The Jayhawks were outshot 9-1 in the first half, but nearly played the homestanding Pilots even in the second 45-minute stanza. Senior goalkeeper Colleen Quinn made 10 saves, while senior Emily Stinden collected four shots to pace KU.

Scouting the Huskies
Washington picked up its first victory of the season Friday, topping Yale, 2-1 at the Portland Invitational. The Huskies entered the weekend with four straight losses falling to No. 30 Marquette, UW-Milwaukee, Purdue and Cal State Fullerton.

Senior Dani Bridges leads the Huskies’ offense with a pair of goals and an assist on the season, while senior Shuree Hyatt has two goals and four points. Sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Carr has started all five matches in net with a 2.20 goals against average and a .542 save percentage.

UW head coach Lesle Gallimore is in her 14th season with the Huskies and has a record of 138-112-18. Gallimore’s team returns eight starters and 15 letterwinners from last year’s squad which finished 7-12-1 overall and eighth in the Pac-10. This will be the first meeting between UW and Kansas in soccer. KU is 1-2 all-time against Pac-10 schools.

Washington on the internet: gohuskies.cstv.com.

The Mighty Quinn
Senior goalkeeper Colleen Quinn has been a savior for the Kansas defense this season, making 29 saves in five matches. Quinn has twice made double-digit stops, collecting 11 against No. 19 BYU and 10 at No. 4 Portland.

The fourth-year keeper is on pace to become the first Jayhawk to have 100+ saves in a season since Meghan Miller collected 111 in 2003.

Up Next
The Jayhawks will begin a busy week with a Tuesday afternoon match against Missouri State. Kansas will meet the Bears for the first time on the soccer pitch at 5 p.m. at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex, before hosting Illinois and California next weekend.