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UA women's soccer team swept by Washington schools

By Chris Martin
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
November 2, 1999
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The UA women's soccer team suffered another weekend of disappointment as the Wildcats dropped two Pacific 10 Conference matches on the road at Washington and Washington State.

The Wildcats (6-10-1 overall, 0-7-0 Pac-10) barely lost to Washington State Friday night 3-2. The Cougars (7-9-0, 1-6-0) got ahead of UA quickly, scoring in the first minute and never relinquishing their lead.

"They scored two quick goals and it was hard coming back after that," junior defender Ann Giallonardo said.

Sophomore forward Kristi Lorona and sophomore midfielder Twila Kaufman each scored for the Wildcats as they showed their resiliency and fought back to keep the game close.

Junior forward Chrissy Sanford, hampered by a hamstring injury, led UA with eight shots, while sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Monti made three saves.

"Shannon is coming around," Giallonardo said. "She is really taking charge in the back."

Monti's workload quadrupled, though, as the Wildcats took on the Washington Huskies Sunday afternoon. She made 12 saves, but it wasn't enough as the UA lost 4-0.

The Huskies (8-7-1, 5-1-1) winners of four straight, were led by senior forward Anna Biddle, who scored a goal and had an assist.

Freshman goalkeeper Hope Solo notched Washington's fifth shutout of the season by making three saves.

Sophomore forward Kim McGehee said the team's breakdown against the Washington's schools was due to a lack of communication.

"We didn't work together, we played individually," McGehee said. "We don't trust each other on the field and off the field."

After the games, UA had a long team meeting to try and work through their communication shortfalls.

"We are feeling pretty good about getting the confidence back up," Giallonardo said.

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