April 16, 2005
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The University of Portland women's soccer team scored on its first drive down the field, but a penalty kick by the Washington State Cougars in the second half tied the game for an even 1-1 score today at Merlo Field at the Clive Charles Soccer Complex. Today's match-up was the second game of a weekend soccer series between Portland, the Mexican Women's National Team and the Washington State Cougars. The Mexican Women's National Team and Washington State will wrap up play on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Freshman Natalie Budge got it going for Portland with a shot from inside the box, 15 yards pass the keeper for an early 1-0 Pilot lead. The shot was assisted by freshman Michelle Scifo just minutes after kickoff (1:41).
Portland mixed it up in the second half of play, substituting frequently as all 18 players saw time on the pitch. A collision between Portland and Washington State early in the second half gave the Cougars a freebie, as WSU's Molly Alexander converted a penalty kick goal to tie the game 1-1.
The Pilots held a 12-6 shot advantage and tallied two corner kicks to WSU's zero for the game.