Portland Extends Record Win Streak With Win Over Texas

Streak's now at 18 games; will be put to the test against James Madison next

Nov. 16, 2008

 PORTLAND, Ore. --- Portland’s top two scorers did what they do best as Danielle Foxhoven and Sophie Schmidt both found the back of the net in a 2-0 win over visiting Texas on Sunday in an NCAA second round match before 3,644 at the Clive Charles Soccer Complex. The Pilots outshot the 19th-ranked Longhorns (13-4-4) 22-4, including a 14-1 margin in the second period.


Portland (19-1-0) extended its program-best winning streak to 18 games and will move on to a third round matchup with James Madison, who upset third-seed Wake Forest 1-0 on Sunday. Portland is expected to host the third round meeting on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. The game date and time will be confirmed on Monday. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday at 11 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling (503) 224-4400 or in-person at the Pilot Box Office.


The Pilots got on the board early for the second match in a row as Foxhoven logged her 15th strike of the season in the 11th minute. The goal came off of a corner kick taken by senior All-America Megan Rapinoe which found Schmidt unmarked at the near post. Her initial shot was knocked down by a defender, but settled in front of Foxhoven who tapped it in for a 1-0 lead.


Portland’s insurance goal in the 80th minute involved the same potent trio. Rapinoe created space in the left side of the penalty area and laid off a nice pass to an oncoming Foxhoven. She took one touch around Texas defender Erica Campanelli before being tripped up and awarded a penalty kick. Schmidt stepped up to the spot and deftly finished into the ride side netting. Schmidt now has 14 goals and seven assists on the season.


The Longhorns started the match with some confidence and recorded the first two shots before Portland struck with its first goal. After halftime, the Pilots dominated possession and had numerous chances for more goals.


Foxhoven had an attempt off of a corner kick go off the post in the 61st minute. That was shortly followed by Rapinoe blasting a shot from the left side that was headed top shelf when UT goalie Dianna Pfenninger managed to tip it off the crossbar. Rapinoe added another frame tally in the 85th minute when her firm header again was denied by the left post.


Junior goalkeeper Kelsey Davis made one save in the match and recorded her 14th shutout of the season. Pfenninger stopped five shots for the Longhorns.


NOTE: Portland season ticket holders can pick up their third round playoff tickets beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Pilot Box Office. For those season ticket holders unable to reach the box office prior to the game, the tickets will be held at the Will Call entrance to Merlo Field.

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