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Gonzaga hosts Oregon State Sunday at 1 p.m. and Eastern Washington Tuesday at 4 p.m.
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Zags Host Oregon State Sunday, Eastern Washington Tuesday

Courtesy: Gonzaga Athletics
          Release: 09/13/2013
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Match 5
Sunday, Sept. 15
Oregon State at Gonzaga, 1 p.m.
Spokane, Wash. - Gonzaga Soccer Stadium
Live stats and video streaming links available at GoZags.com
Series Record: Oregon State leads the all-time series 12-3
GAME PROMOTIONS: Trading Card Giveaway for the first 150 fans in attendance (set 1 of 3) and post-match. Autograph Session, weather permitting.

Match 6
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Eastern Washington at Gonzaga, 4 p.m.
Spokane, Wash. - Gonzaga Soccer Stadium
Live stats and video streaming links available at GoZags.com
Series Record: Gonzaga leads the all-time series 15-3-1.
GAME PROMOTIONS: Bulldog Bundle - Get a game ticket and Gonzaga Soccer Scarf for only $11

BULLDOGS HOST OREGON STATE SUNDAY AND EASTERN WASHINGTON TUESDAY: The Gonzaga University women’s soccer teams hosts Oregon State University Sunday and Eastern Washington University Tuesday. The Zags match versus the Beavers is set for 1 p.m. at the Gonzaga Soccer Field, while the second meeting of the year between the Bulldogs and Eagles will be played at 4 p.m.

GONZAGA LOOKING TO HAULT 3-MATCH LOSING SKID: After opening the season with a 1-0 victory at Eastern Washington University, the Gonzaga University women’s soccer team has dropped 3-straight matches; a 3-0 defeat at the University of Tulsa, a 2-1 heartbreaking loss at Oklahoma State University and a 1-0 setback to Fresno State in the Zags home-opener.

ABOUT THE OREGON STATE BEAVERS: Oregon State University women’s soccer currently holds a 1-5-1 mark on the season and has lost 3-straight matches, including a 3-1 setback to Cal State Northridge on Thursday. The Beavers lone victory of the year thus far was a 1-0 win over the University of Texas. Chelsea Buckland leads the squad in goals with two of OSU’s three total. Oregon State is coached by Linus Rhode, in his sixth year at the helm.

ABOUT THE EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES: The Eastern Washington University women’s soccer squad is currently 0-5-0 on the year. The Eagles will play at the University of Idaho Friday prior to their match with Gonzaga University Tuesday. EWU is coming off a 3-2 double-overtime setback to Fresno State; the two goals by the Eagles being their first of the season. Cassie Black and Alisha Stott each have scored a goal for Eastern Washington. The Eagles are coached by George Hageage, in his 14th year at the helm.
LAST TIME AGAINST EASTERN WASHINGTON: Gonzaga University women’s soccer redshirt sophomore Mikayla Anderson scored the game winning goal in the Bulldogs opening 1-0 victory at Eastern Washington University, Aug. 23. Anderson’s goal came in the 41st minute, was on her lone shot of the afternoon and was her first collegiate goal of her career. The victory was the Zags fifth-straight season opening win. 

AMY EDWARDS IN FIFTH YEAR AT THE HELM: Gonzaga University women’s soccer head coach Amy Edwards in in her fifth-year at the helm in 2013. Edwards currently holds a 32-47-4 overall record and is the second winningest coach in Gonzaga history. To see Edwards’ full bio, go to GoZags.com.

EMILY ECKMANN NOTCHES THIRD CAREER GOAL: Gonzaga University women’s soccer senior Emily Eckmann notched the Bulldogs lone goal in their 2-1 setback at Oklahoma State University, Sept. 1. Eckmann’s goal in the 69th minute tied the match at 1-1. It was the midfielders third goal of her career and first since her sophomore season.

FRESHMAN SARAH SWANSON SEES FIRST ACTION IN GOAL: Gonzaga University women’s soccer freshman goalkeeper Sarah Swanson saw her first collegiate action in the Bulldogs 1-0 setback to Fresno State, Sept. 6. Swanson replaced sophomore Christie Tombari in the 25th minute. She went on to play the final 66 minutes and did not allow a goal.

ZAGS DEFEAT OKLAHOMA 2-1 IN LONE EXHIBITION MATCH: The Gonzaga University women’s soccer team battled back to earn a 2-1 victory over the University of Oklahoma in an exhibition match, Aug. 18 at the Gonzaga Soccer Field. The Bulldogs, down 1-0 late in the second half, tallied two goals in the final eight minutes to secure the come-from-behind exhibition win over the Big 12 Conference Sooners. Freshman defender Sarah Carter notched the first goal; a header off a corner kick taken by junior midfielder Tori Lee. Lee then scored the gamewinner off a free kick.

WHAT GONZAGA RETURNS: The Gonzaga University women’s soccer squad returns 14 letterwinners in 2013, including seven starters, and adds 11 newcomers and two returning redshirts. The team is led by seniors Emily Eckmann and Ali Ohashi, along with a strong junior class of Tori Lee, Cricket Harber, Katey Pennington, Kasey Rubosky and Jordan Travis. Rubosky, a midfielder, returns as the squad’s leader in points and goals, having notched 10 points on four goals and two assists a season ago. Lee, another midfielder, is the Bulldogs returning assists leader, having tallied five as a sophomore.

A TON OF NEW FACES: Gonzaga University welcomes 11 newcomers to its women’s soccer team in 2013. The last time the Bulldogs has such a large freshman class was in 2010 when head coach Amy Edwards – then in her second season with the Zags – also welcomed 11 freshman. This year’s freshman class consists of four defenders, three midfielders, two forwards and two goalkeepers. They also represent four different states: California, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

COACHES TAB ZAGS NINTH: The Gonzaga University women’s soccer team has been selected to finish ninth in the 2013 West Coast Conference season according to a preseason vote of the league’s head coaches. The Zags received 22 votes in this year’s poll, after losing four starters off a squad that went 8-11-1 and 1-6-1 in the conference a year ago. Santa Clara University was selected as the preseason favorite to win the 2013 WCC title. The Broncos captured all nine possible first place votes, and 81 overall points in the poll.

FOLLOW THE BULLDOGS LIVE: All Gonzaga University home matches will be video streamed and available via live stats on the internet at http://www.gozags.com. Check the Gonzaga website to sign up for live video streaming.

FOLLOW THE ZAGS ON TWITTER: Follow every step of the Gonzaga University’s women’s soccer season at www.twitter.com/zagswsoccer. Fans can also follow head coach Amy Edwards at www.twitter.com/amyedwards. You can also get instant game scores and updates at the official Bulldog athletic twitter site at www.twitter.com/GonzagaBulldogs.

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