The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
The Washington Huskies beat the Seattle University Redhawks 2:0 on Sunday September 23rd at Husky Soccer Field in the 2012 Husky Classic. View a full photo gallery of the match by Wilson Tsoi at Facebook.com/goalWA.
SEATTLE - Off the opening kickoff in the second half, senior co-captain Ben Fisk drilled a long pass to fellow senior Abdul Aman who netted the game-winner from the 18 yard line. The Huskies would get a second goal exactly 30 minutes later to seal the 2-0 victory over Seattle U in game three of the Husky Soccer Classic.
After two tough weeks on the road and a heartbreaking loss to Brown on Friday, Jamie Clark’s UW men’s soccer got a much-needed win to improve to 5-3-1 on the season and pickup its fourth shutout of the season.
“It was great to come out and get the win, and prove that we are the top team in Seattle,” Fisk said. “It feels really good, especially after Friday’s game. All the guys were gutted so it was good to come out and get back on the right track before conference play starts.”
The Redhawks, who defeated Portland 4-3 on Friday, fall to 2-5 on the year.
Dylan Tucker-Gangnes, a senior from Bainbridge Island, Wash., gave the UW a 2-0 advantage in the 75th minute with his seventh goal of the season a team-high. He scored off a free kick from the left side of the field, just inside midfield.
“I liked our first half, but that early goal in the second half put us in a tough spot. We learned today that when you make a mistake, you get punished. We got caught on the second goal with the quick restart,” Seattle U head coach Peter Fewing said. “We tried to play with them today, and we created some good opportunities for ourselves. We are just trying to get better each week, but today we learned valuable lessons.”
Washington outshot Seattle U, 18-9, with three Huskies (Beasley, Fisk, James Moberg) earning three shots apiece for the Huskies. Miguel Gonzalez (Yelm, Wash.), Brady Ballew (Marysville, Wash.), and Marshall Kosaka (Burien, Wash.) led the Redhawks with two goals each. Haworth finished with four saves for Seattle U, while Spencer Richey was credited with one save to earn the shutout.