SEATTLE, WA— Championship Field on Capital Hill saw a tight Seattle derby play out on Friday night. In the end the Washington Huskies edged the Seattle U Redhawks 1-0 on a second-half goal from Kimberly Keever.
“That game was a very difficult game,” UW head coach Lesle Gallimore told the UW Daily. “I think both teams were getting unlucky at times not to be on top, to be honest with you. We created some chances, but they were very good on the counter. … For us to keep battling and fighting until we got the game-winner was impressive to me.”
The Huskies (6-2-0) outshot the Redhawks (4-3-0) by a count of 20 to 13, but failed to break through until Keever found the back of the net in the 66th minute. The freshman received a pass in stride from midfielder Amanda Perez and was loose behind the Seattle backline. She took a touch around keeper Brianna Smallidge and then slotted home her second goal in two games.
Keever desrcibed here goal to the UW Daily: “I just saw the goalie coming out, so if I touched it, I knew there wouldn’t really be anyone behind her. So I just focused on getting the first touch.”
The Redhawks were happy with their performance.
“If you take the result away, I couldn’t be more proud of the team’s style of soccer and maturity tonight,” head coach Julie Woodward told the school athletic site. “The UW is always a well-coached team and I thought we were ready for the game. We had our chances and opportunities and it could’ve gone either way and our whole thing today was to play the whole 90 minutes. You can never be happy with a loss, but I’m just really proud.”
Wilson Tsoi shot the match and will have a gallery early next week. See his sequence of the Keever goal below.
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