Men's Soccer Handles UNLV, 2-0
Sept. 28, 2001
Seattle - A pair of seniors came off the bench to score goals late in the game and lift the seventh-ranked Washington men's soccer game to a 2-0 victory over UNLV in front of 1,006 fans on hand for the Nike Husky Classic Friday night.
The Huskies improve to 5-1 for the season while UNLV drops to 4-3. Portland registered a 9-2 victory over previously undefeated and 19th-ranked Air Force in the first game of the tournament earlier in the day. The Pilots improve to 4-3 on the season while Air Force drops to 5-1.
Forward Greg Foisie was the first to convert a shot for the Huskies when he collected the ball after a nifty move by defender Billy Sleeth and put it in an open net at 76:40 into the game. Trevor Frobose followed with a second goal less than a minute later when found the net at 77:20. Ben Somoza and Foisie were credited with the assist.
The Huskies dominated the field, taking 22 shots in the game to UNLV's three. Junior keeper Chad Olsen earned the win in goal, saving two of the Rebels' three shots.
'It was a hard earned victory,' said Husky head coach Dean Wurzberger. 'I'm pleased that we hung in there with our game plan of shutting off the things they do well and wait for our chance. There's nothing easy in a game like that and a lot of teams would never have gotten the goals. It's satisfying to see two seniors come off the bench for both goals. The guys stuck to the task of what they were told to do - shut off their strengths and then look for our chance. You look at the statistics and it probably should have been more, but sometimes goals are hard to come by. I think it's a mature performance in staying with it and waiting for our chances to win the game. It's 90 minutes because the best team is supposed to come out on top and that's what happened tonight.'
Portland scored four first half goals, including two by Kelly Gray, and then cruised to the 9-2 victory in the first game.
Washington faces Air Force in the second round of the tournament at 1:30 p.m., Sun., Sept. 30. Portland and UNLV meet in the first game Sunday, with kickoff set for 11 a.m.
Husky Soccer Field, Seattle, Wash.
No. 7 Washington 2, UNLV 0
Shots: UW 22, UNLV 3.
Corners: UW 11, UNLV 3.
Saves: UNLV 6 (Dennis), UW 2 (Olsen).
Fouls: UNLV 23, UW 19.
Yellow cards: UW 3, UNLV 3.