Huskies To Host NCAA Soccer at Husky Soccer Field
Nov. 19, 2001
The 11th-ranked Washington men's soccer team today was selected to host first- and second-round games of the 2001 NCAA Men's College Cup this weekend. The Huskies, who received a bye to the second round, will host Portland and Gonzaga at 2 p.m. on Friday at Husky Soccer Field, and will meet the winner Sunday at 1 p.m.
Washington capped a 13-5-0 season with a 4-2 win over California on Sunday to clinch third place in the Pac-10 conference. This year marks the Huskies' seventh-consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships, including a string of six-straight years as a first-round host.
Washington defeated Portland by a 4-3 margin on Nov. 9 at Husky Soccer Field, and was scheduled to play Gonzaga the week of Sept. 11. The Huskies hold all-time records of 6-5-2 against the Pilots, and 8-0-1 against the Bulldogs.
'We're delighted to be hosting,' said head coach Dean Wurzberger, who has compiled a 134-46-18 (.722) record in ten seasons at Washington. 'The first game between Gonzaga and Portland will be a great game, and we're excited to play the winner.'
Portland has compiled an 11-5-1 record, and is allowing less than a goal per game this season. The four goals allowed against Washington were the most by any Portland opponent in 2001.
The Bulldogs (9-4-1) went unbeaten in eight of their last nine games en route to a 4-1-1 record in the West Coast Conference.
Washington was one of four Pac-10 teams to make the 48-team field, joining UCLA, California, and third-seeded Stanford.
For a complete bracket of the 2001 NCAA College Cup, visit www.gohuskies.com.