Portland Downs Gonzaga, Will Face Huskies Sunday at 1 p.m.
Nov. 23, 2001
SEATTLE - Portland today defeated Gonzaga, 1-0, in a first-round match of the 2001 NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament at Husky Soccer Field. The 16th-ranked Pilots advance to the second round to face host Washington, Sunday at 1 p.m. The 11th-ranked Huskies were one of 16 teams granted a first-round bye in the 48-team tournament.
Portland sophomore Nate Jacqua broke open a scoreless game with a putback in the box at 69:32, capping a flurry of shots that resulted in one fingertip save, and one ball off the post. Jacqua, the 2000 West Coast Conference freshman of the year, took six of Portland's 19 shots, opposite just 11 for the Bulldogs.
'We had a lot of opportunities,' said Portland head coach Clive Charles. 'We felt at the half that whoever scored first would win the game. We knew we had to be a bit creative.'
Portland (12-5-1) last visited Husky Soccer Field just two weeks ago, falling to Washington by a 4-3 margin. Husky sophomore checked into a 3-3 game with 1:10 remaining, and notched the winning score with just seven seconds remaining. The Huskies hold an all-time advantage of 21-11-2 in the series, which dates back to 1965.