Men's Soccer Defeated By Creighton 2-1 In Double Overtime

Sept. 19, 2002

SEATTLE, Wash. - Mike Tranchilla scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to lead No. 18 Creighton over the No. 17 Washington men's soccer team 2-1 in front of 542 fans at Husky Soccer Field, Friday evening. The Huskies fall to 2-2-2 overall, while Creighton improves to 5-1-1.

Tranchilla's game-winner came with just over one minute left to play in the second overtime period. Tranchilla, who was assisted by Shane Havens, found the open net after Washington goalkeeper Daniel Waltman came out to attempt to stop the shot.

Both teams played over 90 minutes of scoreless soccer after netting their first goals of the game in the opening 15 minutes of play. Creighton took a 1-0 lead just one minute and 17 seconds into the game on an unassisted goal by Mehdi Ballouchy.

Washington evened the score almost exactly 13 minutes later when sophomore midfielder C.J. Klaas served senior forward Dayo Oyetuga a through ball down the right side of the field, who blasted a shot past Creighton goalkeeper Mike Gabb. Both Klaas and Oyetuga led UW's offensive attack with three shots each.

With the score tied 1-1 midway through the second-half, Washington had an opportunity to score a go-ahead goal in regulation when senior defender Zac Tallman missed a penalty shot attempt, launching the ball over the top of the goal.

A total of seven yellow cards were issued in the game, four belonging to Creighton including one on head coach Bob Warming.

'It was a very exciting game,' Husky head coach Dean Wurzberger said. 'I thought we were caught by surprise early on but then we really battled back well and answered back with a goal of our own. It was a battle the rest of the game, even-steven. It looked like a draw was going to be a fair result and we lose it in the very end because they're a good team.'

The Huskies will look to regroup from their second straight loss and return to action next weekend hosting the Nike Husky Classic at Husky Soccer Field, Friday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 29. Also competing in the tournament will be No. 4 Connecticut, No. 12 Portland and Marquette.

NCAA Men's Soccer
(#18) Creighton 2, (#17) Washington 1 2OT
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.

Scoring--1, CU Mehdi Ballouchy (unassisted), 1:17. 2, UW, Dayo Oyetuga (C.J. Klaas), 14:18. 3, CU, Mike Tranchilla (Shane Havens, 108:44.

Shots - CU 14, UW 17.
Saves - CU 7 (Mike Gabb), UW 4 (Daniel Waltman).
Corner Kicks - CU 9, UW 9.
Fouls - CU 22, UW 19.
Offsides - CU 2, UW 1.
Attendance - 542.

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