Armstrong Scores Twice To Lead Husky Men Over Fresno State 3-1
Nov. 9, 2003
FRESNO, CALIF. - Junior forward Casey Armstrong scored twice in two minutes sparking Washington men's soccer to a 3-1 Pac-10 victory over Fresno State in Fresno, Calif, Sunday afternoon.
With the victory, Washington (11-4-2, 4-4-1 overall) completed the season sweep over the Bulldogs (5-13-0, 2-7-0 Pac-10) after a 2-0 victory in Seattle, Oct. 3. The Huskies also snapped a brief two-game losing streak.
After a scoreless first half, Armstrong put the Huskies on the board just 20 seconds after the halftime intermission. His 10-yard blast from the left side of the box gave UW a 1-0 lead. Armstrong followed that up with his fourth goal of the year at the 47:17 mark, scoring on a header. Junior Brett Wiesner assisted the first goal, while senior Troy Ready assisted the second.
Sophomore Evan Cummings extended the Huskies lead to 3-0 in the 69th minute, scoring his first collegiate goal on a 10-yard shot assisted by fellow sophomore Mike Cusenza. Fresno State prevented a shutout with a goal by Ernie Vega in the 82nd minute on a penalty kick.
Husky sophomore Chris Eylander made his first start of the season in goal, playing 90 minutes and recording five saves. FSU goalkeeper Eric Kronberg tallied seven saves for the Bulldogs. Washington outshot Fresno State 19-10, led by four shots each from Cummings and senior Sean Giudice. Marvin Sorto led the FSU attack with three shots.
Washington returns home for its regular season finale with Oregon State, Sun., Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at Husky Soccer Field.
NCAA Men's Soccer
Washington 3, Fresno State 1
Scoring--1, UW, Casey Armstrong (Brett Wiesner), 45:20. 2, UW, Casey Armstrong (Troy Ready), 47:17. 3, UW, Evan Cummings (Mike Cusenza), 68:57. 4, FSU, Ernie Vega (penalty kick), 81:49.
Shots - UW 19, FSU 10
Saves - UW 5 (Chris Eylander), FSU 8 (Eric Kronberg 7)
Corner Kicks - UW 5, FSU 4
Fouls - UW 14, FSU 11
Offsides - UW 0, FSU 1
Attendance - 1640
Records -Washington (11-4-2, 4-4-1 Pac-10), Fresno State (5-13, 2-7 Pac-10)