Forrest Comes Off The Bench To Lift No. 10 UW Men To 1-0 Victory Over St. Mary's

Sept. 18, 2004

SEATTLE, WASH. - Second-half substitute Kevin Forrest came off the bench to score the game winner in the 88th minute, lifting the 10th-ranked Washington men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over St. Mary's in the first day of the Husky Invitational at Husky Soccer Field, Friday evening. The match was the Huskies' home opener, as UW opened the season playing six-straight contests on the road.

Forrest, a sophomore forward, entered the game as a sub in the 62nd minute and ended up converting on his only shot of the match. Forrest's rocket from 15-yards was high enough for St. Mary's goalkeeper Brian Mason to get his fingertips on it but deflected the ball just below the crossbar and into the net. It was the second goal of the season for Forrest.

'That's an important bounce back match from the disappointment on Wednesday when we lost down at Portland,' UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said. 'We made a lot of changes in tonight's game. We had to reach into our depth and the guys who were called upon who haven't been starting did great. We couldn't get a goal, so late in the match I tried to sub with maybe some fresher guys or at least guys with a goal scoring touch, and sure enough Forrest came on and scored the important goal. It really was a team effort. Statistically we dominated the match but couldn't get a goal and we had to look to the bench for that. It was a big win at home for us. St. Mary's is not an easy team to play against.'

The Huskies (5-2-0), who outshot the Gaels (1-1-3) 21-9, had many solid chances late in the game before Forrest's goal. In the 80th minute, senior defender Joe Birklid nailed a shot just wide right, and senior forward Casey Armstrong had shot just over the top of the crossbar in the 78th minute.

Washington junior goalkeeper Chris Eylander made three saves and recorded his fourth shutout of the season. Mason made six saves and allowed the one goal.

In the first game of the doubleheader, UC Riverside used a goal by Luc Harrington in the 54th minute to defeat Denver 1-0. Harrington scored on a diving header off a free kick from Jordan Arias. Just nine minutes into the match, Denver's Kyle Christensen failed to make a penalty kick attempt.

The Husky Invitational wraps up Sunday, Sept. 19, with St. Mary's facing UC Riverside at 11 a.m., followed by Washington's match with Denver at 1:30 p.m.

NCAA Men's Soccer - Husky Invitational Game 2
#10 Washington 1, St. Mary's 0
Husky Soccer Field o Seattle, Wash.

Scoring--1, UW, Kevin Forrest (unassisted), 87:50.
Shots - SM 9, UW 21
Saves - SM 6 (Brian Mason), UW 3 (Chris Eylander)
Corner Kicks - SM 3, UW 9
Fouls - SM 10, UW 11
Offsides - SM 0, UW 1
Attendance - 479

NCAA Men's Soccer - Husky Invitational Game 1
UC Riverside 1, Denver 0
Husky Soccer Field o Seattle, Wash.

Scoring--1, UCR, Luc Harrington (Jordan Arias), 53:47.
Shots - DEN 19, UCR 8
Saves - DEN 1 (Matt Bredehoft), UC Riverside 6 (Charles Alamo)
Corner Kicks - DEN 8, UCR 3
Fouls - DEN 27, UCR 24
Offsides - DEN 3, UCR 3
Attendance - 205

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