Forrest Plays Part In Both Goals As No. 21 UW Drops UC Irvine 2-0

Sept. 25, 2004

SEATTLE, WASH. - Sophomore Kevin Forrest scored the first goal and assisted the second, leading No. 21 Washington men's soccer to a 2-0 victory over UC Irvine in the first round of the Husky Fever Classic at Husky Soccer Field, Friday evening. UW freshman Ely Allen's first collegiate goal in the second half sealed the win for Washington.

The Huskies (6-2-1) and Anteaters (2-5-0) battled through 41 minutes of scoreless soccer until Washington converted one of its eight first-half shots. Junior Mike Chabala launched a ball from the top of the box that was saved by UC Irvine goalkeeper Cameron Rossi, but deflected back into play. Forrest jumped on the rebound and nailed his seven-yard shot for UW's first goal of the game at 41:38. With the initial shot, Chabala was credited with his fourth assist of the season.

After the intermission, the Huskies held UCI at bay and sealed the win with a second goal at the 79:40 mark. Forrest's cross from the right side, despite Rossi getting a glove on it, found Allen who nailed the shot for his first collegiate goal.

UW junior goalkeeper Chris Eylander was credited with his fifth shutout of the season, making two saves on 10 shots from the UC Irvine offense. Rossi made five saves on 17 Washington shots. Forrest and senior Brett Wiesner led the Husky attack with four shots each.

'That was probably our pest performance at home,' UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said. 'That second half was also probably the best second half we've played at home, the most fluid offensively. You've got to look at Kevin Forrest for scoring our first goal on a rebound, being alert and then making the second goal out of extra effort to cross it. Ely (Allen) picking up his first goal is a positive sign. Everyone seems to save their `A' game for us. That team came at us, flooded the central midfield and made things hard. No game has been easy. It was another team effort and that second goal was important. We're delighted with the result.'

In the first game of the Friday doubleheader, No. 20 Portland used a goal from Patrick Mooney in the 84th minute to defeat Akron 1-0. The Husky Fever Classic continues Sunday, Sept. 26, when UC Irvine and Portland face-off at 11 a.m., followed by Washington's match with Akron at 1:30 p.m.

NCAA Men's Soccer - Husky Fever Classic
#21 Washington 2, UC Irvine 0
Husky Soccer Field o Seattle, Wash.

Scoring--1, UW, Kevin Forrest (Mike Chabala), 41:38. 2, UW, Ely Allen (Kevin Forrest), 79:40.
Shots - UCI 10, UW 17
Saves - UCI 5 (Cameron Rossi) UW 2 (Chris Eylander)
Corner Kicks - UCI 1, UW 4
Fouls - UCI 18, UW 16
Offsides - UCI 1, UW 1
Attendance - 788

NCAA Men's Soccer - Fever Classic
#20 Portland 1, Akron 0
Husky Soccer Field o Seattle, Wash.

Scoring--1, PORT, Partick Mooney (Heath Pearce), 83:04.
Shots - AK 17, PORT 9
Saves - AK 3 (Justin Christafaris), PORT 10 (Luis Robles)
Corner Kicks - AK 2, PORT 1
Fouls - AK 16, PORT 24
Offsides - AK 0, PORT 2
Attendance - 210

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