Back-To-Back Goals Lift No. 24 UW Men Over UC Riverside 2-0

Oct. 1, 2004

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Junior midfielder Mike Chabala and senior forward Brett Wiesner scored back-to-back goals in a 17-second time span with just under four minutes remaining, to lift the No. 24 Washington men's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over UC Riverside in Riverside, Calif., Friday evening. The win improves the Huskies' record to 7-3-1 as they open Pac-10 play at No. 12 UCLA on Sunday.

The match looked to be in danger of going into overtime, as neither team had scored in the first 86 minutes. A foul by UC Riverside (4-4-0) in the box gave Washington a penalty kick opportunity at 86:20. Chabala, who has scored his other two goals this season on penalty kicks, nailed a shot past UCR goalkeeper Charles Alamo to give Washington a one-goal lead.

The Huskies had barely finished celebrating their first goal when they quickly regained possession off the Highlanders' restart. Wiesner, who received the ball from fellow senior Casey Armstrong, beat the UCR defense to score his first goal of the season - just 17 seconds after Chabala's goal - at 86:37.

Wiesner led the Washington offense with six shots as UW as a team outshot the Highlanders 20-6. Junior goalkeeper Chris Eylander made three saves and recorded his sixth shutout of the season. Alamo made four saves for the Highlanders.

The match marked the Huskies final non-conference contest of the season as Washington continues its Southern California road trip at No. 12 UCLA, Sunday, Oct. 3 at noon. The Bruins opened Pac-10 play versus Oregon State this evening.

NCAA Men's Soccer
#24 Washington 2, UC Riverside 0
UCR Soccer Stadium o Riverside, Calif.

Scoring--1, UW, Mike Chabala (penalty kick), 86:20. 2, UW, Brett Wiesner (Casey Armstrong), 86:37.
Shots - UW 20, UCR 6
Saves - UW 3 (Chris Eylander), UCR 4 (Charles Alamo)
Corner Kicks - UW 9, UCR 2
Fouls - UW 7, UCR 7
Offsides - UW 2, UCR 0
Attendance - 181

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