Nov. 19, 2004
2004 NCAA First Round Men's Soccer
Washington vs. Portland Game Notes
November 19, 2004
The 15th-ranked Washington Huskies have faced the Portland Pilots 39 times in their history, dating back to a 3-2 Husky loss in 1965. Washington leads the all-time series 23-14-3 overall and 10-6-2 in Seattle. The Huskies have faced the Pilots seven times in the postseason, trailing the series 3-4 overall and 1-2 in Seattle.
Portland advances to the NCAA second round and will face No. 13 seed New Mexico on Tuesday, Nov. 23 in Albuquerque.
Portland's five goals were the most scored on Washington all season. Oregon State scored three in Washington's regular season finale, Nov. 14. The last time Washington had five goals scored on them in the NCAA tournament was in 1972 against UCLA, where they lost 0-5.
UW ended the year losing four straight matches, marking the first time the Huskies lost four consecutive during the 13-year Dean Wurzberger's tenure. The last time UW lost four-straight was in 1991.
Going into tonight's match, Washington was 11-2-1 overall when scoring first this season.
Washington made their ninth postseason appearance in the last 10 years and 16th overall. Portland is making its fourth straight NCAA playoff appearance and 11th overall since the 1988 season.
The two teams faced off last year in the postseason, with Washington overtaking the Pilots 1-0 in Seattle in the second round to make their first ever appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16. The Huskies went on to lose a heartbreaker in overtime to the seventh-seeded Saint Louis Billikens.
Kevin Forrest scored Washington's first two goals; giving him a team-high nine on the year.
Heath Pearce scored Portland's first goal. Pearce has 4 goals on the year.
Miguel Guante scored Portland's second goal. Guante has 4 on the year. Christopher Sanders and Matthew Dallman both contributed on the assist. Dallman now has 3 assists on the year, while Sanders has 2
Alejandro Salazar scored Portland's third goal, he now has 6 goals on the year.
Sean Babcock scored Portland's fourth goal, he now has 3 goals on the year.
Leo Totev scored Washington's third goal, he has scored 2 on the year.
Mike Chabala tallied two assists in the match to give him a team-leading seven to end the season.
Portland's Alejandro Salazar scored Portland's 5th goal bringing his yearly total to 7.