UW Men Play To Scoreless Overtime Draw At San Diego State
Oct. 28, 2005
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - Washington men's soccer battled to a double overtime scoreless draw with San Diego State at the SDSU Sports Deck in San Diego, Friday afternoon. The Huskies outshot the Aztecs 14-8, including a 5-1 advantage in overtime, but were unable to find the gamewinner.
The draw marks the second time this season these teams have ended in a scoreless tie. The first was the Oct. 9 meeting in Seattle. The Huskies are now 9-4-2 overall, and 3-3-2 in conference play. The Aztecs registered their fifth draw of the season, including their fourth versus Pac-10 opponents. SDSU is 8-1-5 overall, 1-1-4 in the conference.
The Huskies had two good chances in overtime to find the golden goal. Sophomore midfielder Derek Crismier, an overtime sub, had a shot hit the post that went across the goal. Sophomore midfielder Ely Allen had a shot that forced SDSU goalkeeper Tally Hall to stretch to the top corner to make the save.
'We played extremely well, especially at midfield and at the back,' UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said. 'I'm so proud of the guys that we didn't give up anything. We were never in trouble defensively. We were unable to finish off our chances but I'm pleased with the result. A draw on the road is a decent result. It was a great performance on a night where we couldn't buy a goal but maybe we'll pick up some luck when we need it on Sunday.'
The shutout is the eighth of the year for UW senior goalkeeper Chris Eylander, who made three saves on the day. Eylander now owns sole possession of third place on UW's all-time shutout list with 19. He has tallied five shutouts in the last six matches.
The Husky offense was playing against the top defensive team in the nation as the Aztecs went into the week leading the country with a 0.39 goals against average. Hall, the nation's No. 2 goalkeeper, grabbed three saves.
The match was physical with seven yellow cards issued, including five to San Diego State.
Washington played without the services of senior midfielder Jeff Hoover, who was forced to sit out the game after receiving a red card Sunday versus Stanford.
The Huskies will remain in Southern California and travel north two hours to face 17th-ranked UCLA, Sunday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. in Westwood. UW will look to avenge a 1-0 loss in Seattle, Oct. 7.
Washington 0, San Diego State 0
SDSU Sports Deck; San Diego, Calif.
Scoring - none
Shots - UW 14, SDSU 8
Corners - UW 5, SDSU 4
Saves - UW 3 (Chris Eylander), SDSU 3 (Tally Hall)
Fouls - UW 19, SDSU 21
Offsides - UW 2, SDSU 1
Attendance - 300