No. 6 Huskies Defeat UW-Milwaukee In Overtime, 2-1
Sept. 10, 2006
Madison, Wisc. - The No. 6 Washington Huskies (5-0) men's soccer team defeated the University of Wisconsin-Milwakee Panthers (2-4), 2-1, in a rainy, physical battle that extended into overtime in the second round of the Middleton Cycle and Fitness Invitational at the McClimon Soccer Complex in Madison, Wisc. UW's dynamite forward duo of Ely Allen and Kevin Forrest took care of the goal scoring, Allen on a penalty kick and Forrest on an overtime free kick shot that was the sudden-death winner.
'I am very proud of the guys,' head coach Dean Wurzberger said. 'It was a physical battle, they were a big team and it was hard to get a good hold of the ball in the rain. Our guys really hung in there, showing a lot of composure and proving that they were going to defend well and not get beat.'
The physical match saw two yellow cards- one for the Huskies and one for the Panthers- and a red card given to the UW-Milwaukee team in overtime. Sophomore midfielder George John, who scored both goals in UW's first-round victory over Wisconsin, took an elbow to the face and left the game with a broken nose.
Goalkeeper Cameron Copps-Tilley made six saves for the Huskies, one that came at the very end of the game that ensured overtime play. UW outshot the Panthers 15-14.
'To come back from the Midwest 2-0 is a great accomplishment,' Wurzberger said. 'Everybody played a role and it was a great result. We are looking forward to coming home for some games.'
The Huskies look to continue their undefeated season at home next week at the Husky Fever Classic. Washington hosts Northern Illinois on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m., before facing Marshall on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m. You can follow the action live on GoHuskies.com, through both free live video and live stats.