Huskies Continue Spring Season Versus Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday

March 28, 2007

SEATTLE - Washington men's soccer continues its spring season this weekend as the Huskies will travel north to Vancouver, British Columbia to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps, Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m.

The Whitecaps will be the first of three professional USL First-Division sides UW will meet during its spring slate. The Huskies will also face the Portland Timbers in Portland, Ore. on Saturday, April 7, and host the Seattle Sounders at Husky Soccer Field, Tuesday, April 17.

Washington's outing to Portland on April 7 will include a double-header with the University of Portland Pilots at 10 a.m., followed by the match with the Timbers, at 1 p.m. Both contests will take place at Merlo Field.

The Huskies will return home the following week to host a double-header on Saturday, April 14, with Seattle Pacific (noon) and Seattle University (3 p.m.). UW's match with SPU will take place at Husky Soccer Field, while the contest with Seattle U. will be held on UW's East Field. Seattle U. will also face Oregon State at noon on the East Field that same day.

Washington's last home match of the spring will be the contest versus the Seattle Sounders, Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. The Huskies will then head back to Oregon to take on Oregon State in Corvallis, Saturday, April 28, at noon.

The Huskies already have three spring matches under their belts, defeating the UW Alumni (6-0) and Trinity Western (5-1), while playing to a 1-1 draw with the University of British Columbia. Junior forward Kevin Forrest, the 2006 Pac-10 Player of the Year, picked up right where he left off last fall, tallying five goals in the three games thus far.

Against the Husky alumni, the junior forward tandem of Forrest and Ely Allen scored two goals apiece, with sophomore midfielders George John and Raphael Cox also knocking in goals. John provided the lone goal for the Huskies versus UBC and in the match with Trinity Western, UW made the most of hat trick from Forrest to go along with scores from Cox and junior midfielder Derek Crismier.

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