Huskies To Face Seattle Sounders Saturday In Kent

April 11, 2008

SEATTLE - Washington men's soccer continues its spring season with a match against the Seattle Sounders, Saturday, April 12, at 4:15 p.m. on French Field at Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, Wash.

Saturday's match will be the seventh of a nine-game spring slate for the Huskies and will mark a preseason tune-up for the Sounders who have one more exhibition match on Sunday versus the PSSA Rapids before their season opener at Charleston, April 19.

The Sounders' 2008 roster includes former Husky goalkeeper Chris Eylander who was a two-time All-Pac-10 player during his career on Montlake. Eylander still ranks fourth on UW's career list for saves (187), and is fifth in goals against average (1.11) and tied for third in shutouts (18).

The Huskies are 2-2-2 in their previous six spring matches, falling most recently last weekend to the Portland Timbers (3-0) and the University of Portland (2-0). The games marked the spring debuts of midfielder Jo Jo Katz, defender Taylor Hoss and midfielder Matt Van Houten. Katz missed the entire 2007 campaign after suffering a torn ACL last spring. Hoss and Van Houten missed the previous spring matches due to illness and injury, respectively.

The Huskies' wins included a 5-0 victory over the UW alumni (March 7) and a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers' tryout team (March 15).

Sophomore midfielder Daniel Phelps leads UW during the spring with six points on one goal and four assists. Freshman forward Beau Macaluso and senior midfielder Steve Mohn each have two goals to their credit.

The Huskies will return to their home pitch for their final two contests versus Seattle Pacific, Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. and versus Seattle University, Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m.

2008 Washington Men's Soccer Spring Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Sat., March 1 Trinity Western Husky Soccer Field T,0-0
Sat., March 1 UBC Husky Soccer Field T,0-0
Fri., March 7 Alumni East Field W,5-0
Sat., March 15 at Portland Timbers Liberty HS (Portland) W,1-0
Sat., April 5 vs. Portland Timbers University of Portland L, 0-3
Sat., April 5 at Portland University of Portland L, 0-2
Sat., April 12 at Seattle Sounders Kent, Wash. 4:15 p.m.
Tues., April 15 Seattle Pacific Husky Soccer Field 6 p.m.
Sat., April 19 Seattle University Husky Soccer Field 1 p.m.

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