Huskies Host Exhibition With Seattle Wolves Wednesday
Aug. 18, 2009
SEATTLE - Summer vacation is officially over for fall sports competitors as a new season gets underway this week with the men's soccer team hosting an exhibition with the Seattle Wolves on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Admission to the match is free.
Wednesday's game is the first of two exhibitions the Husky men will host over the next seven days. They will also take on Trinity Western next Tuesday, August 25 at 4 p.m. before they begin the regular season schedule on Sept. 1 at their cross-town rival Seattle U.
Head coach Dean Wurzberger, entering his 18th year with the Huskies, will look to lead UW back into the postseason after the squad went 8-8-2 and just missed out on the NCAA Tournament last season. With eight starters returning, including their leading goal-scorer in Brent Richards and leader in assists, Dylan Tucker-Gangnes, the Huskies look poised to make their 12th NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 15 years.
UW was projected to finish fourth in the Pac-10 Preseason Coaches Poll announced last week.
The Huskies are a team with lots of experience but no big-name superstars after the loss to graduation of Raphael Cox and George John, but a balanced attack and some emerging stars could push UW back into the top of the Pac-10 standings.
The men's soccer team hosts its first regular-season game on Sept. 17 against Portland.