Men's Soccer Blanks Oregon State
Nov. 5, 2000
Senior Kai Carroll, from nearby Eugene, scored the first goal of the game and assisted on the second as the 16th-ranked Washington men's soccer team defeated Oregon State, 3-0, in front of 423 fans in Pac-10 action at Lorenz Field Sunday afternoon.
The Huskies, who posted their fifth shutout of the season, improve to 12-5-0 overall and 6-1 in the Pac-10 Conference. Oregon State drops to 7-10-1, 1-5-1.
Carroll, who prepped at South Eugene High School, put the Huskies on the board early when he squeezed between the OSU goalkeeper and the near post after collecting the ball from Ben Somoza, at 14:13. It was Carroll's fifth goal this season. Less than 10 minutes later, sophomore Kyle Fukuchi gave the Huskies a 2-0 cushion after Billy Sleeth and Carroll strung together passes to set up a five-yard near-post shot for Fukuchi at 23:59. It was Fukuchi's first career goal and he became the 10th different Husky to score this season.
The Huskies scored their final goal when Trevor Frobose found the back of the net from 15 yards out at 85:16. Sophomore keeper Chad Olsen earned the win in goal for the Huskies, after making four saves in the game. The Huskies took 20 shots to the Beavers' 11 and had a 13-5 advantage in corner kicks.
'I was pleased with our entire team effort,' said Husky head coach Dean Wurzberger. 'Oregon State is a northwest rival and a tough game for us.We came down and did the job on all levels and passed with flying colors. We took 2-0 lead in the first half and for once, it was nice to be leading at halftime. I was pleased with our performance in a tough place to play and I was happy with the professionalism of the team. We did what we had to do to win and we won convincingly.
'At this point, we are one game away from assuring ourselves at least a co-championship in Pac-10. This got the momentum rolling heading into our game at California next Friday. We feel good about the whole weekend, with our win against UCLA Friday night and turning around to play a road game two days later and coming out with another win. We are right back in the postseason picture.'
The game was televised by Fox Sports Northwest for a delayed telecast that will air Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. PST.
Washington closes out its regular season with a conference game at California Nov. 10. The NCAA Tournament selection shows follows Nov. 13 at 12:30 p.m. PST.
Pac-10 Men's Soccer
No. 16 Washington 3, Oregon State 0
Valley Stadium, Corvallis, Ore.
Shots: UW 20, OSU 11
Saves: OSU 5, UW 4
Corners: UW 13, OSU 5
Fouls: UW 20, OSU 13
Yellow cards: OSU 1
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