Husky Men Tie DePaul 1-1 in Soccer

Sept. 2, 2002

PORTLAND, Ore. - The seventh-ranked Washington men's soccer team registered its second tie in as many games with a 1-1 result against DePaul on Monday in the second round of the Nike Portland Invitational at Merlo Field.

The Huskies (0-0-2) scored first 15 minutes into the second half, parlaying a corner kick into a goal. Junior Patrick Tanner, a transfer from Furman, found the Blue Demons' net with a header from the left side off a Seth Marsh cross at 59:06.

Tanner's tally halted a string of 143 scoreless minutes for Washington which had not netted a goal since the 27th minute of Saturday's 2-2 double-overtime tie against Central Florida in the first round of the Portland tournament. DePaul (0-1-1) lost 6-0 to the host Pilots in the other first-round game.

The Blue Demons evened the score just over eight minutes after UW's goal when Edwin Arreola headed in a cross from Bob Kruse at 67:26. Neither team scored again during the remaining 43 minutes, including a pair of 10-minute overtime sessions.

Shortly after DePaul equalized, the Huskies nearly scored on a C.J. Klaas shot from the right side that hit the crossbar at 71:55.

Washington had one final chance with just under three minutes left in the final overtime, but Dayo Oyetuga's shot was saved by Michael Timlin. The DePaul goalkeeper was credited with five saves while his Husky counterpart, freshman Chris Eylander, stopped three shots. UW outshot DePaul by a 20-6 margin.

The Huskies were without the services of starters Joe Birklid and Aaron Heinzen. Both players were serving one-game suspensions after being issued red cards Saturday.

Portland, which defeated Central Florida 3-0 in Monday's other game, won the tournament championship while Washington placed second.

The Huskies return to Seattle for their home opener on Friday, Sept. 6 against Santa Clara. Kick-off is 7 p.m. at Husky Soccer Field.

NCAA Men's Soccer
Nike Portland Invitational
(#7) Washington 1, DePaul 1 (2ot)
Merlo Field; Portland, Ore.

Scoring--1, UW, Patrick Tanner (Seth Marsh), 59:06. 2, DEP, Edwin Arreola (Bob Kruse), 67:26.

Shots - DEP 6, UW 20.
Saves - DEP 5 (Michael Timlin), UW 3 (Chris Eylander)
Corner Kicks - DEP 4, UW 7.
Fouls - DEP 21, UW 21.
Offsides - DEP 3, UW 7.
Attendance - 400.

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