Husky Men's Soccer Falls To South Carolina 3-1

Sept. 15, 2002

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The 10th-ranked Washington men's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, falling 3-1 to 11th-ranked South Carolina in the final game of the Gamecock Soccer Classic in front of 1,104 fans at Stone Stadium in Columbia, S.C., Sunday. The Huskies fall to 2-1-2, while tournament host South Carolina remains undefeated, improving to 6-0.

Washington jumped out to a 1-0 lead 10 minutes into the first half when sophomore midfielder C.J. Klaas served a cross to freshman Kevin Murray, who found the net past Gamecock goalkeeper Michael Bachmeyer, scoring his first collegiate goal.

Just 34 seconds later the Huskies fell victim to an own goal when a shot by South Carolina player Jack Cummings was deflected into the net off UW sophomore defender Joe Birklid that tied the game at one goal apiece.

Washington wasn't quite able to rebound from the setback, as South Carolina went on to net two goals in the second half, sealing the victory. Jordan Quinn scored the game-winner at the 55:58 mark, followed by Ryan Deter's score at the 69th-minute. Robert Rosenberg assisted both goals.

UW junior goalkeeper Daniel Waltman played all 90 minutes, making nine saves on the day but allowing three goals. South Carolina tallied 21 shots compared to Washington's eight.

Washington senior co-captain Aaron Heinzen was named the defensive MVP for the Gamecock Soccer Classic. Heinzen also earned all-tournament team honors along with Klaas and senior forward Dayo Oyetuga.

Next up, the Huskies will return home to face No. 19 Creighton, Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Husky Soccer Field on the UW campus.

NCAA Men's Soccer - Gamecock Soccer Classic
(#11) South Carolina 3, (#10) Washington 1
Eugene E. Stone III Stadium; Columbia, S.C.

Scoring--1, UW, Kevin Murray (C.J. Klaas), 10:36. 2, USC, Own goal; 11:10. 3, USC, Jordan Quinn (Robert Rosenberg), 55:58. 4, USC, Ryan Deter (Robert Rosenberg), 69:48.

Shots - UW 8, USC 21.
Saves - UW 9 (Daniel Waltman); USC 5 (Michael Bachmeyer)
Corner Kicks - UW 1, USC 5.
Fouls - UW 13, USC 12.
Offsides - UW 2, USC 1.
Attendance - 1104.

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