Men's Soccer Drops Marquette 3-2 In Opening Day of Nike Husky Classic

Sept. 27, 2002

SEATTLE, Wash. - Junior transfer Sean Giudice scored a pair of goals, leading the Washington men's soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Marquette in the first day of the Nike Husky Classic at Husky Soccer Field, Friday evening. Ninth-ranked UConn (5-2-0) defeated 11th-ranked Portland (6-3-0), 2-1, in the afternoon match of the tournament.

With the win, UW snaps a brief two-game losing skid and improves its overall record to 3-2-2. The Golden Eagles fall to 2-4-0 on the season.

The Huskies trailed 1-0 at halftime and came back to score three unanswered goals in the second half. Chris Lee gave Marquette an early lead, scoring an unassisted goal just seven minutes into the match.

UW was held scoreless until the 65th-minute of play when Giudice scored the first of his two goals, a header off an assist from freshman Kevin Murray. After tying the match, Giudice added the go-ahead score in the 73rd minute, controlling a loose ball and blasting a shot from the right side of the box.

Six minutes later, senior Dayo Oyetuga scored his third goal of the season to give the Huskies a 3-1 lead. Junior Seth Marsh's indirect free kick found Oyetuga in the box and he headed the ball past Marquette goalkeeper Adam Ubert.

Marquette closed the gap with just over a minute left in the match when Derek Gutierrez blasted a penalty shot past Husky goalkeeper Chris Eylander, cutting the UW lead to 3-2.

In the first match of the day, UConn trailed Portland 1-0 at the half and came back to score two goals in the second half for the win. Portland played with 10 men on the field for most of the match, as Matthew Domingo was ejected with his second yellow card of the game in the 14th minute of play.

The 14th Annual Nike Husky Classic resumes Sunday, Sept. 29, at Husky Soccer Field. Portland will face Marquette at 11:30 a.m., followed by UW's showdown with UConn for the tournament championship at 2 p.m.

NCAA Men's Soccer - Nike Husky Classic
Washington 3, Marquette 2
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.

Scoring--1, MARQ, Chris Lee (unassisted), 7:31. 2, UW, Sean Giudice (Kevin Murray), 65:27. 3, UW, Sean Giudice (unassisted), 73:22. 4, UW, Dayo Oyetuga (Seth Marsh), 79:09. 5, MARQ, Derek Gutierrez (penalty shot), 88:40.

Shots - MARQ 12, UW 12.
Saves - MARQ 4 (Adam Ubert), UW 1 (Chris Eylander).
Corner Kicks - MARQ 2, UW 3.
Fouls - MARQ 28, UW 19.
Offsides - MARQ 1, UW 5.
Attendance - 1103.

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