UW Battles No. 16 Portland To 1-1 Tie In Men's Soccer Action

Oct. 6, 2002

PORTLAND, Ore. - Washington men's soccer battled 16th-ranked Portland through double overtime periods to tie 1-1 in its final non-conference match of the season at Merlo Field in Portland, Ore., Sunday afternoon.

With its third tie this year, UW's record is now 3-3-3 when it opens Pac-10 play at No. 5 Stanford and No. 19 Cal next weekend. Portland, still undefeated at home in 2002, ends its non-conference slate with a record of 7-4-1.

Washington took a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute on sophomore Brett Wiesner's third goal of the season. Junior Sean Giudice lobbed the ball into the box, finding Wiesner who knocked it under Portland goalkeeper Curtis Spiteri for the score.

After the Huskies dominated play for the first 45 minutes, the Pilots came back to knot the score at one on Matthew Domingo's first career goal in the 77th minute. Domingo received a cross from Heath Pearce, and blasted a shot from 30-yards out past Husky freshman goalkeeper Chris Eylander.

The Washington defense thwarted the most serious scoring threat in overtime, clearing a shot from inside the box by Pilot Eric Cronkite.

Portland outshot Washington 18-13, including 13-7 in the second half and overtime periods. Eylander made five saves, one shy of his career high of six versus Charleston Sept. 13. Sophomore midfielder C.J. Klaas led UW's offensive attack with three shots on goal. UW held the advantage on corner kicks, 9-7.

Next up, the Huskies will remain on the road to open up Pac-10 Conference play at No. 5 Stanford, Friday, Oct. 11, in Palo Alto, Calif. at 7:30 p.m. UW will then face No. 19 Cal, Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in Berkeley, Calif.

NCAA Men's Soccer
Washington 1, (#16) Portland 1
Merlo Field; Portland, Ore.

Scoring--1, WASH, Brett Wiesner (Sean Giudice), 29:22. 2, PORT, Matthew Domingo (Heath Pearce), 76:06.

Shots - UW 13, PORT 18.
Saves - UW 5 (Chris Eylander), PORT 3 (Curtis Spiteri).
Corner Kicks - UW 9, PORT 7.
Fouls - UW 16, PORT 19.
Offsides - UW 2, PORT 0.
Attendance - 2570.

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