Husky Men Win Tournament Title With 2-1 Victory Over Marquette

Sept. 21, 2003

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Washington men's soccer (4-0-1) scored twice in the first five minutes and held on to defeat Marquette (4-4-0), 2-1, at Valley Fields in Milwaukee, Wis., Sunday afternoon. The Huskies won the Marquette Invitational with a record of 2-0, following a 3-2 victory over Michigan, Friday.

Junior midfielder C.J. Klaas, the tournament MVP, provided the firepower for the Huskies who have won three-straight and are unbeaten in their first five matches of the season. Klaas blasted a 15-yard volley past Marquette goalkeeper Adam Ubert in just the third minute of the game to give Washington an early 1-0 advantage. Klaas then assisted the Huskies' second goal just two minutes later, dishing a long ball to the corner of the box where freshman Kevin Forrest gained control and booted it past Ubert for a 2-0 lead.

Marquette followed suit, answering with a goal of its own at the 9:27 mark by midfielder Chris Lee. Husky senior goalkeeper Danny Waltman got a piece of the ball but the shot hit the right post and went into the net. After three goals in 10 minutes, the teams then played 80 minutes of scoreless soccer to end in the 2-1 Washington victory.

Marquette outshot Washington 9-4 with the Huskies failing to take a shot the entire second half. The Golden Eagles were also held to just two second-half shots on goal. Waltman tallied five saves on the day, while Ubert recorded just one.

Joining Klaas on the all-tournament team were Huskies Waltman, Forrest and Casey Armstrong. Other team representatives included Knox Cameron, Kevin Taylor and Mychal Turpin of Michigan, Derek Gutierrez, Chris Lee and Matt Darby of Marquette, and Kareem Smith of USF. Michigan finished as team runner-up with a 1-1 record and plus-one goal differential. Marquette finished third at 1-1, while South Florida was fourth at 0-2.

Washington returns home to host the Husky Fever Classic with Kentucky, South Carolina and Portland, Sept. 26, and Sept. 28, at Husky Soccer Field. Friday's action features Portland versus South Carolina at 2 p.m., followed by Washington's contest with Kentucky in the nightcap at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Portland faces Kentucky at 11 a.m., followed by UW's match with South Carolina, at 1:30 p.m.

NCAA Men's Soccer
Marquette Invitational
Washington 2, Marquette 1
Valley Fields o Milwaukee, Wis.

Scoring--1, UW, C.J. Klaas (Casey Armstrong), 2:56. 2, UW, Kevin Forrest (C.J. Klaas), 4:09. 3, MARQ, Chris Lee (Matt Darby, Blair Kohlmeyer), 9:27.
Shots - UW 4, MARQ 9
Saves - UW 5 (Danny Waltman), MARQ 1 (Adam Ubert)
Corner Kicks - UW 3, MARQ 3
Fouls - UW 10, MARQ 8
Offsides - UW 7, MARQ 0
Attendance - 417

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