UW Men Suffer Second Straight Upset, Fall 1-0 At San Diego State
Oct. 1, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Fourth-ranked Washington men's soccer suffered its second loss of the season, Sunday afternoon, falling 1-0 to San Diego State at the SDSU Sports Deck.
The loss was the second straight for the Huskies (8-2-0, 1-2-0 Pac-10) after opening the season with an eight-game winning streak. The match also marked the first time UW has been held scoreless, a team that entered the week ranked fifth in the nation in scoring offense. The Aztecs improved to 7-3-1 overall, 3-1-0 in the Pac-10.
SDSU held on for the win, despite playing nearly the entire match with 10 players. Senior midfielder Nick Clemens was issued a red card in just the 15th minute of the game. But five minutes later, the Aztecs netted the only goal of the match. Midfielder Raul Bautista scored on header off a cross from forward Kraig Chiles at 19:51.
The Huskies did have some scoring chances, including a shot off the crossbar in the 52nd minute by junior forward Kevin Forrest and a diving header by senior defender Ty Harden in the 82nd minute that was saved by SDSU goalkeeper Tally Hall. Hall registered six saves on 11 Husky shots, while UW keeper Rylan Hawkins grabbed four saves on 15 shots.
'It was by far our worst performance of the year,' UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said. 'We couldn't pass the ball well, we didn't cope well with an energized team. They scored a good goal and we couldn't answer. We tried to play as much offensive soccer as we could, I put on offensive players, but we couldn't connect anything.'
Washington will look to get back in the win column at home when it returns to Husky Soccer Field this week to host Stanford (Friday, 7 p.m.) and California (Sunday, 1 p.m.).
San Diego State 1, #4 Washington 0
SDSU Sports Deck, San Diego, Calif.
Scoring - 1, SDSU, Raul Bautista (Kraig Chiles, Evan Toft), 19:51.
Shots - UW 11, SDSU 15
Corners - UW 6, SDSU 2
Saves - UW 4 (Rylan Hawkins), SDSU 6 (Tally Hall)
Fouls - UW 22, SDSU 20
Offsides - UW 1, SDSU 0
Attendance - 579
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