Men's Soccer Kicks Off 2008 Spring Slate Saturday

Feb. 29, 2008

SEATTLE - Washington men's soccer will kick off its spring season, Saturday, March 1, hosting a pair of matches with Trinity Western at noon and the University of British Columbia at 2:30 p.m. Both contests will take place at Husky Soccer Field.

Also on Saturday, Portland will be playing UBC (noon) and Trinity Western (2:30) at Husky Football Stadium.

The Huskies' spring slate continues with a home contest versus the UW alumni on Friday, March 7, at 6 p.m. on the East End Practice Field. Washington will also take on professional A-league sides Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders this spring, as well as the University of Portland, Seattle Pacific and Seattle University.

The Huskies are coming off back-to-back trips to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, compiling an overall record of 9-8-4 in 2007. Leading the way for UW will be junior midfielders George John and Raphael Cox, both named to the 2007 All-Pac-10 first and second-teams, respectively.

Other top returners include sophomore defender Casey Cunningham and freshman midfielder Matt Van Houten. Washington will be without freshman forward Ellis McLoughlin who is currently pursuing playing opportunities overseas.

2008 Washington Men's Soccer Spring Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Sat., March 1 Trinity Western Husky Soccer Field 12 p.m.
Sat., March 1 Portland vs. UBC Husky FB Stadium 12 p.m.
Sat., March 1 UBC Husky Soccer Field 2:30 p.m.
Sat., March 1 Portland vs. Trinity West. Husky FB Stadium 2:30 p.m.
Fri., March 7 Alumni East Field 6 p.m.
Sat., March 15 at Portland Timbers Liberty HS (Portland) 2 p.m.
Sat., April 5 at Portland Timbers Univ. of Portland 11:15 a.m.
Sat., April 12 at Seattle Sounders Kent, Wash. Tba
Wed., April 16 Seattle Pacific Husky Soccer Field 6 p.m.
Sat., April 19 Seattle University Husky Soccer Field 1 p.m.

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