Huskies Win Exhibition Opener With Seattle U 2-0
Aug. 22, 2008
SEATTLE - Washington used goals from freshman Dylan Tucker-Gangnes and redshirt-freshman Jamie Finch to shutout Seattle University, 2-0, in a men's soccer exhibition contest at Husky Soccer Field, Friday evening.
After a scoreless first-half, the Huskies put up both of their goals in the second period, the first by Tucker-Gangnes (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) in the 54th minute and the second by Finch (Bothell, Wash.) in the 86th minute.
The contest is the first of two exhibitions the Huskies will play before their official season opener versus Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round of the Nike Portland Invitational, Aug. 29.
It was a pair of true freshmen making their Husky debuts who teamed up to net the first UW goal, as freshman Casey McCool (Bend, Ore.) served a cross from the right side of the box which was headed by Tucker-Gangnes into the net past Redhawk goalkeeper Emerson DeOliveira.
Just over 30 minutes later, the Huskies sealed the win when junior midfielder Taylor Cochran (Snohomish, Wash.) dished the ball to Finch on the left wing who then nailed a shot across the box into the goal.
Sophomore Stephen Fung (Honolulu, Hawaii) and junior Rylan Hawkins (Shoreline, Wash.) shared time in goal to combine for the shutout. Fung tallied three saves, all in the first half. The contest marked the fall debut for Hawkins, who after starting the first four games last season missed the rest of the year due to injury.
The Huskies will next host the Seattle Sounders in their final exhibition tune-up on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. Admission to the match is free.
Men's Soccer Exhibition
Washington 2, Seattle U. 0
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.
Scoring - 1, UW, Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (Casey McCool), 53:47. 2, UW, Jamie Finch (Taylor Cochran), 85:06.
Shots - UW 16, SU 6
Corners - UW 5, SU 1
Saves - UW 3 (Stephen Fung 3, Rylan Hawkins 0), SU 6 (Jordan Jennings 4, Emerson DeOliveira 2).
Fouls - UW 11, SU 12
Offsides - UW 1, SU 3
Attendance - 586