Huskies Defeat College of Charleston, 4-1

Sept. 5, 2008

Box Score

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Washington men's soccer picked up its first win of the season with a 4-1 victory over College of Charleston in the opening round of the Spinx/Diadora Furman Invitational in Greenville, S.C., Friday afternoon.

The Huskies (1-2-0) exploded for four goals, including three in a seven-minute span during the second-half. Senior midfielder Raphael Cox, freshman forward Brent Richards, junior defender Adam Lang and freshman forward Dylan Tucker-Gangnes all scored for the Washington.

The second-half scoring flurry also included Charleston (1-1-0), with the Cougars scoring their lone goal of the match just 20 seconds following the Huskies' final goal.

'This was a very important result for us considering what happened last weekend,' UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said after his squad snapped a brief two-game losing streak. 'I'm really pleased with the result. We wish we wouldn't have conceded the one goal but we're still working things out. Scoring early again was another positive trend. The season has finally started with our first win and we're looking forward to seeing if we can put a team on the field that can get us another important result on Sunday.'

Cox put the Huskies on the board early in the 12th minute of the match, scoring on an unassisted 12-yard shot to the left corner. UW held onto its 1-0 lead through halftime, until pouring on its scoring barrage.

Richards scored his first collegiate goal in the 49th minute, a 16-yard shot to the lower left corner, and just over a minute later, Lang netted his first collegiate goal - four-year shot off a rebounded save - to give the Huskies a three-nil advantage.

At the 54:41 minute mark, Tucker-Gangnes put the Huskies up four-nil with his second goal in three games, a header off a cross from Lang. Charleston answered with a goal from Kareem Yearwood at 55:00, a header off a cross from Matt Morris.

Washington ended up with a 15-6 advantage on shots. Cox led all Huskies with four shots, while Richards added three. Redshirt-sophomore goalkeeper Stephen Fung played all 90 minutes but didn't record a save. Charleston goalkeeper Brendan Smith recorded three saves, while Yearwood led the Cougars with two shots.

Washington will next face Furman in the final round of the Spinx/Diadora Furman Invitational, Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. PT. Furman defeated Bowling Green, 2-0, in its tournament opener, Friday.

Spinx/Diadora Furman Invitational
Washington 4, College of Charleston 1
Eugene E. Stone Soccer Stadium; Greenville, S.C.

Scoring - 1, UW, Raphael Cox (unassisted), 11:35. 2, UW, Brent Richards (unassisted), 48:08. 3, UW, Adam Lang (Dylan Tucker-Gangnes), 48:08. 4, UW, Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (Adam Lang), 54:41. 5, COFC, Kareem Yearwood (Matt Morris), 55:00.
Shots - UW 15, COFC 6
Corners - UW 8, COFC 3
Saves - UW 0 (Stephen Fung), COFC 3 (Brendan Smith)
Fouls - UW 12, COFC 5
Attendance - 134

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