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Softli Scores Twice As Dawgs Win Exhibition Game

Aug 25, 2014

Final Stats

SEATTLE – Washington continued to score goals, knocking off Trinity Western in an exhibition game, 2-0. Senior forward Jaclyn Softli scored both goals in the final tune-up for the Huskies before heading out in a difficult East Coast road trip this weekend.

Softli scored twice in the first half as she appears to be in top form in the early going this season. She gave the Dawgs the lead in the 14th minute on a strike from 25 yards out. The driven shot sailed into the top corner, beating Trinity Western goalkeeper, Christina Oliverio.

Softli added to her tally in the 28th minute with a breakaway goal. Shannon Simon got free at midfield and played a perfect through ball to Softli who dribbled around the goalkeeper. The goal gave Softli three between last Friday’s opener against Kentucky and this afternoon’s exhibition game.

At the half, the Dawgs led 2-0 and outshot the Spartans, 10-0. Megan Kufeld played 28 scoreless minutes before giving way to backup Madi McNamara.

In the second half, Washington began to use the bench including several freshmen making their Husky debuts. The Dawgs continued to control play, getting eight more shots in the half, including three more on target. Freshmen Rachel Wheeler, Kimberly Keever and Jenay McAuley and transfer Miranda Rawlings were all dangerous in the attacking third.

Trinity Western also had a few chances late in the game, but Tori Burns made a couple of nice saves. She played the final 31 minutes to hang onto the shutout by three Husky goalkeepers.

The win won’t count in the standings, but helps the Dawgs confidence as they continue to win and score goals.

Washington now heads out of the road for a tough trip to Pennsylvania. The Dawgs open the trip at La Salle on Friday night at 4 p.m., PT. Washington then will fly across the state from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh as they take on Pitt on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., PT.