First Road Trip Of 2021 Upcoming
SEATTLE - The Washington Huskies will take their undefeated record on the road this week, heading to Arizona for games against the Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State Sun Devils. Washington, now 3-0-1 on the year, will play Arizona on Friday, March 5 at 5:00 pm PT and Arizona State on Sunday, March 7 at 11:00 am PT. The game against Arizona State will be on the Pac-12 Network, while the Arizona game will be streamed live via Arizona's free video stream.
Summer Yates scored a brace against Colorado, her second career brace. Yates also scored a brace in 2019 against Cal Poly. She is the 18th Husky all-time to have multiple braces in their career and the first since Shannon Simon and Kimberly Keever. Only ten Huskies have had more than two braces in their careers. Yates is one of three active Huskies with a brace in their careers: both Kaylene Pang and Sianna Siemonsma have one brace each.
OLO ON OFFENSE
Olivia Van der Jagt recorded her first multi-assist game, picking up assists on both of Yates' goals against Colorado. Van der Jagt entered this weekend with four total assists in her career, picking up two in each of the last two years, before her two-assist game against Colorado. It was the second multi-point game of Van der Jagt's career: she had a goal and an assist against Cal in 2018.
SHUTOUTS ARE GOOD
Washington shutout Colorado to make it three straight shutouts to start the 2021 season. This is the first time the Huskies have ever had three consecutive shutouts to start a year. The last time Washington had three consecutive shutouts was 2017, when they had four in a row.
The Huskies recorded 20+ shots in both of their games last weekend. Through four games, Washington has outshot the opposition 85-21 and has a shots on goal advantage of 42-5. Only one opponent, Seattle U, has managed more than one shot on goal this season: Seattle U had three in the season opener. The Huskies have had more shots on goal in every game than its opponent has had total shots. Washington has had three games with 10+ shots on goal already.
DEFENSE MAKES OFFENSE
Shae Holmes earned her first career assist last weekend, off a free kick against Colorado. She joins Mary Johnston, who scored a goal against Seattle Pacific, to give Washington two defenders with points this season. In each of the last three seasons, Washington has had three total defenders record points all season long. Washington's highest-scoring defender in the last five years is Kaylene Pang, who had three goals in 2018.
HELLSTROM RUNNING POINT
Entering 2021, Ruby Hellstrom had no assists in her career. Through four games, she has recorded two assists on Washington's five goals. Hellstrom also has 14 shots already, more than she had in all of 2019 and just one fewer than her career-high of 15, set in 2017. She has played 342 minutes through four games, matching her career-high, set over 15 games in 2017.
DEFENSE WINS GAMES
Washington has allowed just one goal through four games thus far. Washington has never allowed fewer than two goals through the first five games in a season. Five times the Huskies have allowed two total goals in the first five games: 2000, 2001, 2008, 2012, and 2016.
NEW KEEPER, SAME SHUTOUT
Olivia Sekany was a part of three straight shutouts before allowing her first goal as a Husky, against Colorado. Sekany is the first Husky to earn a shutout in their first start for Washington since Sarah Shimer did so in 2015. She is the first Husky keeper with three straight shutouts since Shimer did so in 2018.
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