Top-Ten Matchup Next On Montlake
SEATTLE - The #6 Washington Huskies will host the #2 Stanford Cardinal in their only game this week, a top-ten matchup at Husky Soccer Stadium. Washington will take on Stanford on Saturday, March 20 at 1:00 pm in a game that will be aired live via the Washington live stream.
The Huskies sit just one game back of Stanford in the Pac-12 standings at 3-1-0 in conference play, with Stanford leading the Pac-12 at 4-0-0. The two teams split their matchups last year, with each team winning on the road. Washington's win at Stanford came in dramatic fashion as Lucas Meek scored a diving header in overtime to win 2-1. Four of the last seven matchups between Washington and Stanford have gone to overtime. Since 2015, all but one of the ten games has been decided by one goal or has been a tie.
Dylan Teves and Charlie Ostrem had their three-game point streaks come to an end at UCLA. Teves currently leads the Huskies in scoring with 11 points and has scored a goal in three of the last four games. Ostrem has doubled his career point total already this season. Teves is the fifth player in the Pac-12 to reach double-digit points this season and is now third in the conference in points with 11. Teves has scored double-digit points every season of his career now.
Christian Soto had his first career multi-point game, scoring a goal and adding an assist at UCLA. Soto is the seventh Husky this season with a multi-point game already, joining Nick Scardina, Gio Miglietti, Imanol Rosales, Dylan Teves, Lucas Meek, and Charlie Ostrem. Teves and Rosales both have two multi-point games already. Soto has scored goals in back-to-back games now, with his goal against UCLA giving him a new career high in points with eight. Six different Huskies have scored multiple goals so far.
UCLA outshot Washington 9-8, becoming the first opponent this season to tally more shots in a game than the Huskies. Washington has outshot the opposition 127-36 in all. The Huskies have double-digit shots in six of their seven games and have allowed double-digit shots only once, to Seattle U.
Ryan Sailor scored the second goal of his career and second this season, against UCLA. Four of Washington's goals have come from defenders this season. Last year, Washington had just seven goals from defenders all year long, with five of those from Ethan Bartlow. Four of the five Washington defenders to start multiple games have recorded points already.
Washington recorded its fifth shutout of the season against UCLA. Only two opposing players have scored goals on the Huskies this year: Gloire Amanda of Oregon State and Blake Bowen of San Diego State have each recorded braces. In Jamie Clark's ten seasons as head coach, Washington has had at least five shutouts in all but one season: 2014, when it had four.
Sam Fowler now leads the Pac-12 in GAA and is eighth in the country (min. 4 games) at 0.38. Fowler has shutout five of the six opponents he has faced this season. Fowler's career GAA of 0.55 is the best in Division I among active keepers and behind only DIII Washington & Lee's Michael Nyc across all NCAA divisions.
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