Southern California Road Trip Next For #19 Huskies
SEATTLE - The #19 Washington Huskies continue their road trip this week, heading to Los Angeles to play USC and #5 UCLA in a two-game week. Both of those games will be aired live on the Pac-12 Network. First, the Huskies will take on USC on Friday, April 2 at 6:00 pm, followed by a game at #5 UCLA on Sunday, April 4 at 2:00 pm.
The Huskies enter this weekend 7-1-2 overall and 3-1-2 in Pac-12 play, good for fifth in the conference standings. Washington has won its last three games in a row and is undefeated on the road thus far in the 2021 season.
MOVING UP THE RANKINGS
Washington is ranked 19th by the United Soccer Coaches this week. It is the fourth consecutive week the Huskies have been ranked in the coaches' poll. That is the longest streak in the rankings for the Huskies since 2015, when they were ranked for five straight weeks.
The Huskies have won three straight games against Pac-12 opponents entering this weekend. That matches Washington's longest Pac-12 winning streak from 2019. Washington has not had a longer winning streak against Pac-12 teams since 2014, when it won five straight games. The 3-1-2 start in Pac-12 play matches Washington's fewest defeats to start a Pac-12 slate since 2000, when the Huskies started 8-0-0.
The Huskies are 2-0-1 on the road this year, all against Pac-12 opponents. Washington has not gone further into Pac-12 play undefeated on the road since 2013, when they began 1-0-3 in Pac-12 road games. The Huskies have never gone more than four Pac-12 road games into a season without suffering a defeat.
Washington still has not allowed multiple goals in a game this year. That is the second-best such streak to start a year in program history: in 2001, Washington went 11 games before allowing multiple goals. Washington has only allowed five total goals, matching the program record for fewest goals allowed through ten games, set in 2001. The Huskies would need another shutout to keep pace with 2001's record-setting defensive start through 11 games and would need to allow one or fewer goals to keep pace with 2017's record of six goals allowed through 12 games.
THE SEASON OF SUMMER
Summer Yates is on a three-game point streak, matching the longest point streak of her career. Olivia Van der Jagt has the longest point streak of any active Husky, with a five-game point streak in 2018. Yates has one goal and three assists during her point streak. Her next point would give her 40 in her career, making her the 19th Husky ever with 40+ points.
Washington has allowed just two goals in the second half all season, outscoring the opposition 9-2 after halftime. The Huskies have trailed for just 32 minutes all season long after halftime. On twice have the Huskies not held a lead in a game this year: in the 0-0 tie with Colorado and the 0-1 loss to #21 Stanford.
OLIVIA SEKCANNOT BE SCORED ON
Olivia Sekany still has not allowed multiple goals in her Husky career, with four total goals allowed and five shutouts. Sekany leads the Pac-12 with a 0.43 GAA and is 28th in the country. Only six other keepers have played as many games as Sekany's nine and maintained a lower GAA. Sekany is currently on a 174-minute shutout streak. She started her Husky career with a 323-minute shutout streak.
SHOOT YOUR SHOT
Washington has outshot nine of its ten opponents so far, with only Arizona State outshooting the Huskies. Eight of Washington's opponents have had single-digit shots: the Huskies have been held to single-digit shots just twice all year. Five of Washington's opponents have had one or fewer shots on goal. Only two opponents, Arizona State and Utah, has managed more than three shots on goal: the Sun Devils had nine and Utah had four.
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