Huskies Control Ball But Fall 1-0 To #5 UCLA
LOS ANGELES – The #19 Washington Huskies peppered the goal with shots but came away with a 1-0 loss to the #5 UCLA Bruins on the road Sunday. Washington would outshoot UCLA in the game but couldn't get the goal needed to tie things up after the Bruins scored early. Ruby Hellstrom hit the crossbar in the second half in Washington's best scoring chance of the day.
The Huskies are 7-3-2 overall and 3-3-2 in Pac-12 play after today's loss. The Huskies outshot the opposition for the 10th time in 12 games this season. Hellstrom and Ameera Hussen each had multiple shots, while Summer Yates, Karlee Stueckle, and Margaux Clarke all had one shot each.
Hellstrom had several great chances from distance, including a shot that beat the keeper and bounced straight down off the crossbar, just a hair from crossing the goalmouth to tie the game in the second half.
Washington was dangerous from distance all game long: Hussen also had a shot from above the box that was caught by a diving keeper, while Stueckle nearly created a goal in the first half on a cross that was caught just before Hellstrom and Yates converged to try and head it home.
The Huskies didn't allow a shot in the game's final 20 minutes as they upped the offensive pressure even more but could not find the bounce needed to tie things up and get to overtime.
62' | An incredible shot from range by Hellstrom but it's off the crossbar!
— Washington Women's Soccer (@UW_WSoccer) April 4, 2021
|Washington will host the Oregon schools next weekend for its final home games of the regular season. First, Washington hosts Oregon on Friday, April 9 at 3:00 pm. Then, the Huskies host Oregon State on Sunday, April 11 at 5:00 pm. Both those games will be streamed free via the Washington live stream.
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