Huskies Set For Final Two Home Games
SEATTLE - The #22 Washington Huskies will play their final two regular-season home games this week as the 2021 regular season rolls on. The Huskies will host the Oregon Ducks on Friday, April 9 at 3:00 pm, then host the Oregon State Beavers on Sunday, April 11 at 5:00 pm. Both of those games will be streamed free via the Washington live stream.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Huskies are 5-1-1 at home this season, including 2-1-1 in Pac-12 play. The Huskies have not had fewer defeats through their first five Pac-12 home games since 2000, when Washington went 4-0-0 at home in Pac-12 play. If the Huskies win their next game, it will be the best Pac-12 home start since 2008, when Washington went 3-1-0 in Pac-12 play at home.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST RIVALRY
The Huskies have not lost to either Oregon school since 2016 and have won at least one game against Oregon or Oregon State every year since 2011. In the last three years, Washington is 5-0-1 against Oregon and Oregon State. Four different active Huskies have recorded points against the Oregon schools in their careers, led by Summer Yates, who has three assists in four career games against the Oregon schools.
THE BIG 4-0
Summer Yates needs one more point to reach 40 in her career, making her the 19th Husky ever with 40+ points. Yates would be the first Husky to reach the 40-point mark since Shannon Simon and Kimberly Keever, who each reached 40 points during the 2017 season. Yates would be the first Husky to reach 40 points before their senior season since Kate Deines, who reached the 40-point mark as a junior in 2010.
Kaylene Pang broke the 1000-minute mark last weekend, her third straight year playing 1000+ minutes. Pang has now played 4895 consecutive minutes for the Huskies, starting each of Washington's last 52 games and playing every minute in all of them. The last time the Huskies played without Pang on the field was November 3, 2017, when Pang entered the game during the second half.
CONSISTENCY IS KEY
Sianna Siemonsma became the 11th Husky to start ten games this year, making her 10th start at #5 UCLA. Six Huskies have started every game of the 2021 season: Summer Yates, Ruby Hellstrom, Kaylene Pang, Mary Johnston, Karlee Stueckle, and Olivia Van der Jagt. Washington has not had more players start 10+ games in a single season since 2015. The Huskies have used just five different starting lineups through the season's first 12 games.
SHOOT YOUR SHOT
Washington has outshot ten of its 12 opponents so far, with only Arizona State and USC outshooting the Huskies. Nine of Washington's opponents have had single-digit shots: the Huskies have been held to single-digit shots just four all year. Five of Washington's opponents have had one or fewer shots on goal. Only thre opponents, Arizona State, Utah, and USC, have managed more than three shots on goal: the Sun Devils and Trojans had nine and Utah had four.
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