Huskies Head To Stanford With Pac-12 Championship On Line
SEATTLE - The regular season wraps up with a big game this week, as the #6 Washington Huskies take on the #8 Stanford Cardinal on the road. If Washington wins or ties, the Huskies will win the Pac-12 championship, giving them back-to-back Pac-12 championships for the first time in program history. The game will be on April 17 at 3:00 pm on the Pac-12 Network.
Washington has won two of the last three matchups against Stanford, including at Stanford last year on a dramatic Lucas Meek header in double overtime. Washington is 2-1-2 in its last five games at Stanford, with four of those five games going into overtime.
Charlie Ostrem now has ten assists on the year, matching the Husky program record for a defender set by Michael Harris in 2013. Ostrem is the sixth Husky ever with a double-digit assist season. The last Husky with more assists in a single year was Wes Hart, who had a program-record 15 in 1998. Harris is the only other Husky to have 10+ assists since the turn of the century.
Ostrem has a three-assist lead for the Pac-12 assists title. Ostrem would join Michael Harris (2013) and current Husky assistant coach Raphael Cox (2006) as the only Huskies ever to lead the Pac-12 in assists. Ostrem is the fifth Husky to have a 10+ point season under Jamie Clark. He joins Ethan Bartlow, Justin Schmidt, Taylor Peay, and Michael Harris in that regard.
Two different Huskies, Kendall Burks and Nick Scardina, each scored braces against UCLA. It was the first time Washington has had multiple players score braces in the same game since October 18, 2013, when Darwin Jones and Cristian Roldan each scored two goals. Scardina is the first Husky since Handwalla Bwana in 2017 to have a hat trick and a brace in the same season.
Dylan Teves needs one more point to reach 20 points. He would be the third Husky in the last six years with 20 points, with Blake Bodily and Handwalla Bwana. In the last ten years, only four Huskies have had 20 point seasons: Bodily, Bwana, Brent Richards, and Darwin Jones.
Teves converted his fourth penalty kick against Cal, making him a perfect 4-for-4 this year. Teves has scored more PKs this year than any Husky in the last 20 years, with penalty-kick statistics not available before 2000. No other Husky has ever gone better than 3-for-3 without missing a PK. Three of Teves' four PKs have gone as gamewinners.
Kendall Burks joined Ryan Sailor as the only two defenders in the Pac-12 with three goals this year. Charlie Ostrem, Burks, and Sailor are first and tied for third, respectively, in scoring among Pac-12 defenders.
Burks' brace was the first brace by a Husky defender since Ethan Bartlow had one in the 2019 NCAA Tournament against Marshall.
A win against Stanford would give the Huskies eight Pac-12 wins for the second year in a row. Washington has never won more Pac-12 games since the formation of the conference in 2000. The Huskies have only won more conference games three times: 1972, 1973, and 1987, all in the NCSC.
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