Huskies Lead All Game Long In Resounding 3-0 Win
MATTHEWS, N.C. – The fastest NCAA Tournament goal in Washington Husky history was just the start as the Huskies beat Liberty 3-0 in the first round. Ameera Hussen started the scoring at 1:07, Washington's fastest goal since 2015, as the Huskies led for over 88 minutes.
This was Washington's biggest margin of victory in an NCAA Tournament game since 2010, when the Huskies beat Oklahoma 4-0. Washington has now advanced to the second round in back-to-back years, the first time the Huskies have done so since 2009 and 2010.
Karlee Stueckle and Olivia Van der Jagt also had goals, both coming off long passes. Mary Johnston assisted on Stueckle's goal, while Kaylene Pang had the assist off a set piece on Van der Jagt's.
Washington allowed just seven shots all game, the fewest shots allowed in an NCAA Tournament game since the Huskies gave up just three to Rider in 2014. Olivia Sekany and Caeley Goldstein combined to shutout the Flames, with Sekany playing 81 minutes. Sekany made one save, while Goldstein made two in her nine minutes.
The Huskies had their biggest NCAA Tournament halftime lead since 2010, scoring twice in the first 45 and holding Liberty to just two total shots. Three of the seven total shots Washington's allowed would come in the game's final five minutes, with the margin already 3-0 in Washington's favor. In all, the Huskies held a 14-7 shot advantage and gave up on two corners all game long.
52' | A beautiful pass, a beautiful header, a three-goal lead.
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|Washington takes on the 15 seed in the Saint Louis Billikens next, on Friday, April 30 at 4:00 pm. That game will stream free on YouTube.
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