Huskies Outshoot #2 North Carolina But Fall 1-0
CARY, N.C. – The Washington Huskies played a complete 90 but just couldn't get a lucky bounce, falling 1-0 to the #2 North Carolina Tar Heels in the Sweet Sixteen. Washington did not allow a shot in the first half and had a 13-7 shot advantage overall.
Washington ends the year allowing just 12 goals, matching the program record for fewest goals allowed in a season, set in 2001. Washington's 0.67 team GAA is the second-lowest in program history, behind 2001, and the tenth time Washington has had a team GAA under 1.00.
Olivia Sekany's shutout streak ended after 646 minutes, the second-longest shutout streak in Husky history and longest since Tamara Browder's record 710-minute shutout streak in 1991. Ameera Hussen, Sianna Siemonsma, Summer Yates, Olivia Van der Jagt, and Karlee Stueckle all had multiple shots, with Washington not allowing a single Tar Heel to take multiple shots.
The Huskies did not allow a shot until the 55th minute, with Sekany pushing the ball high over the net for the save. North Carolina managed just enough pressure in the middle of the game during a physical ten-minute sequence to get the game's only goal.
Yates nearly tied the game back up in the 81st minute with what may have been the best scoring chance of the game. A redirected shot off a cross fell to Yates, who immediately fired a hard shot toward the top of the net. The angle just wasn't quite there though, as North Carolina's keeper caught it at the last second.
81' | An absolutely rocket off the foot of Yates but it's saved!
— Washington Women's Soccer (@UW_WSoccer) May 5, 2021