Teves' Golden Goal Powers Huskies Past UC Davis
SEATTLE -- The No, 9 Washington Huskies opened their season in dramatic fashion, taking down the UC Davis Aggies in double overtime thanks to a golden goal from Dylan Teves.
While the prospects are high for this 2021 UW team, the Huskies did not exactly get off to a dream start. Just four minutes into the match, a blunder in the back line led to Grant Fidler of UC Davis having a one-on-one chance against goalie Sam Fowler. Fidler would slot it home in the bottom left corner to give the Aggies an early 1-0 lead.
The Washington attack remained relentless, however, and the Huskies continued to work the ball into the Aggie defensive area. They were rewarded for their efforts late in the half, as Dylan Teves served up a tasteful cross into the box for Gio Miglietti, who slammed in a header to tie the game at 1-1 in the 28th minute.
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Washington looked to continue its attack in the second half, but an incredibly physical contest would keep the Huskies at bay. There were 31 total fouls in the match, with the Huskies committing just 12 of those and being on the receiving end of the other 19. There were also five yellow cards given out by the officials.
With 90 minutes not enough to settle the match, the two teams headed into extra time -- two 10 minutes halves of golden goal soccer.
While there was minimal action in the first 10, the Huskies picked things up in the second overtime period.
Eventually, Imanol Rosales would work the ball up the left side of the pitch and dished in a high, arcing cross to Lucas Meek. Meek headed the ball towards net and his shot was deflected by the UC Davis goalkeeper. The ball did squeak by, however, and deflected off the left upright. Dylan Teves was in the midst of a supporting run from the edge of the box and was able to tap it in off the deflection, giving the Huskies the game-winning goal.
No. 9 Washington returns to the pitch on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at home against Cal State Fullerton. Tickets can be purchased here. The match will also be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.