No. 9 Huskies to Host Cal State Fullerton on Sunday
SEATTLE -- Looking to build on a season-opening win against UC Davis, the Washington men's soccer team is back at Husky Soccer Stadium this weekend to face Cal State Fullerton at 3:00 p.m.. The match is the second of a doubleheader with the UW women's soccer team, who will play Loyola Marymount at noon. Tickets can be purchased here.
The match will be broadcast via the Pac-12 Networks with A.J. Kanell on the call.
• No. 9 Washington (1-0) continues its season against Cal State Fullerton (0-1) on Sunday afternoon at Husky Soccer Stadium. It is the second of four straight home matches to start the 2021 season for UW.
• The Huskies are looking to build on a thrilling opening match that saw them defeat UC Davis 2-1 in double OT thanks to a golden goal from Dylan Teves. Imanol Rosales put in a long cross that Lucas Meek headed towards goal, the ball bounced off the post and Teves tapped it in.
• Gio Miglietti scored UW's first goal of the season on Thursday night, heading in a cross from Teves.
• Miglietti's goal was the 9th of his career and helped him eclipse 20 career points as a Husky (21, 9G/3A).
• Graduate transfer Achille Robin saw his first action in a UW uniform on Thursday night
• Sunday will be head coach Jamie Clark's 200th match at Washington.
• Clark is just the second UW head man to reach 200 matches, joining his predecessor Dean Wurzberger, who coached 373 matches across 19 seasons.
• Washington is 10-3 all-time against Cal State Fullerton, with the last matchup being a 3-1 Husky win in 2010.
• Fullerton opened its season on Thursday against Seattle U, falling by a score of 1-0 in Seattle.
• Reigning Pac-12 Coach of the Year Jamie Clark enters year 11 on the Washington touch line on heels of back-to-back appearances in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament
• The Huskies have had a winning record in all 10 of Clark's seasons and have had winning seasons in 11 straight years. UW has also had at least 12 wins in each of the last five seasons and in nine of Jamie Clark's 10 seasons as head coach.
• Washington was picked to finish second in the Pac-12 Preseason Poll, as voted on by the conference coaches, narrowly following first-place Stanford. The Huskies received two of the six available first pace votes.
• The Huskies bring back their top 13 players from the 2020 season in regard to minutes played.
• The Huskies return eight All-Pac-12 honorees, highlighted by Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Charlie Ostrem. He was also named First Team All-Pac-12 along with Dylan Teves and Christian Soto.
• Teves was named First Team All-American last season by United Soccer Coaches, while Ostrem was named Third Team.
• Charlie Ostrem's 11 assists led the Pac-12 and were second in the country.
• Centerback duo Kendall Burks (3G/1A) and Ryan Sailor (4G) were both named Second Team All-Pac-12 and anchor a stout UW backline.
• Goalkeeper Sam Fowler was also named Second Team All-Pac-12. He set the Washington record for postseason shutouts with three. He has a 13 career shutouts in two seasons.
• Lucas Meek and Nick Scardina each slotted home 6 goals last season, tied for second on the team. Meek had two game-winning goals while Scardina had both a brace (vs. UCLA) and hattrick (vs. Northwest).
• Gio Miglietti returns goal-scoring experience to UW, as he scored 3 last season and was named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12.