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Huskies Face Seattle U In Final Non-Conference Matchup

Sep 14, 2021

SEATTLE – The Washington women's soccer team is set to face Seattle University in the final non-conference match of the season on Thursday night. The Huskies (1-4-1) will make the short road trip to face crosstown rival Seattle (5-1-1) at Championship Field at 7:00 p.m.  
 
UW is coming off a hard-fought match at home on Saturday when Long Beach State equalized in the 89th minute to force overtime. The Huskies outshot LBSU 11-6 but could only manage one goal in the 1-1 draw.
 
The matchup against the Redhawks will be the 17th in program history. The Huskies are 15-0-1 all-time with the most recent contest happening in the spring season of 2021 when UW won 1-0.
 
Thursday's match will be the first WAC/101 Club Cup between the two squads. The Washington Athletic Club sponsors the cup, with the winning team receiving a donation to its soccer program from the WAC. The Washington Athletic Club is committed to supporting amateur athletics and providing opportunities for youth athletes to continue their path in sports.
 
MATCH NOTES
• SU has started off their season strong, currently on a six-match unbeaten streak with recent wins over Washington State, Portland, and Eastern Washington. Three of Seattle U's seven matches have been forced to go to overtime thus far.
• Last season, Seattle U went 12-5-2 as well as winning the WAC regular-season title for the sixth time.
• Entering the week, goalkeeper Olivia Sekany ranks sixth in the Pac-12 conference is total saves (19) as well as fifth in saves per game (3.17).
• Ameera Hussen and Summer Yates are tied for the team lead with 14 shots respectively with each scoring one goal so far.
• In Saturday's contest, Vanessa Millsaps scored her first goal of the season, weaving around the LBSU defenders and slotting home a left footed shot in the 39th minute.
• Olivia Van der Jagt, Helena Reischling, Mary Johnston and Kala McDaniel have been mainstays in the Husky midfield and defense, all playing over 500 minutes so far.
• Through six games, 22 different players have earned playing time for Washington.
• Summer Yates has been named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. The Hermann Trophy is giving annually to the top individual collegiate soccer player in the country.
• The Huskies return home on Friday, Sept. 24 to open Pac-12 play against Arizona State at Husky Soccer Stadium.