Huskies Face Seattle U In Final Non-Conference Matchup
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.
• 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.