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No. 3 Washington Visits Utah Valley on Thursday

Sep 15, 2021

No. 3 Washington (4-0) vs. Utah Valley (3-0-2)
 Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Orem, Utah 
Stream: ESPN+

SEATTLE -- The Washington men's soccer team will hit the road for the first time this season when it travels to Orem, Utah to take on the Utah Valley Wolverines. The Huskies are looking to keep up their winning ways, as they won all four of their home matches to start the season. 

Match Notes 

• Washington will play its first road match of the season on Thursday night, traveling to Orem, Utah to take on Utah Valley of the WAC.

• Utah Valley is under the leadership of first-year head coach and former USMNT player Kyle Beckerman

• UW is 1-1 all-time against the Wolverines, with the most recent meeting being a 4-0 Husky win in 2017.

• Washington improved to 4-0 on the season last Friday with a 3-0 win over Dartmouth.

• Chris Meyers led the way on offense with 2 goals, the first being his first career score. Gio Miglietti opened the scoring with his second goal of the season in the first half.

•  Andrew Morrison made his first start of the season in net and earned the shutout, which was also the third straight clean sheet for the Huskies. The team is currently on a 371-minute streak without allowing a goal.

• Charlie Ostrem and Dylan Teves were both named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list. The trophy is the top individual honor in collegiate soccer.

• UW leads the Pac-12 with a goal differential of +10 as well as 2.75 goals scored/match.

• Washington is now ranked No. 3 in both the United Soccer Coaches Poll and the TopDrawerSoccer Poll. UW's 23 straight weeks in the Top-10 of the Coaches Poll is the longest streak in the country.

Team Notes  

• 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.