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Sailor's Golden Goal Leads Huskies to Win over Utah Valley

Sep 16, 2021

OREM, Utah -- It took 94 minutes of play and it wasn't always pretty, but the No. 3 Washington men's soccer team got the job done on the road against Utah Valley, taking down the Wolverines in OT on a Ryan Sailor golden goal. 

It was the first road trip of the season for the Huskies and it took a little bit of time for them to find their footing in the nearly 5000' feet of elevation that Utah Valley's home field sits on. 

In the 19th minute, UW would create a chance that led to a penalty kick. After a Wolverine defender clipped a Husky going for a cross, Achille Robin stepped up to the spot for the PK. He went right and the Utah Valley keeper guessed correctly and made the save, but Gabe Threadgold was the first to the rebound and slotted it home for his first career goal. 

The lead would not last long, however, as UW conceded a penalty less than 10 minutes later. Diego Castillo would chip it down the middle and past a diving Sam Fowler to even the game at 1-1. 

Each team would work to create chances for the rest of the half, but the score remained tied headed into the locker room. 

After the Wolverines controlled possession for the majority of the first half, Washington would start to open things up in the second half. In the last 10 minutes, they created multiple chances on net, including Dylan Teves having a shot on a breakaway saved away for a corner. 

With all of the offensive momentum heading into golden goal overtime, the Huskies got right to work. At first it was Gio Miglietti who was stuffed right in front of net and denied the game-winner. That would lead to a corner, though, and UW would not be denied again. 

Dylan Teves lifted in a deep cross to the far post that Kendall Burks headed back across the box, where Ryan Sailor was waiting to flick it in for the golden goal. 

With the win, Washington moved to 5-0 on the young season and remains the only Pac-12 team to have won all of its matches.

The Huskies are back in action on Monday night at Seattle U with the WAC/101 Clup Cup on the line.