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Pac-12 Play Begins Against Arizona State

Sep 22, 2021

SEATTLE – The Washington women's soccer team returns home to open Pac-12 action against #15 Arizona State on Friday night.

The Huskies (2-4-1) are coming off a 1-0 overtime victory against crosstown rival Seattle U, when Helena Reischling's strike gave UW the victory in the 106th minute for her second career goal.

UW will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the program on Friday night. The inaugural match on Sept. 8, 1991 was the program's first game, win and shutout in a 2-0 victory at San Diego State. Alumni throughout the years will be honored at halftime of the match. 

Arizona State (8-1) has started the year strong in non-conference play, with wins over Mississippi State, Nebraska and Texas Tech. The Sun Devils also lead the Pac-12 in goals scored with 25 through nine games. 

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• Dating back to Washington's last five games, the UW defense has only allowed four goals.
• Entering the week, goalkeeper Olivia Sekany ranks sixth in the Pac-12 conference is total saves (22) and fifth in saves per game (3.14).
• Washington and ASU will be meeting for the 25th time, UW leads 10-9-5, and most recently tied 1-1 in March of 2021. Ruby Hellstrom scored for the Huskies in that contest. 
• Ameera Hussen leads UW in total shots with 19, while Summer Yates is second with 15. Each has scored one goal on the year. 
• Helena Reischling scored her first goal of the season in overtime against Seattle U, with a 106th minute strike from outside of the box to win in golden goal fashion.
• Against Long Beach State, 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 and Helena Reischlinhave been mainstays in the Husky midfield and defense, both playing over 600 minutes so far.
• Seven Huskies have started every contest so far; Hussen, Yates, Reischling, Van der Jagt, Hellstrom, Johnston and Sekany.
• Through seven games, 22 different players have earned playing time for Washington.
• Washington scored 20 goals in the spring 2021 season, 19 of those goals are from players on this season's roster.
• Of the Huskies six goals scored so far this season, each has been scored by a different player.
• Last season, ASU went 9-6-2 (4-4-2, Pac-12) and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
• 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.
• UW heads back on the road to face Colorado and Utah in the first away Pac-12 matches, Sept. 30 and Oct. 3.