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No. 2 Washington Hosts No. 23 UCLA on Sunday

Oct 1, 2021

No. 2 Washington (8-0-0, 1-0-0) vs. No. 23 UCLA (6-3-0, 2-1-0)
 Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Husky Soccer Stadium 
Stream: Pac-12 Networks (Elise Woodward)

SEATTLE -- Fresh off of a dramatic 1-0 overtime win over No. 13 San Diego State, the No. 2 Washington men's soccer team is right back at it on Sunday afternoon, hosting No. 23 UCLA at 3:00 p.m..

Match Notes

No. 2 Washington continues Pac-12 play this week when it hosts No. 23 UCLA on Sunday afternoon.

The Huskies and Bruins are two of the three Pac-12 schools ranked in the United Soccer Coaches poll. UW defeated the only other ranked team -- No. 13 San Diego State -- on Thursday.

Washington is 20-32-3 all-time against UCLA, but has won the last five meetings and outscored the Bruins 7-1 in two matches last season.

The Huskies improved to 8-0 on the season on Thursday night, defeating No. 13 San Diego State by a score of 1-0 in OT in their Pac-12 opener, thanks to a golden goal by Dylan Teves.

Washington's eight straight wins to start the season are tied with the 2006 team for the best start in program history.

Washington is now 4-0 in overtime matches this season, with Teves also having the golden goal in the team's first match of the season against UC Davis. Ryan Sailor had the game-winner at Utah Valley and Nick Scardina had the golden goal at Seattle U.

UW racked up the weekly honors this past week, as Kendall Burks was named Pac-12 Player of the Week and to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, while Nick Scardina was named to the TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week.

The Huskies currently lead the Pac-12 in Goal Differential (+15), Shots per Game (16.25), Goals (18), Points (54) and Won-Lost-Tied % (1.000).

Sam Fowler leads the Pac-12 with 3.43 saves per game, while Dylan Teves leads the conference with 3.38 shots per game.

UW received the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award last week after achieving a 3.53 team GPA in 2020-21.

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.