Huskies Take Down Cal, 1-0
SEATTLE – The Washington women's soccer team defeated California 1-0 on Thursday night at Husky Soccer Stadium. Summer Yates scored early in the 6th minute to give UW (3-5-3, 1-1-2 Pac-12) the lead and the Dawgs never looked back, earning their first Pac-12 win of the season.
Helena Reischling played a deep ball in the box that Yates was able to get her head on and placed it wonderfully into the left corner of the net. Yates' goal was her third of the season and the 18th of her Husky career. Jessika Cowart earned the second assist on the play.
6' - Summer Yates with the opening goal!! 1-0 Huskies!
— Washington Women's Soccer (@UW_WSoccer) October 8, 2021
Olivia Sekany was solid as ever in goal, with three saves on the night. She also earned the shutout, her third of the season.
Sekany was rarely challenged in a significant way, thanks to the Husky defensive effort that didn't allow the Golden Bears many quality opportunities. The back line of Tasia Kravitz, Cowart, Peyton McGee and Reischling were excellent all night, thwarting any attack Cal might have had.
Yates was the shot leader on the night for UW with three and Kala McDaniel who earned a start, also had two shots. McDaniel nearly had the second goal for Washington as her shot later in the first half rattled off the top of the crossbar on a shot from distance.
Kyla Ferry proved to be a big bonus off the bench this evening, playing 58 minutes, a season high.
UW faces another tough Pac-12 opponent on Sunday when No. 14 Stanford visits Seattle. The match is slated for 12:00 p.m. and will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.