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No. 2 Washington Set For Match Against Cal on Sunday

Oct 8, 2021

No. 2 Washington (10-0-0, 3-0-0) at California (2-7-1, 0-4-0)
 Sunday, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Berkeley, Calif. 
Stream: Pac-12 Networks (Joe Castellano)

SEATTLE -- Just days after setting the Pac-12 record for the best start to a season in conference history, the Washington men's soccer team is back in action California on Sunday afternoon.

Match Notes

No. 2 Washington wraps up its weekend in the Bay Area on Sunday when it takes on California at noon in Berkeley.

The Huskies are coming off of a road win at Stanford on Thursday that saw them set a Pac-12 record for best start to a season (10-0-0) since the conference began sponsoring men's soccer in 2000.

Washington is 35-20-10 all-time against the Golden Bears and has won six of the last seven matches, included a season sweep this past Spring.

Dylan Teves' goal against Stanford gave him 11 points on the season. He now has double-digit points in all four of his seasons at UW.

The Huskies have scored 10 goals this season as a result of set pieces (4 corner kicks, 2 long throw-ins, 2 free kick headers, 1 penalty and 1 penalty rebound). These 10 goals have all occurred in the last eight matches. That mark of 1.25 GFA from set pieces alone is better than two Pac-12 teams overall in that span.

Ryan Sailor was named to both the College Soccer News and TopDrawerSoccer National Teams of the Week after scoring the tying goal against No. 23 UCLA and helping UW keep a clean sheet against No. 13 San Diego State. The Huskies now have 10 appearances on teams of the week through six weeks. They have had a representative on one team in five of the six weeks this season.

The Huskies currently lead the Pac-12 in Corner Kicks per Game (6.50) Goal Differential (+18), Points per Game (6.80), Goals Per Game (2.30), Shots per Game (15.90), Goals (23), Points (68) and Won-Lost-Tied % (1.000).

Dylan Teves leads the Pac-12 with 3 game-winning goals and 3.20 shots per game.

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.