Washington To Host UCLA On Breast Cancer Awareness Night
SEATTLE – The Huskies are back home on Thursday night as they host No. 8 UCLA at Husky Soccer Stadium. The match will kickoff at 7:00 p.m. and will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.
Thursday's match is Breast Cancer Awareness Night as UW is honoring all those that have battled or are currently battling breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to help support the initiative. Before the match, the Huskies will pay tribute to an incredible student-athlete support staff member, Amy Wooten, as she will join the team as an honorary captain.
Washington (4-6-3, 2-2-2) is coming off a 4-1 Friday night road win at Arizona. Four different Huskies scored in the contest and the four goals are a season high. UW currently sits at seventh place in the Pac-12 with eight points.
Ruby Hellstrom opened the scoring against the Wildcats with her goal in the 21st minute as she corralled a loose ball from the Wildcat defense and finished at the far post. Hellstrom has now scored both her goals this season in back-to-back matches.
Summer Yates' goal against Arizona was her fourth of the season, converting a penalty after she was taken down in the box. It was also the 19th goal of her UW career and her 51st career point, which is tied for 10th in program history. In five conference matches, Yates is averaging 1.17 points per game, 8th in the Pac-12.
Midfielder Olivia Van der Jagt played in her 83rd career match as Husky last Friday night, which puts her in a tie for fourth all-time in program history. Her next appearance will tie her for second place at 84 games played. Van der Jagt and Helena Reischling have been mainstays in the Husky midfield and defense, both playing over 1,190 minutes so far.
Goalkeeper Olivia Sekany holds a .726 save percentage and 1.24 goals against average, which ranks ninth in the conference. She has recorded 45 saves so far, an average of 3.4 per game. Her third shutout of the season and 11th of her UW career came against Cal, as she recorded three saves in that contest.
The Huskies have outshot their opponents by a margin of 168-157. On average, nearly one more shot a game than their opposition.
Washington and UCLA will matchup for the 28th time overall with UCLA holding the series lead at 21-4-2. Most recently, the Bruins won 1-0 in Los Angeles in April. UCLA (12-0-2, 4-0-2) is currently second in the Pac-12 with a record of 4-0-2.
The Huskies will be at home for senior day on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 12:00 p.m. to take on No. 5 USC.