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No. 1 Washington Hosts No. 8 Oregon State On Friday Night

Oct 21, 2021

No. 2 Washington (12-0-0, 4-0-0) vs. No. 8 Oregon State (8-1-2, 3-0-1)
 Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Husky Soccer Stadium 
Watch: Pac-12 Networks (Ann Schatz)

SEATTLE --  Friday night at Husky Soccer Stadium sees the two top teams in the Pac-12 in No. 1 Washington and No. 8 Oregon State square off for the first time this season. The two teams are also ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the NCAA RPI. 

Washington will be hosting DP Open Night, where it will raise awareness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Husky alum Daniel Phelps passed away from SCA in 2015 at the age of 27 and the DP Open was founded in his memory. More information on DP Open night can be found here as well as the DP Open website

Match Notes

Now the consensus No. 1 team in the country, Washington returns home for a top-10 matchup against No. 8 Oregon State. The Beavers are also the No. 2-ranked team in the NCAA RPI

UW will host DP Open Night on Friday, which will raise awareness for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in honor of Husky Alum Daniel Phelps, who passed away from SCA in 2015 at the age of 27.

The Huskies stayed perfect last weekend, cruising past Gonzaga by a score of 3-0, with Kendall Burks, Charlie Ostrem and Chris Meyers finding the back of the net.

At 12-0-0, UW owns the Pac-12 record for best start to a season since the conference began sponsoring men's soccer in 2000. 

Washington is 44-16-4 all-time against Oregon State and the Huskies have won three of the last four matches.

Chris Meyers become the seventh UW player to score 3 goals this season with his tally at Gonzaga last week. 

Washington has 12 different goal scorers this season and 15 different point scorers. 

The Huskies have scored 13 goals this season as a result of set pieces (6 corner kicks, 2 long throw-ins, 2 free kick headers, 1 direct free kick, 1 penalty and 1 penalty rebound). These 13 goals have all occurred in the last 10 matches (1.3 Goals per Game).

Kendall Burks was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal at Gonzaga and helping UW keep a clean sheet. The Huskies now have 12 appearances on teams of the week through eight weeks. They have had a representative on a team in seven of the eight weeks this season.

The Huskies currently lead the Pac-12 in Corner Kicks per Game (6.50) Goal Differential (+25), Goals per Game (2.50), Shots per Game (16.42), Shots on Goal per Game (6.83), Shutuout Percentage (0.583), Goals Against Average (0.406), Goals (27), Points (77) and Won-Lost-Tied % (1.000).

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.