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No. 2 Washington Welcomes California On Thursday Night

Oct 27, 2021

No. 2 Washington (12-1-0, 4-1-0) vs. California (3-8-2, 1-5-0)
 Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Husky Soccer Stadium 
Watch: Pac-12 Networks (A.J. Kanell)

SEATTLE --  The Washington men's soccer teams plays the final two regular season home matches of the year this weekend, with California visiting Seattle on Thursday night. 

Match Notes

Washington looks to get back on track after suffering its first defeat of the season last week to Oregon State. The Huskies are back in Seattle for the home leg of their season series against California.

UW remains a consensus Top-5 team, ranked as high as No. 2 in the TopDrawerSoccer Poll and receiving two first-place votes in the United Soccer Coaches Poll.

In its first match this season against Cal on the road, UW won convincingly by a score of 4-0. Imanol Rosales, Dylan Teves, Nick Scardina and Kalani Kossa-Rienzi all scored in the second half to propel the team to an 11-0 record at the time.

Washington will be without starters Achille Robin and Christian Soto, who each were shown straight red cards in the last match against Oregon State.

Ryan Sailor and Nick Scardina each scored their 4th goals of the season against the Beavers, tying Dylan Teves for the team lead. 

As a centerback, Sailor is second on the team with 10 points and joins Teves as the only two players with double-digit points.  He is tied for 6th in the conference in goals and 9th in points.

Sam Fowler's career GAA of 0.69 is second all-time at UW behind just Mark Schuur (0.56).

With 21 career assists, Dylan Teves is currently in a tie for 10th-place all-time at Washington.

Washington has 12 different goal scorers this season and 16 different point scorers. 

The Huskies have scored 14 goals this season as a result of set pieces (6 corner kicks, 3 free kick headers, 2 long throw-ins, 1 direct free kick, 1 penalty and 1 penalty rebound). These 14 goals have all occurred in the last 11 matches (1.27 Goals per Game).

The Huskies currently lead the Pac-12 in Corner Kicks per Game (6.23) Goal Differential (+24), Points Per Game (7.08), Goals per Game (2.46), Shots per Game (15.92), Shots on Goal per Game (6.83), Save Percentage (0.837), Shutout Percentage (0.538), Goals Against Average (0.600), Goals (32), Points (92) and Won-Lost-Tied % (0.923).

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.