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No. 3 Washington Visits UCLA Thursday Night

Nov 3, 2021

No. 3 Washington (12-1-1, 4-1-1) at RV UCLA (8-5-1, 3-3-1)
When: Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles, Calif. 
Watch: Pac-12 Networks (Christian Miles)

SEATTLE -- The No. 3 Washington men's soccer team enters the home stretch of its conference slate this week, beginning with a road contest at UCLA on Thursday night. 
Match Notes

Washington embarks on a trip to southern California this week, starting with a contest against UCLA on Thursday night.  

In the teams' first matchup of the season, Ryan Sailor and Imanol Rosales scored twice within a minute to complete a 2-1 comeback win late in the second half against the Bruins.

UW remains a consensus Top-5 team, ranked No. 2 in the NCAA RPI Rankings and No. 3 in the TopDrawerSoccer and United Soccer Coaches polls.

Washington will return starters Achille Robin and Christian Soto, who had to serve red card suspensions during Sunday's 0-0 tie against Stanford.

The Huskies also welcomed back Lucas Meek last week, who returned after missing nearly two months with an injury. At the time of his injury, Meek led the conference and team with 9 points on 3 goals and three assists. 

As a centerback, Ryan Sailor is second on the team with 10 points and joins Dylan Teves as the only two players with double-digit points.  He is tied for 6th in the conference in goals and 20th in points.

Sam Fowler's career GAA of 0.67 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 12 matches (1.16 Goals per Game).

The Huskies currently lead the Pac-12 in Corner Kicks per Game (6.21) Goal Differential (+24), Points Per Game (6.57), Goals per Game (2.29), Shots per Game (15.79), Shots on Goal per Game (6.14), Save Percentage (0.840), Shutout Percentage (0.571), Goals Against Average (0.550), Goals (32), Points (92) and Won-Lost-Tied % (0.893).

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.