Huskies Fall In Boeing Apple Cup Series
SEATTLE – In a physical, high-intensity match at Husky Soccer Stadium, Washington came away with a 4-2 loss to No. 18 Washington State in the Boeing Apple Cup Series. The Huskies (6-8-4, 4-4-3) came from a goal down in the first half to equalize but couldn't match the Cougars (13-2-4, 7-1-3) four goals on a cold Friday night on Montlake.
The Cougars opened the scoring in the 31st minute on a goal by Grayson Lynch. In a common occurrence for the Huskies as of late, they quickly bounced back, equalizing within the next three minutes.
Ruby Hellstrom delivered a ball in off a corner and after bouncing around in the box, the ball trickled into goal off a WSU defender for an own goal. It was the first goal the Huskies have scored on the year via an own goal.
WSU however would bounce back, scoring three goals within the first twenty minutes of play to open the second half, and taking a 4-1 lead.
The Huskies once again rallied when McKenzie Weinert scored her third goal of the season, rocketing a shot past the goalkeeper in the 76th minute. Summer Yates assisted on the play for her fifth of the year, earning her 57th career point as a Husky, which ranks eighth all-time in program history.
Not done yet! It's McKenzie Weinert from Summer Yates to get us back a goal!
— Washington Women's Soccer (@UW_WSoccer) November 6, 2021
For the Huskies, it was too little too late as UW looked to claw back but were unable to do so, having a number of good looks on goal late in the contest.
Olivia Van der Jagt played in her 88th game as a Husky, extending her lead in all-time games played by a UW player. Van der Jagt played all 90 minutes with three shots. Goalkeeper Olivia Sekany recorded seven saves in the match, her fifth straight game having more than four saves.
Friday was the final match of the regular season for the Huskies. The NCAA bracket for postseason play will be revealed on Monday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. on NCAA.com.
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