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Huskies Draw With Oregon State In Dramatic Fashion

Nov 11, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- With the Pac-12 title on the line, the Washington men's soccer team traveled to Corvallis to take on Oregon State on Thursday night. 

The first half saw the two sides feel each other out. Oregon State registered the first shot on goal of the night, but Sam Fowler was up to the task and made a kick save to keep the Beavers off the scoreboard. 

The Huskies would tally a shot on goal thanks to Gio Miglietti, but otherwise did not threaten too much in the first 45 minutes. 

In the second half, the action picked up tremendously. Less than a minute into the half, Oregon State took advantage of a mistake on the UW back line and took a 1-0 lead.

The Huskies would begin to press after that, earning multiple chances. Finally, Ryan Sailor provided the breakthrough when he headed in a Charlie Ostrem corner kick in the 61st minute. 

The two sides traded blows back and forth, but the Beavers proved to have more quality chances in the second half. On two different breakaways, Sam Fowler made incredible saves to keep OSU from re-taking the lead. 


With Fowler keeping UW in the match, the Husky attack would soon make good on his efforts. In the 86th minute, in the action immediately after a corner kick, Gio Miglietti scored a diving header in the box to give Washington a 2-1 lead late. 

While the Huskies needed four minutes of scoreless soccer to clinch a win, the Beavers were not going down without a fight. They created multiple chances in the closing moments of action and found the back of the net in the 89th minute to tie it at 2-2 and send the match to overtime. 

With two 10-minute golden goal periods, there was time for UW to find a winner. However, the Huskies and Beavers found themselves deadlocked in both overtime periods and the match finished in a 2-2 draw. 

The result gave Oregon State the outright Pac-12 title, while Washington finished in second place. 

The Huskies now look forward to the NCAA Tournament selection show on Monday at 10:00 a.m. to see where they will be seeded in the national tournament. Heading into Thursday's match, UW was No. 1 in the NCAA RPI and OSU was right behind the Huskies at No. 2.