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No. 2 Seed Washington Welcomes No. 15 Indiana For NCAA Third Round

Nov 26, 2021

No. 2 Washington (15-1-2) vs. No. 15 Indiana (15-5-1)
When: Saturday, 12 p.m. PST
Where: Husky Soccer Stadium (Tickets
Watch: Washington Livestream (Jason Dorow)

SEATTLE -- The Washington men's soccer team continues NCAA Tournament play on Saturday evening when it hosts Indiana. The Hoosiers defeated Bowling Green by a score of 2-0 in the Second Round on Sunday to earn a trip to Seattle.  

Match Notes

No. 2 seed Washington hosts No. 15 seed Indiana on Saturday evening in the NCAA Third Round, with a trip to Quarterfinals at stake in Seattle.

UW opened up postseason play with a 3-1 win over Portland on Sunday, with Dylan Teves having just the second postseason hat trick in program history to lead the Huskies to victory. The Hoosiers defeated Bowling Green by a score of 2-0 in their first match of the postseason.

Washington is 0-4 all-time against Indiana, with three of those losses coming in postseason play. The last match between the two sides was a 1-0 Hoosier win at the adidas Portland Invitational in 2001.

A win for the Huskies would send them the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third straight season and the fourth time under head coach Jamie Clark.

With his assist against Portland in the second round, Charlie Ostrem tied James Moberg's record for career postseason assists with three.

As a centerback, Ryan Sailor is second on the team with 6 goals and 14 points. In Pac-12 games, Sailor and Dylan Teves each scored 5 goals, which were the most in the conference.

With 22 career assists, Dylan Teves is currently ranked 9th all-time at Washington. Charlie Ostrem's 21 are just behind Teves and tied for 10th all-time.

There are deep Clark family ties to the Top 4 seeds in the NCAA Tournament.  Washington head coach Jamie Clark's father, Bobby Clark, has an influence on the coaching staffs of each of the top four seeds. No. 1 Oregon State's associate head coach BJ Craig coached under Bobby Clark at Notre Dame, No. 3 Georgetown's head coach Bobby Wiese played for Bobby at Dartmouth and coached under him at Notre Dame and Stanford. No. 4 Notre Dame's head coach Chad Riley succeeded Bobby Clark in South Bend and played and coached under Clark at Notre Dame.

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

The Huskies have scored 17 goals this season as a result of set pieces (8 corner kicks, 3 free kick headers, 3 long throw-ins, 1 direct free kick, 1 penalty and 1 penalty rebound). These 17 goals have all occurred in the last 16 matches

Washington is one of just five programs to have made the NCAA Tournament in each of the last six seasons, joining Indiana, Maryland, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech.

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.