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No. 2 Washington Faces Off With No. 10 Saint Louis For Trip To College Cup

Dec 3, 2021

No. 2 Washington (16-1-2) vs. No. 10 Saint Louis (16-0-4)
When: Saturday, 5 p.m. PST
Where: Husky Soccer Stadium (Tickets

SEATTLE -- A trip to the College Cup is up for grabs in Seattle on Saturday evening when the No. 2 seed Washington Huskies take on the No. 10 seed Saint Louis Billikens in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Match Notes

No. 2 seed Washington hosts No. 10 seed Saint Louis on Saturday evening in the NCAA Quarterfinals, with the Huskies looking to advance to the first College Cup in program history.

UW advanced to this point with a 3-1 win over Portland in the Second Round and a 3-2 overtime win over Indiana in the Third Round. Dylan Teves had a hat trick in each of those games and is believed to be the only player in NCAA history with back-to-back hat tricks in NCAA Tournament games.

The Billikens are the lone undefeated team left in the country. They defeated LIU 5-1 in the Second Round before taking down No. 7 seed Duke in a 4-3 thriller in the Third Round.

With his hat trick against the Hoosiers, Dylan Teves became UW's all-time leader in postseason goals (6) and points (12). Charlie Ostrem also become the UW all-time leader in postseason assists (4).

Teves was also just named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Friday, an acknowledgement of his stellar work as a student and athlete.

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 and Charlie Ostrem are both currently ranked 9th all-time at Washington.

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 18 goals this season as a result of set pieces (8 corner kicks, 3 free kick headers, 3 long throw-ins, 2 penalty kicks, 1 direct free kick, and 1 penalty rebound). These 18 goals have all occurred in the last 17 matches

Washington is one of just two programs in the country (Georgetown) to have advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals in each of the last three seasons.

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.