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No. 2 Washington Ready For College Cup Against No. 3 Georgetown

Dec 9, 2021

College Cup: No. 2 Washington (17-1-2) vs. No. 3 Georgetown (18-2-1)
When: Friday, 5:30 p.m. PST
Where: Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park 
Watch: ESPNU (Dalen Cuff and Devon Kerr)

CARY, N.C. -- The Washington Huskies already made history by making its first ever College Cup, but there is more to be accomplished for this team. UW is settled in Cary with its sights set on a national championship. Its first opponent is the No. 3 seed Georgetown Hoyas, the 2019 national champions who knocked out the Huskies in the NCAA Quarterfinals that season. 

Match Notes

In its first ever match in the College Cup, the No. 2 seed Washington Huskies are set to take on No. 3 Georgetown Friday night in Cary, N.C..

UW has only played Georgetown once in its history, a 2-1 loss in the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2019. The Huskies led 1-0 before the Hoyas scored in the 72nd and 76th minute to earn the win.

Two programs familiar with success, Washington and Georgetown are the only two teams that have made the NCAA Quarterfinals the last three seasons.

Georgetown head coach Brian Wiese has deep ties to Jamie Clark, as Wiese spent 10 years coaching under Jamie father, the legendary Bobby Clark.

UW advanced to the first College Cup in program history when it shutout No. 10 Saint Louis last Saturday in Seattle, led by 2 goals from Gio Miglietti.

Washington fans set an attendance record in that match at Husky Soccer Stadium, with 3,629 fans filling the venue to witness history.

Sam Fowler became the UW all-time leader in postseason saves against Saint Louis and he now has 28 career saves in eight postseason matches.

Dylan Teves is believed to be the first player in NCAA history with back-to-back postseason hat tricks after scoring 3 goals against Portland in the Second Round and 3 goals against No. 15 Indiana 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 became the UW all-time leader in postseason assists (4).

Teves was named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year last week, 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 three College Cup teams, as Washington head coach Jamie Clark's father, Bobby Clark, has a strong influence on this year's field. Georgetown head coach Brian Wiese played for Bobby at Dartmouth and coached under him at Notre Dame and Stanford. Notre Dame 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 18 matches.

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.