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Road Stand Continues as Huskies Visit Sacramento State

Sep 14, 2022

SEATTLE - No. 22 Washington looks to remain undefeated, continuing a three-match road stand by closing out the non-conference portion of its slate Thursday afternoon at Sacramento State. The match, scheduled for a 4 p.m. PT kickoff, will be available for streaming through ESPN+.

Thursday's matchup will be the first ever meeting between Washington and Sacramento State. The Huskies enter the affair boasting a 5-0-2 record, while the Hornets sit at 0-5-2 in 2022.

In its most recent action, Washington kept its undefeated start to the season intact with a 1-1 draw at Portland, outshooting the Pilots 24-3 in the match. Hailey Still netted the equalizer for the Huskies, tying for the team lead with her fourth goal of the season. Still's goal ended a six-match clean sheet streak for the Pilots.

On Tuesday, the Huskies moved up to spots in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, climbing to No. 22.

Sacramento State is in its 16th season under the direction of head coach Randy Dedini, a three-time Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year honoree. Dedini, the winningest coach in program history, has guided the Hornets to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.

The Hornets enter Thursday's tilt with a 0-5-2 record, dropping back-to-back matches to Nevada and California Baptist. CSUS is 0-1-2 on the season at Hornet Field.

Sophomore midfielder Abigail Lopez has scored three of the Hornets' four goals this season, registering a brace at Pacific. Junior Mia Shalit has started all seven matches in goal, posting a 2.43 GAA with a 0.691 save percentage.

Thursday's match will be the first ever meeting between UW and Sacramento State.

Washington remained ranked in the United Soccer Coaches Poll for a second-consecutive week, moving up two spots to No. 22.

Boasting one of the top scoring offenses in the Pac-12, the Huskies have gotten it done with a total team effort as 11 different players have found the back of the net in 2022. Washington has scored three or more goals in four-of-seven matches despite no Husky registering a multi-goal match.

Washington ranks fifth in the nation with 3.14 assists per game, registering 22 assists on 20 goals this season. Of the Huskies' 20 goals, only five have been scored without the benefit of an assist.

The 20 goals over the first seven matches are the third most for Washington in program-history, the most since hanging 21 during the 2000 campaign.

It is just the second time since 2012 the Huskies have a begun the season undefeated through the first seven matches of the year. During that 2012 season, Washington won its first seven matches and remained undefeated through the first eight contests.

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