No. 4 UW Takes Down Michigan State 4-1
SEATTLE – The No. 4 UW men's soccer team beat Michigan State 4-1 on Friday night at Husky Soccer Stadium in the teams' first meeting in Seattle. The Huskies are 5-0-1 on the season.
The Spartans got going very early on, scoring their first and only goal just 50 seconds into the match. The goal marked the first time the Huskies have trailed this season, and the first time the squad has given up a goal in the first half.
Omar Grey evened the score in the 19th minute off a Chris Meyers assist on a corner, tying the game up at one.
A Lucas Meek goal in the 37th minute off a Nick Scardina assist gave the Huskies their first lead, and it was all Washington from here on out.
Ilijah Paul continued his offensive dominance, scoring the final two goals of the game.
His first came in the 55th minute off an assist from Meek. The second, and fourth Husky goal, came in the 62nd minute off an Imanol Rosales assist, giving Paul his second multiple-goal game of the season.
The Dawgs notched 15 corner kicks while the Spartans had none, nearly tying a record set in 2011 for most corner kicks in a match (16).
If four goals weren't enough proof of the Huskies' offensive control, UW outshot Michigan State 26-5, 18 of those shots coming in the first 45 minutes of action.
Michigan State's goalkeeper posted seven saves on the evening, but the Spartans only notched one shot on goal aside from their first minute goal.
The Huskies close out the homestand on Tuesday, Sept. 20 vs. Seattle U at 7 p.m. from Husky Soccer Stadium. Single game tickets are available by clicking here.
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