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Huskies Dealt 1-0 Defeat by Arizona

Oct 20, 2022

SEATTLE – Despite dominating the early minutes of Thursday night's match against Arizona (6-6-2, 3-4-0 Pac-12), Washington (8-4-3, 2-4-1 Pac-12) was pegged back with a first half goal from the Wildcats and was unable to overcome it, dropping a tough 1-0 result at Husky Soccer Stadium.
The Huskies had three golden opportunities to take a 6th-minute lead. However, Kala McDaniel's shot was saved by the Wildcats' Hope Hisey, who recovered to deny Summer Yates' point-blank shot off the rebound.
Yates' rebound found McKenzie Weinert in the middle of the 18, but her attempt was blocked by an Arizona defender and the Wildcats were able to clear, somehow maintaining the 0-0 scoreline.
The Huskies continued to play on the front foot but in the 26th minute the Wildcats struck off the counter as Jordan Hall beat Olivia Sekany to her right and found the bottom corner.
Coming out of the halftime break down a goal, Washington continued to press for an equalizer throughout the ensuing 45 minutes.
The best opportunity of all came with less than 10 seconds left on the clock as Elena Palacios' desperation heave into the box met Weinert's head at the death. Unfortunately, the Husky striker couldn't get the right contact on the ball, sending a glancing header wide.
Washington concludes its home schedule on Sunday, taking on Arizona State for a noon kickoff at Husky Soccer Stadium. Prior to the start of play, the Huskies will honor their 2022 senior class.
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