April 9, 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Washington continued its spring season over the weekend, earning a tie with Portland, 2-2. The Dawgs have now tied each of their spring games as they tune up for the 2013 season next fall.
Washington led 1-0 at the half after a brilliant goal from Lindsay Elston. The Huskies leading goal scorer from the fall, smacked a volley from about 25 yards out that hit the far post side-netting. Megan Kufeld was solid in goal and Jaclyn Softli narrowly missed putting the Huskies up by two in the first half. Washington also had a 6-0 edge in corner kicks, but none were converted.
The 1-0 lead evaporated in the second half as the Pilots stormed back with two goals. The Dawgs almost immediately tied it back up, but the bounce just did not go the Huskies way.
There were a lot of bright spots in the match as the Huskies were above average in possession and created a lot of opportunities against a very good Pilot squad. Freshmen McKenzie Karas continues to improve and played almost the entire match.
Sophomore forward, Jaclyn Softli played the entire 90 minutes at forward and looked dangerous and created a lot of opportunities in the match.
In addition, Amanda Perez saw her first action as a Husky. She's just returned from another stint with the Mexican National team, this time in matches for the Mexican U20s vs. Haiti and Notre Dame in South Bend.
Farrell departs again April 13 for camp with the U-20 U.S. National Team.
The Huskies next spring match-ups are a two-game bill vs. Division II stalwarts Western Washington and Seattle Pacific on Wednesday, April 17th at 5 and 7pm at Husky Soccer Field. Admission is free.