STORRS, Conn. -- No. 10 Washington stayed unbeaten with a 0-0 draw at No. 3 Connecticut on Tuesday. The battle of Huskies turned into a rugged defensive match with neither team allowing many chances.
Washington came into the match riding an offensive outburst after back-to-back games with four goals. Tuesday, UConn proved to be much stingier, allowing just six Husky shots. On the other end, the Dawgs were also stout, allowing just 11 shots and only one on target, which Spencer Richey saved.
Washington did not have a shot on goal until late in regulation when Mason Robertson put a header on target, but UConn made the save. In the second overtime, Darwin Jones added the other Husky shot on goal, but again the UConn keeper was there for the save.
Jones led UW with three shots, while Ian Lange and James Moberg were also credited with shots. Moberg’s chance was a blast from 30 yards that sailed just right, while Lange had a late free kick that went high.
Defensively, UW was brilliant holding the nation’s third-ranked team without a goal for 110 minutes. Reigning Pac-12 and National Player of the Week Taylor Peay led the defense a week after being the offensive hero.
Richey was not tested too often, but kept a clean sheet until having to leave the game in the 83rd minute with an injury. Ryan Herman replaced the Herman Trophy candidate and secured the team shutout.
The Dawgs season opening winning streak comes to an end at three, but a draw with the No. 3 ranked team was still a solid result. Last season, Washington also went to overtime in a 0-0 draw with UConn only to allow a controversial goal on a free kick. Tuesday, the Dawgs at least partially atoned for that game and remained unbeaten on the young season.
Washington will now head to Providence, R.I., to face No. 25 Brown for the second leg of their East Coast trip against ranked opponents. The Dawgs and the Brown Bears will square off on Friday at 4 p.m., PST.