SEATTLE -- Washington women's soccer will open the spring season on Thursday, March 13, at Seattle U. The game is set for a 7 p.m. and will be played on Seattle U.'s turf field at 12th and Cherry adjacent to the SU campus. Admission to the game is free.
Due to sloppy field conditions at SU's Championships field, the game was moved to the turf field. Fans are encouraged to bring chairs or be prepared to stand since the field does not have bleachers.
It will be the first opportunity to see the new-look Dawgs who graduated six seniors, including Lindsay Elston who is in training camp with the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League.
Despite the losses, the Dawgs return several key contributors including leading scorer Kate Bennett, standout goalkeeper Megan Kufeld and All-Freshman team defender Havana McElvaine. Washington will also see the returns of Sami Page and Stine Schoening from injury and the arrival of transfer Miranda Rawlings from UNLV.
Seattle U. was an NCAA Tournament team from a year ago after an undefeated run through the WAC conference. Washington defeated the Redhawks, 5-0, during the regular season, before Seattle U. then reeled off 15-straight victories before losing to Portland in the first round of the NCAA's.
The Dawgs will open the home version of the spring season on April 3 at 7 p.m., when the Seattle Reign come to the Husky Soccer Field.