Men's soccer battles valiantly at Kitsap Pumas
The Washington Husky men's soccer team battled tough, but dropped a 2-0 decision this evening to the Kitsap SC Pumas, a lower division professional side based in Bremerton, Wash.
Kitsap scored on a goal in each half of the match, the first coming against the run of play by former Oregon State midfielder Robbie Crisner. Kitsap's second goal came on a penalty kick in the second half by Kellen Wantulok, a forward who played collegiately at Santa Clara University.
"I thought we had a much better showing today that we did last time out against the Sounders FC reserves," said UW head coach Dean Wurzberger. "Kitsap was stronger and a bit more physical and that put us on our heels a bit. But, generally I thought we held a pretty fair amount of possession and were a bit unlucky on both of the goals - particularly the penalty."
College soccer teams are allowed just a few dates of competition during the non-traditional spring training season. Teams use friendly matches, such as the one today against Kitsap, for team development and to indoctrinate less experienced players into its system. Results are not counted in any rankings or statistical comparisons.
The Huskies complete their short spring season Friday against Seattle University at Starfire Sports in Tukwila, Wash.
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