Men's Soccer Dominates UC Santa Barbara
October 9, 1998
SEATTLE -- The numbers nine and one tell the story of Husky soccer today. Washington manhandled UC Santa Barbara, 9-1, to improve to 9-1 on the season. The Gouchos fell to 1-9. Eight different Huskies netted a goal in their highest scoring match since UW downed Gonzaga, 10-0, in 1987.
Despite the domination, UCSB was up 1-0 at the 2:07 mark after Zak Matteoli was credited with a UW own goal. That lead lasted just six minutes. Junior Wes Hart's diving header off a cross from junior Morgan McCoy at 8:08 began the Husky scoring outburst. It continued less than three minutes later, when senior Matt Annis put a Viet Nguyen cross into an open net after the ball deflected off Hart.
Senior defender Craig Waibel scored his third goal of the season and his career at 32:06, heading in a cross from Nguyen from the near post. Nguyen was on the other end of a goal at 41:53, putting a free kick off the far post and into the net. Just 30 seconds later, Annis converted a penalty kick to put the Huskies up 5-1 at the half.
After the largest lapse between goals of the game, Washington's next four goals came off four consecutive shots in just more than 10 minutes midway through the second period. An all-freshman goal came at 69:27, when Bryn Ritchie headed in a Zach Kingsley cross. Sophomore Kai Carroll benefited off a great move and square pass by freshman Jake Sagare. Carroll knocked in the clear shot at 73:37. Sagare then beat the goalkeeper to a ball 25 yards out, with the deliberate shot rolling between the pipes at 75:16.
Senior Jay Gomez, making his first appearance on the field as a Husky, needed less than 10 minutes to net his career-first goal, knocking in a cross from senior Lane Jerdal at 79:49 to end the barrage.
UW outshot the Gouchos 30-2 and led in corner kicks, 11-1. UCSB keeper Brad Coddington made 11 saves, while UW's James Dickinson, who entered the game in the 61st minute, made one.
"We recovered from a very slow start," coach Dean Wurzberger said. "I wasn't surprised we played well today. We've had a great week of training. But no one could have predicted the number of goals we scored. It was great to get everyone in, and it was great that they came off the bench to score. To Santa Barbara's credit, they kept battling until the very end."
College Men's Soccer
Scoring--1, UCSB, Zak Matteoli, 2:07; 2, UW, Wes Hart (Morgan McCoy), 8:08; 3, UW, Matt Annis (Viet Nguyen, Wes Hart), 10:34; 4, Craig Waibel (Viet Nguyen), 32:06; 5, UW, Viet Nguyen, 41:53; 6, UW, Matt Annis, 42:22; 7, UW, Bryn Ritchie (Zach Kingsley), 69:27; 8, UW, Kai Carroll (Jake Sagare), 73:37; 9, UW, Jake Sagare, 75:16; 10, UW, Jay Gomez (Lane Jerdal), 79:49.
Shots--UW 30, UCSB 2.
Saves--UCSB 11, UW 1. Corner Kicks--UW 11, UCSB 1.
Fouls--UCSB 18, UW 14. Attendance--801.