Men's Soccer Shuts Out Cal Poly SLO
October 11, 1998
SEATTLE - The Husky men's soccer team completed a dominating weekend of MPSF play by blanking Cal Poly SLO, 4-0, on Sunday. UW outscored its conference opponents 13-1 over the weekend, including a 9-1 stomp of UC Santa Barbara on Friday. UW improves to 10-1, while the Mustangs fall to 6-4-1.
Washington scored three goals in the first period, all of which involved junior Wes Hart. Senior Viet Nguyen touched the ball into the upper right corner of the net from close range at 15:54 after nifty interior passing by senior Lane Jerdal and Hart. Less than five minutes later, Nguyen made a baseline move that drew Mustang keeper Brenton Junge toward him before dishing the ball to a wide-open Hart in front of the net at 20:28. Sophomore Kai Carroll stole the ball in Cal Poly's box and passed off to Hart, who at 41:45 converted another open shot.
In the only score of the second period, junior Rees Bettinger received the ball 10 feet from the goal after interior passing by Carroll and Nguyen put the keeper off guard.
The Huskies outshot CPSLO 23-4 and had an 8-1 corner kick advantage. Junge made nine saves on the afternoon, while UW keeper Peter Van de Ven had one.
"This was a good weekend for us," UW coach Dean Wurzberger said. "This was two of our better home performances. I was especially pleased with our fast start today. It was our best opening period of the season. And I can't say enough about our freshman coming on. Zach Kingsley has so much ability and had a very good performance, and Benjamin Somoza came off the bench to do a very good job."
Washington 4, Cal Poly SLO 0
Scoring--1, UW, Viet Nguyen (Lane Jerdal, Wes Hart), 15:54; 2, UW, Wes Hart (Viet Nguyen), 20:28; 3, Wes Hart (Kai Carroll), 41:45; 4, Rees Bettinger (Kai Carroll, Viet Nguyen), 80:09. Shots--UW 23, CPSLO 4. Saves--UCSB 9, UW 1. Corner Kicks--UW 8, CPSLO 1. Fouls--CPSLO 17, UW 14. Attendance--2071.