Huskies Hand CS Fullerton First MPSF Loss
October 25, 1998
SEATTLE--The Washington men's soccer team muddied the Mountain Division Sports Federation race today, handing Cal State Fullerton for its first conference loss of the season with a 2-1 win at Husky Soccer Stadium. Now five MPSF teams each have one loss more than halfway through the season. UW improved to 13-2 and 5-1, while CSF dropped to 10-4-1 and 3-1.
The Titans scored first in the game which featured fast, physical play. At 33:22, Colby Jackson took the ball up the right sideline, beat a UW defender, and knocked the ball into the lower left corner of the goal.
That lead lasted just 38 seconds, however. Junior Morgan McCoy sent a throw-in to the middle of the box which junior Wes Hart headed to senior Viet Nguyen, who headed it in at 34:00. Both teams had quality looks at the net, but the 1-1 score stood until 77:04. Hart lobbed the ball into the box and junior Rees Bettinger pushed it left to senior Matt Annis, whose header was the game-winner.
Hart's two assists broke the UW single-season record. He leads the nation with 14 assists this season.
Washington outshot Cal State Fullerton 11-9 and held a slim 4-3 corner kick advantage.
"This was our biggest home win of the 1998 season," UW coach Dean Wurzberger said. "They came in undefeated in the MPSF and on a roll. We knew it would be our toughest home game. It was a tremendous, intense college soccer game. This puts us right in the picture for the conference. Our fate is now in our hands as we travel to our remaining conference matches."
College Men's Soccer
Scoring--1, CSF, Colby Jackson, 33:22;
Shots--UW 11, CSF 9. Saves--CSF 3, UW 2.
Corner Kicks--UW 4, CSF 3. Fouls--UW 26, CSF 23.