Huskies' Magical Season Ends In Omaha
Nov. 18, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. - The Washington men's soccer team was looking to make history Sunday night at 12th-seeded Creighton in Omaha, Neb., but the Huskies fell short after tying the match early in the second half, 4-2 in NCAA Second Round action.
The No. 21 Huskies finished the season with a 13-5-2 record while No. 21 Creighton (16-3-2) advanced to the NCAA Third Round at No. 1 Akron next weekend.
Creighton took an early lead just five minutes in as Brent Kallman scored on an assist from Bruno Castro on a nice pass to the left side of the box. Kallman was wide open about eight yards out and hit the crossbar which directed the ball into the net.
After a slow start in the first half in which Creighton outshot UW 8-3 and took four corners to none, the Huskies came out on fire to start the second half and scored just three minutes into the period.
Junior Michael Harris (Shoreline, Wash.) completed a flip throw which bounced in the box and went in the net off of the head of freshman James Moberg (Windsor, Calif.). It was the fourth goal of the season for Moberg.
The Bluejays bounced back less than seven minutes later to go up 2-1 as Timo Pitter scored on a Jose Ribas assist. The game-winner was scored by Andrew Ribeiro in the 65th minute on another Ribas assist.
As the Huskies pushed up front late in the game to get back into the match, Creighton scored its fourth goal of the match in the 85th minute. Christian Blandon netted the goal off a Pitter assist.
Tucker-Gangnes scored his team-high eighth goal of the year in the 88th minute off of a free kick to give the Huskies their second goal.