Vigorous Schedule Awaits Huskies In Southern California
Oct. 3, 2012
SEATTLE - The brutal part of the Pac-12 schedule is here for the Huskies. Arguably the toughest trip to make in league play is at San Diego State and UCLA. Most years, the race for the Pac-12 title is between the Huskies and these two schools.
The Huskies will take a 6-3-1 overall record and a 1-0-0 Pac-12 mark to San Diego State on Friday and UCLA on Monday.
The Aztecs are 4-4-1 on the year and 0-2-0 in the Pac-12 after dropping a 2-0 match at Stanford on Sept. 30 and a 1-0 double overtime match at Cal. Jordan Ongaro leads the team with six goals and Kody Duff is a close second with five, respectively. Blake Wise and Jose Altamirano have four assists each. Three different players have seen time in the net as Blake Hylen has played in six games and Tim Peitsch in five. Together they have made 44 saves and allowed 13 goals.
Washington leads the all-time series vs. SDSU 9-4-6 and won both meetings last year, 3-0 at SDSU and 3-2 at home. The UW has won the last three overall meetings against the Aztecs.
UCLA is No. 8 in the coaches poll this week, moving up one spot from last week. The Bruins lead the UW in the all-time series, 24-11-2. UCLA won 1-0 in Los Angeles and 4-1 in Seattle last year. The last win for the Huskies against UCLA came Oct. 28, 2007 on the road.
The Bruins are 7-1-2 overall, 2-0 in league play and 2-1 at home. Last week they picked up 3-1 wins at Stanford and Cal. Offensively the Bruins share the ball well. Fernando Monge has four goals while Ryan Hollingshead, Reed Williams and Max Estrada have three each. Victor Munoz and Leo Stolz have four assists each. UCLA has also split time between multiple keepers this season. Earl Edwards has made 24 saves and allowed five goals in six games and Juan Cervantes has played in five matches, making 16 saves and allowing four goals.