First Place On The Line In Bay Area
Oct. 18, 2012
SEATTLE – A six-match unbeaten streak. A 4-0-1 mark in league play. First place in the Pac-12 standings. That is what is at stake for the UW men’s soccer team as the Huskies head south to the Bay Area to face Cal and Stanford this weekend on the Pac-12 Networks.
Washington swept both Cal and Stanford in Seattle last weekend. On Friday, the Huskies downed Cal 1-0 in double overtime. Senior Patrick Pacheco (Taos, N.M.) scored his first career goal as a Husky in the 107th minute for the game-winner. Fellow senior Abdul Aman (Seattle, Wash.) had the assist.
Against Stanford in the Sunday game, two late goals propelled the UW to a 2-0 win. Senior Nate Sackeyfio (Seattle, Wash.) scored the game-winner in the 80th minute and senior Ben Fisk (Federal Way, Wash.) netted his first goal of 2012 on a PK just three minutes later.
Stanford is third in the league standings (2-2-1) and 5-6-1 overall. Cal is fourth at 2-30 and 7-5-1 overall. The Huskies are looking to sweep Cal and Stanford on the season for the second-straight year. Cal last defeated the UW in Berkeley in 2010. Stanford’s last win vs. the Huskies was also at home in 2008.
Head coach Jamie Clark picked up his 60th career win as a head coach that includes stints at Harvard, Creighton and Washington. He is 60-22-6 in his five-year career.
Sackeyfio scored twice last week and was named the Disney/NSCAA Player of the Week, Pac-12 Player of the Week, GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week, to the College Soccer News Team of the Week and to the Soccer America Team of the Week.