Charlie Ranahan and the Huskies are on a three-game winning streak.
Oct. 19, 2011
After a weekend sweep with two wins against Stanford and Cal, the Bay Area schools will come up to Seattle to play another consecutive match against 23/24-ranked Washington. The Dawgs face Stanford first on Friday at 7 p.m. and then against Cal on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Husky Soccer Stadium. Live video/audio and stats will be available on www.gohuskies.com.
The Cardinal went 1-1 over the weekend after losing to the Huskies on Friday and then winning on Sunday against Oregon State. Adam Jahn had three shots in Stanford's loss to Washington, 2-0, that left them winless in the Pac-12 up until Sunday, when the Cardinal used three first-half goals to hang on for its first conference win against the Beavers, 3-2. Seniors Garrett Gunther (2) and Alexander Binnie (1) scored the goals for the Cardinal. Gunther leads the team with two assists and is tied in the lead with three goals along with Adam Jahn. Goalkeeper Jason Dodson, 3-5-1, has started ten games with a total of 39 saves. Stanford improved to 4-7-2 overall and 1-3-1 in conference play.
California lost its only match of the weekend against Washington, 2-1, in double overtime. It was the third straight double overtime match for the Bears. Junior forward John Fitzpatrick had the lone goal for Cal, his team-high fifth goal of the year. Goalkeepers Robby Gogatz has 45 saves through nine starts and Kevin Peach has 20 saves through three starts. The Golden Bears record fell to 3-5-4 overall and 0-3-2 in Pac-12 play.
Richards Earns Pac-12 HonorsBrent Richards was named Bank of the West Pac-12 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of October 11-17. The Camas, Wash. native tallied two goals and one assist as the Huskies went 2-0 on the road over the weekend. Richards has nine goals and 20 points to lead the Huskies this season. This is Richards' second weekly honor and Washington's 24th all-time Player of the Week.
Richards' Two Goals Lift UW Over Cal
Senior Brent Richards evened the match just before half-time and then finished off the Bears with his second goal in the 103rd minute for the 2-1 victory in double overtime in Berkeley, Calif., Sunday afternoon. Richards now has a team-high nine goals for the season. His first goal was assisted by freshman Andy Thoma, his second of the year, and the game-winner came off on a header crossed by senior Jacob Hustedt, his fifth of the season.
Clark Gets Pac-12 Win Over Former Team
Head Coach Jamie Clark coached the Huskies against his alma mater in the Pac-12 for the first time, coming out on top, 2-0. It was the sixth shutout of the season for sophomore goalkeeper Spencer Richey who made three saves in the game. Senior Casey McCool scored the game-winning goal in the 23rd minute for his fourth goal of the season and senior Brent Richards picked up his second assist of the season. Fellow senior Jacob Hustedt scored an insurance goal in the 70th minute, unassisted, for his second goal of the year.
Two Late Goals Power Huskies Past Aztecs
Washington used senior Jacob Hustedt's penalty-kick score in the 86th minute, and a header from senior Casey McCool in the 79th minute to come back from a 2-1 deficit and edge visiting San Diego State. Senior forward Brent Richards opened the day's scoring in the first half off of sophomore Michael Harris' flip throw-in. SDSU tied the game with a penalty kick in the second half and then took the lead before the Huskies scored two goals in the final 11 minutes.