Oct. 26, 2011
Weekly Release - 10/26/11
SEATTLE - After a season sweep of the Bay Area schools, the Dawgs will head down to Southern California for their final regular-season road trip. With a five-game winning streak, Washington will get a re-match with No. 10/12 UCLA on Friday at 7 p.m. and then make a short drive to San Diego on Sunday to face SDSU at 1 p.m. Live audio for Friday's game will be available at www.uclabruins.com and live stats will be available on www.gohuskies.com.
The Bruins came in this week at No.10/12 after a 2-0 victory against SDSU and a loss against Cal State Northridge at home. UCLA is now 10-4-1 overall and 5-0-0 in conference play. Junior forward Chandler Hoffman leads the team with 13 goals while sophomores Kelyn Rowe and Victor Munoz each have six assists for the season. In goal, Brian Rowe has started in 13 games with a 9-3-1 record, having 42 saves and getting four shutouts. UW faced the Bruins in early October, UCLA coming out with the 4-1 victory.
Scouting San Diego State
SDSU won its only match last weekend against Michigan, 2-1. The Aztecs are now 9-3-2 overall and 3-2-0 in Pac-12 play. SDSU fell out of the rankings this week, but are still receiving votes. Sophomores Miles Byass and Jordan Ongaro lead the team with five goals apiece. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Blake Hylen has started in 13 games, getting 45 saves and three shutouts with a 8-3-2 record overall. UW held on to a 3-2 victory against the Aztecs in early October.
Finch And Richards Named To Team of the Week In Back-To-Back Weeks
Senior co-captains Jamie Finch and Brent Richards were named to TopDrawerSoccer.com and Soccer America Men's Team of the Week, respectively. Finch was named for the week of Oct. 17-23 after getting his second assist of the year in a 2-1 win against Stanford and helping the Dawgs shut out Cal in a 1-0 victory. Richards was honored for the week of Oct. 10-16 after having two assists in a 2-0 win at Stanford and scoring both goals in a 2-1 two overtime win over Cal.
Richards Named Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week
Senior men's soccer forward Brent Richards was named the Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 17-23. This is the first such honor for the men's soccer team on the year. Richards scored his 10th goal of the season in the 1-0 victory over Cal on Sunday, while leading the team with five shots in the game. He also led the team with five shots in the 2-1 victory over Stanford Friday night, assisting Abdul Aman's game-winning goal in the 41st minute. Richards is the first Husky to score 10 goals in a season since Ely Allen had 12 in 2007.
Richards Nets 10th Goal Of 2011
For the first time in his career, senior Brent Richards has scored 10 goals in one season. He scored the lone goal in the 1-0 victory over Cal in Pac-12 play Sunday afternoon. The goal came in the 75th minute as junior Quinton Beasley was pulled down inside the box and was awarded a penalty kick, which Richards drove past Cal's keeper. A total of 10 Huskies took at least one shot. Sophomore goalkeeper Spencer Richey made four saves in goal and now has seven shutouts on the season, playing all 1400+ minutes for the Huskies.
Aman Scores Game-Winner As UW No. 23/24 UW Tops Stanford
For the second time in a week, the UW men's soccer team defeated Stanford in Pac-12 play. This time, it was a 2-1 victory in Seattle. All the scoring came in the first half and for the Huskies, it was the seniors that scored both goals and earned both assists. Senior Jacob Hustedt scored his third goal of the season, a header from the right side on a great pass from senior Jamie Finch. Just before half, the Huskies got the game-winner from senior Abdul Aman, his second goal of the season. The assist came from fellow senior Brent Richards.
Richards Earns Pac-12 Honors
Senior forward Brent 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.
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