Nov. 8, 2011
WR - Oregon State
SEATTLE - After a bye week last week, the Dawgs host the Oregon State Beavers in the regular season finale. With Washington winning six of their last seven games, they will get to rematch Oregon State after the Beavers upset them in the first conference game of the season. The match will take place at Husky Soccer Stadium on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. Live stats for the game will be available at www.gohuskies.com
Scouting Oregon State
Oregon State faced two tough losses against SDSU and UCLA before having a bye week last week. Despite outshooting SDSU, they fell 3-0 to the Aztecs. This was the sixth time in the previous eight games that the Beavers had outshot a conference opponent. They, then, took the Bruins to double overtime before UCLA scored the game winner in the 103rd minute. The Beavers are now 5-10-2 and 3-5-1 in the Pac-12 conference. Junior Roberto Farfan and sophomore Alex Eckerson lead the team with four goals apiece. Farfan also has two assists, ten points, 23 shots with nine shots on goal. Eckerson has eight points and 20 shots with nine shots on goal. Redshirt senior goalkeeper Steve Spangler has started and finished all 17 games and has 68 saves and three shutouts. Earlier in the season, in the Pac-12 opener, Oregon State upset then-No. 22 Huskies in Corvallis with a 2-1 score.
NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Selection Show Airs Monday, Nov. 14
The Huskies will watch the NCAA Selection Show three days after their final regular season match against the Beavers to see if they will continue on to the postseason. Washington last made it to the postseason in 2007 when they lost in the second round to UC Santa Barbara. The furthest the team has ever gone in the tournament was the third round in 2003 when they lost in overtime at Saint Louis. They are 8-19 all time in the NCAA tournament. The show will air at 1:30 pm PT on www.ncaa.com.
Brent Richards Earns Academic All-District Honors
Senior Brent Richards was one of 11 players and one of three forwards named a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection for District VIII. He maintains a 3.73 GPA as an extended pre-major. In 2010, he also earned First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic Honors and NSCAA Scholar-All American and All-Region honors. As a sophomore in 2009, he was a First-Team All-Pac-10 Academic select and an ESPN All-District VIII First-Team selection.
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.
No. 10 UCLA Sneaks by UW for 1-0 Victory
Despite the great Husky defense throughout the game, a goal allowed in the 71st minute by UCLA's Andy Rose sealed the team's 1-0 victory over UW. The Bruins outshot the Huskies 15 to five and Husky sophomore goalkeeper Spencer Richey made five saves in the game.
Hustedt Scores Two And Ranahan Scores First Career Goal in Victory Over SDSU
Washington got their sixth win in seven matches as senior Jacob Hustedt scored two goals and freshman Charlie Ranahan scored his first career goal in the Huskies 3-0 shutout of SDSU. Hustedt scored the game winner at the 39:15 mark, then scored another insurance goal in the 76th minute. Ranahan added one more insurance goal, the first of his career, at the 86:44 mark. Washington outshot San Diego State 17 to six and Husky goalkeeper Spencer Richey needed to make only one save to get the shutout.