UW Soccer Teams Move Up In National Polls
Sept. 12, 2012
SEATTLE - After a great weekend against some of the nation's toughest teams, the UW men's and women's soccer teams both advanced in the NSCAA and Soccer America national top 25 polls. Several individuals are also ranked among the top in the Pac-12 and national statistics.
The men's team is 3-1-1 on the year and suffered its first loss at No. 4/1 UCONN in a 1-0 overtime game on Friday. Entering the match the men's team was No. 21 by the NSCAA and No. 25 by Soccer America. With the new polls released Sept. 11, the Huskies moved up one spot to No. 20.
The highest ranking men's soccer player for UW in the NCAA statistical rankings is Dylan Tucker-Gangnes at 13 with four total goals and 19 with 0.8 goals per game.
The UW women's team was receiving votes in the last NSCAA poll and this week jumped into the poll at No. 23. Washington was No. 22 in the Soccer America poll last week and this week jumped four spots to No. 18.
In the national statistics, UW is first as one of seven teams still undefeated on the other along with Florida State, Iowa, Mississippi State, San Diego state, Virginia Tech and Ole Miss. The Huskies are second in save percentage (.095), seventh in goals against average (0.286) and eighth in shutout percentage (0.714).