SEATTLE – The No. 2 UW men’s soccer team will host cross-town opponent Seattle U on Tuesday night at Husky Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Huskies are 5-0-1 this season after coming off a dominant 4-1 win over Michigan State on Friday, Sept. 16. Washington gave up a goal less than a minute into the match and then never again allowed the Spartans to score.
The Spartan goal marked the first time this season the Huskies had been trailing at any point. It was also the first goal the team gave up in the first half.
UW-SEATTLE U HISTORY
The Huskies lead the all-time series 47-9-5 against Seattle U. The last matchup between the Seattle teams was a 2-1 overtime win for the Huskies on Sept. 20, 2021.
The match marks the seventh time the two teams will compete for the WAC/101 Club Cup. The Washington Athletic Club sponsors the cup, with the winning team receiving a donation to its soccer program from the WAC. The Washington Athletic Club is committed to supporting amateur athletics and providing opportunities for youth athletes to continue their path in sports.
The Huskies lead the WAC/101 Club Cup 6-1.
THE GOALS (AND WINS) JUST KEEP ON COMING
UW has outscored opponents 17-4 this year and has never given up more than one goal in a game.
The Huskies are also 4-0-1 at home this season. Since 1997, the Huskies have posted a 171-60-19 overall record at Husky Soccer Stadium, winning at least eight matches in 13 seasons including a 10-1-2 mark in 2013.
Last season, Washington set a single-game attendance record when it hosted Saint Louis in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament where the record crowd of 3629 saw the Huskies advance to the College Cup for the first time in program history.
SEATTLE U SCOUTING REPORT
Seattle U sits at 1-3-1 on the season. The Redhawks opened the season with a 3-1 win over No. 4 Notre Dame in South Bend. Ind.
Seattle U was tabbed first in the WAC Preseason Coaches Poll, while goalkeeper Akili Kasim and forward Declan McGlynn were named to the WAC Preseason Team. The Redhawks are the defending WAC Tournament Champions and saw their fifth run at the NCAA postseason.
Ilijah Paul scored the final two goals in the 4-1 victory over Michigan State Friday night. His second multiple-goal game of the season earned him Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.
Paul becomes the first Husky since 2019 to win multiple conference weekly honors in a season, the last being Blake Bodily.
Paul leads the nation with seven goals on the year. He is also second nationally in goals per game (1.17), points per game (2.50) and total points (15).
This season, the Huskies have taken home three of the four Pac-12 Player of the Week honors with Christian Soto earning it on Aug. 29 and Paul’s two (Sept. 5 and Sept. 19).
Chris Meyers (5) and Omar Grey (4) are leading their team in assists thus far, with Grey also boasting a goal on the year. Meyers leads the Pac-12 in assists per game (0.83) and total assists (5).
Sam Fowler has recorded eight saves and has only given up four goals this year. He is five shutouts away from moving into third place all-time in career shutouts at Washington.
UW heads south for their next matchup at Grand Canyon University on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Huskies will then begin conference play in Southern California for back-to-back games against San Diego State (Sept. 29) and UCLA (Oct. 2). Washington returns home on Oct. 6 against Stanford.
For more information on the UW men’s soccer team, follow @UW_MSoccer on Twitter and Instagram.
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