Huskies hit Berkeley for Sunday’s game with Cal
BERKELEY, Calif. – Washington Women’s Soccer wraps up its Bay Area road trip on Sunday, taking on the Cal Bears at 1:00 p.m. PT at Edwards Stadium.
The match can be watched via Cal Live Stream 5, while live stats can be found on HuskyStats.com.
Neil McGuire is in his 16th season as Cal head coach, as the program’s all-time leader with 175 wins during his time at Berkeley. In McGuire’s previous 15 seasons, the Bears won an NCAA Tournament bid 12 times.
The Bears enter Sunday’s game with a 7-3-3 record, tied with the Huskies for fifth in the Pac-12 table with a 2-2-0 record in the league. Cal is undefeated at Edwards Stadium this season, going 3-0-1. The Bears are playing one of their last two league games, ahead of Arizona and Washington State.
Senior Roy Keely leads the Bears with seven goals this season, scoring both of Cal’s goals in Thursday’s 2-1 win over Washington State. Sophomore defenseman Ayo Oke leads the team with five assists.
Senior Angelina Anderson started all 13 games between the posts, posting a 0.91 goals-against average with a 0.718 save percentage on 28 saves.
Washington owns a slight lead in the all-time series with Cal at 17-13-1. The Huskies have won each of the last four meetings with the Bears to gain that advantage. The Dawgs have won two of the last three meetings at Edwards Stadium, holding an all-time Berkeley record of 5-9-0.
LAST MEETING (10/7/21)
SEATTLE- The Washington Women’s Soccer Team defeated California 1-0 Thursday night at Husky Soccer Stadium. Summer Yates scored early in the 6th minute to give UW the lead and the Dawgs never looked back, earning their first Pac-12 victory of the season.
Helen Reischling played a ball deep into the box that Yates was able to get his head on and placed it wonderfully in the left corner of the net. Yates’ goal was his third of the season and the 18th of his Husky career. Jessica Cowart got the second assist on the game.
Olivia Sekany was as solid as ever in front of goal, with three saves in the evening. She also got the shutout, her third of the season.
Sekany has rarely been significantly challenged, thanks to the Husky defensive effort not giving the Golden Bears many quality opportunities. The back line of Tasia Kravitzcowart, Peyton McGee and Reischling were excellent all night, thwarting any attack Cal might have had.
Yates was the shooting leader on the night for UW with three and Kala McDaniel who earned a start, also had two shots. McDaniel nearly scored the second goal for Washington as his shot later in the first half hit the top of the crossbar on a shot from range.
THE CURRENT STORY
On Sunday, Summer Yates will become Washington’s all-time record holder in games played, making her 87th appearance in a Husky kit. The fifth-year senior also ranks in the top 10 in goals and assists, ranking 4th in assists with 22 and fifth in goals with 24.
NEW KID IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Real Freshman Kelsey Branson has scored in consecutive games and found the back of the net three times in the Huskies’ last five outings. The San Diego, Calif., native needed just eight shots in total to score all three of her goals.
WHAT IS GOOD HOLMES?
After scoring an 87th-minute game-winner against Utah and providing an assist against Colorado, the graduate student defenseman Shae Holmes was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week. With the honor, Holmes becomes the first Husky to win a weekly conference award since Olivia Sekany in 2020 and the first Washington player to win the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week laurels since 2017.
For her efforts, Holmes was also named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Team of the Week, while Summer Yates earned honorable mention laurels.
IT NEEDS A VILLAGE
Washington’s 33 assists are good for ninth in the nation and third in the Pac-12. The Huskies have recorded at least one assist in 22 of their 31 goals this season, including multiple assists 11 times.
Washington is ranked No. 24 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com rankings, also ranking No. 23 in the College Soccer News poll. The Huskies receive 11 votes in the United Soccer Coaches poll.
THE DAWG HOUSE
The Huskies are a perfect 6-0 this season in Seattle, beating their opponents 21-4 at Husky Soccer Stadium.
CUT SP WITH CLAUDIA
On Tuesday, the Washington football team participated in Kicking MS with Claudia, held during Issaquah High School’s girls’ football game against Redmond High School.
Fundraising event honored former IHS and current Husky player Claudia Longo, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis during her senior year of high school. All funds raised benefited the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
On game night, the IHS team wore orange socks to show their support for Claudia. During the evening, volunteers from Issaquah High School sold commemorative t-shirts and wristbands to raise funds, while members of the Husky program volunteered to collect donations.
Washington’s goal production has come from high to low on its list, with 13 different Huskies scoring a goal. Kyla ferry, Hailey again, Karlee Stueckle and Summer Yates are all tied for the team lead with four goals. The Huskies rank fourth in the Pac-12 with 30 goals, despite being one of four playerless teams in the league with at least five goals scored.
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