Huskies rain on Stanford’s Pac-12 party in overtime (video)

STANFORD, CA—(GoHuskies.com) The Washington men’s soccer team won their second overtime match of the weekend after a header from Justin Schmidt in less than two minutes into overtime. The 1-0 win over the Cardinal was their first Pac-12 loss of the season and their first loss in the month of October.

“That was a great match between two of the top teams in the country,” said Washington head coach Jamie Clark. “Neither team would back down from the challenge; and just like our match a couple weeks ago, it was going to take a single great moment to separate the teams. Thankfully, this time the special moment came from senior captain Justin Schmidt.”

The two teams battled in the pouring rain for 92 minutes. The overtime win allowed the Huskies to halt the Cardinal’s quest for its third consecutive conference title. The Husky win was also the Carnidal’s first loss at home since 2014.

Goalkeeper Auden Schilder played an integral role in the match with eight saves. Twice in the match the red-shirt junior denied back-to-back shots from opponent. His last two saves were what sent the match into overtime. The shots came from Sam Werner and Amir Bashti from inside the box, but Schilder blocked the first and kicked away the second shot in the last two minutes of regulation.

Junior Justin Fiddes had his first start since Sept. 11 at Harvard and played all 91 minutes of the match. He had one shot in the game.

PAC-12 MEN 2016-17 SEASON

 
TEAM PTS CONFERENCE OVERALL
Stanford 22 7-1-1 10-3-4
Washington 15 5-2-0 12-4-0
San Diego State 11 3-2-2 8-3-4
UCLA 9 3-4-0 8-6-1
California 4 1-5-1 5-8-2
Oregon State 2 0-4-2 4-7-3

The goal in the 91st minute from Schmidt came off a Handwalla Bwana corner kick. The goal was Schmidt’s second of the season and Bwana’s 7th assist.

Washington is currently the only other team that is still in the running to capture the conference title, aside from Stanford. The team now has 29 goals on the season.

washington_huskiesIn the match the team saw shots from Garret Jackson, Mason Robertson, Kyle Coffee, Joey parish, Henry Wingo, Beau Blanchard, Bwanna, Fiddes and Schmidt.
The team hosts UCLA and San Diego State next weekend before wrapping up its schedule at home against Oregon State on Thursday, Nov. 10. Sunday’s match on Nov. 6 will be played in honor of senior Danny Gavin’s mother who passed away in 2012 of pancreatic cancer. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and the team will wear their purple uniforms in honor of the Gavin family.

For continued coverage on the Husky Men’s Soccer Team, follow on Twitter and Instagram at @uw_msoccer, on Facebook at Washington Husky Men’s Soccer and gohuskies.com.

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