SEATTLE – (Nov. 13) No. 22 Seattle University men’s soccer will travel to No. 26 Washington for a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament. The match is set for a 6 p.m. start at Husky Soccer Stadium.
Seattle U (14-3-4) won the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championship for the third time in five years this weekend, defeating San Jose State, 2-1, in the final. Josh Adachi was named Tournament MVP after allowing just one goal in 290 minutes in net. Nathan Aune, Sergio Rivas, and Alex Roldan were chosen for the all-tournament team.
Washington (12-6-1) finished third in the Pac-12. It lost, 4-3, to Oregon State in its regular-season finale on Nov. 9. Handwalla Bwana scored twice in the match, putting him at eight goals and six assists this season.
The Redhawks lead the nation in shots per game (19.43) and shots on goal per game (8.43) this season. Adachi ranks fifth nationally with 10 shutouts in 2017.
UW won, 2-0, at Championship Field on Sept. 24, snapping SU’s 21-game home win streak.
Coach Pete Fewing has guided Seattle U to three WAC Championships since 2013. The Redhawks have appeared in three NCAA Tournaments, winning in the first round in both of their previous trips. SU won, 2-1, at Creighton in 2013 and then beat UCLA, 1-0, at Championship Field in 2015.