KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Seattle University men’s soccer won, 1-0, at Kansas City Friday. Hal Uderitz scored his first collegiate goal and Josh Adachi made a crucial save to preserve the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) game.
“We found a way to win,” said Coach Pete Fewing. “It’s not an easy place to play, but we got it done. We had good possession and I’m pleased to get another shutout.”
SU (7-3-0, 1-1-0 WAC) quickly established the tempo in the first half, pressing the Kansas City (1-6-0, 0-2-0 WAC) defense. Declan McGlynn and Cody Gibson both put shots on goal early, but the Roos kept the match even. Despite the Redhawks controlling the action on the field, the score was 0-0 at halftime.
In the second 45, Seattle U again turned the screws on the UMKC backline. Gibson took a shot and then SU earned a corner kick. A deflected cross ended with Uderitz nodding in a header for a 1-0 lead in the 49th minute.
The Redhawks continued to maintain possession as the half wore on. In the 77th minute, the hosts drew a free kick. Pandelis Popgeorgiev’s shot was strong, but Adachi jumped and reached high to deny the attempt and keep the advantage.
SU held a 15-4 lead in shots and a 5-3 margin in corner kicks. It has not conceded a goal in 343:16, dating back to its win at Loyola Marymount on Sept. 16.
The Redhawks travel to Houston Baptist for another WAC match on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m. Pacific.