SEATTLE – Seattle University men’s soccer beat Incarnate Word, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Championship Field. Julian Avila-Good, Hal Uderitz, and Declan McGlynn scored on senior day as the Redhawks clinched a spot in the WAC Tournament.
"I'm happy to get a win for our seniors and to see them all on the field today," said Coach Pete Fewing. "We scored some good goals and moved the ball well."
The visitors stunned the home side with a goal just 1:16 into the match. The Redhawks (12-6-0, 6-4-0 WAC) answered quickly, as a corner kick resulted in an equalizer. McGlynn sent in a ball to the far side of the net, where Uderitz headed it down to the middle of the box. Avila-Good was on the spot and touched in a goal to level the match in the fourth minute.
The hosts continued to attack, as a Sergio Rivas run led to a go-ahead goal. Rivas brought the ball down the middle of the field and eventually pushed a ball to the right side, finding a dashing Avila-Good. The junior crossed in a terrific ball, where a sprinting Uderitz slid on the left side and beat the UIW (2-13-1, 2-8-0 WAC) goalkeeper for a 2-1 advantage in the 11th minute.
As the half continued, the Redhawks maintained their pressure, tilting the field for much of the frame. The possession advantage paid off in the 40th minute, as a Kees Westra long ball near midfield set up McGlynn on the left side. The freshman beat his defender and scooted the ball around the UIW goalkeeper, making it 3-1.
Seattle U kept at it in the second half, moving the ball well and creating numerous chances from kicks both free and corner. While it couldn’t find a fourth goal, the Redhawks did more than enough to hold its margin and win its regular-season home finale. On the day, SU held a 25-6 advantage in shots.
Seattle U travels to San Jose State for its regular-season finale on Friday night.