SEATTLE – Seattle University women’s soccer played to a scoreless draw at Washington on Monday night, as the Redhawks earned a point for the first time in 15 all-time meetings with the Huskies. Freshman Madison Waguespack made three saves, including a stop on a penalty kick early in the second half, in her first career start at SU.
“I was really happy with the way the team responded after our tough loss last week,” said Coach Julie Woodward. “We had a good week of practice and it was nice to see an overall great team effort. I thought our back line and Madison played especially well. I continue to be excited about the depth of the team. We played seven freshman today who are already showing some maturity on the field just 2 games in.”
SU started out well, controlling early play and keeping UW off balance. The hosts looked better as the half continued, though, as the teams went into the half even at 0.
In the second half, the Huskies received a penalty kick in the 50th minute. Waguespack dove decisively to her left and cleanly stopped the shot, giving the Redhawks a jolt of energy as the half rolled on. SU worked to gain traction offensively and put together several chances, but UW turned away each try.
The teams headed to overtime, where neither side garnered much offense in the first 10 minutes of the extra period. imIn the second frame, UW earned a late free kick, but Paige Malm hustled to block the rushed attempt as time expired.
Seattle U returns home for a pair of games this weekend, hosting James Madison on Thursday and Portland State on Sunday at Championship Field.