GAMEDAY: No. 18 MSOC vs. No. 19 Washington
By Seattle University
FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
BEFORE THE GAME
- Fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance and arrive to Championship Field early.
- The RedZone Rally, presented by KXSU, begins at 3 p.m. in the parking lot between 13th and Cherry St. There will be a concert by Fluencie, as well as games and food for attendees.
- The Washington Athletic Club/101 Club Cup will be on the line for the second year.
ABOUT THE GAME
- No. 19 Seattle U (6-1-0) vs. No. 19 Washington (6-2-0)
- All-time series-UW leads, 42-6-5
- Home-UW leads, 20-4-4
- Away-UW leads, 21-2-1
- Neutral-UW leads, 1-0-0
- Last meeting-Washington won, 2-1, at UW (Sept. 25, 2016)
NEWS AND NOTES
- Seattle U enters Sunday carrying a 21-game home win streak, the longest active stretch in Division I. It hasn’t lost at home since Aug. 30, 2015.
- SU is ranked No. 18 in the latest College Soccer News poll, with UW just behind at No. 19. In the United Soccer Coaches poll, the Redhawks are No. 24, while the Huskies are among those receiving votes.
- The Redhawks defeated Drexel, 1-0, on Sept. 17. Cody Gibson scored his fifth goal in three games, as Josh Adachi made four saves to pick up his fourth shutout of the season.
- Washington sports a 6-2-0 record, including a 4-0 win over Utah Valley on Sept. 21. Scott Menzies notched a hat trick off the bench in the win.
- SU outshot the Dragons, 32-4, on Sept. 17. It marked the most shots by a Redhawk unit since Oct. 5, 2007, when SU tried 39 shots against the University of Mary.
- SU scored four times in the second half on its way to a 5-2 win over Santa Clara on Sept. 14. Cody Gibson and Alex Roldan both scored two goals as the Redhawks won their 20th straight game at Championship Field.
- For the first time since SU’s return to Division I, two Redhawks scored twice in the same game. Cody Gibson and Alex Roldan each recorded a pair of goals in the win over Santa Clara.
- Seattle U is averaging 21.3 shots per game, most in Division I through seven games.
- Seattle U went to No. 22 Gonzaga and came away with a 2-0 win on Sept. 9. Cody Gibson scored two goals and Josh Adachi made a pair of saves for his third shutout of the year.
- Drexel has yet to score in four games in 2017. It is coming off a 4-0 defeat at Washington on Thursday night.
- SU took down Mercer, 2-1 in overtime, on Sept. 7. Sergio Rivas scored 1:42 into OT to lift the Redhawks to their 19th straight win at Championship Field, the longest active home win streak in Division I.
- Seattle U outshot the Bears, 28-4, in the contest. The 28 Redhawk shots are the most by an SU squad since Sept. 16, 2015, when it attempted 28 shots in a 3-0 win over Northwestern.
- Before allowing a goal to Mercer late in the first half on Sept. 7, SU had gone 308:01 without surrendering a goal at Championship Field.
- Seattle U opened the 2017 season with a pair of impressive 1-0 victories at Championship Field last weekend. The Redhawks took down Loyola Marymount on Aug. 25 before beating No. 20 New Mexico on Aug. 27. Noe Meza and Nathan Aune scored SU’s goals as Seattle U moved its home winning streak to 18 games.
- SU entered the United States Soccer Coaches Association (USSCA) Top 25 at No. 25 the week of Aug. 28. It was the Redhawks’ first appearance in the poll since last August.
- Junior Nathan Aune earned WAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after two stellar showings to open the 2017 season. Aune was key in the Redhawks holding their opponents to 10 total shots over two outings. It marks the first weekly award for the Arlington, Wash., native.
- Pete Fewing is in his 24th overall season as SU’s head coach. He has won 280 games in his career.
- Jamie Clark has been the head coach at UW for seven seasons. He has taken the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament four times in the last five years, including a trip to the Sweet 16 last season.