Men's Soccer Falls at No. 19 Washington, 2-0
Oct. 26, 2012
UW wasted little time in scoring the game's first goal, which occurred in the fifth minute. Patrick Pacheco crossed the ball to Ben Fisk, who found himself straight on from outside the 18. The midfielder took advantage of the chance and scored his third of the season.
Trailing five minutes into the game, the Aztecs went to work and competed for the next 40, outshooting the Huskies, 8-3, the rest of the half. Of SDSU's eight shots, four came on net, and the defense held Washington to just one shot on goal (14:02) after its initial score. For the half as a whole, San Diego State held UW without a shot attempt for the final 28 minutes, 1 second.
The second half, however, was the opposite for SDSU as Washington controlled the tempo and ultimately outshot the Aztecs, 7-2, in the final 45. Despite being limited to just one shot on goal in the final frame, the San Diego State defense was solid in holding the Huskies to a pair of shots on goal. Unfortunately for the visitors, one of those two UW attempts on net tickled the nylon in the 68th minute.
Washington's insurance-goal sequence started when Pacheco spotted James Moberg. The midfielder, who just crossed the midfield line, fired a long shot and the ball found its way past SDSU goalkeeper Blake Hylen.
Two minutes later, Kevin Bick forced Husky goalkeeper Spencer Richey to make a save, but it ended up being the Aztecs' final shot of the game.
At the final horn, San Diego State was outshot by Washington, 11-10, and was edged in the corner-kick battle, 3-2.
The Aztecs return to action on Sunday when they face Oregon State in Corvallis. The game is set for a 2 p.m. PT start and will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.
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