After having to wait until the spring to play their soccer season, The Huskies 2020-2021 season came to an end Monday as the #7 Huskies fell to the #2 Pittsburgh Panthers in the elite eight of the NCCA Men’s Soccer tournament with the Panthers winning 3-0.
Both the Huskies and the Panthers offense in the first half was not able to get any points on the scoreboard; however, in the first half, there were three yellow cards, two for the Panthers, the first going to Jasper Loeffelsend in the 19th minute and the second yellow card of the half for the Panthers went to Arturo Ordonez in the 29th minute. The Washington Huskies only received one yellow card in the first half, which was in the 40th minute to Ryan Crowley. At halftime, the score was 0-0.
It would take six minutes into the second half for points to get on the board, as Valentin Noel would score for the Panthers to give his team a 1-0 lead. He was assisted on the goal by Jasper Loeffelsend. Seventeen minutes later, the Panthers would collect another yellow card, but this time by Luke Peperak. In the last five minutes of the contest, the Panthers would get two more goals on the afternoon. Bertin Jacquesson scored the second goal of the game; he scored his goal in the 87th minute of the match. The third and final goal for the Panthers would come in the 88th minute with a goal by Veljko Petkovic, and Jackson Walti assisted him.
Though the Huskies were not able to get a shot into the net, they did get four shots on goal. For the winning goalie for the Panthers, Nico Campuzano, his record improves to 16-3 on the season, and he had four saves on the day and did not allow a goal. The loss for the Huskies goes to Sam Fowler, and he ends his season with a record of 10-4. Fowler on the day allowed three goals and six assists.
The Washington Huskies end the season with a record of 12-4 and 7-3 in conference play. The Huskies get eliminated from the NCCA tournament in the elite eight for the second year in a row after losing to the Georgetown Hoyas a season ago. The Washington Huskies will not have to wait for long for another crack at a national title as this spring season was in place of the fall 2020 season. The Huskies will have to wait until August for the start of the 2021 season and for another chance at a national title.
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