NW Briefs | Bruins edge UW men's soccer, 3-2
UCLA midfielder Kyle Nakazawa broke a 2-2 tie with a goal in the final minute of regulation, lifting the Bruins to a 3-2 victory over Washington...
UCLA midfielder Kyle Nakazawa broke a 2-2 tie with a goal in the final minute of regulation, lifting the Bruins to a 3-2 victory over Washington on Sunday in a Pac-10 men's soccer showdown at Husky Soccer Field.
The winning goal came at 89:07, and the Huskies (6-6-2, 1-3-1 Pac-10) ran out of time for a comeback.
Both UW and UCLA (7-5-2, 3-1-1 Pac-10) put up a relentless offensive attack, with each squad taking 18 shots, including 12 by UCLA in the second half.
The Bruins twice took a one-goal lead, only to watch the Huskies battle back to equalize on freshman forward Ellis McLoughlin's first career goal in the first half and senior midfielder Derek Crismier's first goal of the season in the second half.
"I'm proud of the way we battled back twice to level the score," Huskies coach Dean Wurzberger said. "We showed a lot of character there; we just couldn't sustain it."
Other men's soccer
Jason Cascio posted a hat trick, and fifth-ranked Seattle University scored four goals in the first 18 minutes of the second half to cruise to an 8-1 victory over Saint Martin's at Decatur High School in Federal Way.
John Fishbaugher, Jake Ellig, Ian Walsh and Wesley Van Hooser each scored for the Redhawks (13-2, 5-1 Great Northwest Athletic Conference).
Chase Franklin scored the lone goal for the Saints (2-14, 0-7) in the 39th minute.
• Vito Higgins made a career-high 11 saves and Tim Muravez scored his first goal of the season, but Gonzaga (8-3-2, 3-1-2 West Coast Conference) ended up in a 1-1 tie with host Santa Clara.
Leah Wymer and Kahlyn Keilty-Lucas each had a goal and an assist to lead 11th-ranked Seattle University to a 4-0 victory over Saint Martin's at Decatur High School in Federal Way.
Kara Kuttler and Megan Fogarty also scored for the Redhawks (15-2, 10-1 GNAC), who have already matched their win total and shutout total (12) from last season.
Breanna Klasen made 15 saves to keep Saint Martin's (2-15, 1-10) in the match.
• Jamie Blanche had a goal and an assist as Gonzaga got its first win in WCC play, 2-0 over Saint Mary's in Moraga, Calif. Ashley Riley also scored for the Bulldogs (9-5-1, 1-2).
• Eastern Washington (6-7, 1-3 Big Sky Conference) lost 4-0 to Sacramento State in Cheney.
The Washington women posted a final-round score of 34-over 318 to finish tied for 13th at the Stanford Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif.
The Huskies ended the three-day, 54-hole event at 78-over 930 and tied with San Jose State in the 18-team field. A final-round 313 left Washington State in 18th.
Karinn Dickinson led the way for the Huskies, finishing 32nd in the individual standings at 12-over 225. Playing in her first collegiate event, Dickinson carded three straight rounds of 4-over-par 75.
Amy Eneroth led the Cougars' contingent, shooting a three-round total of 233, good for a tie for 47th.
• The Washington men sit in sixth place after the first two rounds of the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, played at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.
The Huskies shot 22-over 598 on the opening day of the challenge, which pits four Big Ten and four Pac-10 teams. UCLA leads the team standings at 5-over 581.
Nick Taylor led UW with a 2-over 146, good for a tie for sixth. UCLA's Kevin Chappell leads the individual standings at 139.
• The U.S. national rowing teams, stocked with several local competitors, dominated the marquee events at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.
The men's eight crew posted the second-fastest time — 14 minutes, 3.71 seconds — in the event's 43-year history to beat Wisconsin by 26.3 seconds. The winning team included former Huskies Marcus McElhenney, Brett Newlin and Giuseppe Lanzone and Olympia's Brodie Buckland.
The women's national team, which included former Huskies Mary Whipple and Anna Mickelson, finished in a course-record 15:26.57 to win its third consecutive title, defeating Canada's national team by 13 seconds.
• Smarty Deb, the Emerald Downs-based filly, completed prerace work for the Breeders' Cup with a blazing 5-furlong drill at Monmouth Park in Oceanpark, N.J.
With regular rider Ricky Frazier up, Smarty Deb ran 1:00-1/5 on a fast main track, the second fastest of 13 drills at the distance.
"She did it easy, too," trainer Doris Harwood said of Smarty Deb's workout. "She galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:12. Afterward, Ricky had one of those big smiles on his face."
Smarty Deb will become the first Emerald Downs-based horse to race in the Breeders' Cup when she runs in Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at 1-1/16 miles. Harwood will attempt to join Jenine Sahadi (Sprint, 1996-97) and Laura DeSeroux (Distaff, 2002) as the only woman trainers to saddle a Breeders' Cup winner.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.
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