UW men's soccer team extends unbeaten streak with tie at Cal
The Huskies stayed atop the Pac-12 standings with a 1-1 draw.
BERKELEY, Calif. — A week after edging California with a dramatic overtime win, UW's men's soccer team didn't manage the same result, but it did manage a point on the road in the first of two weekend games in the Bay Area.
Senior Ben Fisk scored the tying goal off an Andy Thoma cross in the 70th minute as the Huskies earned a 1-1 draw with Cal on Friday at Edwards Stadium.
Washington remains unbeaten in its last seven matches and in first place in the Pac-12 standings with the tie, boasting a 9-3-3 overall record and a 4-0-2 mark in league play. Cal is 7-5-2, 2-3-1.
Fisk's equalizer came four minutes after Tony Salciccia scored the game's first goal in the 66th minute on a penalty kick.
"The team didn't let the penalty get our heads down," said co-captain Fisk. "We responded by playing our game and kept pushing the tempo. We all had a belief that chances would come if we kept to our game plan, and they did. Getting points away from home is always a positive, and it says even more about this group of guys to battle back from a goal down."
The Huskies won the battle of the corner kicks (11-4) and shots (25-13), but Cal goalkeeper Kevin Peach made nine saves.
Washington, which is 2-2-3 in overtime this season, faces Stanford on Sunday at 3 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.
Other Men's soccer
Seattle University (2-10-1, 0-5-1 MPSF) stayed winless in conference play with a 1-0 loss at Air Force.
Washington lost, 2-1, at No. 25 Cal to drop to 9-5-2 and 2-4-1 in the Pac-12.
• Washington State (9-5-1, 3-3-1 Pac-12) fell at No. 2 Stanford, 3-2.
• Seattle University (7-7-2, 2-2-2 Western Athletic Conference) had a scoreless draw at Louisiana Tech.
• Eastern Washington (5-7-4, 2-3-3) tied at Northern Arizona, 0-0.
Washington shot a 9-over 297 in the opening round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship, finishing the round tied for sixth in the 15-team field at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga. Chris Williams, the world's No. 1 amateur, finished the day at 34th, shooting a 3-over 75.
Washington finished the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate tied for sixth at 6-over 290. The Huskies were led by Charlotte Thomas, who is tied for fourth after shooting a 1-under 70 at Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif.
Washington State lost its ninth straight match, falling in straight sets to visiting Cal.
From sports-information reports.