On Friday, SMU fell short of taking down No.5 Washington, but took the Huskies into double overtime — losing 2-1.
The Mustangs dropped to 2-1 overall while the Huskies improved to 6-0-2. The match was a non-conference game, so the Mustangs remain undefeated (1-0) in
Despite getting the first goal early, SMU was once again less aggressive than its opponents. The Mustangs were out shot by Washington, 28-6, and the Huskies had a 15-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Junior Andrew Morales put the Mustangs on the board with his goal in the 22nd minute. Fellow Mustang Damian Rosales’ shot was tipped by UW keeper Ryan Herman and ended up at the feet of Morales. The strike was Morales’ second goal of the season.
SMU managed to hold the lead for most of the half, but UW first-year Mason Robertson scored just before halftime, for his second goal of the season.
UW’s relentlessness would eventually win out, as the Huskies had six shots to SMU’s one, in both periods of extra time.
Washington’s offensive pressure allowed SMU keeper Jaime Ibarra to rack up nine saves — bringing his season total to 25.
The Mustangs hosted Portland on Sunday, and the results of that match can be found online at http://www.smudailycampus.com/sports.