The University of Wisconsin mens soccer team (4-3-0) lost to No. 24 Washington 2-1 in double overtime Friday night at the Husky Soccer Complex in Seattle in the first game of the Husky Fever Classic.
I thought we weathered a good storm tonight, said head coach Jeff Rohrman. We attacked well and the guys played a great overall game. Jake Settle played a very tough game, and after he got hurt, Mike Hood stepped up and had some nice saves to keep us in the game.
Wisconsins Dirk Pearson (South Barrington, Ill.) scored the only Badger goal in the 11th minute off an assist from Erik Ortega (Western Springs, Ill.)
Washingtons Ely Allen and Leo Totev scored the Huskies goals, both off assists from Jo Jo Katz. The first, scored by Allen in the 73rd minute of play to tied game, and then Totev scored the game-winner in the 109th minute, with only 21 seconds left in the second overtime period.
Goalkeeper Jack Settle (Cedar Rapids, Wis.) was taken out of the game after suffering a concussion late in the second half. Settle had recorded eight saves after playing 78 minutes before his injury. Sophomore goalkeeper Mike Hood (La Crosse, Wis.) stepped up in the place of Settle and played a solid 31 minutes, recording three saves in his first action of the year.
Mike played very well, he had some key saves and I was very happy with the way he stepped up after Settle went down, said Rohrman.
The Badgers played the entire game with out forward Victor Diaz after he received a red card in Wisconsins previous game last weekend.
Without Diaz in the lineup, I thought our guys stepped up and took responsibility and played hard to make up for him being gone, said Rohrman.
The men next play Sunday at 1 p.m. against Portland as they conclude the Husky Fever Classic.