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Arizona soccer looks to get back in the win column against Washington

Jay Corella
Arizona soccer forward Nicole Dallin (23) kicks the ball to the University of Oregon’s defense on Friday, Sept. 22, at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Soccer Stadium. Arizona won with a score of 3-0.

The Arizona soccer team will be taking on the University of Washington on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Soccer Stadium in Tucson.


The games between these two teams tend to be unpredictable, as the teams have been very closely matched in recent years. Arizona lost the first game on Sept. 22, 1995, and didn’t pick up its first win until 2002. Since 2012, though, the games have been much more evenly split, falling 4-5-2 in Arizona’s favor. Arizona has come out with 7 wins scoring an average of 0.96 goals per game, while Washington has come out with 19 while scoring an average 2.07 goals. Although Arizona has taken more losses, the Wildcats have kept their defense tight against Washington and kept the games close, only being shut out twice in the last 11 years

Last year, Arizona won in their match against Washington with a 1-0 shutout thanks to a Jordan Hall goal in the 26th minute. The match took place at Husky Soccer Stadium in Seattle, so this year, Arizona will be getting home field advantage.

Wildcats to Watch:

Nicole Dallin (#23) – Forward

Dallin is an important player to look out for with 36 shots taken and 8 goals this season, which are both the most on the team. In order to win this game, Arizona must be offensively strong, and Dallin would be the one to ensure that. In past games against Washington, it has been extremely important to keep pressure on the Huskies’ defense, and Dallin and her offensive teammates should keep that going. In Arizona’s last game against Washington State University, Dallin had three shots on target, with one of them making it in for Arizona’s sole goal of the game. She is currently ranked 2nd in the Pac-12 for goals scored.

Hope Hisey (#0) – Goalkeeper

Hisey is a key asset to this team, as she has started 12 games and had 42 saves in this season so far. She continues to show her strength as she keeps this team defensively stable. In September 2023, Hisey was named the Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week for the fourth time in her career and she achieved her 300th career save earlier in the season

This game should be evenly matched, as both teams have had similar seasons so far, including tough losses to the University of California Berkeley, with final scores of 2-0  for Arizona and 1-0 for Washington. Both teams have had ups and downs in the season, and this game could be the key turn around for a new winning streak for either team.

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