Despite controlling play the entire game, the Huskies could never knock in a third goal despite numerous excellent scoring opportunities.
“2-1 is a scary score in soccer,” Huskies coach Lesle Gallimore said, who was celebrating her 50th birthday. “You feel like you are on top of the world, and then after 1 (the Ducks first goal), the noose starts to tighten around your neck.”
The Huskies opened the scoring just 62 seconds into the game, with Kate Bennett driving a shot off the right post. The Dawgs used a counter attack which resulted in Bennett receiving a pass from Allie Beahan just outside the box and she didn’t miss.
Washington wasted little time in doubling their lead, as Isabel Farell scored her first goal of the season ten minutes later with a low shot that beat Oregon keeper Abby Steele.
“I think our backline and Megan did an outstanding job thwarting any attacks that they had” Gallimore said.
Kufeld made five saves for the Dawgs. Washington outshot the Ducks 14-12 and scored more than one goal for the first time since a 5-0 win over Seattle University on September 13.
The Huskies play at Arizona State on October 25.