SEATTLE - Senior midfielder George John scored a goal in the 87th minute, lifting the Washington men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton in the opening round of the 20th annual Husky Fever Classic at Husky Soccer Field, Friday evening.
John headed a free kick served by senior midfielder Josh Swett from the left corner of the field into the goal at the 86:32 mark. The score broke a scoreless tie and lifted the Huskies to their third win in four matches. Swett, a transfer from Manhatten College, came in as a second-half sub and notched his first assist as a Husky.
#14 George John. (UW photo)
The match was the official home debut for the Huskies (3-3-0) who opened the season with five-straight road games. The loss dropped Cal State Fullerton to 2-5-0. New Mexico (3-2-2) and Portland (2-2-2) battled to a 1-1 double overtime draw in the tournament's first game, Friday.
"Fullerton is not an easy opponent, so I'm very pleased with the result," UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said. "I think we deserved to win, although it looked like it would go into overtime. I'm delighted. It gives us a chance to turn our season back in the win column."
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