Happy Monday Dawg fans, and welcome to today’s Dots.
There are two ways to look at Saturday’s game, both valid: a) a win is a win; b) this team shouldn’t be in nail biters against such “lesser” competition. I’ve felt them both. You may have too. But ultimately if you told me before September we’d be heading down to LA with an 8-0 record, I’d very gladly accept with few questions asked.
In the last two games, the Huskies have endured poor play, mistakes, injuries, the flu (apparently), and still come out with wins. That’s what winning teams do. Are the Dawgs good enough to make the playoffs? Win the Pac-12? Time will tell. Right now I’m enjoying the ride, especially knowing that a lot of the players who make this team special will not be here in 2024.
From this point on every game should be a dog fight, wins are not expected, and any W’s collected will be fine with me even if the final score is 3-2. Just keep winning Dawgs.
- Ty Gilstrap, UW Daily: “For second consecutive week, Washington survives closely fought battle”
- Dan Raley: “Penix Shakes Off Week-Long Illness to Make Huskies Feel Better”
- Dawgman has post-game quotes from Jabbar Muhammad, Dillon Johnson, and Michael Penix Jr.
- Post-game injury updates, Mike Vorel
- Christian Caple: “The Day After: Washington arrives at a treacherous November unbeaten”
- Good point:
2017 UW was No. 5, then lost trap games at ASU and Stanford that derailed their Playoff hopes.— Ethan Kilbreath (@EthanArles) October 29, 2023
2018 UW was No. 7, then lost a close one at Oregon and bizarrely lost at Cal.
2023 UW has been pushed to the brink on multiple occasions, but emerges tonight 8-0.
- They say those wide-open ones are the hardest to catch:
Early this season, Michael Penix Jr. and Co. were so overwhelming that UW's weaknesses seemed small. The Huskies must become more complete to get through their November gauntlet, @mikevorel writes. https://t.co/gjDLVWhE1c— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) October 29, 2023
Plenty of chances but the Huskies settle for a draw. pic.twitter.com/vawvRZsYjc— Washington Women's Soccer (@UW_WSoccer) October 29, 2023
Heading back to Seattle with a point pic.twitter.com/pMk0Ir8lYO— Washington Men's Soccer (@UW_MSoccer) October 30, 2023