A brace from senior Ely Allen in his final regular-season home game led Washington to an impressive 4-2 victory over Stanford at Husky Soccer Field.
Allen scored twice and recorded an assist on freshman Ellis McLoughlin's second career goal to help lift Washington's record to 8-7-2 on the season and 3-4-1 in league matches. Stanford fell to 6-6-5 overall and 3-4-2 in Pac-10 play.
"We had some clear goals [today] and that was to push our record over .500." said Dean Wurzbeger, UW's head coach. "I was proud of the way our lads came back. We were not happy with Friday night [a 1-0 loss at home to Cal]. We thought we missed a big chance.
"We still have a hope for the postseason. All that matters now is that we look ahead to Wednesday. This was a huge bounce-back win."
The match marked the final regular-season home appearance for seven Husky seniors: Allen, Eric Blythe, Derek Crismier, Kevin Forrest, Nick Loveless, Steve Mohn and Stefan Tangen. With the exception of Forrest, a national award candidate who will miss the rest of the season due to injury, all played against Stanford.
Stanford outshot the Huskies by a 13-7 margin in the match but only five of the Cardinal shots were on frame.