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Paul Holocher is named Cal Poly's new head coach after seven seasons at Division III UC Santa Cruz. While part-time at UCSC Holocher guided the Banana Slugs to a 109-24-8 record and a national championship game appearance while also directing several youth club programs in the surrounding county.
Dana Garner scores a hat trick in his third straight game for Seattle Pacific, a 13-0 rout of Montana State Billings at Interbay. After scoring four times in the first nine outings, Garner now has 10 goals in the last four, including earlier hat tricks vs. Chico State (7-1) and Northwest Nazarene (13-1).
Seattle's Henry Wingo celebrates another league championship, this time with Hungary's Ferencvaros. A 3-0 home win over Ujpest gives Ferencvaros a third straight crown. Wingo, a wing-back, has become a regular (12 appearances) since joining the Budapest side on a $1 million transfer Jan. 18. He had also won a domestic title for Norway's Molde after leaving the Sounders midway through 2019.
A raucous CenturyLink Field crowd of 40,847 helps energize the U.S. National Team to a 2-0 victory over Panama in Seattle's first World Cup qualifier since 1976. Jozy Altidore scores in his third straight match and Sounders forward Eddie Johnson adds another in the 55th minute. The Yanks take over first place in the qualifying group . It's the seventh-largest crowd for a home qualifier in U.S. soccer history, and much of the huge pro-American crowd stands the entire match, played on a temporary grass surface costing $100,000.
The Women's United Soccer Association begins stocking its eight franchises by allocating 19 U.S. National Team players. Shoreline's Michelle Akers is assigned to Orlando and Kent's Michelle French to Washington, D.C.
Bellevue freshman Kerri Tashiro converts the clinching shootout penalty kick as Colorado College advances to the NCAA championship game over Massachusetts, 0-0 (3-1, in Fairfax, Va. Shoreline's Shelley Separovich gives the Tigers the shootout lead and Tashiro, scorer of a record 21 goals, converts the decisive attempt in the third round.