The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
Kirkland, WA—Western Washington University overcame a 2-1 deficit as they scored two second half goals to defeat Northwest University 3-2 this afternoon in non-conference competition. It was WWU’s third exhibition game of the pre-season.
Delanee Nilles scored the game winner from 18 yards out on the left side after taking Joana Houplin’s pass and passed the outstretch arms of NU goalkeeper Ivy Davison. The goal came in the 79th minute, 12 minutes after Jessica Bertucci tied the score with her unassisted goal 15 yards out from the left side. Bertucci dribbled into an open area and rocketed a kick into the right center of the net. WWU gained the early lead with Catherine Miles’ goal in at the 29:14 mark. Kim Cooper had the assist.
Northwest U. (0-4) tied the score at 1-1 with Chelsi Pennington’s goal from 9 yards out after a nice crossing pass from Jessica Oliver. The half ended with the game tied at one-all. Jessica Oliverwas on the scoring end in the 58th minute in the second half as she scored from 10 yards out with an assist from teammate Shea Samuelsen to give the Eagles the lead.
WWU out shot Northwest 18-5 and held the Eagles to one shot in the second half. Ivy Davisonhad 3 saves in goal for Northwest U. and Jamie Arthurs had 2 saves for the Vikings before leaving the game in the 65th minute.
Northwest U. will remain at home and will host Menlo College (Calif.) on Friday, Aug. 31 and Rocky Mountain College (Mont.) on Sat., Sept. 1. Western Washington will play Chico State in Chico, Calif., on Aug. 30.