The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
SEATTLE – Austin Curtis tallied two second-half goals on Thursday for the Western Washington men, who posted a 3-1 Great Northwest Athletic Conference soccer win over 11th-ranked Seattle Pacific at Interbay Stadium.
The Falcons (10-2-4) sustained just their second setback of the season and dropped to 6-2-4 in league play.
Western (7-7-2) avenged a 1-0 home loss to SPU on Sept. 29. The Vikings evened their GNAC record at 5-5-2.
WWU’s Jake Jorgensen got the lone first-half goal at 21:50. Sujinda Dangvan drove a 20-yard free kick into the box that deflected to Jorgensen in the center of the box. He directed an eight-yard header inside the left post for his first goal of the season.
Another deflection went the Vikings way at 59:38 when Andrew Weishaar’s shot was blocked by SPU goalkeeper Zach Johnson. Curtis collected the carom and deposited the ball to the left side of the goal from five yards away.
Curtis struck again just over 10 minutes later for his second goal of the year. He broke free into the box on the dribble and got past Johnson before slipping a 10-yarder into the right side-netting at 69:43.
The Falcons avoided the shutout at 76:58 when Ian Adams (Shoreline, Wash./Shorecrest HS) booted the ball in during a goalmouth scramble for the fourth score of his freshman season. Corey McGuire (Vancouver, Wash./Columbia River HS) was credited with an assist.
Johnson (Snohomish, Wash./Snohomish HS) stopped six shots for SPU.
Goalkeeper Keegan Rogers made four saves for the Vikings, who were outshot 18-14.
The Falcons remain in Seattle to host third-ranked Simon Fraser on Saturday. Kick-off is 7 p.m. at Interbay Stadium.
NCAA MEN’S SOCCER
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Interbay Stadium/Seattle, Wash.
Western Washington 3, at (#11) Seattle Pacific 1
Scoring – 1, WWU, Jake Jorgensen (Sujinda Dangvan), 21:50; 2, WWU, Austin Curtis (Andrew Weishaar), 59:38; 3, WWU, Curtis, 69:43; 4, SPU, Ian Adams (Corey McGuire),76:58
Shots – WWU 14, SPU 18.
Saves – WWU 4(Keegan Rogers), SPU 6 (Zach Johnson).
Corner kicks – WWU 1, SPU 7.
Fouls – WWU 14, SPU 11.
Offsides – WWU 2, SPU 4.
Ejections – WWU, Kurtis Pederson, 83:02.
Seattle Pacific 10-2-4, 6-2-4 GNAC
Western Washington 7-7-2, 5-5-2 GNAC
Next SPU Men’s Soccer Game:
(#3) Simon Fraser at (#11) Seattle Pacific
Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m. PDT, Interbay Stadium
First-Half Flurry Fuels Falcons
BRITISH COLUMBIA– Riley Dopps netted two of four first-half goals for 21st-ranked Seattle Pacific, which defeated Simon Fraser 4-0 on Thursday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer game at Terry Fox Field.
The Falcons (13-2-2) secured second place in the GNAC with a 10-1-2 record. They won their eighth straight game and are unbeaten in the last 12games.
Simon Fraser (1-15-0) remained winless in 13 league outings.
Dopps (Port Orchard, Wash./South Kitsap HS) found the Clan goal twice in a span of 10-minutes, 24-seconds. Her first tally came at 11:58 off an Ali Martin pass. Dopps scored again at 22:22, finishing a cross from Heather Young with her fourth goal of the season.
Megan Lindsay (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep) netted an unassisted goal at 39:03 for her league-leading 11th goal. She has scored in four straight games, with six goals during that stretch.
Lindsay received the GNAC Offensive Player of the Week award on Monday. She registered at least one goal or assist in each of the past eighth games with eight goals and three assists during that stretch.
Lindsay ranks third among all-time SPU scorers with 40 career goals and needs two more to reach 42 and tie Shannon Lovejoy (2002-05) in the No. 2 spot. Sarah Martinez (2004-07) is the school record-holder with 49 goals.
Kaylie Winston (Pasco, Wash./Pasco HS) capped the scoring at 40:09with her third goal of the year.
Junior goalkeeper Natalie Harold (Vancouver, Wash./Heritage HS) was required to stop just one shot for SPU before being replaced in the 76th minute by Courtney Shearer. A freshman, Shearer (Bend, Ore.) did not make a save in her Falcons debut.
Those two goalkeepers combined for SPU’s fifth shutout.
Amanda Gilliland amassed nine saves for Simon Fraser, which was outshot by a 17-6 margin.
The Falcons close out the regular season on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Bellingham against Western Washington. The 14th-ranked Vikings defeated Central Washington 1-0 on Thursday to clinch the GNAC crown end SPU’s three-year reign as champion.
The SPU women won this season’s first meeting, a 2-1 verdict that was decided on a goal by Winston with 15 seconds left in regulation time. Western won 10 straight games since that setback in Seattle, outscoring opponents 24-0 during that span.
NCAA WOMEN’S SOCCER
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Terry Fox Field/Burnaby, B.C.
(#21) Seattle Pacific 4, at Simon Fraser 0
Scoring – 1, SPU, Riley Dopps (Ali Martin), 11:58; 2, SPU, Dopps (Heather Young), 22:22; 3, SPU, Megan Lindsay, 39:03; 4, SPU, Kaylie Winston, 40:09.
Shots – SPU 17, SF 6.
Saves – SPU 1, (Natalie Harold 1, Courtney Shearer), SF 9 (AmandaGilliland).
Corner kicks – SPU 6, SF 0.
Fouls – SPU 4, SF 9.
Offises – SPU 6, SF 0.
Seattle Pacific 13-2-2, 10-1-2 GNAC
Simon Fraser 1-15-0, 0-13-0 GNAC
Next Women’s Soccer Game:
(#21) Seattle Pacific at (#14) Western Washington
Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m. PDT, Bellingham, Wash.