The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
It was a fairly busy Thursday around the state in college action. Western Washington’s Women remained perfect at 12-0-0. See all of the scores with links to reports below. (W) = Women’s match, (M)= Men’s match.
LACEY, WA - Forward Catherine Miles (So., Anacortes) was credited with her league-leading fourth game-winning goal of the season as Western Washington University defeated Saint Martin’s University, 3-1, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer contest Thursday at the SMU Soccer Field.
The Vikings, ranked No.2 nationally for the fourth straight week in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, improved to 12-0-0 overall and lead the GNAC at 9-0-0.
Saint Martin’s fell to 3-9-0 overall and 2-7-0 in conference play.
RAPID CITY, SD - Forward Andrew Weishaar (Sr., Puyallup) scored the game winning goal with 26 seconds remaining, lifting Western Washington University to a 1-0 victory over South Dakota School of Mines on Thursday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer contest at Sioux Park.
The Vikings improved to 6-3-3 overall and 4-1-3 in GNAC play.
South Dakota Mines, which is in its inaugural season, fell to 0-11-0 overall and 0-8-0 in conference action.
“It was a good team effort today with the conditions so cold and the field the way it was,” said WWU head coach Greg Brisbon. “We were solid the whole way through, stuck with the game plan, and got the “W.”
SEATTLE, WA — The Washington Huskies used two early goals to edge the Ducks in Seattle. The Huskies were up 2:0 by the thirteenth minute on goals from Kate Bennett and Isabel Farrell. The Huskies are now 4-1-2 in Pac-12 play.
NAMPA, ID –- SPU extended to 10 games its longest unbeaten streak in nine years, but it came via a draw as Northwest Nazarene scored 45 seconds before the end of regulation Thursday to force a 2-2 tie in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference contest at NNU Soccer Field.
NAMPA, ID – Laura Moore and Ali Martin each netted a first-half goal Thursday for Seattle Pacific, which posted a 2-1 women’s soccer win over Northwest Nazarene in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference contest at NNU Soccer Field.
The Falcons (9-4-0) stopped a two-game slide and improved their league record to 6-3-0.
“It was a good win,” SPU coach Chuck Sekyra exclaimed. “We came out and knocked the ball around as good as we have all year and scored two quality goals. We had control of the game and I definitely enjoyed how we played.”
BILLINGS, MT— The Saints dropped to 3-8-1 as the Yellow Jackets pulled away with three late goals.
KIRKLAND, WA. – After scoring a total of 5 goals in their previous 4 games, Northwest University opened up and scored a 7-1 victory over the College of Idaho this afternoon under sunny and warm conditions on the NU Athletic Field.
Northwest (7-5-1, 3-0-1 CCC) held a slight edge on the shots with a 17-12 margin over the College of Idaho (3-9, 1-4 CCC) with 12 of NU’s shots coming in the second half.Patty Hughes earned the win for NU with 5 saves for the day while Melis Holmes-Joseph and Aimee Pierson each played a half for the C of I grabbing one save each.
“I was very pleased to see us convert on our opportunities today,” said NU coach Val Seid. “We’ve been working hard on finishing and we were finally rewarded for our efforts. Our ladies were relentless right until the final horn today and that’s what we strive for every day. Now, we’ll prepare for Eastern Oregon on Saturday.”
OLYMPIA, WA – Sydney Nelson scored once and assisted on two others as the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers shutout the Evergreen Geoducks, 4-0, in a Cascade Conference women’s soccer match on Thursday afternoon on Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.
The Mountaineers (7-2-1, 3-2-0 CCC) got on the board in the 13th minute as Nelson put in a long ball from left of the box that snuck just inside the far post to give EOU the lead over the Geoducks (2-7-0, 1-3-0 CCC). Eastern made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute after Tori Fedora powered in a cross and Mauriana Gonzalez one-touched a shot past Kaitlin MacKenzie (Lake Stevens, Wash./Lake Stevens HS/Shoreline CC) for her second goal of the season.