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Picture Perfect: Johnson hat trick keeps Northwest unbeaten in Cascade

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KIRKLAND, Wash. – Northwest University’s senior forward, Acacia Johnson (Puyallup, Wash.), scored three goals as the Eagles shutout Northwest Christian 3-0 in Cascade Conference play this afternoon for their 5th straight win and 5th straight shutout. NU improves to 4-0 in CCC play and maintains their hold on first place.

Dale Garvey shot the match and has a gallery at Facebook.com/goalWA.

Johnson scored her first goal just 2:53 into the game as she took a through ball from teammate Tiffany Taylor between the NCU center backs and one touched the ball into the net. In the 10th minute, Johnson scored off a cross from Kelsey Greene from the right and finished with a header into the upper part of the net. She then completed the hat trick at the76:41 mark when she scored unassisted off a goalkeeper deflection from 6 yards out. The goals give Johnson 11 for the season.

Acacia Johnson scores one of her three goals as NU wins again. (Dale Garvey)

Acacia Johnson scores one of her three goals as NU wins again. (Dale Garvey)

cascade_conferenceNorthwest U’s defense limited Northwest Christian (5-8, 1-4 CCC) to just two shots, one in each half with no shots on goal. NCU’s keeper, Kristin Fulbright, made 9 saves for the game with Northwest U holding a large margin in shots with a 21-2 difference. NCU played shorthanded for the final 11 minutes of the game after a red card was issued to a Beacon player.

Acacia Johnson led Northwest U (6-5-1, 4-0 CCC) with 7 shots, 5 shots on goal.

“Our objective was to come out fast and pressure and I think we accomplished that today,” said Val Seid, NU head coach. “Scoring early was a result of our pressure and our ladies did a good job of getting us those opportunities early. It was a physical game and I’m really proud of the way our team maintained their composure throughout and stayed mentally strong. Defensivley, we did a good job of limiting their offense and gave up no real scoring opportunities today.”

Northwest U remains home and will play host to Corban in the first game of a doubleheader with the Eagle men on Saturday. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

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