by Donald Brady
SHORELINE, WA— (Shoreline release) Women’s soccer hosted the Orcas of Whatcom Community College on Saturday, September 26th. Shoreline came into the game tied with Edmonds for 3rd place and the final NWAC playoff spot.
Match Photos: See a gallery from Wilson Tsoi
Neither team created much in the first half as only 3 shots combined were on goal. Caty Miller’s goal 9 minutes into the second half forced a more open game. Miller was the first to the ball after a Phin free kick and slotted her goal past the Whatcom goalkeeper.
More open play meant more action for each goalkeeper. Shoreline’s Amanda Aversano was forced into 5 saves to protect the Phin lead throughout the second half. Shoreline held onto their one goal lead to come away with the important 3 points.
With the win, and Edmonds’ loss to Peninsula, the Phins take sole possession of 3rd place exactly one- third of the way through region play. Next up the Phins host NWAC #1 Peninsula College at 12:15pm on Wednesday, September 30th.