Washington 1-0 San Diego State (recap)
SEATTLE – It was getting late and the Dawgs needed a goal. The Husky defense had another clean sheet, but Washington needed to find the back of the net to avoid a fourth 0-0 tie of the season. Enter Danny Gavin and a sensational diving header (video) in the 82nd minute to give the Dawgs a 1-0 victory over San Diego State on Friday night at Husky Soccer Field.
The diving header was the goal of the year, but credit teammates Justin Schmidt and Beau Blanchard who set it up beautifully. Schmidt played a long diagonal ball from near midfield to Blanchard who had found space on the right wing. From there, the redshirt sophomore midfielder used a couple touches to send a perfect ball to a streaking Gavin about 10 yards in front of goal.
Seattle U 5-1 UMKC (recap)
SEATTLE – No. 24 Seattle University men’s soccer (8-2-0, 1-0-0 WAC) gave up a late goal as UMKC (2-5-1, 0-1-0 WAC) avoided the shutout but the Redhawks ultimately won, 5-1, in their Western Athletic Conference opener.
“I was pleased we had as many shots as we had; our shots on target – 16 of 26 total shots – was not bad,” said head coach Pete Fewing. “I was pleased to see Josh Greene get the goal; I know he stays after practice and after games for extra time even though we can’t monitor that. He came in and helped control the rest of the game. Agustin [Andrade] came in and did a great job, starting for Julio [Rubio] as well, and Michael Roberts getting two goals was fantastic. I’m happy that we’re trying to get better each game.”
Bradley 0-2 Gonzaga (recap)
PEORIA, IL – Gonzaga’s men’s soccer team had goals from Ben White and Christo Michaelson in a dominating 2-0 performance on the road at Bradley on Friday night.
“Two great goals from those two guys [White and Michaelson], and a great team win,” head coach Einar Thorarinsson said. “Chris [Lowrimore] in goal was just outstanding. It was a very end-to-end game. They pressed the whole game. So we had to withstand some attacking from their part, but our defense just stood strong.”
The Zags outshot the Braves 22-12 overall and 9-5 in shots on goal, which led to a solid offensive performance that had several good chances to score. Gonzaga was equally as good on defense, handling a high-pressure team in Bradley. GU goalkeeper Chris Lowrimore earned his fourth shutout of the season with five saves, his second-highest total of the year.
Multnomah 0-7 Evergreen State (recap)
PORTLAND, OR – Juan Lopez and Issa Hassan scored two goals each and Tanner Williams picked up three assists Friday night as The Evergreen State College rolled to a 7-0 whitewash of Multnomah in a Cascade Collegiate Conference men’s soccer match played at Madison High School.
The Geoducks (6-1-0 overall, 3-1-0 CCC) took 29 shots, putting 16 of them on goal, compared to just six total shots, two on frame, for the hosts (0-8-0 overall, 0-5-0 CCC).
Lopez scored both of his goals in the opening half, helping the Geoducks take a 4-0 lead through the first 45 minutes, and Hassan tallied his in the final period.
Eastern Washington 3-1 Sacramento State (recap)
Cheney, WA– The Eastern Washington University soccer team extended its winning streak to seven matches Friday afternoon, Oct. 2, topping Sacramento State, 3-1, in its Big Sky Conference home opener.
Eastern improves its overall record to 9-1-1 and 3-0 in the Big Sky Conference. Sacramento State falls to 4-7-0 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
Early in the first half, sophomore Chloe Williams slotted the ball across the box to sophomore Savannah Hoekstra who shot the ball into the bottom right corner of the net to score her first goal of the season and put the Eagles in the lead 1-0 in the 17th minute. Just six minutes later, Hoekstra received another ball from Williams and found the back of the net again, giving EWU all the momentum it needed.
Walla Walla 0-5 Northwest (recap)
COLLEGE PLACE, WA – Five different Northwest University players scored for the Eagles in their 5-0 shutout of Walla Walla University this afternoon in a Cascade Conference game.
Chris Iacolucci started things off for NU when he scored in the 25th minute from an assist by teammate Jake Morse. The two teammates then switched roles and it was Morse ending up on the scoring end when he put his shot into the net at 27:25 with Iacolucci getting the assist. NU would take a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Sixteen minutes into the second half, Jacob Weaver scored for the Eagles increasing their lead to 3-0. Kyle Zimmerman received credit for the assist. Then, two minutes later (63:06), Zimmerman scored his sixth goal of the season after taking Josh Peter’s pass and putting it past the Walla Walla goalkeeper.