SEATTLE, Wa. (Oct. 22)-Alissa Peterson scored
with one minute remaining to lift Seattle Pacific University over
Great Northwest Athletic Conference foe Humboldt State University
2-1, in a women's soccer game at Interbay field Monday night.
Peterson's (So., Plymouth,
Mn./Wayzata/Wisconsin) goal broke a two game losing streak for
Seattle Pacific (6-3-0, 7-8-1). The Falcons are in contention for
the GNAC title in just their first year with women's soccer as a
After a scoreless first half, the Lumberjacks
drew first blood as Kelly Hyde nailed a shot from ten yards out
from the left side of the goal.
Hyde's shot skittered through traffic and past
SPU keeper Jennifer Hull (Fr., Eugene, Or./Sheldon) at 61:41.
Seattle Pacific had not been allowed a shot in
the first 22 minutes of the second half and the momentum appeared
to have swung Humboldt State's way, until Andrea Larson (Sr.,
Portland, Or./Central Catholic/Oklahoma State) rallied the Falcons
with the equalizer at 74:34.
Larsen's initial attempt bounced off the left
post. The senior gathered in the rebound and shot a second blank
off keeper Meghan Stewart.
After a weak clearance by the Lumberjack
defense, Larsen finally hit pay dirt on her third attempt,
blistering a shot past Stewart that finally connected with the
left corner of the net.
The senior forward wasn't finished. With one
minute remaining and overtime looming, Larsen broke away from the
Humboldt defense down the right side and passed the ball across
the goalmouth to Peterson. There would be no extra period. Running
hard and in the right place at the right time, Peterson
one-touched a shot past Stewart for the game winner.
The Falcons out shot Humboldt State 12-7 in the
match. Hull saved four balls in goal.
Seattle Pacific faces off against Northwest
Nazarene in another GNAC match, Saturday afternoon at Interbay.
Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00.
1, HSU, Hyde (unassisted) 61:41.
2, SPU, Larsen (unassisted) 74:34.
3, SPU, Peterson (Larsen) 89:00.
Shots-- SPU 12, HSU 7.
Saves-- HSU (Stewart 5), SPU (Hull 4).
Corner Kicks- SPU 6, HSU 4.
Fouls-- SPU 9, HSU 5