SEATTLE (Oct. 27) -- James Coggan came off the
bench to score three goals as 18th-ranked Seattle Pacific
University coasted to a 4-1 non-conference men's soccer win over
Chico State at Interbay Stadium Wednesday night.
Andy Willis (So., Gig Harbor, Wa.) also scored
for the Falcons (12-2-2), who are unbeaten in their last four
Coggan (Fr., San Jose, Ca.) entered the game in
the 20th minute and broke a scoreless deadlock with 3:25 left in
the first half. He took a errant defensive clearance on the left
wing and sprinted 35 yards into the box before blasting an 8-yard
shot under Wildcats goalie Scott Doty.
David Selby (Sr, Aloha, Or.) set-up the next
two SPU goals. Selby drove a low cross through the crease which
Nick Letts (Jr., Dublin, Ca.) flicked to the far post for a
wide-open Coggan to bury from 10 yards in the 56th minute. Selby
come down the right flank again 10 minutes later. Brent Egbert
(Sr., Bellingham, Wa/Sehome) took Selby's feed and laid it back to
Willis to slot into an empty net from 18 yards for a 3-0 lead.
Coggan completed his hat trick in the 72
minute, running on to Nate Elmenhurst¹s (Fr., Bothell,
Wa./Woodinville) through pass and scoring from 12 yards. It was
the fifth goal of the season for both Coggan and Willis.
Chico State (6-9-4) averted a shutout in the
88th minute. Chris Wondolowski finished a cross from Jason
Phillips at the near post, beating SPU back-up keeper Kellen
Rosten. Seattle Pacific took out most of its starters with 20
Egbert nearly put SPU on top in the game¹s
first five minutes, but Doty came sliding out to block the ball at
his feet. Egbert was denied by Doty again three minutes later,
when the keeper tipped away a Letts cross with Egbert lurking in
front of the net. Doty leaped to flip a Letts header over the bar
in the 12th minute.
Phillips fired a 15-yard try off the right post
in the 30th minute for Chico State¹s first clear opportunity.
SPU resumes Great Northwest Athletic Conference
play Saturday afternoon at top-ranked Seattle University.
Scoring--1, SPU, Coggan (unassisted) 41:35; 2,
SPU, Coggan (Letts, Selby) 55:14; 3, SPU, Willis (Egbert, Selby)
64:13; 4, SPU, Coggan (Elmenhurst) 71:53; 5, CSC, Wondolowski
Shots--CSC 16, SPU 18.
Saves--CSC (Doty), SPU (Ward 5/Rosten 3) .
Corner kicks--CSC 1, SPU 6.
Fouls--CSC 10, SPU 6.
Offside--CSC 1, SPU 1.
Cautions--Wondolowski, CSC, 19:54; Rodriguez,
CSC, 33:33; Ward, SPU, 37:00; Willis, SPU, 50:01.