SEATTLE, Wa. (Aug. 26)Alex Kirk scored
her first collegiate goal just over a minute into the match as No.
2-ranked Seattle Pacific University cruised to a 3-0 win over
non-conference foe Cal State Monterey Bay in a womens soccer
match Saturday afternoon at Interbay Stadium.
The Falcons (2-0) set a school record for
single match shots as they peppered the Otters goal with 31,
eclipsing the previous record of 26 set versus Montana State
Billings in 2003.
Kirk (Fr., Edmonds, Wa./Edmonds-Woodway) kicked
off scoring at 1:09 off a well played thru ball from teammate
Sarah Martinez (Jr., Bothell, Wa./Cedar Park Christian) from near
the top of the penalty box. Kirk beat diving Otter keeper Erika
Ulfelder down the center of the goal, from 12 yards.
Seattle Pacific went into the locker room at
intermission up 2-0, after Meredith Teague (So., Redmond,
Wa./Bellevue Christian) curled her corner-kick from the left side
into the far corner (19:32). Midfielder Kara Hamby (Jr., Spokane,
Wa./Mead) dialed long distance to cap match scoring in the
72nd-minute, unassisted from 30 yards.
Ulfelder was busy over the course of the
afternoon, and recorded seven saves including a trio of shots from
Shannon Oakes (So., Boise, Id.), Kayla Steigemeier (Fr., Rathdrum,
Id./Lakeland) and Martinez in the middle third of the second half.
Ulfelder pushed a 16-yard rocket from Steigemeier into the
crossbar in the 53rd minute.
Cal State Monterey Bay managed just a single
shot in the game. Falcon keepers Katie Ruggles (Sr., Eugene,
Or./South Eugene) and Jesslyn Rahm (Fr., Eugene, Or./South Eugene)
split time in goal, Rahm gathering in the lone save.
The Falcons (2-0) moved their regular season
unbeaten streak to 59 games with the victory. SPU will put its
streak to the litmus test Tuesday night, when 19th-ranked Cal
State Dominguez Hills travels to Interbay. Kick-off is scheduled
Scoring 1) SPU, Kirk (Martinez) 1:09; 2)
SPU, Teague (unassisted) 19:32; 3) SPU, Hamby (unassisted) 71:43.
Shots SPU 31, CSUMB 1.
Saves SPU (Ruggles, Rahm 1). CSUMB
Fouls CSUMB 5, SPU 2.
C. Kicks SPU 9, CSUMB 0.