SEATTLE (Aug. 29) Sarah Martinez
gathered a loose ball and scored to the left post for the game
winning goal, as the No. 2-ranked Seattle Pacific University womens
soccer team closed out its season opening home stand with a 3-1
win over No. 19 Cal State Dominguez Hills in a non-conference
womens soccer match Tuesday night at Interbay Stadium.
With the victory, Seattle Pacific (3-0)
extended its regular season unbeaten streak to 60 games. Cal State
Dominguez Hills dropped to 0-2.
Martinez (Jr., Bothell, Wa.) snatched a ball
from several Toro defenders just inside the 18 yard line, and
ripped a shot to the upper right corner of the net 4:13 into the
match for her second goal of the season. The junior forward leads
SPU in total points with five.
Twenty minutes later, the Falcons struck again
on their second shot of the match - when Martinez parlayed a low
cross from the corner to Shannon Oakes (So., Boise, Id./Boise).
Oakes finished her run from midfield with a blank to the left
corner. Meredith Teague (So., Redmond, Wa./Bellevue Christian) was
also credited with an assist on the play (24:17).
Kayla Steigemeier (Fr. Rathdrum, Id./Lakeland)
rounded out scoring for Seattle Pacific with her first collegiate
goal at 64:17 on a 40-yard romp down the center of the field.
Toro keeper Ashley DeAlejandro registered five
saves in the match while Seattle Pacific keeper Katie Ruggles
(Sr., Eugene, Or./South Eugene) tallied four. SPU held an 11-8
advantage in shots.
Rachele McDonald connected on a penalty kick at
68:29 for Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Seattle Pacific hits the road for its next five
matches beginning with a stop at Cal State Los Angeles on Friday
(Sept. 1). Kickoff is scheduled for 1PM.
Scoring 1) SPU, Martinez (unassisted)
4:13; 2) SPU Oakes (Teague, Martinez) 24:17; 3) SPU, Steigemeier
(unassisted) 64:17; 4) CSDH, McDonald (penalty kick).
Shots SPU 11, CSDH 8.
Saves CSDH (DeAlejandro 5), SPU (Ruggles
Corner Kicks SPU 4, CSDH 1.