SAN BERNARDINO, Ca. (Sept. 18)Sarah
Martinez and Alex Kirk each scored goals in the first half to lead
No. 5-ranked Seattle Pacific University to a 2-0 non-conference
win at Cal State San Bernardino Monday afternoon.
Seattle Pacific improved to 7-1 with the
victory; The Coyotes dropped to 1-7.
Martinez (Jr., Bothell, Wa./Cedar Park
Christian) took a cross from Jessica Gerstmann (Jr., Puyallup,
Wa./Cascade Christian) and put it past Coyote keeper Laura Lyons
at 20:58. Martinez has a team high five goals on the season.
Just before intermission (39:51), Kirk (Fr.,
Edmonds, Wa./Edmonds-Woodway) hit net from 18-yards with
assistance from Kara Hamby (Jr., Spokane, Wa./Mead).
The Falcons out-shot Bernardino an overwhelming
18-4, and earned a pair of corner kicks to the Coyotes zero.
SPU keeper Katie Ruggles (Sr., Eugene, Or./South Eugene) made one
save; Lyons finished the afternoon with 10.
Seattle Pacific returns to its home turf of
Interbay to host a four-game home stand Thursday (Sept. 21).
Kick-off against Northwest Nazarene is scheduled for 7PM. The
Falcons will put a 45 (41-0-4) game Great Northwest Athletic
Conference unbeaten streak to the test.
Scoring - 1) SPU, Martinez (Gerstmann) 20:58;
2) SPU, Kirk (Hamby) 39:51.
Shots: SPU 18, CSUB 4.
Corner Kicks: SPU 2, CSUB 0.
Goalie Saves: SPU (Ruggles 1), CSUB (Lyons 10).
Fouls: CSUB 11, SPU 4.
Cautions: SPU, Oakes (yellow - 57:02).