SEATTLE, Wa. (Sept. 28)Shannon Oakes,
Sarah Martinez and Carolyn Nason each scored goals as the No.
6-ranked Seattle Pacific University womens soccer team
downed Central Washington 3-0, in a Great Northwest Athletic
Conference match Thursday night at Interbay Stadium.
The victory pushed forward a pair of unbeaten
streaks for SPU. The Falcons have not lost a GNAC match in their
last 47 tries (43-0-4), and have not lost a contest at Interbay in
20 games (18-0-2). The GNAC streak dates back to 2002.
Oakes (So., Boise, Id./Boise) opened up match
scoring in the seventh minute when Katie Taylor (So., Vancouver,
Wa./Columbia River) sprung Alex Kirk (Fr., Edmonds,
Wa./Edmonds-Woodway) free down the left wing. Kirks cross
found Oakes trailing Martinez (Jr., Bothell, Wa./Cedar Park
Christian) through the box (6:28).
Martinez struck net at 66:17 when she fielded a
pass near midfield from Kayla Stiegemeier (Fr., Rathdrum,
Id./Lakeland) and romped 40-yards to goal. Martinez beat Wildcat
keeper Erin Barr to the left post.
Seattle Pacifics final goal came off
Nasons header (Sr., Lafayette, Co./Broomfield/Metro-State)
in the 84th-minute. Tricia Loomis (Jr., Des Moines, Wa./Mount
Rainier) was credited with an assist on the play by virtue of her
Overall, the Falcons out-shot Central 21-2. SPU
earned four corner kicks to the Wildcats none.
Katie Ruggles (Sr., Eugene, Or./South Eugene)
earned the shutout in goal for Seattle Pacific and gathered in one
save over the course of the match. Barr saved eight balls.
The Falcons (10-1-0/3-0-0) host Seattle
University in a GNAC game Saturday night to close out a
season-long four game home stand. Kick-off is scheduled for 7PM.
Scoring 1) SPU, Oakes (Taylor, Kirk)
6:28; 2) SPU, Martinez (Stiegemeier) 66:17; 3) Nason (Loomis)
Shots SPU 21, CWU 2.
Saves CWU (Barr 8), SPU (Ruggles 1).
C. Kicks SPU 4, CWU 0.
Fouls CWU 10, SPU 10.