PHOENIX, Az. (Oct. 7)Seattle Pacific
University scored four goals over a 8:26 span in the second half,
as the 19th-ranked Falcons bounced back from their first
back-to-back defeats in nearly five years by downing Grand Canyon
5-0 in a non-conference womens soccer match Saturday evening
After a scoreless first half, Jessica Gerstmann
(Jr., Puyallup, Wa/Cascade Christian) headed an Alex Kirk (Fr.,
Edmonds, Wa./Edmonds-Woodway) pass past Antelope keeper Shela
Robertson at 61:18 to make it 1-0, Falcons.
Just under two minutes later (63:08), Kirk
assisted Sarah Martinez (Jr., Bothell, Wa./Cedar Park Christian)
and scored herself at 66:22 with help from Martinez.
Meredith Teague (So., Redmond, Wa./Bellevue
Christian) sprung Tricia Loomis (Jr., Des Moines, Wa./Mount
Rainier) free on a breakaway at 69:34.
Loomis closed out scoring in the 90th-minute.
SPU keeper Jesslyn Rahm (Fr., Eugene, Or../South Eugene) and
Tracey Taylor (Fr., Seattle, Wa./Holy Names) were credited with
assists on the play, which began with a long punt from the Falcons
Seattle Pacifics (11-3-0) victory came
off a rare pair of losses a 1-0 home defeat to Seattle
University and a 2-1 decision at Western Washington.
Rahm and Katie Ruggles (Sr., Eugene, Or./South
Eugene) split time in goal for SPU. Ruggles had four saves; Rahm
gathered in two. Robertson finished with eight.
The Falcons held a 19-8 advantage in shots, and
earned nine corner-kicks to Grand Canyons 2. SPU defeated
the Antelopes 2-1 at Interbay in the two teams first meeting
on Sept. 23.
The Falcons play Monday (Oct. 9) afternoon at
Phoenix, against Dixie State. Kick-off is scheduled for 11AM.
Scoring 1) SPU, Gerstmann (Kirk) 61:18;
2) SPU, Martinez (Kirk) 63:08; 3) SPU, Kirk (Martinez) 66:22; 4)
SPU, Loomis (Teague) 69:34; 5) Loomis (Taylor, Rahm) 89:04.
Shots SPU 19, GCU 8.
C. Kicks SPU 9, GCU 2.
Saves GCU (Robertson 8), SPU (Ruggles 4,
Fouls SPU 13, GCU 10.
Cautions SPU, Loomis (yellow) 22:51.