SEATTLE, Wa (Sept. 8)Three different
Falcons scored goals as Seattle Pacific University opened a three
game home stand with a 3-0 win over Notre Dame de Namur in a
non-conference womens soccer game Saturday afternoon at
The victory bumped Seattle Pacific to a perfect
6-0. The Argonauts dropped to 1-4-1.
Sarah Martinez (Sr., Bothell, Wa./Cedar Park
Christian) opened match scoring straight away in the second minute
when she took a feed from Shannon Oakes (Jr., Boise, Id.) at the
top of the penalty box. Kayla Stiegemeier (So., Rathdrum,
Id./Lakeland) began the play with a run down the left-center of
the attacking third and was credited with an assist (1:12).
Martinez strike beat starting Argo keeper
Allie Howarth to the right post. She left the game with 16 minute
remaining in the first half with an ankle injury and did not
Becca Woods (Fr., Beaverton, Or.) nodded a
Meredith Teague (Jr., Redmond, Wa./Bellevue Christian) corner-kick
to the upper right of the frame at 10:40. Seattle Pacific went
into the locker room with a 2-0 advantage.
The Falcon offense wasted no time in getting on
the board in the second half of play. Stiegemeier crossed to
Mallorie Gerstmann (Fr., Puyallup, Wa./Cascade Christian) on the
six yard line, for Gerstmanns first collegiate goal (45:30).
Notre Dame de Namurs best scoring chances
came off a couple of back-to-back attempts by Catherine Ponce in
the second half. The midfielder ripped a pair of long-distance
hits from the top of the penalty box. SPU keeper Jesslyn Rahm
(So., Eugene, Or./South Eugene) saved both.
Ponces shots represented Rahms save
total in the contest; she left the game in the hands of Maddie
Dickinson (Fr., Vancouver, Wa./Skyview) with 19 minutes remaining.
Howorth had one save in 17 minutes of play. Substutute Christina
Dito gathered in five.
The Falcons held an 18-3 shot advantage and
earned 11 corner-kicks to the Argos 0. Fouls were 10-6 on
the SPU side.
Seattle Pacific kicks off Great Northwest
Athletic Conference play Wednesday night (Sept. 12)against Central
Washington . Kick-off is scheduled for 7PM. SPU closes out its
home stand with a 3PM matinee versus Western Washington on
Scoring: 1) SPU, Martinez (Stiegemeier, Oakes)
1:12; 2) SPU, Woods (Teague) 10:40; 3) SPU, Gerstmann
Shots: SPU 18, NDNU 3.
Saves: NDNU (Howarth 1, Dito 5), SPU (Rahm 2,
C. Kicks: SPU 11, NDNU 0.
Fouls: SPU 10, NDNU 6.