SEATTLE, Wa. (Sept. 15)Janae Godoy scored
twice in the first half including the game winner to lift No. 8
Seattle Pacific University over Western Washington 2-1, in a Great
Northwest Athletic Conference womens soccer game Saturday
afternoon at Interbay Stadium.
The victory kept Seattle Pacific undefeated at
8-0-0/2-0-0. Western dropped to 5-2-0/1-2-0.
Western and SPU traded quick goals in the 12th
minute as the game reached a torrid pace. The Vikings Ashley
McDougall struck first blood, connecting on a 20 yard shot to the
upper left corner after a Falcon defender slipped near the top of
the penalty box.
McDougalls strike was well placed and SPU
keeper Jesslyn Rahm (Eugene, Or./South Eugene) could not get a
hand on the ball.
Just 16 seconds later, Seattle Pacifics
Sarah Martinez (Sr., Bothell, Wa./Cedar Park Christian) and
Jessica Gerstmann (Sr., Puyallup, Wa./Cascade Christian) teamed up
to thread a ball across Westerns goalmouth. Godoy (Jr.,
Yakima, Wa./West Valley) finished from 12 yards.
Godoy garnered the game winner at 34:01 when
she poked a Meredith Teague (Jr., Redmond, Wa./Bellevue Christian)
corner-kick across the goal line in heavy traffic. Western Keeper
Teresa Fish had a hand on the ball, but could not keep it from
breaching the line.
Fish was busy over the course of the game. She
tallied a half-dozen saves. Rahm finished with three. Seattle
Pacific shot 13 times to the Vikings eight and earned seven
corner kicks to Westerns three.
Fouls held at 18-15 on the side of the Falcons.
Four cautions were whistled.
Seattle Pacific takes to the road for two
conference games next week. Wednesday (Sept 19), SPU kicks off at
Saint Martins at 7PM.
Scoring: 1, WWU, McDougall (unassisted) 11:45;
2, SPU, Godoy (Martinez, Gerstmann) 12:01; 3, SPU,_Godoy (Teague)
Shots: WWU 8, SPU 13.
Saves: WWU (Fish) 6, SPU (Rahm) 3.
Corner kicks: WWU 3, SPU 7.
Fouls: WWU 15, SPU 18.
Offside: WWU 0, SPU 0.
Cautions: SPU, Oakes (38:44); WWU, Regan
(54:24); SPU, Martinez (85:13); SPU, Charette (88:28).