Two late goals give Geoducks soccer win over Eastern Oregon

By Observer Upload October 22, 2012 12:45 pm

The Eastern Oregon women’s soccer team lost to Evergreen State College 2-0 Saturday afternoon. The victory was the Geoducks’ first in Cascade Conference play this season.

The Mountaineer defenders would go 72 minutes without allowing a goal, but the visitors finally found openings late in the game.

At the 72:24 mark, Bianca Flores for the Geoducks (1-10-1) dribbled up the right side of the field and snuck the ball passed goalkeeper Moss from 25 yards out.

With under a minute to play, Sophie Krauza assisted Rayna Murphy as she chipped the ball over Moss from five yards.

Erika Whitehurst took five shots for the Mounties with two of those being on target. Courtney Randall added two shots with one coming on goal. 

Goal keeper Moss made four saves on the day

The Mountaineers (1-13-0) played well throughout the game, but couldn’t put the ball in the net. The Mountaineer defense would go 72 minutes without allowing a goal.

Eastern took a total of 10 shots on the day, three being on target. Evergreen took 13 shots, with six of those being on target. EOU had a 3-0 advantage in corner kicks.

EOU will be back home Friday when they host Oregon Tech.


Northwest wins

In Friday’s contest, Northwest University edged Eastern by a 1-0 margin. 

Mauriana Gonzalez had 4 shots with one being on goal, while Kelli Jones took two shots. Goal keeper Moss recorded two saves.

The Mountaineers dropped to 1-12 with the loss.

Northwest scored almost directly after the opening kick off, with 1:23 on the clock.

Shea Samuelsen connected with Stephanie Cummins as she slid the ball passed the EOU keeper.

Neither team was able to score for the remaining 87 minutes of the game.  The Beacons (5-8-2) goal keeper Patty Hughes had a single save on the day.

EOU attempted 10 total shots on the day, two of those being on target. NU had 13 shots, with two of those being on target.