Vikings get road win, 4-1, at Colorado Christian
Sep 8, 2013
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Two Western Washington University freshmen defenders, Trevor Bartels (Seattle/King's) and Troy McCarty (Snohomish), scored their first collegiate goals and forward Andrew Weishaar (Sr., Puyallup) had two assists as the Vikings defeated Colorado Christian University, 4-1, on Saturday in men's soccer action at Trailblazer Stadium on the CCU campus.
It was the first collegiate victory for WWU first-year head coach Greg Brisbon, whose team evened its record at 1-1-0. CCU dropped to 0-3-0.
"It was actually a hard game to play because of their style of play," said Brisbon, who had been the top WWU assistant for 12 of the last 13 seasons. "They were really organized, sat in and the field was a little smaller than we're used to. So, we had to be very sharp and accurate in our play."
The Vikings took a 1-0 lead with 30 seconds left in the first half as Bartels put a header into the top left corner of the net off a corner kick by Gabriele Zaccagnini (Jr., Olympia/Capital).
Just 73 seconds into the second period, WWU made it 2-0 on a goal by Tye Hastings (R-Jr., Mill Creek/ Jackson), who turned past a defender and put in a left-footed shot from 12 yards.
CCU cut the lead to 2-1 with a goal in the 62nd minute, Luke Burgard scoring after receiving a through ball from Nick Sands.
WWU made it 3-1 in the 80th minute when McCarty headed in a cross off a free kick by Pat Cole (Jr., Bellingham/Sehome).
In the 86th minute, the Vikings' Jeremy Wentzel (R-So., Edmonds/Edmonds-Woodway) got a ball played over the top by Weishaar and beat two defenders before putting in a shot from 15 yards.
WWU had big advantages of 19-9 in shots and 10-3 in corner kicks.
The Vikings began the two-game road trip last Friday with a season-opening 2-1 overtime loss at Metro State.
"It (road trip) was a good experience for the guys," Brisbon said. "I think they are a bit more mentally tough than before we left last Wednesday. They have a better idea of what I want exactly and they're playing better and are starting to figure out things on their own."
WWU is at home Thursday, Sept. 12 (4 p.m.) for a game with Notre Dame de Namur University at Orca Field on the Whatcom CC campus.
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 Lakewood, Colo., Trailblazer Stadium, CCU campus
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