Sept. 24, 2011
BILLINGS, Mont. - Midfielder Oscar Jimenez (Sr., Mount Vernon) got his 20th career assist on what proved to be the winning goal in the 38th minute of the first half as Western Washington University defeated Montana State University Billings, 2-1, on Saturday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's soccer contest at Yellowjacket Field.
The Vikings, who began the road trip with a 1-0 win at Northwest Nazarene, improved to 3-3-0 overall and 2-1-0 in conference action.
MSUB, which lost its fourth straight, dropped to 2-6-0 overall and 0-4-0 in GNAC play.
Jimenez, who needs just two more assists to tie the school record, got Caden Sowers (R-Fr., Ferndale) open for a breakaway and a 2-0 lead. The goal was Sowers' first as a collegian and the assist was the third of the season for Jimenez.
Andrew Weishaar (So., Puyallup) got WWU on the scoreboard 13 minutes earlier, finding the lower right corner after a deflected shot. Kellan Brown (Sr., Tacoma/Bellarmine Prep) was credited with an assist. It was Weishaar's second goal of the campaign and Brown's second assist.
MSUB's only goal came in the 54th minute, Thomas Sheets finding the net from seven yards out on a cross from Matt Brink.
"It was a good win for us," said WWU coach Travis Connell (13th year, 115-107-14). "We were really in control of the match the whole way. Justin Moore (Jr., Port Orchard/South Kitsap), Jimenez and Brown helped us control the tempo of the game and stifle any of the other team's runs."
Freshman goalkeeper Keegan Rogers (Portland, OR/Portland Christian) made five saves in his first start for the Vikings, made five saves.
The Vikings next host Seattle Pacific on Wednesday (7 p.m.) in a GNAC contest at Orca Field on the Whatcom CC campus.
Western Washington vs. Montana State Billings Date: 09/24/11 Attendance: 165 Goals by Period 1 2 Total Western Washington 2 0 --- 2 Montana State Billings 0 1 --- 1 SCORING SUMMARY: WWU - Weishaar (Brown), 24:36 WWU - Sowers (Jimenez), 37:34 MSUB - Sheets (Brink), 53:15 Shots: Western Washington 6, MSUB 13 Corner kicks: Western Washington 6, MSUB 8 Fouls: Western Washington 8, MSUB 14 Saves: Western Washington 5 (Rogers 5), MSUB 2 (Miele 2)
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