Sept. 26, 2013
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Jeremy Wentzel (So., Edmonds/Edmonds-Woodway) had a goal and an assist off free kicks as Western Washington University defeated University of Mary, 3-1, on Thursday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's soccer game at Orca Field on the Whatcom CC campus.
The Vikings improved to 4-2-1 overall with their third win in four games and 2-0-1in conference play. Andrew Weishaar (Sr., Puyallup) also notched his team-high fourth goal of the season for WWU.
U-Mary remained winless at 0-5-0 overall and 0-3-0 in league action.
"It was a good win," said WWU head coach Greg Brisbon. "We possessed the ball better than we have lately, which is something we've been working on and will continue to work on."
Wentzel had the only goal of the first half in the 22nd minute, taking a free kick just outside the penalty area and driving it low into the left side of the net.
Wentzel was also involved in putting WWU up 2-0 in the 60th minute, launching a free kick from the right side that Troy McCarty (Fr., Snohomish) headed home from 10 yards.
Thirty seconds later, Weishaar added insurance, putting a shot off the base of the right post, but having the rebound come straight at him and finishing from the goalmouth.
The Marauders scored in the 76th minute, as Alex Boyes hit a looping shot in from the high left corner of the penalty area with an assist from Ramiro Riviera
"This was a good home win in the GNAC," Brisbon said. "If we're going to contend for the title, we have to win at home, and we did that tonight.
WWU hosts South Dakota Mines on Sat., Sept. 28 (7 p.m.), in a GNAC counter.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 Bellingham, Wash., Orca Field, Whatcom CC campus
Western Washington 3, U-Mary 1
Shots - WWU 12, U-Mary 12 Saves - WWU 4 (Keegan Rogers 4), U-Mary 2 (Jack West 2). Corner kicks - WWU 1, U-Mary 3 Fouls - WWU 11, U-Mary 20 Attendance: 138
Next Game: WWU vs. South Dakota School of Mines on Sat., Sept. 28 (7 p.m.), at Orca Field on Whatcom CC campus
Soccer Alum Oscar Jimenez Leads LouCity to Victory
Jimenez (2008-11) assisted on LouCity's 2-1 win over Nashville in the U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night
Oscar Jimenez Records Goal and Assist in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Win
Former WWU standout helps Louisville City FC to 3-2 victory over the New England Revolution
WWU Welcomes Incoming Class of 10 Players for 2018
Head coach Greg Brisbon announces recruiting class set to join the Vikings for upcoming season
WWU Men's Soccer Open Tryout Set for January 27
The tryout is for current WWU students taking 12 or more credits
Men's Soccer 2017 Season in Review
WWU finished 6-6-5 overall and 5-4-3 in conference play, tying for 3rd in GNAC
Dean Named Third Team All-West Region by United Soccer Coaches
Dean totaled 25 points via 11 goals and 3 assists during senior season
Garrett Strawn Named to Academic All-District Team
Strawn voted as one of four GNAC honorees, advances to Academic All-America ballot
Five Vikings Earn Men's Soccer All-GNAC Honors
Anthony Dean and Tyler Visten named unanimous First Team All-GNAC selections for WWU
WWU Ties No. 15 Simon Fraser 0-0 After Double OT
WWU ties GNAC champion Simon Fraser in Burnaby for second straight year
Men's Soccer Edged 2-1 by Visiting Concordia
Cavaliers score twice early, Vikings net goal on penalty kick by Anthony Dean
WWU Game at Simon Fraser Postponed Due to Snow
Snow at Terry Fox Field in Burnaby forces reschedule of Thursday's game to Sunday
WWU Heads to No. 15 Simon Fraser, Hosts Concordia
Vikings enter final week of GNAC schedule battling for conference title
Men's Soccer Falls 2-0 at MSU Billings
Yellowjackets score in 66th minute to take lead, add late goal in final minute of game
Record Eleven Vikings Earn GNAC All-Academic Honors
WWU sets program record for GNAC All-Academic honorees, Olney earns third honor
WWU Battles to Scoreless Tie at Northwest Nazarene
Tyler Visten ties career high with 10 saves, including a penalty kick save during first half