Oct. 12, 2013
BURNABY, B.C. - Western Washington University's six-game unbeaten streak came to an end as the Vikings fell 2-0 to nationally ranked Simon Fraser University on Saturday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's soccer contest at Terry Fox Field on the SFU campus.
The Vikings, whose unbeaten 3-0-3 run was the longest since 2007, fell to 5-3-3 overall and 3-1-3 in the GNAC.
Simon Fraser, which was ranked No.1 nationally for the first four weeks of the season and is now No.9 in National Soccer Coaches Association of America/NCAA Division II Top 25, improved to 10-1-0 overall and 6-1-0 in conference play. The Clan won their 10th straight home match over the last two seasons.
Alexander Kleefelt opened the scoring for SFU in the 12th minute, heading home a cross from Alex Rowley. Chopin Jules added an insurance goal, intercepting a pass deep in the WWU end and scoring 14 minutes into the second half.
Simon Fraser had a 16-6 advantage in shots. Goalkeeper Keegan Rogers (Jr., Portland, OR/Portland Christian) had six saves for the Vikings.
The Clan holds a 35-14-4 series advantage over WWU, being unbeaten (8-0-1) in the last nine meetings.
WWU returns to action on Thurs., Oct. 17 (5:30 p.m.), visiting South Dakota School of Mines in Sioux Falls, S.D., for a GNAC contest.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 Burnaby, B.C., Terry Fox Field, Burnaby, B.C.
Simon Fraser 2, Western Washington 0
Scoring - 1. SFU, Alexander Kleefeldt (Alex Rowley), 11:02; 2. SFU, Chopin Jules (Unassisted), 59:00.
Shots - WWU 6, SFU 16 Saves - WWU 6 (Keegan Rogers 6), SFU 1 (Brandon Watson 1). Corner kicks - WWU 0, SFU 3 Fouls - WWU 7, SFU 12 Attendance: 262
Next Game: WWU at South Dakota Mines on Thu., Oct. 17 (5:30 p.m.), at Rapid City, SD
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