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
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
WWU Travels to Northwest Nazarene, MSU Billings
The Vikings are tied for 2nd in the GNAC with four conference games remaining