Oct. 17, 2013
RAPID CITY, S.D. -
Forward Andrew Weishaar (Sr., Puyallup) scored the game winning goal with 26 seconds remaining, lifting Western Washington University to a 1-0 victory over South Dakota School of Mines on Thursday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's soccer contest at Sioux Park.
The Vikings improved to 6-3-3 overall and 4-1-3 in GNAC play.
South Dakota Mines, which is in its inaugural season, fell to 0-11-0 overall and 0-8-0 in conference action.
"It was a good team effort today with the conditions so cold and the field the way it was," said WWU head coach Greg Brisbon. "We were solid the whole way through, stuck with the game plan, and got the "W."
Wieshaar slotted in a shot from 10 yards with Trevor Bartels (Fr., Seattle/King's) earning an assist.
The goal gives Weishaar a team-high seven this season. His 23career goals are tied for seventh among WWU leaders.
Goalkeeper Keegan Rogers (Jr., Portland, OR/Portland Christian) made five saves for the Vikings in earning his third shutout.
WWU had a 17-8 advantage in shots.
WWU is at University of Mary on Saturday, Oct. 19 (9 a.m.) for a GNAC contest.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
Rapid City, S.D., Sioux Park
Western Washington 1, South Dakota Mines 0
Scoring - 1. WWU, Andrew Weishaar (Trevor Bartels), 89:34.
Shots - WWU 17, SDM 8
Saves - WWU 5 (Keegan Rogers 5), SDM 9 (Timothy Tribbett 9)
Corner kicks - WWU 5, SDM 8
Fouls - WWU 7, SDM 8