Vikings fall 3-1 at Seattle Pacific
Oct. 20, 2006
SEATTLE, Wash. --- Forward Jacob Haddock (Sr., Burlington/Burlington-Edison) scored a late goal, but Western Washington University still fell to Seattle Pacific University, 3-1, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's soccer game Friday at Interbay Stadium.
"We played a strong first half," said head coach Travis Connell. "In the second half they did a good job of spreading us out and creating chances."
The Vikings, who remained winless in 11 road games this season, slipped to 2-16-1 overall and 0-3-0 in GNAC contests. Western is 0-5-1 in its last six games, with three of those games going to overtime. Seattle Pacific improved to 12-4-0 overall and clinched at least a share of the GNAC title at 3-0-0.
Justin Abel opened the scoring for the Falcons in the 25th minute, taking a pass from Colin Rigby and driving a shot into the left corner of the goal from 35 yards out.
Seattle Pacific added two unassisted goals a little over five minutes apart in the second half. James Coogan connected on a 22-yard free kick in the 66th minute, then Jeff Hallenbeck scored from 18 yards in the 72nd minute.
"They are a very good team," Connell said. "We missed on a few opportunities and they converted on most of theirs."
The Falcons had a 12-7 advantage in shots, including a 7-2 edge after halftime.
It was Western's first game after an 11-day layoff.
The Vikings close out their season with a GNAC contest at home on Wed., Oct. 25 (7 p.m.) against Seattle University at Orca Field on the Whatcom CC.
Western Washington vs. Seattle Pacific Date: 10/20/06 Attendance: 319 Goals by Period 1 2 Total Western Washington 0 1 --- 1 Seattle Pacific 1 2 --- 3 SCORING SUMMARY: SPU - Abel (Rigby), 24:07 SPU - Coggan (Unassisted), 66:33 SPU - Hallenbeck (Unassisted), 71:57 WWU - Haddock (Pele, Ricci), 85:28 Shots: Western Washington 7, Seattle Pacific 12 Corner Kicks: Western Washington 1, Seattle Pacific 4 Fouls: Western Washington 14, Seattle Pacific 19 Saves: Western Washington 2 (Warman 2), Seattle Pacific 2 (Rosten 1, Lovelace 1)
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