Western suffers first loss, 5-1 at Sonoma State
Sept. 1, 2006
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - Katie Houle scored three goals and Brooke Peterson had three assists as host Sonoma State University rolled over Western Washington University, 5-1, in women's soccer action Friday at the Seawolf Classic.
It was the first loss of the season for the Vikings, who fell to 2-1-0. Sonoma State improved to 2-1-0.
"Sonoma State is a very good team and we didn't come out prepared to play," said Western coach Travis Connell. "So, they outworked us, and they had a good game plan and executed it and we just couldn't ever get anything going."
Lindsay Catton put the Seawolves ahead 1-0 with an unassisted goal in the 15th minute, but a minute later Western tied the score as Kelly Gagne (So., Kent/Kentwood) scored her second goal of the season and Rosie Zadra (Jr., Poulsbo/South Kitsap/Olympic CC) picked up her second assist.
"We got a goal back to tie it at 1-1 right after they had scored," Connell said, "but after that they just kept us out of our rhythm and on our heels the whole time."
Houle scored in the 23rd and 34th minutes, both assisted by Peterson, as Sonoma State led 3-1 at halftime.
The Seawolves' Tracy Webster found the net on a breakaway 16 seconds into the second half, Peterson again getting the assist, and Houle completed the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 67th minute.
Sonoma State had a 16-6 advantage in shots and a 3-0 edge in corner kicks. Western concludes tourney play Sunday (1 p.m.) against Cal State L.A.
The Golden Eagles are coming off a 2-0 upset of NCAA Division II Preseason No.2-ranked Seattle Pacific, snapping the Falcons' 60-game regular-season unbeaten streak.
Western Washington vs. Sonoma State Date: 9/1/06 Attendance: 309 Goals by Period 1 2 Total Western Washington 1 0 --- 1 Sonoma State 3 2 --- 5 SCORING SUMMARY: SSU - Catton (unassisted), 15:03 WWU - Gagne (Zadra), 16:07 SSU - Houle (Peterson), 22:30 SSU - Houle (Peterson), 33:36 SSU - Webster (Peterson), 45:16 SSU - Houle (Unassisted), 66:10 Shots: Western Washington 6, Sonoma State 16 Corner Kicks: Western Washington 0, Sonoma State 3 Fouls: Western Washington 26, Sonoma State 24 Saves: Western Washington 4 (Martin-Gegax 4), Sonoma State 1 (Merced 1)
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