Vikings blanked 1-0 at Seattle Pacific

Teresa Fish

Oct. 9, 2003

Box Score

SEATTLE, Wash. - Western Washington University managed just six shots as it fell to Seattle Pacific University, 1-0, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer game Thursday at Interbay Stadium.

The Vikings, who had played the Falcons to a 0-0 overtime tie in their first meeting this season, fell to 4-9-1 overall and 2-4-1 league. It was Western's fourth loss in its last five games, all the setbacks coming on the road.

Seattle Pacific, ranked No.4 in the Far West Region, improved to 9-1-2 overall and 5-0-1 league with its ninth straight win and 12th consecutive victory at home.

The game's only goal came in the 30th minute as midfielder Shannon Lovejoy scored from 12 yards out after getting a through ball from Meg Lienhard.

The Falcons, who are ranked No.2 nationally in shutout percentage and No.5 in scoring defense, picked up their ninth shutout of the season. They have allowed just four goals this year.

Goalkeeper Jennifer Hull, who ranks No.3 nationally in goals against average, had five saves for Seattle Pacific.

Western goalkeeper Teresa Fish (Fr., Snohomish/Monroe) made seven saves as Seattle Pacific had 15 shots.

The Vikings host Seattle University on Wednesday (7 p.m.) in a GNAC counter.

Western Washington vs. Seattle Pacific
Date: 10/9/03       Attendance: 182
Goals by Period      1   2    Total
Western Washington   0   0  -   0
Seattle Pacific	     1   0  -   1
SPU - Shannon Lovejoy (Meg Leinhard), 29:05
Shots: Western 6, Seattle Pacific 15
Corner Kicks: Western 2, Seattle Pacific 4
Saves: Western 7 (Teresa Fish 7), Seattle Pacific 5 (Jennifer Hull 5)