No.2 Vikings now 10-0-0 after 7-0 win at Simon Fraser
Oct. 10, 2013
BURNABY, B.C. - Catherine Miles (So., Anacortes) had two goals in the first half and Anna Geldenhuys (Sr., Bellevue/Sammamish) scored a pair in the second period, leading nationally ranked Western Washington University to a lopsided 7-0 victory over Simon Fraser University on Thursday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer contest at Terry Fox Field on the SFU campus.
The Vikings, ranked No.2 nationally in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, improved to 10-0-0 with their eighth shutout of the season and remained in sole possession of first place in the GNAC at 7-0-0. The score matched their most lopsided victory since 2010 when they beat Western Oregon, 7-0.
Simon Fraser, which was outshot 18-5, fell to 0-7-2 overall and 0-5-2 in league play.
Kristen Maris (Sr., Issaquah) began the scoring for WWU in the 10th minute, heading in a corner kick by Ashton Griffen (Sr., Duvall/Cedarcrest). Nine minutes later, Maris put a through ball on the foot of Miles for a 2-0 lead.
Elise Aylward (Fr., Renton/Lindbergh) scored on a shot from outside the penalty box in the 34th minute, Maris getting an assist, and Miles gave WWU a 4-0 halftime lead with a goal in the 39th minute as Diana Pollock (Sr., Bellevue/Eastlake) and Caitlyn Jobanek (Fr., Springfield,OR/Thurston) were awarded assists.
Geldenhuys scored in the 71st minute, the goal set up by Stephanie Hamilton (So., Orting/Bellarmine Prep). Jessica Bertucci (So., Bellingham/Sehome) had an unassisted goal in the 81st minute and Geldenhuys found the net again with 10 seconds remaining in the game, Hamilton receiving an assist.
Goalkeeper Alyssa Beauchamp (Sr., Vancouver/Mountain View) made two saves for WWU. The Vikings, who have outscored their opposition 29-2,are at Seattle Pacific on Saturday, Oct. 12 (7 p.m.), for a GNAC counter.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 Burnaby, B.C., Terry Fox Field, SFU campus
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