Oct. 13, 2011
ELLENSBURG, Wash. - Western Washington University had a three-game winning streak snapped as it fell 2-1 to Central Washington University in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer contest Thursday afternoon at the CWU Soccer Field.
The Vikings, who also had an eight-game series unbeaten string (6-0-2) broken, fell to 6-4-2 overall and 5-3-0 league. They entered the match having won five of their last six games.
Central improved to 6-3-3 overall and 5-2-1 in GNAC play. The Wildcats are 4-1-1 in their last six games.
Carson McKole scored Central's game-winning goal in the 77th minute, getting a cross from Danielle Brandli. It was McKole's team-leading sixth goal of the campaign.
Central opened the scoring in the 17th minute on a shot from five yards out by Alex Jensen. Credited with an assist was Brittany Franks.
Western, which had a 19-12 shot advantage, tied the game at 1-1 in the 69th minute as two reserves combined for the score. Brina Sych (So., Vancouver/Union) found the net on the header off a scramble with an assist going to Kristin Maris (So., Issaquah).
Central goalkeeper Kayla Lipston made seven saves.
The Vikings are on the road Saturday (4 p.m.), meeting nationally No.14-ranked and league-leading Seattle Pacific in a GNAC counter at Interbay Stadium.
Western Washington vs. Central Washington Date: 10/13/11 Attendance: 152 Goals by Period 1 2 Total Western Washington 0 1 --- 1 Central Washington 1 1 --- 2 SCORING SUMMARY: CWU - Jensen (Franks), 16:22 WWU - Sych (Maris), 68:50 CWU - McKole (Brandli), 76:25 Shots: Western Washington 19, Central Washington 12 Corner kicks: Western Washington 4, Central Washington 2 Fouls: Western Washington 10, Central Washington 14 Saves: Western Washington 3 (Arthurs 0, Haden 2, Team 1), Central Washington 7 (Lipston 7)
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