July 11, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Playing its home games on campus for the first time since 2000, the Western Washington University women's soccer team is slated for 10 appearances this fall at the newly completed Robert S. Harrington Field.
The Vikings, who reached the NCAA Division II national semifinals in 2013, host Calgary in an exhibition on Aug. 30 (6 p.m.). Their regular-season home contests are Sept. 4 vs. Humboldt State, Sept. 15 vs. Notre Dame de Namur, Sept. 25 vs. Saint Martin's, Sept. 27 vs. Western Oregon, Oct. 2 vs. Simon Fraser, Oct. 16 vs. Montana State Billings, Oct. 18 vs. Northwest Nazarene, Oct. 23 vs. Seattle Pacific and Oct. 25 vs. Central Washington.
Those games are all GNAC counters with the exception of Calgary, Humboldt State and Notre Dame de Namur.
WWU opens its season with two road exhibitions, traveling to British Columbia on Aug. 22 and to Trinity Western on Aug. 27.
The Vikings have nine regular-season road contests on their schedule. They are Azusa Pacific on Sept. 8, Cal Baptist on Sept. 10, Central Washington on Sept. 18, Seattle Pacific on Sept. 20, Montana State Billings on Oct. 4, Western Oregon on Oct. 9, Saint Martin's on Oct. 11, Northwest Nazarene on Oct. 30 and Simon Fraser on Nov. 1. The Azusa Pacific and Cal Baptist encounters are not league counters.
The GNAC Tournament takes place on Nov. 6 and 8 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
The 2013 national semifinals marked the longest post-season run in school history for WWU. The Vikings finished 20-2-1, the victory total being a school record, and won GNAC regular-season and West Region championships.
Six starters and 13 letter winners return for coach Travis Connell (12th year, 141-61-20). Leading the returnees are 2013 GNAC Defender of the Year Brianna Jones (Sr., Bonney Lake), honorable mention Daktronics All-American forward Catherine Miles (Jr., Anacortes) and second-team Daktronics West Region all-star midfielder Kim Cooper (Sr., Bellingham).
WWU is working on a 20-game home winning streak after going 12-0-0 at Whatcom CC's Orca Field last year.
Vikings Tie School Record with 38th Consecutive Win
WWU blanks Central Washington 6-0 behind hat trick from Gabriela Pelogi
Late Goal Lifts Vikings to 1-0 Win at Seattle Pacific
Karli White scores game-winning goal in 82nd minute to send WWU to 37th consecutive victory
Record Eight WWU Soccer Players on GNAC Academic Team
WWU places eight players on GNAC All-Academic team with cumulative GPA's over
No. 2 Vikings Face Rivals SPU and CWU in Penultimate GNAC Weekend
Vikings are 12-0-0 overall and have a hold on first place in the GNAC with an 8-0-0 mark
Vikings Remain Undefeated with 3-0 win at Simon Fraser
WWU improves to 12-0-0 overall and 8-0-0 in GNAC play with fifth straight shutout
No. 3 Vikings Remain Perfect with 4-0 Win Over Saint Martin's
Vikings record 8th shutout of the season to improve to 11-0-0 on the season
Gabriela Pelogi Featured in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd
WWU junior women’s soccer player appears in current issue of Sports Illustrated
Women's Soccer Notches Another Shutout, 1-0 over SPU
Vikings improve to 10-0-0 on the season and extend winning streak to 34 straight
Undefeated Vikings Host Seattle Pacific on Thursday
Vikings are 9-0-0 on the season and have won 33 consecutive games
Taylor Hallquist Named GNAC Defensive Player of the Week
Junior defender played every minute of both games last week during a pair of WWU shutouts
Daigle's Goal Lifts Top-Ranked Vikings to 1-0 Win
Vikings blank Montana State Billings 1-0 to improve to 9-0-0 on the season
Vikings Shut Out CWU To Extend Winning Streak
WWU improves to 8-0-0 on the season with 32nd consecutive victory
No. 1 Vikings Back on the Road in GNAC Play
Vikings take perfect 7-0 record into road trip to play CWU and MSUB
Gabriela Pelogi Honored as GNAC Offensive Player of the Week
Junior forward totaled 2 goals and an assist during a pair of wins for the Vikings last week
Vikings Handle Saint Martin's 6-1 To Remain Perfect
Women's soccer improves to 7-0 on the season and extend winning streak to 31 straight