OLYMPIA, Wash. – Kirsty Montignani scored a pair of first half goals as the Rocky Mountain Battlin’ Bears shut out the Evergreen Geoducks, 3-0, in a non-conference NAIA women’s soccer match on Monday afternoon at Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.
Montignani gave Rocky Mountain (5-0-1) the lead in the 33rd minute after sprinting down the field with the ball and dribbling around Evergreen (0-2-0) keeper Kaitlin MacKenzie (Lake Stevens, Wash./Shoreline CC) for the 1-0 lead. Montignani made it 2-0 just a few minutes later, taking a pass from Kathleen Allen in the 38th minute and chipping it over MacKenzie for the two-goal lead.
The Battlin’ Bears made it 3-0 in the 87th minute when Samantha Houle collected a ball that had settled on the right post and punched it in for the goal. RMC outshot the Geoducks, 24-4, on the afternoon as they earned their fifth win of the young season.
Despite allowing the three goals, the Geoduck keepers had a strong day as MacKenzie finished with six first half saves. Lauren Davidson (Seattle, Wash./Garfield HS) came in to start the second half, making four saves for the green and white.
Evergreen plays on the road for the first time this season on Saturday when they travel to Newberg, Ore. to take on George Fox in a non-conference match. Kick with the Bruins is set for 2 p.m.