Geoducks Ground Owls, 5-0

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Freshman Willie Spurr (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt HS) and senior Mirza Memic (Bellevue, Wash./Whatcom CC) each scored twice as the Evergreen Geoducks picked up their second win in as many tries with a 5-0 victory over the Oregon Tech Owls in a Cascade Conference men’s soccer match on Saturday afternoon at Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.

Spurr scored his first goal of the game in the 12th minute after a deflection from OIT keeper Loren Jessen gave the freshman a chance to try out his bicycle kick and the fancy attempt was successful as Evergreen took the 1-0 lead.

In the 27th minute, Spurr secured the brace, and his third goal of the weekend, following a save on a shot by Kevin Flavin (Oak Harbor, Wash./Shoreline CC), gathering the rebound and finishing open net.  The Geoducks made it 3-0 heading into halftime in the 40th minute when Flavin scored one of his one, using the cross from Brady Espinoza (Pasco, Wash./Walla Walla CC) to finish on the left post.

In the second half, the Owls kept a strong defense for the first 20 minutes but a pair of goals by Mirza within a two-minute span proved to be the nail in the coffin.  Mirza collected his first goal on a great cross from Spurr that allowed the senior to head the ball in for his first score of the season.  Just 1:58 later, Mirza scored again, this time following the pass form Albert Anabtawi (Yakima, Wash./Eisenhower HS).

The Geoducks outshot the Owls, 29-6, on the match.  Evergreen keeper Collin Harlow (Kirkland, Wash./Shoreline CC) made five saves to collect his first shutout as a Geoduck.  Jessen finished with six saves for the Owls before being replaced by Tanner Lee in the 69th minute.  Lee added five saves in the final 21 minutes of play.

Evergreen remains at home on Wednesday evening when they host Corban in a Cascade Conference match.  Kick with the Warriors is set for 5pm on Evergreen Pitch in Olympia.  Oregon Tech will also be in action on Wednesday, playing host to Warner Pacific, beginning at 6pm in Klamath Falls, Ore.

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