KIRKLAND, Wash. – Taking the lead just 27 seconds into the game, the Evergreen Geoducks picked up a 4-0 win over the Northwest Eagles in a Cascade Conference men’s soccer game on Saturday at NU Soccer Field in Kirkland, Wash.
Junior Jack Fortune (Monroe, Wash./Monroe HS) gave the Geoducks the lead in the opening minute after sending in a ball from 25 yards out that bounced over the head of Northwest keeper Jonny Wong. Evergreen continued to pressure the goal over the next 44 minutes but the lead remained just 1-0 at half.
In the second half, the Geoducks blew the game open, beginning with a successful penalty kick by Mirza Memic (Bellevue, Wash./Whatcom CC) in the 50th minute. Kevin Flavin (Oak Harbor, Wash./Shoreline CC) made in 3-0 in the 60th minute after dribbling up the left side and beating the Northwest defense before firing in a ball from 15 yards out for the score.
Memic earned the brace, his second of the season, in the 75th minute after George Bundy (Enumclaw, Wash./Enumclaw HS) sent in a floating free kick and Memic put a head on it for the 4-0 Geoduck advantage.
While the Evergreen offense was having a great game at one end of the field, Geoduck keeper Mauricio Sanchez (Wenatchee, Wash./Wenatchee Valley CC) earned the shutout at the other end, making five saves in his season debut.
Evergreen returns to Olympia on Saturday afternoon when they play host to Northwest Christian to wrap up the first half of conference play. Kick with the Beacons is set for 2 p.m. at Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.