SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Jeff Roland (Tacoma, Wash./South Puget Sound CC) scored twice and Mirza Memic (Bellevue, Wash./Whatcom CC) added a goal and an assist as the Evergreen Geoducks collected a 3-0 win over the Northwest Christian Beacons in a Cascade Conference men’s soccer match on Wednesday evening at Mike Kelly Field in Springfield, Ore.
The Geoducks (8-5-0, 8-2-0 CCC) took the lead in the 36th minute as Memic got past a Northwest Christian (3-9-2, 1-7-2 CCC) defender before putting the ball past Erik Carrazco for the score. Evergreen held an 8-4 advantage on shots in the first half as they took the 1-0 lead into the break.
In the second half, senior Kevin Flavin (Oak Harbor, Wash./Shoreline CC) sent in a cross to the front of the goal in the 59th minute and Roland picked up his first goal of the night, firing it past Carrazco. Just a few minutes later, Roland did it again, this time on the assist by Memic, as the Geoducks earned the 3-0 win.
Despite 10 Northwest Christian shots on the night,the duo of Mauricio Sanchez (Wenatchee, Wash./Wenatchee Valley CC) and Mitch Treend (Vancouver, Wash./Prairie HS) didn’t have to do much to earn the clean sheet as no Beacon shots found the frame.
The win also sets a new season high for head coach John Purtteman, who earns his 68th career win and 35th career conference win with the shutout. The Geoducks sit just one win back of their previous record for conference wins of nine, reached most recently in 2005.
Evergreen will go for win number nine on Saturday afternoon when they take on Corban, beginning at 3pm at Warrior Field in Salem, Ore.