PORTLAND, Ore. – After giving up a goal in the second minute, the Evergreen Geoducks put two goal on the board as they defeated the Warner Pacific Knights, 2-1, in a Cascade Conference women’s soccer match on Friday afternoon at David Douglas High School in Portland, Ore.
The Knights (1-13-0, 0-8-0 CCC) got on the board first as Anna Blakeslee fed in a cross to the front of the goal and Molly Klinkhammer shot it past Evergreen (2-10-1, 2-6-0 CCC) keeper Kaitlin MacKenzie (Lake Stevens, Wash./Shoreline CC) for the 1-0 advantage just 1:53 into the game.
Evergreen scored the equalizer in the 24th minute after Sophie Krauza (Las Vegas, Nev./Centennial HS) put in a cross to the far post and Leah Aragon (Colorado Springs, Colo./UC-Colorado Springs) tapped it in for her first goal of the year.
Less than 90 seconds before halftime, the Geoducks went ahead as Shani Ramento (Lakewood, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) sent in a free kick from 30 yards out into the goal as Evergreen took the 2-1 lead into the break.
After Evergreen outshot WPC, 9-4, in the first half, both teams managed four shots in the second half but both goalies did their jobs as Evergreen collected the 2-1 victory, their second win in a row.
MacKenzie earned the win for the Geoducks, making two saves on the match. WPC keeper Lynzee Felder was kept busy, making six saves and allowing the two Evergreen goals in the loss.
The Geoducks wrap up the 2012 campaign on Sunday afternoon when they return to Portland to take on third-ranked Concordia in the CCC regular season finale for both schools. First kick with the Cavs is set for 2 p.m.