KIRKLAND, Wash. – Playing a rare non-conference match against a fellow Cascade Conference opponent, the Evergreen Geoducks could not collect the win, falling to in-state rival Northwest, 4-0, in a women’s soccer match on Friday afternoon at Northwest University in Kirkland, Wash.
The Eagles (3-5-0) got on the scoreboard early as Jessica Oliver dribbled up to the six-yard box and fired it past Evergreen (1-3-0) keeper Kaitlin MacKenzie (Lake Stevens, Wash./Lake Stevens HS/Shoreline CC). NU made it 2-0 about ten minutes before halftime, as Rachel Saleen took a pass from Megan Beisley and fired in a goal from 20 yards out.
Northwest scored against just a few minutes into the second half as Saleen got a head on a corner kick by Shea Samuelsen in the 48th minute for the 3-0 lead. The final goal came in the 69th minute as Lina Arciniegas passed in a ball to Tiffany Taylor, who unleashed a long-distance shot that snuck in the upper left corner of the goal.
Despite allowing the four NU goals, MacKenzie had a strong day in net, making six saves. Evergreen was outshot, 18-9, on the match but was whistled for just three fouls, compared with nine for Northwest.
The Geoducks have one more non-conference match remaining as they will head up to Everett, Wash. on Sep. 29 to take on Trinity Lutheran, beginning at 4 p.m.