OLYMPIA, Wash. – Scoring his fourth goal of the season, sophomore Willie Spurr (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) led the Evergreen Geoducks over the Northwest Christian Beacons, 1-0, in a Cascade Conference men’s soccer match on Wednesday evening at Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.
Evergreen (4-2-1, 2-1-0 CCC) held the possession advantage early but the Beacons (0-6-0, 0-3-0 CCC) held tough in the first half as neither team could score before the halftime whistle. The Geoducks held a 10-2 advantage in shots during the first half but NCU keeper Max Torres made three stops when he needed to.
In the second half, the Geoducks continued to press and the offensive pressure finally paid off in the 72nd minute as Greg Wolfe (Oak Harbor, Wash./Oak Harbor HS/Shoreline CC) got in a ball in to Spurr, who finished it from the middle of the box for the eventual game winner.
The Geoducks finished the match holding a 23-6 shot advantage, as well as an 11-1 advantage on corner kicks. Evergreen keeper Collin Harlow (Kirkland, Wash./Juanita HS/Shoreline CC) made three saves to collect his fourth shutout of the season while Torres finished with five saves for the Beacons.
Evergreen hits the road on Saturday to take on first-place Corban in a CCC counter. First kick with the Warriors is set for 3 p.m. in Salem, Ore.