KIRKLAND, Wash. – Playing under ideal skies, the Evergreen Geoducks did not earn an ideal result, falling to the Northwest Eagles, 2-0, in a Cascade Conference women’s soccer match on Saturday afternoon at NU Soccer Field in Kirkland, Wash.
The Eagles (5-5-0, 1-0-0 CCC) got on the scoreboard in the 23rd minute as Annie-Bryn Stauffer unleashed a left-footed missile from 20 yards out that snuck into the upper left corner and past Geoduck (1-5-0, 0-1-0 CCC) keeper Kaitlin MacKenzie (Lake Stevens, Wash./Lake Stevens HS/Shoreline CC).
Northwest doubled the advantage in the 74th minute as Tiffany Taylor fed in a ball to Acaia Johnson, who dribbled up the right side and shot across the goal into the lower left for the score and 2-0 lead.
Despite allowing the two goals, MacKenzie was strong in net, making seven saves on 17 total shots by NU. Northwest’s Patty Hughes also made seven saves as every Evergreen shot was on target, though none could sneak past the Eagle keeper.
The Geoducks remain on the road next week as they travel to Corban on Thursday. First kick with the Warriors is set for 4 p.m. in Salem, Ore.