SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Playing their sixth straight match on the road, the Evergreen Geoducks earned a decisive 3-0 win over the Northwest Christian Beacons in a Cascade Conference women’s soccer match on Saturday evening at Mike Kelly Field in Springfield, Ore.
The Geoducks (2-6-0, 1-2-0 CCC) opened up the scoring in the 17th minute with a little help from the Northwest Christian (3-8-1, 1-2-1 CCC) defense as the Beacons put in an own goal after an NCU defender booted the ball into her own net for the 1-0 Evergreen lead.
In the second half, Vanessa Zamora (Vancouver, Wash./Hudsons Bay HS) dialed up a beauty in the 53rd minute, sending in a bomb from 25-yards out that got past NCU keeper Kristin Fulbright for the 2-0 lead. The Geoducks made it 3-0 in the 65th minute as Anna Stump (Boone, N.C./Watauga HS) converted on a penalty kick.
Despite collecting the 3-0 win, the Geoducks were outshot 14-7 on the match but Kyla Kitts (Renton, Wash./Kentridge HS/Highline CC) made six saves to collect the shutout. Fulbright, the defending NAIA defensive player of the week, allowed the three goals, making three saves on the night.
The Geoducks return home on Thursday afternoon when they host Eastern Oregon, beginning at 4 p.m. on Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.