OLYMPIA, Wash. – Sydney Nelson scored once and assisted on two others as the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers shutout the Evergreen Geoducks, 4-0, in a Cascade Conference women’s soccer match on Thursday afternoon on Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.
The Mountaineers (7-2-1, 3-2-0 CCC) got on the board in the 13th minute as Nelson put in a long ball from left of the box that snuck just inside the far post to give EOU the lead over the Geoducks (2-7-0, 1-3-0 CCC). Eastern made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute after Tori Fedora powered in a cross and Mauriana Gonzalez one-touched a shot past Kaitlin MacKenzie (Lake Stevens, Wash./Lake Stevens HS/Shoreline CC) for her second goal of the season.
Eastern Oregon struck again in the 58th minute as Nelson sent a free kick into the box and Gonzalez gathered the ball from out of a scrum and fired it past Kyla Kitts (Renton, Wash./Kentridge HS/Highline CC) for the 3-0 lead. The Mounties scored their final goal in the 62nd minute as Nelson took a corner kick that found the head of Carolyn Danek for her first goal of the season.
EOU held a 13-5 advantage on shots and a 4-3 advantage on corner kicks. MacKenzie and Kitts each finished with two saves for the Geoducks while Kailey Moss made three saves for Eastern before being replaced by Jessica Parker in the 78th minute.
Evergreen plays host to College of Idaho on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. on Evergreen Pitch. Eastern Oregon continues their road trip on Saturday as well, traveling to Kirkland, Wash. to take on Northwest.