OLYMPIA, Wash. – A late push by the visiting College of Idaho Coyotes wasn’t enough to stop the Evergreen Geoduck from earning a 2-1 win in a Cascade Conference women’s soccer match on Saturday afternoon on Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.
The Geoducks (3-7-0, 2-3-0 CCC) opened up the scoring in the 31st minute as Sophie Krauza (Las Vegas, Nev./Centennial HS) took a pass from Delaney Smith (Dupont, Wash./Steilacoom HS/Tacoma CC) and Krauza scored her second goal of the season from about five yards out for the 1-0 lead over the Yotes (3-10-0, 1-5-0 CCC).
Evergreen made it 2-0 in the 81st minute as Rayna Murphy (Longview, Wash./Mark Morris HS) fed in a pass through the last line of Yote defenders to the feet of Jasmine Berlin (Portland, Ore./Reynolds HS), who went one-on-one with C of I keeper Melissa Holmes-Joseph before scoring her first goal of the season.
College of Idaho answered back just over 30 seconds later as Summer Jackson scored her second goal of the year, assisted by Camas Curran, on an opportunity from about eight yards out but the Geoduck defense stayed tight the rest of the way en route to the 2-1 win.
Kyla Kitts (Renton, Wash./Kentridge HS/Highline CC) was strong in net for the Geoducks, making four saves to collect the win. Holmes-Joseph also made four saves, allowing the two goals to take the loss.
Evergreen hits the road next week, traveling to second-ranked Concordia on Thursday. First kick with the Cavaliers is set for 7 p.m. in Portland, Ore.