PORTLAND, Ore. – Held without a shot, the Evergreen Geoducks found themselves on defense most of the night, falling to the Concordia Cavaliers, 4-0, in a Cascade Conference women’s soccer match on Thursday night in Portland, Ore.
In the first half, the top-ranked Cavaliers (12-1-1, 6-0-0 CCC) kept the pressure on the Evergreen (3-8-0, 2-4-0 CCC) defense, outshooting the Geoducks 15-0, but just three of those shots found their way on net as Kaitlin MacKenzie (Lake Stevens, Wash./Lake Stevens HS/Shoreline CC) made a trio of saves to preserve the scoreless tie headed into the halftime break.
Concordia finally got on the board in the 57th minute as Ashley Ames put in a shot from close to MacKenzie, who couldn’t get the right angle to make the save. CU doubled the lead in the 73rd minute when McKayla Madison took advantage of a corner and shot point blank for the 2-0 lead.
The Cavs scored for a third time in the 79th minute as Alex Blalock took a cross form Hannah Smith and put it in for her fifth goal of the season. Concordia got their final score in the final minute as Erin Husingh sent in a corner to the waiting head of Shannon McMahon, who put it in to secure the 4-0 win.
Evergreen was outshot 28-0 on the night but MacKenzie was strong in goal, making six saves despite allowing the four goals. Nicole Franklin had it easy, not having to make a save to collect the shutout for CU.
The Geoducks return to the Rose City on Saturday night as they visit Warner Pacific. First kick with the Knights is set for 6 p.m. at David Douglas High School in Portland.