OLYMPIA, Wash. – Opening up their final home stand of the 2013 season, the Evergreen Geoducks earned a crucial victory, shutting out the College of Idaho Coyotes, 3-0, in a Cascade Conference men’s soccer match on Friday afternoon at Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.
The Geoducks (6-5-3, 4-4-2 CCC) opened up the scoring in the 14th minute as Willie Spurr (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt HS) had a shot deflected to the feet of Ethan Sumlin (Littleton, Colo./Littleton HS), who put it past Colin Benham-Marin for his second goal of the season and the 1-0 lead over the Yotes (4-10-0, 4-6-0 CCC)
Spurr earned another assist in the 28th minute, this time feeding a ball to senior Brice Boum (Doula, Cameroon/College Cite’ Vienlle/Edmonds CC) and Boum lowered the boom for his first goal of the year and the 2-0 Geoduck lead.
Senior Dyson Fowler (North Bend, Wash./Mt. Si HS) scored his first goal of the season in the 62nd minute, using some fancy footwork to deke a pair of Yote defenders before shooting from about seven yards out for the 3-0 lead as the Geoducks moved into fourth place in the CCC standings with the win.
Evergreen outshot College of Idaho, 16-9, on the match but the Yotes held a 7-1 advantage on corners, putting pressure on the Geoduck defense. Keeper Mauricio Sanchez (East Wenatchee, Wash./Eastmont HS/Wenatchee Valley CC) made three saves to preserve the shutout while Benham-Marin made five saves for the Yotes.
The Geoducks wrap up the home portion of the schedule on Saturday afternoon as they play Oregon Tech, beginning at 1 p.m. on Evergreen Pitch. Prior to the match, Evergreen will take a few moments to honor their 2013 seniors before kicking off with the Owls.