OLYMPIA, Wash. – Three goals by three seniors propelled the Evergreen Geoducks to a 3-1 senior day win over the visiting Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls in a Cascade Conference men’s soccer game on Saturday afternoon at Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.
The Geoducks (7-5-3, 5-4-2 CCC) went on the offensive from the very beginning as Evergreen held a 15-2 shot advantage in the first half but it wasn’t until the 32nd minute that Oregon Tech (5-9-0, 4-6-0 CCC) allowed a goal as Greg Wolfe (Oak Harbor,Wash./Oak Harbor HS/Shoreline CC) dribbled around the defense before scoring his second goal of the year.
Evergreen made it 2-0 in the 40th minute as Joseph Ademofe (Ifon, Nigeria/Shoreline CC) gathered a clear in the air following a corner kick and fired a bullet from the top of the box into the upper right corner of the goal.
In the second half, a pair of four-year letterwinners teamed up in the 61st minute as Jack Fortune (Monroe, Wash./Monroe HS) had a shot go off the right post to the feet of Dyson Fowler (North Bend, Wash./Mt. Si HS), who took advantage of the keeper out of position for his second goal of the season.
Oregon Tech didn’t give up and it paid off in the 79th minute as Ashton Betts got past the Evergreen back line and sent in a nice cross to the middle of the box, allowing Nathan Wade to finish from about six yards out for his fourth goal of the year.
Seniors Mauricio Sanchez (East Wenatchee, Wash./Eastmont HS/Wenatchee Valley CC) and Collin Harlow (Kirkland, Wash./Juanita HS/Shoreline CC) split time in net, combining for four saves. Loren Jessen was sold in net for Oregon Tech, making eight saves on 34 total Evergreen shots.
The Geoducks will be on the road for the rest of the season, beginning on Tuesday evening as they take on Concordia. First kick with the Cavaliers is set for 6 p.m. in Portland, Ore.