Seniors Shine in Geoducks 3-1 Win Over Oregon Tech

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.

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Geoducks Blank Yotes, 3-0

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.

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Strong Second Half Leads Top-Ranked Cavs Past Geoducks, 4-0

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.

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This Week In Geoduck Athletics

Last weekend was a great one for the Geoducks as they look to continue the strong play this week, both domestically and abroad!

Men’s Basketball
After beating the alumni for the first time in many years, the 2013-14 Geoduck men’s basketball team heads up to Kamloops, B.C. and Thompson Rivers University for the first two games of the season.  Evergreen faces off against UBC-Okanagan on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. before taking on the host Wolfpack on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Men’s Soccer
The Geoduck men continue their push towards the postseason this week as they play their final two home games of the season on Evergreen Pitch (Field #4). Evergreen hosts College of Idaho on Friday afternoon (3 p.m.) and fans will have a chance to win free Chipotle coupons during the “Frizbee Toss Challenge.”  On Saturday, the Geoducks honor their seniors prior to a 1 p.m. kick with Oregon Tech and the green and white will be joined by the musical stylings of Olympi a’s own Artesians Arkestra, who will perform at various times during the match.

Women’s Soccer
The Geoduck women hit the road this weekend, making the short trip down I-5 to Portland for a pair of matches in the Rose City.  Evergreen take on the top team in the nation on Thursday when they visit Concordia for a 7 p.m. start and then the Geoducks return to Portland on Saturday for a 6 p.m. kick at Warner Pacific.

Evergreen returns to newly-dedicated Costantino Recreation Center Gymnasium this weekend as they host Oregon Tech on Friday night and Southern Oregon on Saturday.  Both matches are at 7 p.m. and YOUR Geoducks could use some fan support as they try to climb into the playoff picture for the first time since 2003.

Geoduck Gallop
Runners looking for something to do on Feb. 1 can stop their search as the Geoducks are proud to announce the annual Geoduck Gallop 10k/Half-Marathon will take place beginning at 9 a.m.  For more information, including how to register, visit the Geoduck Gallop page here.

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Evergreen Comes Back To Knock Off Knights, 2-1

PORTLAND, Ore. – After allowing an early goal, the Evergreen Geoducks scored twice in the span on four minutes to earn the 2-1 win over the Warner Pacific Knights in a Cascade Conference men’s soccer match on Saturday afternoon at David Douglas High School in Portland, Ore.

The Knights (3-7-0, 2-6-0 CCC) broke through first as Almir Celebic passed in a ball to Jameson Jones, who finished from about eight yards out for the 18th-minute score.  The Geoducks (5-5-3, 3-4-2 CCC) evened it up in the 32nd minute as Alberto Brand (Seattle, Wash./University HS/Highline CC) fed in a long cross that found the head of Greg Wolfe (Oak Harbor, Wash./Oak Harbor HS/Shoreline CC) as Wolfe knocked it in for his first goal of the year.

Evergreen took the lead just a few minutes later as Brice Boum (Douala, Cameroon/ College Cite’ Vienlle /Edmonds CC) pushed in a pass to Willie Spurr (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt HS), who finished for his fifth goal of the season as the Geoducks held on the rest of the way for the 2-1 win.

Mauricio Sanchez (East Wenatchee, Wash./Eastmont CC/Wenatchee Valley CC) made three saves in goal to collect the win.  The Geoducks held a 10-8 advantage on shots as they  earned the victory.

The Geoducks return to action next Friday when they host College of Idaho.  First kick with the Yotes is set for 3 p.m. on Evergreen pitch.

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