OLYMPIA, Wash. – Coming into Monday afternoon, the third-ranked Concordia Cavaliers had not lost a Cascade Conference match in over two years but come Monday evening, that was no longer the case as the Evergreen Geoducks stunned the Cavs, 1-0, in a CCC women’s soccer match on Monday afternoon on Geoduck Pitch in Olympia, Wash.
The Geoducks (4-8-1, 2-5-0 CCC) took the lead in the 17th minute when Brianna Speed (Seattle, Wash./Lake Washington HS) fed in a cross from the touchline to the left post and the waiting head of Deirdre Dornay (Mercer Island, Wash./Bellevue College), who put it in the net for her third goal in two games.
Concordia (12-4-1, 7-1-0 CCC) looked to have tied it up in the 31st minute but the Cavs’ goal was disallowed because of offsides. The Cavaliers held control for most of the second half, outshooting the Geoducks, 14-1, in the final 45 minutes but fate was shining on Evergreen as they earned the 1-0 upset win.
Freshman keeper Lauren Davidson (Seattle, Wash./North Seattle CC) was splendid in net for the Geoducks, making six saves to collect the clean sheet. Tori Talbutt made two saves for the Cavaliers as all three Evergreen shots were on net.
The win is the first for Evergreen over Concordia since a 1-0 victory in Portland on Sep. 28, 2005, breaking a losing streak of nine to the Cavs. In addition, it marks the first CCC loss for Concordia since a 2-1 overtime loss against College of Idaho on Oct. 23, 2009.
The Geoducks will look to extend their win streak to three matches on Saturday afternoon when they play host to Southern Oregon in a match set to begin at 1:00 pm. Concordia will also next be in action on Saturday, playing host to Rose City rival Warner Pacific in a match set to start at 7:00 pm.