Midfielder Sujinda Dangvan scored two second-half goals as Western Washington University rallied for a 2-1 win over Montana State University Billings on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 15, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's soccer game at Orca Field on Whatcom Community College's campus.
The Vikings, unbeaten in their last four games, all at home, improved to 3-2-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the GNAC.
The Vikings trailed 1-0 at halftime, but Dangvan leveled the score in the 64th minute, curling in a 21-yard free kick from the left of the top of the penalty area.
Dangvan got the game-winner nine minutes later, splitting two defenders just inside the right edge of the penalty area, then hitting a soft shot that took one bounce and settled just inside the left post.
"He finally got his account opened for the season," WWU associate head coach Greg Brisbon said of Dangvan. "We talked in training yesterday about how being responsible on defense starts his attack, and that showed today. He was helping defensively, and it created space for him."
MSU-Billings opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, as Cameron Lee scored from 19 yards out on the right side with assists from Thomas Chameraud and Landon Horst. The marker ended the 327-minute scoreless streak of WWU goalkeeper Keegan Rogers.
WWU now travels to University of Mary at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.