Western Washington University suffered a heartbreaking loss as Kaylie Winston scored with 15 seconds remaining to give Seattle Pacific University a 2-1 victory in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer game Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Seattle.
The setback snapped a five-game winning streak for the Vikings, who fell to 5-2-0 overall and 2-1-0 in conference play.
SPU, who tied the score in the 81st minute, improved to 5-2-0 overall and 2-1-0 in GNAC action. The Falcons have won the last three league titles, eight of the last 10, and are working on a string of nine consecutive NCAA Division II West Region playoff appearances.
WWU broke a scoreless tie in the 72nd minute as defender Brianna Jones found the net. Joana Houplin served a free kick, which was headed by Katherine Miccile. Jones was nearly on the goal line when she punched it in.
Nine minutes later, SPU's Shayla Page knotted the score at 1-1, heading in a corner kick off the foot of Alexa Diaz.
Winston scored the game winner on a five-yard blast. Brittany Langdon and Laura Moore were credited with assists for the Falcons.