Freshman forward Catherine Miles scored two goals and assisted on another as Western Washington University blanked Simon Fraser University 6-0 in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer game Sunday, Sept 23, at Orca Field.
The Vikings (6-2, 3-1 GNAC), who were coming off a tough 2-1 loss at Seattle Pacific on Thursday, Sept. 20, have won six of their last seven games - five of them shutouts.
"I was really happy with our energy today," said WWU coach Travis Connell, whose team had a 32-4 shot advantage. "You could tell the girls were motivated and that they wanted to send a message and they certainly did. They performed really well today."
WWU scored 38 seconds into the game, as Miles beat the Clan goalkeeper to a thru ball and crossed to Kristin Maris, who deposited it in the empty net. It was the team-leading fifth goal of the season for Maris.
In the 17th minute, those two players reversed roles, Miles scoring on a 12-yard chip shot as Maris was credited with an assist, before Miles scored unassisted about five minutes later.
Delanee Nilles, Brianna Jones and Katherine Miccile scored the remaining three goals for WWU, which next hosts Northwest Nazarene at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.