The Whatcom Community College women's soccer team opened the NWAACC tournament with a 3-0 win Wednesday, Nov. 7, at home over Bellevue College.
Sarah Taubenheim opened the scoring with an unassisted goal in the seventh minute, Brooke Steinberg added the second goal in the 35th minute off an assist by Sam Logan and Kaya Jones added an unassisted goal in the 53rd minute for the final score.
Whatcom coach Claire Morgan said her team had struggled lately.
"I feel so great about how they played today because I've been waiting for the past couple of weeks for them to play up to their potential - and they feel that way, too," Morgan said in a phone interview. "I'm beyond happy that we finally put the ball in the back of the net."
Bellevue had five shots on goal and Allie Holterman had four saves.
Next up, WCC (11-3-4) travels to Community Colleges of Spokane for a game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Morgan said Spokane is no joke.
"Spokane is a very good team and they have the top two goal scorers," Morgan said of the Sasquatch, which only has one loss on the season. "I know the girls are excited for the challenge and look forward to playing (Spokane)."
Later in the day, the Whatcom men's team hit the same field but with a different result.
The men's team lost to Tacoma Community College 1-0 in the first round of its tournament.
The Whatcom men finish the season with an 8-6-3 record.