Midfielder Gabriele Zaccagnini assisted on both goals as the Western Washington University men's soccer team defeated Northwest Nazarene University, 2-1, in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener for both teams, Thursday, Sept. 19, at the NNU Soccer Field.
The game-winning goal came in the 88th minute, when midfielder Tye Hastings found the net after receiving a cross from Zaccagnini. The goal was Hastings' second of the year.
"The first half we did very well, then we struggled a bit in the second half, but we were able to get the win," WWU head coach Greg Brisbon said.
The Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute as forward Andrew Weishaar fended off two defenders to score his third goal of the season after receiving a long pass from Zaccagnini.