Western Washington University's women's soccer scored all of its goals in the first half and did not allow a shot on goal in a 3-0 win over Northwest Nazarene University, Thursday, Sept. 19, at the NNU Soccer Field. The game was the Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener for both schools.
The Vikings, ranked No. 4 nationally in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, improved to 4-0-0 and have not allowed a goal this season.
"I was happy we started the game off well," said WWU coach Travis Connell. "We're getting off to good starts and played a very good first half. We applied pressure, created chances, and scored goals which enabled us to play a lot of players and work on a lot of things."
Freshman Caitlyn Jobanek began the scoring for WWU with a rocket from 25 yards out in the 16th minute. In the 30th minute, Brianna Jones headed in a corner kick by Ashton Griffen.
WWU scored again in the 41st minute when Stephanie Hamilton found the net from 10 yards on a one-on-one opportunity set up by Catherine Miles and Anna Geldenhuys.
The Vikings' next game is a GNAC matchup at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Montana State Billings.