Western Washington University gave up its first goal of the season, an own goal, but remained unbeaten with a 4-1 victory over Montana State University Billings in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer contest Saturday, Sept. 21, at Yellowjacket Field at MSUB.
Catherine Miles put WWU (5-0-0, 2-0-0 GNAC) ahead 1-0 in the 16th minute, scoring off a scramble in the box as Brina Sych was credited with an assist.
MSUB tied it at 1-1 in the 29th minute when a Viking defender passed the ball back to goalkeeper Alyssa Beauchamp, who was advancing too fast and overplayed it.
The Vikings went ahead to stay in the 43rd minute when freshman Erin Russell scored her first collegiate goal from 15 yards off the goalkeeper's hand after receiving a pass from Delanee Nilles.
The Vikings next host Western Oregon University at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in a GNAC game at Orca Field.