WWU stays unbeaten after tie


Goalkeeper Keegan Rogers made five saves, his biggest with three seconds left in regulation, as Western Washington University played to a 0-0 overtime tie against Saint Martin's University on Thursday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's soccer contest in Lacey.

The Vikings, who began a string of five road games, ran their unbeaten streak to five games (3-0-2). They are 5-2-2 overall and 3-0-2 in conference play.

SMU is 3-5-1 overall and 3-1-1 in league action. Goalkeeper Eric Owen had three saves for the Saints.

As the final seconds of regulation were ticking away, Rogers came across the goal mouth and barely tipped a shot by Saint Martin's Dylan Gaydosh over the bar.

WWU had an 18-16 shot advantage, but trailed 11-4 in corner kicks.

The shutout was the second of the season for Rogers and the first for Owen.

The tie was the first between the two schools. WWU holds a 10-2-1 series advantage.

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