High Shooting Embry-Riddle Gains Advantage in Second Half for Win
September 04, 2008
Olympia, WA - Visiting Embry-Riddle University (AZ) outshot the Geoducks to win 2-1 this evening, giving ESC their 4th loss in a row. A goal in the 73rd minute by ERU's Viktoria Koch broke the tie and sealed the win for the Eagles.
Evergreen's defense held for the first 30 minutes before Ella Naber scored for the visitors. Her goal was a solo effort as she dribbled past three defenders from outside of the goal box to within 15 feet of the net. A move by ESC's keeper Sonya Daisley-Harrison gave Naber a clear shot that she neatly tapped in.
The Eagles outshot the Geoducks 27-9 in the game including 10 shots on goal to Evergreen's 7.
Evergreen tied the game five minutes into the second half when Kate Green (Jr. Kentwood HS / Covington, WA) kicked a long, high arching bomb drop that fell behind the keeper and bounced into the net.
Despite Green's tying goal, the game turned for the worse shortly after for Evergreen. Michelle Robinson (Fr Shelton, HS / Shelton, WA) was out of the game after a kick to the ankle and ESC seemed to tire against ERU's relentless offense.
With 17 minutes remaining, ERU's Koch found a hole in Evergreen's scrambled defense to put a loose ball in the net for the winning goal.
The Geoducks will enjoy a long break after a hard week of soccer. The team will resume play on September 14th, hosting Lewis & Clark College in a noontime Sunday game.