Geoducks played strong in tonight's 73-53 loss to undefeated Seattle U

Kristin Auckland
Kristin Auckland goes in for a drive

December 6, 2007

Olympia, WA - In the first of two non-conference games scheduled this week, Seattle University knew they had to defend Evergreen's key post players. They defeated the Geoducks by twenty points in the green house tonight.

Keeping Evergreen's taller players from gaining clear shots under the basket worked for Seattle. Inside shooters like Kristi Auckland and Jennifer Solberg were held to 10 and 12 points respectively. Quick players like Joy White found a hard time sneaking through defenders for off the dribble shots as well.

Said head coach Monica Heuer, "They (Seattle) played excellent defense against us". Heuer was pleased how the Geoducks played, noting that this is one of the better games any team has played against Seattle since she's been coaching at Evergreen. "Last year Seattle defeated us by more than thirty points" added Heuer.

Seattle University has defeated two Cascade Conference teams earlier this season, each by a wider margin than they had against Evergreen.

Evergreen has yet to win against the Redhawks in eleven games.

As Seattle forced turnovers inside the key, outside shooters had better luck. Molly Clark hit three of four three point attempts to add to her 13 point total on the night.

Quinn Brewe of Seattle led her team with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Cassidy Murillo contributed 14 points to the team score and Jackie Thomas snagged 5 steals from Evergreen players and totaled 8 points.

Saturday Evergreen will play another NCAA team. This time Division III Pacific Lutheran. Evergreen has had better luck against the Lutes with a 3-5 record in their series. PLU defeated Evergreen 55-45 last season in Tacoma. Game time will be 5:30 PM.

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