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Evergreen shuts out Cascade, still in playoff picture

Women's Soccer
photo by Isaiah Halpin

October 18, 2003

by James J. Portune


Olympia, WA- The Evergreen State College Women's Soccer team took yet another step in the direction of playing in the 2003 Cascade Conference post-season tournament.
On the soggy field of Campo de Cuatro, Evergreen's home field, the Geoducks (3-4-2 CCC, 4-9-2 Overall) shutout Cascade College (0-8-0 CCC, 0-12-0), 4-0.

Junior midfielder Kaylen Kelly (Eagle River, AK/ Chugiak HS) got the scoring going for Evergreen with her first goal on the season in the 9th minute of the contest.
Evergreen's second goal did not come until less than 10 minutes were left in the game.

With leading scorer Tiffany Fenster (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) taking a break on the bench in the first half and Evergreen #2 scorer Brekke Holub (Phoenix, AR /Horizon HS) done for the season, having left for Woods Hole, Mass., for a semester at seas, the Geoducks had to use unfamiliar combinations to find the goal. Through the first 45 minutes Evergreen took 10 shots, four counting as shots-on-goal.

Cascade packed the goal mouth, said head women's coach Arlene McMahon, it took us 70 minutes to adjust to their defense.

Once Fenster returned to the field in the second half Evergreen offensive output doubled. In the 83rd minute, Fenster found Celeste Holz-Schietinger (Portland, Ore./Pacific Crest Community HS) for her second goal of the season. Then in the 85th and 89th minutes Fenster put two balls past the Cascade goalkeeper to increase her season total to nine total goals.

Remarkably, this is just the first time this season Fenster has scored more than one goal in a game. In 2001 and 2002 she finished the season with 22 and 12 goals respectively. Last season she scored two or more goals on eight different times.

With a 3-4-2 Cascade Conference record the Geoducks are still very much in the race for a playoff berth. Their magical number is 2. A win by Evergreen on Friday (Oct. 24) against visiting Eastern Oregon and a loss by Albertson, at Concordia, would make Saturday's game against Albertson, at Evergreen, a playoff qualifying game.

Currently Albertson, with a conference record of 5-3-1, hold the #2 spot in the Northern Division of the Cascade Conference. Evergreen is third. Only the top two teams from either division advance to the post-season tournament.
Friday's game against Easter Oregon will be played at Campo de Cuatro (Field 4) and will start at 2:00 p.m.