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Geoducks Get Back to Winning with 3-1 Victory Over EOU

September 17, 2005

Olympia, WA - It didn't take Evergreen long to return to winning ways after the Geoducks recorded a 1-1 tie with Albertson College yesterday. Exactly 24 hours after their first non-win of the season, Evergreen toppled a feisty Eastern Oregon University team 3-1 on the strength of two goals by senior forward Alisha White.

Evergreen controlled much of the play today as they did yesterday against the 'Yotes, outshooting the Mountaineers 18-3 on the day. But the first half ended in a 0-0 tie despite several good scoring chances for the Geoducks.

Eastern managed just one shot in the opening period, but it was a dangerous blast from 25 yards by midfielder Cydney Topping. The shot forced Geoduck goalkeeper Carly Stewart to make a fantastic diving save tipping the ball off the far post to preserve the 0-0 score.

Evergreen opened the second half with several good chances as forward Alice Fox-Dietz dribbled through the left side of the Mountaineer defense forcing a great one-on-one save from Sarah EOU keeper Sarah Androlewicz. It was Fox-Dietz who finally broke down the Eastern defense in the 61 st minute as the junior cut inside her defender and blasted a shot off the hands of Androlewicz from ten yards. The ball popped up to a waiting Alisha White who headed home from three yards to break the deadlock.

White got the game-winner 12 minutes later as Evergreen forward Lisa Leadon grabbed a ball in the EOU penalty area and found White with a short pass. White banked the ball off the far post and into the net for a 2-0 lead.

Freshman midfielder Jenine Adam rounded out the scoring when she took a long free kick with her head and played it over Androlewicz. Her shot hit the face of the cross-bar and rebounded into play. Adam beat all comers to the ball and tapped in the rebound from eight yards.

EOU avoided a shutout when Cassie Smith put on of the three Mountaineer shots past Stewart in the 89th minute. Smith took a through ball from Topping and shot from 18 yards. Stewart almost came up with her second great save of the game as she got two hands to the ball diving to her right. But the ball squirted under her arms and across the line before the junior could run it down.

With the win Evergreen moves to 5-0-1 on the season while Eastern drops to 3-4. The Geoducks play midweek at Corban College in a rematch of last year's Cascade Collegiate Conference semi-finals, then return home to face Warner Pacific Saturday at 1:00 p.m.