Lutes score early and hold onto shut

September 9, 2006

Olympia, WA - Freshman Jenny McKinsey scored twice, including a goal in the first six minutes, as Pacific Lutheran University earned its first victory over The Evergreen State College women's soccer team in two years, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon.

The Lutes (3-1) scored with just 5:28 gone when McKinsey tapped in a long pass from Bre' Greenman. McKinsey's second goal of the game and the season came when she blasted home a shot from 15 yards out on the left wing 20 minutes before the end of the game.

The game was something of oddity in that PLU out shot the Geoducks just 8-7 and had no corner kicks to Evergreen's three, the Lutes came away with a relatively decisive victory. Evergreen goalkeeper Carly Stewart turned in a five-save performance while Alyssa Blackburn (80 minutes) and Kamryn Morgan (10 minutes) shared the shutout for PLU.

Evergreen (1-5) plays at Western Washington University on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. before returning home to meet Eastern Oregon University in the Geoducks' Cascade Collegiate Conference opener Friday at 4 p.m.

Pacific Lutheran 2 0 - 2
Evergreen State 0 0 - 0
First half: Jenny McKinsey (Assist, Bre' Greenman), 5:28
Second half: McKinsey (unassisted), 69:16
Corner kicks - Evergreen 3, PLU 0
Shots: PLU 8, Evergreen 7
Shots on goal: PLU 7, Evergreen 4
Fouls: PLU 6, Evergreen 6
Offside: Evergreen 2, PLU 1
Attendance: 128