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Warriors score two early, Geoducks unable to match shooting

October 4, 2007

Salem, OR - Corban Sophomore Hillary Abraham scored a pair of goals in the first nine minutes of today's game, as Corban's women's soccer team defeated Evergreen 2-0 on Thursday at Warrior Field.

Abraham struck the game's first tally in the sixth minute on Corban's initial shot of the contest off an assist from fellow sophomore Jessica Matthews. Abraham sent a shot towards Evergreen's goal that ended up ricocheting off the hands of the Geoducks' keeper Katie Cagle and into the back of the net.

Just under three minutes later, Abraham tallied her second goal of the game when she rocketed a bouncing ball past everyone that found the back of the net. The play began with a corner kick that ended up bouncing around the 18-yard box and touch at least one player from each team before finding the foot of Abraham.

Despite holding a two-goal advantage for the remainder of the game, Corban seemed to allow Evergreen numerous attacking opportunities. Having held an 8-5 advantage in total shots at halftime, Evergreen had two more shots (6-4) in the final 45 minutes giving the visiting Geoducks a glimmer of hope in getting on the board and breaking Corban's shutout streak.

Evergreen's Katie Cagle registered four saves in 90 minutes between the pipes for the Geoducks.

Reigning CCC Defensive Player of the Week, Corban goalkeeper Karyn Allen recorded a game-high six saves en route to securing her second straight shutout and third of the season.

Corban evens its overall record at 7-7-0 and moves to 4-2-0 in Cascade Collegiate Conference play. Evergreen falls to 4-6-1 overall, 3-3-1 in CCC action.

Evergreen plays next in Portland in a 3:00 PM Cascade Conference game with Warner Pacific College.

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