Geoducks Take #13 SFU to Double Overtime
September 3, 2009
Olympia, WA - Simon Fraser (NAIA #13) dominated the shooting game in tonight's match at The Evergreen State College but their percentage of shots made fell well short of Evergreen's 100% success rate of attempted shots. SFU made just 3 of their 17 on-target shots, taking a total of 34 shots to the Geoducks 2.
Evergreen's defense held strong through the final overtime when a shot by SFU's Catlin Curruthers was blocked but then followed up immediately by a shot from teammate Marti Dumas to end the game. Geoduck keeper Sonya Daisley-Harrison (Tahoma HS) nearly had a career high in saves with 14 total, a statistic that doesn't show her many deflected corner kicks and foiling of potential shots.
Chanelle Bradshaw put Simon Fraser on the board first, taking advantage of a well placed inside pass by April Coffin 30 minutes into the game.
When Evergreen was able to get the ball down to their opponents side of the turf it seemed to cause a mess for the SFU Clan's defense. Veteran Geoduck Katy Delong (Fairbanks, AK), who subbed in the 17th minute, capitalized first on this when she dribbled her way past two defenders and keeper for an open shot into the net. It was Delongs first career goal at ESC, having missed most of last season to an injury.
Newcomer Claire Brown (FR, Norwich, VT) made the score 2-1 off an assist from Anastasia Daniels 4 minutes into the second half. Dumas, who scored the game winning goal for SFU, tied the game at 74 minutes off of April Coffin's corner kick.
The Geoducks play Pacific University at home Sunday evening at 5:00 PM in a non-league game. SFU will play the University of Victoria at 10 AM on the Evergreen campus.