Yaks fend off Geoducks

September 25, 2011 by  

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Yakima Valley scored twice in the first 12 minutes and then relied on its defense for a 2-1 victory over Evergreen State in a non-league women’s soccer match Saturday.

The victory improved the Yaks to 4-2-1 going into a Friday home match against Southwestern Oregon.

Elizabeth Figueroa and Katie Allen struck quickly for YVCC, with assists from Brianna Mares and Kaylah Gonzales, respectively.

The Geoducks got a goal from Anastasia Daniels in the 40th minute, but that was it as Yakima Valley goalie Amanda Freisz recorded eight saves.

First half: 1, YVCC, Elizabeth Figueroa (Brianna Mares), 7:00; 2, YVCC, Katie Allen (Kaylah Gonzales), 12:00; 3, Evergreen, Anastasia Daniels, 40:00.

Second half: No scoring.

Saves: Amanda Freisz (YV) 8, Lauren Davidson (E) 5.


Locals see action for CWU

SPOKANE, Wash. — With the vast majority of its runners resting, Central Washington fielded a small contingent for Saturday’s Erik Anderson Invitational.

Sophomore Taylor Kartes of Federal Way completed the women’s 6K course in 25:44 and was the lone CWU runner in the top 200 individually.

Freshman Ryan Loutsis topped the men with a 29:08 clocking over the 8K course while junior Matt Nodine of Ellensburg finished in 29:27 and freshman Peter Troianello of Eisenhower had a time of 30:34.

Central’s top runners are expected to compete in next Saturday’s Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational in Salem, Ore.


Curtis earns conference honor

YAKIMA, Wash. — Utah Valley’s Haley Curtis, a sophomore from West Valley, was recently named Great West Conference soccer player of the week.

Curtis scored the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Idaho, then scored the first goal in a 2-1 victory over Montana in the same week.

Filed under * Away at School, All, CWU Cross Country, YVCC Soccer

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