(Editor's note: RMC Athletics release)
KIRKLAND, Wash. – Northwest University took advantage of two early goals within the first four minutes to beat Rocky's soccer women Friday, 2-1.
NU's (7-2, 3-0 CCC) Callie Wright found the back of the net in the second minute of play to put the Eagles on the board early. Teammate Rylee Rassier immediately followed with a goal of her own less than 30 seconds later to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead. It would be all the Eagles would need.
Rocky's (5-2, 2-1 CCC) Tiara Duford scored in the 38th minute to draw Rocky within one point. Despite outshooting the Eagles 10-2 in the last 45 minutes, the Battlin' Bears were unable to find the back of the net during an uneventful second period.
NU's Kat Sanchez finished with six saves and one goal allowed. Rocky's Maia Wetzel had two goals allowed and six saves.
Rocky finished the day with a 19-12 shot advantage. NU held a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Rocky's men didn't fair any better. Despite holding a 24-10 shot advantage, the Bears (3-3, 2-1 CCC) were unable to find the net. NU (4-4, 1-2 CCC) goalkeeper Alexander Thiehofe had 11 saves in a 2-0 Eagles' shutout.
Neither team scored in the first period. NU's first point came from Jordan Travis who found the back of the net in the 51st minute. Leon Bormann scored the Eagles' second goal in the 79th minute.
Rocky's Kristofer Wennin had two goals allowed and three saves.
Rocky held a 10-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Both Battlin' Bear teams travel to Olympia, Washington, to play Evergreen State College on Sunday.