Tuesday scoreboard: Geoducks soccer advances; T-Birds season ends; Saints stick with Wazzu
Evergreen 4, Warner Pacific 1 – Recap from Evergreen athletics
Freshman Willie Spurr scored two goals and senior Kevin Flavin scored the eventual game-winner in Evergreen’s 4-1 win in their first playoff game since 2005 and first home playoff game in program history.
Spurr started the scoring in the 24th minute scoring on a header off a Flavin cross. Warner Pacific evened the score in the 3oth minute when Jameson Jones scored on an open goal after Evergreen keeper Mauricio Sanchez misplayed a ball on the other side of the box. It was Sanchez’s only mistake of the night, making five saves over the course of 90 minutes. The two teams went into halftime tied at 1-1.
Warner Pacific came out of the half as the aggressors but couldn’t put home a goal. In the 60th minute, Flavin received a long pass and dribbled around Knights’ keeper Drew Bonifacio to score the eventual game winner. Willie Spurr duplicated Flavin’s effort for the insurance goal in the 67th minute and Kyle Wiese added another insurance goal in the 80th minute to give the Geoducks the 4-1 victory.
Evergreen moves on to the Cascade Collegiate Conference championship game on Saturday and will face the #1 seed Concordia in Portland at 6:00 PM.
Archbishop Murphy 6, Tumwater 1
Tumwater’s state tournament came to a premature end on Tuesday night with a 6-1 loss to Archbishop Murphy. Despite the higher seed, the T-Birds were big underdogs. The Wildcats won their 20th game of the season with their only loss coming in the district seminfinals, dropping them into a #3 seed and a road matchup with Tumwater. Selesha Harrah scored the T-Birds lone goal in the 76th minute.
Saint Martin’s trailed by two points at halftime and were down by just five points with 5:41 left in the second half, but a 7-0 run put the Washington State up by 12 points and the Cougars held on to knock off the Saints 62-50 in an exhibition game in Pullman. Roger O’Neill scored 13 points for the Saints and Matt Dodson added 11 in the loss. Brock Motum led the Cougs with 21.
Northwest University scored the first 14 points of the game and shot 62% from the floor in their 96-50 victory over Evergreen in a non-conference game in Kirkland on Tuesday night. KJ Hong led the Geoducks with nine points while Travis Wagner added eight. The Eagles Michael Greene scored 22 points and former Saint Martin’s Saint Michael Russo added 19.