August 31, 2009

Eagles Fall to Seattle 2-0

Eastern becomes Seattle's fourth shutout victim of young 2009 campaign

Box Score

The Eastern Washington University women's soccer team had a tough challenge in front of it on Monday afternoon (Aug. 31) in a road game against Seattle University. The Redhawks, however, were able to score a couple of goals in the second half within a minute of each other to defeat the Eagles 2-0.

After the teams battled for 75 minutes, Seattle broke through right at the 75-minute mark when Taylor Fannin shot it into the net at the far right post after receiving a pass from Kara Kuttler. Then, just 49 seconds later, the players reversed roles as Fannin crossed it to Kuttler, who was at the far post and received the pass and converted the score.

The Eagles (1-1) were unfortunately unable to break through Seattle's vaunted defense, as the Redhawks (4-1) recorded their fourth shutout of the young campaign today.

The best chances for the Eagles came courtesy of Morgan O'Friel and Whitney Brannan, who each contributed a shot apiece.

Eastern Washington will now look ahead to a two-game homestand, as UTEP will visit for a 4:30 p.m. contest on Thursday (Sept. 3) and Gonzaga will make the short trip for a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday (Sept. 6).

The Miners are 2-1 and coming off a 4-3 loss to Texas Tech, while the Bulldogs are 2-0 after 3-0 and 3-1 wins over Montana and McNeese State, respectively. Gonzaga will play host to Washington State on Thursday prior to facing the Eagles three days later.

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