Seattle Pacific Edges MSUB on Late Goal
Chan's through ball set up Dopps for the game-winning goal.
Chan's through ball set up Dopps for the game-winning goal.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Riley Dopps took a through ball from Andrea Chan and scored from 15 yards away to snap a 1-1 tie with 1:32 remaining giving Seattle Pacific a 2-1 win over Montana State Billings Saturday at Yellowjacket Field.

Central Washington and Western Washington won the other two conference games played Saturday.

The Wildcats (9-4-4, 8-3-2) moved back into second place one point ahead of both MSUB (10-3-4, 7-2-4) and WWU (9-5-3, 8-4-1) with a 1-0 overtime win over Northwest Nazarene (4-13-0, 2-11-0). The Vikings blanked Western Oregon 3-0.

Seattle Pacific (15-2-0, 12-1-0) extended its win streak to eight games with its victory in a game that was played in winds that reached 57 miles per hour.

The Falcons, whose only league loss this season was to MSUB, close out the regular-season next Saturday at home against CWU.

SPU and MSUB exchanged first half goals with Brandi Hamre converting a rebound off a shot from Megan Lindsay for the Falcons' goal at 29:56.

The Yellowjackets (10-3-4, 7-2-4) pulled even at 40:59 as Jennifer Larsen converted a through ball from Jaucelyn Richter.

Seattle Pacific finished the contest with a 21-8 shot advantage and a 7-1 edge in corner kicks. Falcon goalie Brooke Yokers had three saves, while Danielle Gordon made five stops for MSUB.

Danielle Brandli scored from 10 yards into the upper right corner after taking one-touch passes from Sydney Coleman and Amy Pate to give Central Washington its win.

Brandli's shot came 2:09 into the extra session and was the first shot by either team in the OT. In regulation, Central outshot NNU 14-9 and had an 8-6 corner kick advantage.

CWU's Kori Butterfield had five saves to record the shutout. Tanya Zickefoose made eight saves before giving up the game-winner.

Western Washington got goals from Brina Sych, Kristen Maris and Megan Chapin in extending its unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) with its win over Western Oregon (5-8-4, 4-5-3).

Sych opened the scoring in the 35th minute, fighting off two defenders to win a long pass from Emily Warman and calmly finish from 12 yards out.

Maris doubled the WWU lead in the 49th minute, turning and firing into the upper right corner from 28 yards out after a pass from Katherine Miccile.

Chapin, who had a penalty kick saved in the 17th minute, completed the scoring in the final minute, redirecting a low cross from the right by Anna Geldenhuys inside the far post.

The Vikings had a 19-9 advantage in shot attempts and goalkeeper Jamie Arthurs made two saves in earning her GNAC-leading 10th shutout.