Sept. 2, 2006
Gonzaga scored two goals in the second half to break-open a close game and defeated Eastern Washington 3-0 in a non-conference women's soccer game Saturday (Sept. 2) in Spokane, Wash.
The Eagles are now 0-3 this season, and will be looking for their first win -- and first goal of the season -- when they host Birmingham-Southern on Sunday (Sept. 3). The game begins at 10:30 a.m. at the EWU Sports and Recreation Center.
Gonzaga is now 3-0-1 and extended its home undefeated streak to 10 matches. During the past three seasons, Gonzaga has posted a 15-1-1 record at Martin Field.
Eastern goalkeeper Tiera Como had eight saves to lead the Eagles, and now has 298 in her career to rank second in school history. Freshman Kit Rood had two of Eastern's six shots. Eastern nearly got on the board during the 79th minute when freshman Brittany Sparks nailed a shot that was barely wide, missing the left side of the net.
The Bulldogs got on the board late in the first half at the 44:01 mark when Nanda McCormick scored off of a free kick by Beth Drollinger. The ball sailed over the top of the Eastern Washington defenders before finding the back of the net.
GU's second goal came in the 57th minute when Christine Soma connected with a pass from Laura Zuckerman from near the top of the box. Cristin Leverson scored the final goal of the game at the 67:16 mark, with an open net header. Gonzaga had 19 shots as the Eagles have been out-shot 69-15 and out-scored 9-0 this season.