Sept. 3, 2006
Cheney, Wash. -
Eastern Washington scored four unanswered goals in a 25-minute span to record its first women's soccer victory of the season with a 4-2 win over Birmingham-Southern Sunday (Sept. 3) at the EWU Sports and Recreation center.
The Eagles had a 19-14 shots advantage in winning for the first time in four tries this season. In its three previous games, EWU had been out-shot 69-15 and out-scored 9-0. Eastern, which hosts Boise State on Sept. 8 and Nevada on Sept. 10, is now 1-0 at home and 0-3 on the road.
Four different EWU players scored and three other players had assists. Eastern goalkeeper Tiera Como had eight saves, putting her over the 300-save mark in her career. She now has 306 saves to rank just 44 behind the school record of 350 set by Katie Grothkopp from 1999-2002.
Birmingham-Southern scored first at the 35-minute mark, but Eastern responded just 4:19 later with a goal by freshman M'ily Reiter on an assist from sophomore Abby Jensen from Sandpoint, Idaho. Eastern took the lead for good early 10 minutes into the second half when sophomore Lillian Bourret scored on a pass from freshman Mandy Cheney.
Eastern scored again shortly after that on a penalty kick by senior Kelsey Tufnail. Sophomore Melissa Guthrie gave Eastern a 4-1 lead at the 66:16 mark with a goal that was assisted by sophomore Morgan O'Friel.