Oct. 19, 2007
Cyeeta Mott and Brittney Doran of the Eastern Washington University women's soccer team had a goal apiece to give the Eagles a win over the Portland State Vikings 2-1 Friday (Oct. 19) in Cheney, Wash. The Eagles are now 6-6 overall, 1-2 in the Big Sky Conference.
"I thought we worked pretty hard," said Eagles head coach George Hageage. "It's a good win at home, and that's what you've got to do in the Big Sky Conference."
The Eagles are just one win away from tying the school record for wins in a season at seven, which they accomplished in 2004.
The Vikings scored first with a goal in the 55th minute by Juli Edwards off of a free kick just outside of the penalty box. The Eagles answered back with a goal in the 56th minute by senior Mott, which was her 12th career goal to give her the school record. Jennie Summers (2002-05) formerly held that record with 11.
"That was a great goal," said Hageage. "It was pure hustle, and that's what she's there for."
Mott also holds the record for career points (29) and game-winning goals (five), and is only two assists away from breaking the career school record of seven, held by Beth Russell (2002-05).
"I'm very excited," said Mott about breaking the school record. "I was trying to push for my team; everyone was pushing really hard. I'm just excited for Sunday's game too."
The game-winning goal came in the 65th minute by junior Doran off of a penalty kick. That was her first game-winning goal of her career and second goal of the season, both off penalty kicks.
"If you could give an assist there, it would go to Cyeeta, since she's the one who caused it (the penalty kick)," added Hageage.
The Eagles had a total of 12 shots to the Vikings 19.
Eastern will play Sacramento State (9-3-4, 1-0-2 BSC) Sunday (Oct. 21) in Cheney, Wash. Game time is 11 a.m. The Eagles are 3-4-1 against the Hornets.
"They're a tough team; they're one of the favorites," said Hageage. "So we're going to have to come out and play a little bit harder, a little bit smarter. Get some more shots, because 13 is not enough."