Oct. 28, 2007
Junior Morgan O'Friel scored for the Eastern Washington University women's soccer team, beating Idaho State 1-0 at home Sunday (Oct. 28).
The win over Idaho State (6-5-6 overall, 1-2-3 Big Sky Conference) ties the school record for the most wins in a season. The last time the Eagles (7-8-0, 2-4-0 BSC) had seven wins was back in 2004. The Eagles still have two games remaining this season.
"Two more wins to be over .500, our goal is to win the last two," said Eagles head coach George Hageage.
O'Friel had the goal in the 66th minute from a cross from Jocelyn Bement. That goal was her second game-winning goal this season to tie the single season game winning goal record of two. She is tied with Shelly Ikerd (2006) and Cyeeta Mott (2004).
"Good! We were happy to get one our way after Weber," added Hageage. "Idaho State was a good team, this was a good result for us."
Freshman Jessica Blessard tallied her first career shutout as goalkeeper for the Eagles. She had four saves, increasing her season and career total to 28.
In the 36th minute Abby Jensen had a shot that hit the crossbar for a near goal in the first half. That would have been her fifth goal to tie the school record for single season goals of five. Traci Jellison (2002) and Liz Hail (2001) hold that record.
Mott has a total of 49 shots to hold the record in single season and career shots of 122. She also holds record in single season (10) and career points (29). She holds the record with 12 goals in her career and five game-winning goals.
The Eagles tallied a total of nine shots to Idaho State's 14.
Eastern will travel to Montana Friday (Nov. 2). Game time is at 3 p.m. The Eagles will then head home for a non-conference game against Utah Valley State Sunday (Nov. 4) for senior day.
"Montana is a tough place to play fairly well," said Hageage. "The seniors should carry us for senior day."