Event Date

September 22, 2007

Wildcats Record Two Shutout Victories

The Western Nevada College women's soccer team (6-2) won two games last weekend in dominating fashion. The Wildcats controlled the field on Saturday defeating Shasta College 2-0 at home and then won another 2-0 game over Feather River College in Quincy on Sunday.

"I'm happy that we were able to hold both teams scoreless this weekend," said Head Coach Hillary Arthur. "It's a credit to our defense and how organized they were. We need to improve our scoring percentage however, and put more goals in throughout the game."

Saturday was a cold, blustery day at the Edmonds Sports Complex. The Wildcats outshot Shasta 23-0, but could only muster two goals by forwards Alexia Balmaseda and Jordan Forman. Balmaseda stripped a Knight defender of the ball and scored at the 22-minute mark of the first half. Eighteen minutes later, Rachel Van Roy intercepted a pass and lofted the ball over to Forman, who raced around a defender and buried a shot into the right corner of the net.

"I'd like to thank everyone who has made it out to our games, said Arthur. "The home crowd really gives us a boost and we appreciate the support."

On Sunday, the Wildcats got two first half goals from Forman and Ashley Winter. Forman took a perfect cross field pass from Balmaseda and nailed a shot past the outstretched arms of the goalkeeper into the right corner of the net. Western continued to pressure the Eagles in the first half with Winter's midfield lob hitting the goalpost and banking in the net at the 12-minute mark.

Goalkeeper Allie Otto, whose shutout streak has now reached 239 straight minutes, thwarted one point blank chance after another as Feather River surged in the second half. Both teams were credited with 11 shots on goal apiece.

The Wildcats will play their second conference game on Saturday at 1 p.m. against North Idaho College at the Edmonds Sports Complex. Admission is free.

Press Release: September 21, 2007

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