PORTLAND – (Sept. 17) Seattle University women’s soccer won, 4-0, at Portland State Sunday afternoon. Jessie Ray scored two goals and assisted on another as the Redhawks moved their unbeaten streak against the Vikings to nine games.
"After a tough couple of games, I was happy with the team's response today," said Coach Julie Woodward. "They stayed consistent with their attitudes and training. Our finishing was excellent. It was a great team with a special performance by Jessie."
Leahi Manthei made sure Seattle U (4-4-0) got out to a good start, as the freshman scored 83 seconds in. Ray headed a goal kick to set up Natasha Howe, who found Manthei for her fifth goal of the year.
At the 14:52 mark, Rosalie Sittauer won another goal kick and then Holly Rothering headed the ball forward to create Ray’s first goal of the day, making it a 2-0 difference. SU maintained possession for much of the frame and held a 9-1 advantage in shots, but PSU escaped with a one-goal deficit through 45 minutes.
Mackenzie Curry picked up her fourth win of the year, making a save in net. SU outshot its foe, 17-6, in the match.
In nine all-time meetings with PSU, SU is now 5-0-4.
Seattle U hosts Portland on Friday, Sept. 22, in its next outing. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Championship Field.