Though the score remained a scoreless draw at the half, an offensive surge following halftime by Seattle University women’s soccer (1-1-0) led to a 2-0 victory at Eastern Washington (0-2-0).

Seattle U recorded just four shots in the first half, as EWU recorded five of their six shots before halftime.

Less than five minutes after the halftime break, Julia Moravec (Spokane, Wash.) drove in a shot from the right side, assisted by Stephanie Verdoia (Salt Lake City, Utah) to give the Redhawks a 1-0 lead. The single goal lead was similar to the Redhawks’ start vs. Washington State on Friday.

However, in the 77th minute, Verdoia scored a goal of her own, a cross across the box, assisted by Mary Hill (Mercer Island, Wash.), to give Seattle U a 2-0 lead, which would prove to be the final score.

Moravec led the Redhawks with five shots, two on goal, with Taylor Ritzman (Holladay, Utah) and Ava Ames (Seattle, Wash.) each adding two shots apiece. Cassie Black led the Eagles with three shots, all on goal.

In goal, Brianna Smallidge (Port Orchard, Wash.) made three saves in 90 minutes of play in the Seattle U victory. On the opposite end, Nathalie Schwery made five saves allowing both goals in the complete game loss.

As a team, the Redhawks recorded 16 shots, 12 of which were in the second half, outshooting the Eagles, 16-6.

Sarah Coluccio (Seattle, Wash.) and Renae Russell (Lake Forest, Calif.) made their first career appearances while Kelly Beck (Tacoma, Wash.) made her first appearance of the season.

Seattle U returns home to Championship Field for a match versus Boise State on Friday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. This will be the team’s final home match until Friday, Sept. 20 as Grand Canyon comes to Seattle to open Western Athletic Conference play.

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