SEATTLE - Seattle University women's soccer beat Portland State, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Championship Field. Bailey Hall scored in the 78th minute to push the Redhawks to their second straight victory.
"I thought we improved our approach in the second half," said Coach Julie Woodward. "Our mentality was better and we created some good chances. Bailey and Gina (Leete) had really good second halves for us and their energy was contagious today."
With the match even three-quarters of the way through, SU (2-1-1) earned a free kick from near midfield. Michele Adam sent in a long ball across the penalty box, where it was headed out to Rachel Bowler. The senior struck a hard shot that was stopped by the Vikings' goalkeeper, but the ball spilled loose and Hall was on the scene to knock in the go-ahead goal from six yards out.
The visitors tried to tie it, but Madison Waguespack came up with two saves down the stretch to close the door on the Redhawks' second shutout of the young season. The freshman finished with three saves in her second straight victory.
In the first half, Seattle U was the aggressor, playing with possession and attempting eight shots, compared to just two for the Vikings. However, neither side cracked the scoreboard, as the game headed into the second half level at 0.
SU hits the road next weekend, playing at Idaho on Friday, Sept. 5.