SPOKANE, Wash. – Seattle University women’s soccer fell at Gonzaga, 4-0, Sunday afternoon. Madison Waguespack made four saves in net for the Redhawks at a rainy Luger Field.
“Despite the first half score, we actually played a pretty good half, said Coach Julie Woodward. “Shots and opportunities created were fairly even. The lesson learned is we need to be more committed to playing simple in transition. We need to mature in that area. Overall, Holly (Rothering) and Olivia (Ovenell) provided great competitive leadership for us on the field.”
In the first half, the Zags (4-2) scored in the eighth minute to take control. A few minutes later, SU (3-2-1) hit the crossbar on a shot that would have leveled the score. Both teams created chances as the half rolled on, but Waguespack was able to make a pair of saves on the Redhawks’ defensive end. Late in the frame, the hosts stretched their advantage with a second goal and went into the locker room ahead, 2-0.
Gonzaga added an insurance goal in the 63rd minute to close the door on a potential SU rally and then scored in the closing minutes to make the final margin.
Seattle U will host No. 3 USC on Friday, Sept. 13. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Championship Field.