The Seattle University women’s soccer team scored two goals in a six-minute span early in the second half, and then held on to defeat Fresno State, 2-1, Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.
Nine minutes into the second half, Fresno State was called for a foul within its own box, giving Seattle University a penalty kick opportunity. Freshman Kassandra Riozzi (Marysville, Wash.) converted on her first career penalty kick chance for her second goal of the season, giving the Redhawks a 1-0 lead.
In the 60th minute, Kahlyn Keilty-Lucas (Minneapolis, Minn.) fed Jamie Coe (Duvall, Wash.), who beat Bulldog goalie Kaitlyn Revel for her team-leading fifth goal of the season. Fresno State would move within one goal, as the Bulldogs took advantage of a corner kick opportunity, with the Redhawks unable to clear the ball and Alex Jensen knocking it into the net.
Fresno State (2-7) had two chances to tie the match late in the second half, but Seattle goalie Madison Goverde (Snohomish, Wash.) stopped the shots of Allison Ventura and Nicole Gutierrez, allowing Seattle University to improve its record against Western Athletic Conference teams to 3-1-1. Goverde finished the match with five saves, her second-highest total of the season. Revel earned four saves for the Bulldogs.
Seattle University (4-2-3) heads to Bakersfield, Calif., to face Cal State Bakersfield Sunday morning at 11 a.m. The Redhawks then have a week to prepare for Eastern Washington, as the Eagles come to Championship Field Sunday, Oct. 5, for a 1 p.m. match.