Hasson Boots Whit Women Past Pioneers
News Release Date:
Saturday, November 1
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- With first-year forward Amy Hasson booting two goals and the defense surrendering just one shot on goal, the Whitman College women's soccer team got back on the winning track Saturday afternoon, beating Lewis & Clark College 2-0 at the Whitman Athletic Fields.
Whitman, breaking an injury-plagued four-game losing streak, stays in fourth place in the Northwest Conference standings with a 7-6-1 record (9-7-1 overall). By winning its last two home games next weekend, the Missionaries could still move up a notch or two in the final standings.
Saturday's loss dropped Lewis & Clark to 3-9-1 in the NWC and 4-9-4 on the season.
Whitman took a 1-0 lead when Hasson scored just a few minutes before halftime. A long cross from senior Alisa Larson-Xu set up Hasson's shot, which bounced off the crossbar and into the net.
The game stayed close until Hasson notched her second goal -- and fifth of the season -- with less than 12 minutes left in the second half. Junior Corina Gabbert, who leads Whitman in scoring, got the assist.
Whitman outshot Lewis & Clark 20-7 for the game, which included a 6-1 edge in shots on goal. Gabbert took 11 shots, putting two on goal. Hasson finished with five shots. The Missionaries also enjoyed a huge 12-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Courtney Porter, Whitman's junior keeper, needed just one save to post her sixth shutout of the season. Natalie Stratton led Lewis & Clark's offense with two shots, including the only shot the Pioneers put on goal.
Lewis & Clark continues its eastern Washington weekend swing when it plays Whitworth University at noon Sunday in Spokane, Wash.
Whitman wraps up its regular season by hosting Pacific next Friday (11 a.m.) and George Fox on Saturday (noon).
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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; firstname.lastname@example.org