WWCC shutout Lane in NWAACC women's soccer playoffs

The Warriors continue postseason play with the 4-0 quarterfinals win.

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Justine Jones, left, and Marianne Johnson celebrate the first of WWCC's four goals in the Warrior's quarterfinal 4-0 win over Lane Saturday afternoon. The goal came off a header by Johnson (see FIRST GOAL photo) with 10:48 left in the 1st half to start the WWCC scoring run.

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WWCC'S Marianne Johnson (#8) comes out of a crowd and goes high in front of the Lane goal to head the ball for WWCC's first goal with 10:48 left in the 1st half of the Warriors quarterfinal game Saturday. WWCC went on to win 4-0 and advance to the semifinals.

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WWCC's Marianne Johnson gets soccer sandwiched between two Lane players as she battles for a header with Kiki McDonaugh.

WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Community College's women's soccer team continued its dominating run into the postseason at home

Saturday, dropping Lane 4-0 in a one-sided affair that advanced the

defending NWAACC East Region champions to the semifinals.

The Warriors took 18 shots on goal - and kept Lane from making a single threat - and dominated field position.

Freshman midfielder Marianne Johnson got scoring going with a score assisted by freshman midfielder Samantha Johnson at the 34:12 mark, which proved a big enough cushion for WWCC.

"I think we kind of had to ease into the pace of the game," said WWCC head coach Chad Bodnar. "Once we got our rhythm going, we took control."

The second half was all Warriors. Sophomore forward Justine Jones knocked home the second WWCC goal with an unassisted strike just under ten minutes into the second half.

"That second goal killed us," said Lane defender Marissa Morris. "We'll be back, though."

The Warriors struck again when Jones found freshman forward Kaylie Winston

four minutes later.

"I think we showed today that we have a lot of goal scorers," Bodnar said. "We have the ability to move the ball around, and it's nice to have so many options."

The fourth WWCC player on the scoreboard was sophomore forward Margo Hickman, who snuck a shot into the back of the net from point-blank range thanks to another assist from Winston with 25 minutes to play.

The game got chippy from there, culminating with a fight between the teams with less than a minute remaining that led to a sea of cards and the ejection of Lane defender Teybra Welsh.

The win ran WWCC's mark to 18-0-2, and they are slated to head to the semifinals in

Tukwilla Saturday.

"We have to win two more," Bodnar said. "That's what we're focused on. We want to achieve what we did last year. This was a good step in that direction."

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