COLLEGE SOCCER — Warrior women shut out weekend

The undefeated Warriors hold Edmonds and Skagit Valley scoreless — and put up 13 goals of their own.


WALLA WALLA - Top-ranked Walla Walla Community College remained undefeated in NWAACC women's soccer action with a pair of shutout victories over the weekend.

The Warriors blanked Edmonds, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon after a 10-0 scalding of Skagit Valley on Friday that featured a five-goal performance by forward Margo Hickman.

WWCC improved to 4-0-1 in division play and 8-0-1 overall.

Hickman delivered Walla Walla's first tally on Saturday with a right-wing chip into the goalie box that slipped through the gloved hands of Tritons' keeper Jessica Clifford and past the goal line at the 5:47 mark of half one.

Edmonds' best scoring chance occurred in the 22nd minute off a Megan Bolmes' corner kick. Meghan Peterson claimed possession just inside the 18-yard box and fired a rocket toward goal that cleared the cross bar.

The Warriors doubled their advantage with 24:41 gone in the first half. Kaylie Winston tallied off a corner kick from Justine Jones.

Dominique Alston set up Hickman's seventh goal of the weekend. Alston centered a pass from the right side of the pitch to Hickman, who beat Clifford with a boot from the top of the 18 with 5:02 left in the second half.

"The women played as well as they've played all year," WWCC coach Chad Bodnar said. "We controlled the match throughout. It was nice to get the third (goal) to take the steam out of them in the last 10 minutes."

Hickman recorded a hat trick within the first 13 minutes of Friday's mismatch.

Amanda Keebler added a goal just before the halftime whistle to give Walla Walla a 4-0 lead at intermission.

In the second half, Heather Case started the scoring merry-go-round in the 55th minute. Winston followed with markers in minutes 70 and 71, Hickman scored in the 77th and 84th minutes, and Jordan Simkins rounded out the offensive barrage at the 86-minute mark with her first collegiate goal.

Simkins and Courtney Hancock shared the shutout in net.

The Warriors host Treasure Valley at 2 p.m. Oct. 6.


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