WALLA WALLA - Three first-half goals, two by sophomore Marisa Poorboy, made the difference as Whitman College held off Pacific Lutheran for a 3-2 Northwest Conference victory Saturday.
Whitman (2-2 NWC, 4-3 overall) scored twice in the first 13 minutes of play and had the Lutes on the run for much of the first half, which ended with the Missionaries on the plus side of a 12-4 shot differential.
The Missionaries needed just six minutes in the first half to tally its first goal. Junior Taylor Chock drove a cross from the left side of the field to the far post, where Poorboy was waiting to head home her third goal of the season.
Seven minutes later Hasson outworked a defender for possession and sent a cross to the top of the 18-yard box, where sophomore Julianne Masser outdanced another defender for the ball, whirled and drilled her fourth goal of the season.
Potter, playing her first game of the season as Whitman's keeper, got the win, making three saves. Chambard also made three saves for the Lutes.
Whitman hosts Puget Sound at noon today.