Whit women post win over Trinity

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WALLA WALLA - Pamela London scored in the first minute of play and Marisa Poorboy added a second goal 16 minutes later as Whitman College posted a 3-1 non-conference victory over Trinity Lutheran Thursday night at the Whitman Athletic Fields.

The visitors score their goal in the 16th minute of the second half, drawing within 2-1, but Whitman added an insurance goal six minutes later when Hallie Swan scored for the Missionaries.

Whitman, which hosts a pair of Northwest Conference games this weekend, sent a total of 20 players onto the pitch for a game initially slated for earlier in the season.

The Missionaries, now 6-8-1 this fall, outshot Trinity Lutheran 23 to 15 for the game, which included a 10-7 edge in shots on goal.

London kicked off the scoring just 56 seconds in the contest. A pass up the field earned the assist for senior defender Claire Westcott.

Poorboy made it 2-0 at the 17:09 mark, getting a pass from Swan before drilling a shot over the keeper from outside the box. It was her first goal of the season.

Swan knocked home her second goal of the season in the second half, getting assists from first-year Missionaries Helen Brown and Raechel Gano.

Swan's strike restored Whitman's two-goal cushion after Trinity Lutheran's Kayla Kliphardt got past the Missionary defense to score the lone Eagles goal of the night.

Missionary goal keeper Emily Davis made four of her five saves in the second half to help Whitman close out the victory.

Two first-year players, Justine Kovak and Jade Anderson, paced the offense with five and four shots, respectively. Poorboy also took four shots while Swan and Rudd finished with two apiece.

Whitman hosts Pacific on noon Saturday and George Fox at noon on Sunday.

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