Whitman women blitz Boxer booters

The Missionaries put six shots on goal in the first 10 minutes, with Amy Hasson's fourth kick finding the net in the 1-0 victory.


FOREST GROVE, Ore. - With goalkeeper Emily Davis making eight saves and Amy Hasson booting her sixth goal of the season, Whitman College slipped past Pacific 1-0 here Sunday.

Whitman improved to 2-1 in the NWC and evened its season slate at 3-3.

Pacific dropped to 1-1-1 in conference and 4-2-1 overall.

Hasson, a senior, was central to a game-opening Whitman fusillade that blitzed the Boxers with six shots in just over 10 minutes of play.

Hasson took three of those shots, but Pacific keeper Brittany Hartmann held the Missionaries at bay with six saves to keep the contest contest.

That changed at the 11:22 mark when Hasson gathered the rebound off a missed shot by junior defender Erin Flannery and knocked home the rebound.

Whitman took two more quick shots, forcing Hartmann to make a seventh save, before Pacific kicked its offense into high gear. The Boxers outshot Whitman 11-2 over the remainder of the half, but Davis made six saves to preserve the 1-0 Missionary lead.

Whitman took three corner kicks and three of the first four shots in the first 19 minutes of the second half.

Pacific reversed those numbers over the rest of the half, working its way to four corner kicks and a 3-1 advantage in shots.

But Davis made her eighth and final save in the 80th minute of play to seal the Missionary victory.

As a team, Whitman took 15 shots with 10 being on goal. Hasson led the way with eight shots (seven on frame). Flannery and senior Taylor Chock finished with two shots apiece.

The Boxers put eight of their 18 shots on frame. Jordan Bodily fired off seven shots (three on goal) for Pacific while Kaitlyn Harper had three and Shelyce Ichimura two.

Davis and Flannery, along with defenders Libby Watkins, Kate Potter and Claire Westcott, withstood a game-long barrage of Pacific corner kicks. The Boxers took eight of their 12 corners in the first half while Whitman took three of its four in the second stanza.

Whitman returns home next weekend to host Pacific Lutheran and Puget Sound for two more NWC games. Noon is the start time both days at the Whitman Athletic Fields.


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