Warrior women whip Clark College

The Warriors explode in the second half with five goals, and also win Friday against Pierce.


WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Community College had no problem with Clark College Saturday in women's NWAACC East Region soccer action.

The Warriors got off to a 2-0 lead after the first 45 minutes and then the flood gates opened as the Warriors scored five times in the second half to post a 7-0 win.

"I thought we played extremely well today," Warriors coach Chad Bodnar said of the No. 1-ranked Warriors. "Especially in the second half in front of the goal."

The Warriors were also in action Friday night, downing Pierce 5-0.

"The kids played hard," Bodnar said. "We focused on second games, we haven't been great in second games. It (the 7-0 win) was positive for us moving forward."

The Warriors took control from the opening kick off as the action was all at the Penguin end.

Sami Hansen fired a cross to Peyton Moon in the 18th minute and Moon put her shot away in the top right corner for a 1-0 Warrior lead.

Moon found Kaylie Winston in the middle in the 36th minute and Winston rolled her shot into the lower right corner, giving WWCC a 2-0 lead into intermission.

The Warriors were just getting started.

Kathryn Knowlton buried a shot from the top of the penalty box for a 3-0 Warrior advantage with 12 minutes gone in the second half.

Winston added her second goal on a Hansen assist. Samantha Johnson blasted a rocket over a leaping Penguin goal keeper on a free kick from near midfield, and WWCC led 5-0 with 22 minutes left.

Emily Jordan tacked on another off a cross from Gabriella Kurz, and Moon ended what she started, with a goal off a rebound from a Marie Monasterio shot with 3:40 left.

The Warriors took a 7-0 win and, when coupled with Friday's shut out, improved to 8-0-1 overall and 5-0-0 in East Region play.

"We got everybody on the field," Bodnar said. "We got some kids to score some goals which was great."

In Friday's action, Shae Yuma, on an assist from Hansen, got the Warrior attack rolling by scoring in the 10th minute.

Winston scored on an assist from Monasterio in the 38th minute to send the Warriors to half time up 2-0.

Hansen added two second-half goals and Winston collected her second of the game as WWCC scored three unanswered to run the final to 5-0 over Pierce.

In goal, the Warriors' Courtney Hancock recorded the shut out.

"We started kind of slow," Bodnar said of the Friday win. "But, (overall) it was a steady performance. We're focusing on raising our level now that we are half way (in the season), and trying to get better as we continue to go forward. I think we're getting there and it (the 5-0 win) was a good result."

The Warriors travel to Portland Tuesday to play a non-conference match against Warner Pacific.

"We're going to Warner Pacific just to play a four-year school," Bodnar said. "We're trying to work on things so we're better moving forward."


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