KIRKLAND, Wash — After flirting with scoring its first goal of the season the entire first half, the Whitman men’s soccer team had no answer for Northwest University in the second half, falling to the Eagles 3-0 here Saturday afternoon in non-league soccer action.
In the first half, the Missionaries came out shooting, firing 11 shots — 3 of them on-goal. Midfielder Riley Paul had two opportunities turned away by Eagle goalie Joe Galbraith.
Northwest countered and took the lead, 1-0, on a goal from Trever Moll who fired a shot from 15 yards out and found the right corner of the net. The Eagles took the 1-0 lead to intermission.
In the second half, the Eagles turned the tables on the Missionaries and fired off 15 shots, four on target and two finding the back of the net. Whitman managed just four shots in the second half.
“We started the game very lively and took the game to NU, outplaying and outshooting them,” Whitman coach Mike Washington said. “In the first half, we played with good speed and determination I thought our tempo and the way we went about the game was good. Our ball movement was good and we had several good looks at goal.”
In the opening minutes of the second half, NU’s Mike Bowman got a rebound off his own shot and slid it into the bottom left corner to give Northwest a 2-0 advantage. With the Eagles in control, Jacob Weaver broke away in the 87th minute and placed his shot into the right side of the goal to finish things off.
Whitman, 0-2-1, continues its West Side trip today with a match against Carthage University in Salem, Ore. at 10 am.