Seattle University’s men’s soccer team battled back with a late goal but could not complete the comeback as the Redhawks fell, 2-1, at Gonzaga, in their second-to-last nonconference competition of the season.
“I’m proud of the way the guys played, and I thought we battled,” said Seattle U coach Pete Fewing. “Gonzaga is a good team and I give them credit for the win. We started a comeback — Michael Roberts had a great goal, and we had a chance in the last seconds of the game to tie it up, but didn’t quite get to the ball. We’re young, learning, and improving.”
The two teams played to a scoreless tie through halftime despite early scoring opportunities for the Redhawks (1-7-1). In the 3rd minute, Hamza Haddadi of Shoreline went one-on-one with the Gonzaga goalkeeper, but his shot was saved. Seconds later, Ian Hines-Ike struck a shot on goal that was also stopped.
Later in the half, Haddadi and Hines-Ike each added a shot apiece, both of which sailed high above the goal.
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Following halftime, Gonzaga (5-2) broke through in the 55th minute as Jakob Granlund scored on an assist by Nick Hamer.
In the 68th minute, Clark Phillips increased the Bulldog lead to 2-0, tapping the ball into the net on the open right side. Lars Ludwigs was credited with the assist.
In the 78th minute, Roberts, a graduate of Issaquah High School, narrowed the score, dribbling down the left side and taking the shot from 12 yards out toward the left post. Renato Bandeira, from Eastlake High School, earned the assist on Roberts’ third goal of the season.
Overall, the Zags outshot the Redhawks, 26-8.
Other men’s soccer
Andrew Weishaar scored two goals to lead Western Washington to a 2-1 victory over South Dakota School of Mines in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action in Bellingham.
• Seattle Pacific scored three first-half goals and beat Montana State-Billings, 3-2, to remain undefeated in its last six games.
Freshman reserve Hannah Huesers scored twice in her collegiate debut Saturday, leading No. 25 Seattle Pacific to a 3-0 victory over visiting Northwest Nazarene in a GNAC game at Interbay Stadium. The Falcons (7-1) extended their winning streak to seven games with their sixth shutout during that span.
• Forward Kristin Maris scored a goal and assisted on another as Western Washington picked up its sixth shutout in seven games this season with a 3-0 victory over Saint Martin’s in GNAC action in Bellingham.
The No. 2 Vikings improved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play.
• Eastern Washington ended the first weekend of Big Sky Conference play without scoring a goal, falling 3-0 to Weber State in Ogden, Utah.
• Sophomore Lauren Duty scored the game-winning goal with just over three minutes remaining in the first overtime, helping Central Washington cap a comeback and defeat visiting Montana State-Billings, 2-1, in Ellensburg.
• Libero Samantha Hutchinson had a match-high 30 digs and Western Washington had a 13.5 to 6.5 advantage in blocks as the Vikings swept Seattle Pacific, 25-20, 27-25, 25-18, in GNAC action Royal Brougham Pavilion.
The No. 11 Vikings improved to 9-1 overall, all of the matches played on the road, and 2-0 in league action.
SPU fell to 6-6 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
• Eastern Washington fell 3-1 to visiting Montana in a Big Sky match.
• Central Washington swept visiting Alaska.
• With freshmen Hannah Calvert and Claire Rachwitz at the front of the team pack, the Seattle Pacific women placed four runners among the top 10 to win the Saint Martin’s Invitational in Lacey.
Calvert finished fourth overall, and Rachwitz led a group of three SPU runners across the line in eighth, ninth and 10th, factoring into the winning total of 27 points in the meet on the Saint Martin’s campus.
In the men’s race, sophomore Adam Avischious continued his string of early-season successes, placing fifth, as Seattle Pacific finished third among the five teams with 80 points.
From sports-information reports.