Seattle University women's soccer coach Julie Woodward is guaranteed her ninth consecutive winning season after a 2-1 road victory against...

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ELLENSBURG — Seattle University women’s soccer coach Julie Woodward is guaranteed her ninth consecutive winning season after a 2-1 road victory against Central Washington yesterday.

Seattle U. (11-4-0) avenged a 2-1 loss to CWU earlier this season. Woodward has spent her entire nine-year career at Seattle University.

The Redhawks were held to eight shots — their second-lowest total of the season — and goalkeeper Ashley Angerer was forced to make eight saves to preserve the win.

Katy Mak and Jen Hamann scored their first goals of the year in the first 37 minutes to give the Redhawks all the offense they would need.


Seattle University set a school record by winning in a sweep for the ninth straight time, 30-20, 30-17, 30-20 over Alaska-Anchorage at the Connolly Center. The Redhawks (12-9, 10-1 GNAC) have won 11 of their past 12 matches, their lone loss coming to Seattle Pacific last Saturday. Sarah Sommerman led all hitters with 17 kills and hit .333 for the match.

• Alyssa Given had a match-high 16 kills and 10 digs to lead Seattle Pacific to its fourth straight victory, a 3-0 sweep of Western Oregon in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference match at Brougham Pavilion. The Falcons (15-5, 9-2 GNAC), ranked No. 18 in NCAA Division II, overcame early deficits in all three games before putting away the Wolves (6-5, 8-11) 30-25, 30-20, 30-24.

• Gonzaga upset No. 25 Saint Mary’s in four games at Martin Centre in Spokane. It marked just the third time in program history that the Bulldogs (10-11, 2-3 West Coast Conference) beat a ranked opponent, the last coming against No. 22 Texas Tech on Sept. 11, 1993. Becky Jones and Michelle Boevers had 19 kills apiece in the 25-30, 30-16, 30-27, 30-25 victory last night.

• Portland State defeated Eastern Washington 30-26, 30-26, 30-21 in Portland. It was Portland State’s first victory over Eastern Washington (13-6, 4-3 Big Sky) since Oct. 31, 1985, snapping an 18-match streak.

• No. 10 Central Washington needed five games to hold off Western Washington in Ellensburg. LeAnne McGahuey and Crystal Ames had 19 kills apiece for CWU (15-3, 9-1 GNAC) in the 30-20, 30-25, 29-31, 27-30, 17-15 win. For Western Washington (11-7, 7-3), Siri Wuotila and Jaime Anderson had 10 kills apiece.

• Nikki Esposito and Jamie Eggers combined for 28 kills as Puget Sound (11-3, 9-2 NWC) maintained its hold on second place in the Northwest Conference standings with a 30-25, 30-21, 27-30, 30-25 win over Pacific in Tacoma.

• Northwest University (19-1, 11-1 Cascade Collegiate Conference) defeated Eastern Oregon 30-16, 30-14, 30-25 in Kirkland. Jessie Buck had 11 kills and 15 digs for Northwest.

Other women’s soccer

Lisa Munyon scored twice, netting the game-winner with five minutes left as Western Oregon rallied for a 3-2 victory over Western Washington (7-6-0, 4-4-0 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) in Monmouth, Ore. Lindsey Cox and Amanda Font gave the Vikings a 2-0 lead in the first half.

• Puget Sound defeated Lewis and Clark 3-0 in a Northwest Conference game on East Field in Tacoma. Elizabeth Pittman, Adrienne Folsom and Cortney Kjar scored for the Loggers (8-0-1).

• Jackie Oehmcke, Megan Shannon and Andrea Gabler scored in the first half, and Melissa Buitrago netted a second-half goal as Pacific Lutheran (8-3-1, 6-2-1 NWC) beat Pacific 4-0 in Tacoma.

Men’s soccer

Kevin Murray scored two goals as Pacific Lutheran (8-5-0, 5-3-0 NWC) beat Pacific 3-0 in Tacoma. The last time the teams met, Murray had a hat trick in a 4-2 win.

Cross country

Washington’s 24th-ranked men’s and 23rd-ranked women’s cross-country teams finished in the top 10 at the Pre-National Meet in Terre Haute, Ind. The men were eighth and the women 10th. The meet featured nearly all of the nation’s top-30 teams. UW senior Mark Mandi led the Huskies for the sixth time in his last seven races, finishing 20th in 24 minutes, 14 seconds. Tori Tyler led the women with a 28th-place finish.

• The Washington State men’s team finished 20th in the White section race, and the women finished 22nd in the Blue section race at the NCAA Pre-National Cross Country Meet in Terre Haute, Ind. WSU sophomore Haley Paul finished 21st in the 6K race in 20:47. Woody Favinger was the top Cougar finisher in the men’s White race, placing 64th in the 8K race in 24:48.

• The Eastern Washington men’s and women’s teams finished second at the third annual EWU Invitational in Cheney, Wash. The Eagles’ John Timeus won the 8,000-meter race in 25:30. Camille Gibb lead the EWU women with a third-place finish in the 5,000-meter race in 18:57.

• Frank Prince won the 8-kilometer men’s race in 25:49 to lead Puget Sound to victory at the Lewis & Clark Pioneer Open in Estacada, Ore. The Puget Sound women finished second. Liana Roberts led the Puget Sound women with a fifth-place finish.


The Washington men’s and women’s teams earned dual victories against Pacific. The men won 146-109, and the women won 147-109. Bruno Barbic led the way for the men, winning the 50-yard freestyle (21.28), 100 free (46.58) and 200 free (1:44.13). For the women, sophomore Caitlyn Shortt won the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay.

• The men’s and women’s competitions came down to the final race, and Seattle University’s men won the 200 freestyle relay to defeat Simon Fraser 102-99 at the Connolly Center. Seattle U.’s anchor leg in the relay, Jesse Shelton, touched the wall just 0.02 seconds ahead of Simon Fraser’s Randall Krall. Simon Fraser’s women returned the favor with a 102-99 win. The Redhawks led entering the final race, but Simon Fraser won in 1:42.54 to take the team competition.

Compiled from reports by college sports-information departments.