Sunday, September 7, 2008

Soccer Sunday

While the news of Sam Dower verbally committing to GU is still making all GU fans smile, the performance of both the men and women's soccer team was noteworthy as well. Both teams took to the field today, and both came away with positive results.

- The Lady Zags continued their 4 game home stand, when they took on Cal State University Bakersfield earlier today. Looking to bounce back from a tough defeat to the University of Washington, the Lady Zags began the game dominating on the offensive end. The Lady Zags were able to get on the board in the 30th minute, when Sheridan Jones was able to score after a terrific pass from Courtney Peacock. Peacock was making her GU debut, and recorded her first career assist, while Sheridan scored her 2nd goal of the season. The Lady Zags were able to hold onto the 1-0 lead until the end, as Lauren Ames made three saves for the shutout. The 1-0 win improves the Lady Zags to 3-2 on the season. They return to the field on Friday, when they will take on the University of Montana at 3:00 PM. The game will be played at the new Gonzaga Soccer Field, and TKR encourages all GU fans to get out there and support the team.

- After a tough defeat to Creighton in their season opener, the men's soccer team traveled to take on Oregon State University. Although the game was not pretty by any stretch of the imagination, the Zags were able to battle their way to a 0-0 tie. The Zags were led by Scott Barnum, who recorded a shutout in his 1st career start as goalie for the Zags. Barnum was terrific in the net, as he made seven saves to help preserve the shutout. The Zags came close to scoring in overtime, but Collinn Harrison shot high from six yards out. This is certainly a good result for the Zags, as securing any points on the road is positive. This result puts the Zags at 0-1-1 on the season. The guys will return to the field next week, when they travel to UNLV. They will be participating in the UNLV Nike Invitational, and will be going up against both UNLV and UC Riverside next weekend.

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