The high-rolling Gonzaga University men’s soccer team extended its winning streak to six games, shutting out host University of Nevada Las Vegas 3-0 to win the UNLV Rebel Invite.
Nursing a 1-0 lead, the Bulldogs broke open the game with goals after the 60- and 71-minute marks to finish the two-day tournament with a 2-0 record. Gonzaga has won six of nine starts with two losses and a tie.
Brian Ching scored the only goal Gonzaga needed Sunday. Ching received a pass from Matt Reilly near the right post after 32:52 of the first half and beat UNLV goaltender Dan Abdalla to the left post from 15 yards.
Whitworth finished a weekend roadtrip without a loss, tying George Fox 2-2 in NCIC play at Newberg, Ore.
The Pirates, 3-2-2 overall, are 2-0-2 in league play. They got both of their goals from Jace Jones.
University of Southern California picked up its third Pacific-10 Conference victory in four starts by defeating Washington State 3-1 at San Luis Obispo, Calif.
WSU, which was opening its conference schedule, fell to 2-3-1 for the season. After Amy Chippendale gave WSU its only score in the 78th minute, USC iced the victory on Carol Hatcher’s header in the 87th minute.
University of Montana (8-1-1-) blanked Gonzaga (1-6-2) 4-0 at Gonzaga after Sara Overgong gave the Lady Griz two goals in the first 32 minutes.
Whitworth goaltender Jennifer Peterson recorded her third shutout in four matches as the 17th-ranked Pirates romped past George Fox in NCIC play at Newberg.
Jennifer Tissue and Haley Nichols each scored twice for Whitworth, which bumped its season record to 8-2 and its conference mark to 3-1.