Michele Whan scored at 40 minutes, 4 seconds in the first half and goalkeeper Molly Webster made it stand up as the Whitworth Pirates (7-3-1, 6-0-1) held off the visiting Whitman Blues (1-9-1, 1-5-1) in Northwest Conference women’s soccer action on Wednesday.
Sarah Cool and Courtney Potter assisted on Whan’s goal, her second of the season.
Webster stopped all four shots on goal to finish off the shutout and up her record to 5-0 on the season.
Whitman goalie Allie Seracuse made six saves.
Whitworth leads the conference with 19 points, four better than second-place Pacific Lutheran and seven points better than third-place Willamette.
Cheris Brown scored a pair of second-half goals and the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (7-3-1, 5-1-1) rolled to a 4-1 victory over the host North Idaho Cardinals (7-4, 5-2) in Northwest Athletic Conference play.
Molly Thies gave the Sasquatch a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 12th minute and Sydney Clements found the net with 22 seconds remaining in the first half for a 2-0 advantage. Brown’s goals game in the 46th and 71st minute.
North Idaho avoided the shutout when Zoe Lee scored in the 82nd minute on an assist from Natalie Goetz.
With the victory, the Sasquatch (16 points) took sole possession of second place in the East Region. NIC (15 pts) is third. Walla Walla leads the region with 24 points.
The visiting CC Spokane Sasquatch (7-2-2, 4-1-1) and the North Idaho Cardinals (2-6-2, 1-3-2) played to a 0-0 tie in NWAC play.
NIC goalie Luis Hernandez stopped six shots on goal in the second half. CC Spokane goalie Caleb Garbuio did not face a shot on goal.
The third-place Sasquatch trail co-leaders Walla Walla and Columbia Basin by two points in the East Region.
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