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Area roundup: Eastern Washington women’s soccer drops Idaho 2-1

Eagles move to 2-0 in Big Sky with win over Idaho: Eastern Washington soared to a 2-0 start in Big Sky Conference play after junior Chloe Williams drained the game-winning penalty kick in the 100th minute, giving the Eagles a 2-1 victory over Idaho in Cheney on Sunday.

Delaney Romero notched her fifth goal of the season in the 38th minute for a 1-0 EWU lead.

A penalty kick from Idaho’s Elexis Schlossarek tied the match in the 86th minute and broke Eastern’s 259-minute defensive scoreless streak.

Williams’ goal was her seventh of the season and tied the EWU all-time goals record at 24, sharing the honor with Cassie Black (2011-14). She became the all-time points leader earlier this season.

Idaho falls to 4-4-2 and 1-1-0 in the BSC.

The Eagles (8-1-1, 2-0) leave home for a two-game road trip starting with Big Sky opponent Portland State on Friday.

Whitworth shuts out Willamette: Whitworth scored two goals in the second half to beat visiting Willamette 2-0 in a Northwest Conference contest.

Arielle Van Peursem scored on a through ball by Jenna Morris in the 65th minute and Leah Corra intercepted a clear attempt and put the ball near post for her third of the season in the 89th minute.

Whitworth (3-5 overall, 2-2 NWC) travels to Oregon next weekend to take on conference opponents Lewis & Clark and George Fox.

Men’s soccer

Bulldogs fall to Air Force: Gonzaga fell 4-1 to Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in their final non-conference tune-up before they start West Coast Conference play.

The Falcons led 1-0 at the half, but three second half goals put this one out of reach for the Zags. Jake Kempf scored his first goal of the year in the lone goal for the Zags at 75:10, making the match 3-1 at the time. Kempf’s opportunity came unassisted as he beat the keeper one-on-one in the lower right slot.

Air Force held the shot advantage 12-8 and only 7-6 in shots on goal, but they did score on four of those seven chances.

Gonzaga will take a lengthy break before returning to Luger Field, where they are unbeaten this year, to face Portland on Oct. 9 in the start of WCC action.

Whitworth loses close one to Pacific Lutheran: Whitworth gave up a goal in the second overtime to fall to host Pacific Lutheran 3-2 in a Northwest Conference match in Parkland, Washington.

Moi Diaz and Jonah Snyder scored for the Pirates. Snyder’s penalty-kick goal – after a hard foul in the box in the 85th minute – forced overtime.

A physical match led to six yellow cards, all against Pacific Lutheran.

Bennett Bugbee and Eddie Na scored in regulation for PLU, and Na’s golden goal came in the second extra session.

The Pirates (4-3-1, 2-1-1 NWC) return to the Whitworth Soccer Field next weekend to take on Pacific (Ore.) and George Fox.

Junior hockey

The Spokane Chiefs announced they have traded Austrian forward Dominic Zwerger to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a third round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. The move puts the Chiefs under the Western Hockey League’s limits of two import and three overage players.

Zwerger, a 20-year-old from Dornbirn, Austria, was the Chiefs’ second round pick (106th overall) in the 2013 CHL Import Draft. In 189 games with the Chiefs over three seasons, he scored 60 goals and 59 assists for 119 points, including a team-leading 27 goals last season. Zwerger added four goals and three assists in 16 playoff games.

The Chiefs’ roster is now down to 26 players.

In addition, forward Hudson Elynuik was returned to the Chiefs from the training camp of the NHL Carolina Hurricanes. Elynuik, 18, scored 19 goals with 25 assists for the Chiefs last season.

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