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Women’s soccer: Morgan Weaver’s goal leads 14th-ranked Washington State past No. 8 UCLA in Pac-12 opener

From staff reports

Morgan Weaver scored her team-high sixth goal of the season Friday and 14th-ranked Washington State remained undefeated with a 1-0 win over eighth-ranked UCLA (5-2-1) to open Pac-12 Conference women’s soccer play in Los Angeles.

Aaqila McLyn recorded her first assist of the season on Weaver’s goal, a shot to the far post in the 61st minute.

Rachel Thompson had nine saves to earn the shutout for the Cougars (8-0-0). WSU set the program record for most consecutive wins to begin a season.

The Cougars’ ranking is their highest in the coaches’ poll since 1993.

Idaho 4, Portland State 0: Bridget Daley scored her first three goals of the season to power the host Vandals (4-5-1) past the Vikings (2-6-0) in a Big Sky Conference opener.

Daley opened scoring in the 13th minute and added second-half goals 10 minutes apart.

Myah Merino capped the scoring for the Vandals at 63:29.

Sacramento State 1, Eastern Washington 0: Skylar Littlefield’s goal in the 89th minute gave the visiting Hornets (2-6-2) a win over the Eagles (4-4-2) in another Big Sky opener.

Littlefield’s goal, her second of the season, was off a deflection of Bonnie Ford’s shot after a save by Eagles goalkeeper Kelsee Winston.

Winston tied her career high with six saves.

Gonzaga 1, Seattle University 0: India Jencks scored in the 75th minute to lift the visiting Bulldogs (5-2-2) past the Redhawks (2-5-2) in nonconference play.

Jencks, playing in her hometown, scored her team-high fourth goal and the 13th of her career.

Gonzaga’s defense and goalkeeper Isabel Jones have not allowed a goal over the last 277 minutes.

The Zags outshot Seattle 19-6, including 9-0 in the first half.

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