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WOMEN'S SOCCER: NIC wins two in Oregon


North Idaho College's women's soccer team went on their longest road trip of the regular season traveling first to Blue Mountain CC in Pendleton, Oregon and followed up the next day in Ontario, Oregon against Treasure Valley CC.

In the Friday game against Blue Mountain CC, the Cardinals dominated the play, winning 11-0. Linnea Pretzer had 4 goals, Katey Knaack had 3 goals, and Zoe Lee had 2 goals. Chelsea Love and Natalie Goetz each added a goal.  "Unfortunately, we also lost starting forward, Aunika Capps, to a muscle strain in this game," stated Head Women's Soccer Coach, Dan Hogan, "we will wait until Aunika sees Randy Boswell or Quinn Marianno to determine how long she will be out."

The second game of the weekend came against the Chukars of Treasure Valley CC. This game was expected to be more difficult, but the Cardinals defense and offense played well from the start and NIC prevailed 5-1. NIC's first goal started with a low cross by Marisol Guerrero from the left flank. Somehow the ball made it all the way through the front of the goal and Natalie Goetz came crashing in from the right side and volleyed the ball into the right side of the goal. Ellory Ferris scored her first and second goals of the season, her second one coming in the second half. Abby Roberts crossed the ball in for Ferris to score.

The second half started a bit on the wild side and TVCC scored a disputed goal 1 minute into the half making the score 2-1. At this point the Cardinals were determined not to let the Chukars get back into the game and Chelsea Love put NIC back up by two goal only 1 minute later! Ferris got her second goal in the 71st minute to really put the game out of touch and then Linnea Pretzer received a beautiful through pass from her roommate Zoe Lee and slotted the ball into the right side of the goal for the 5th goal at the 77 minute mark.

"To date, this was our best team effort," commented Hogan, "we passed the ball around pretty well and found the right timing for through passes and crosses. However, we will have a tougher contest on Wednesday when we see Spokane for the first time."

The Cardinals are 5-1 in the East Region and 7-3 overall. They will faceoff against the CC of Spokane on Wednesday, Oct. 4th at 2pm. This game was rescheduled from Sept. 30th to make room for the rescheduled road trip through eastern Oregon. 

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