SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Linfield women’s soccer team showed it can win with defense too, denying Northwest Christian a single shot for the entire 90 minutes of play in a 2-0 victory Monday night at Mike Kelly Field.
Two days after tallying seven goals in a win over Oregon Tech, Linfield (2-0) scored just twice against Northwest Christian (0-4). But thanks to stellar defensive play, twice was more than enough to get the win.
Offensively, both of Linfield’s goals came in the first period. First up was Emily Fellows (Jr., Portland, Ore.), who scored from 15 yards out after receiving a pass from Emily Ing (Jr., Hood River, Ore.) in the 33rd minute.
Jenna Quiring followed up seven minutes later with an unassisted goal from five yards out during the battle for possession after a corner kick.
With Linfield firing 23 shots, including 17 on target, the score could have easily been more lopsided, were it not for the play of Beacon goalkeeper Ali Foster. The senior helped her team save face by making 13 saves over 90 minutes.
Her counterpart, Apolonia Martinez, earned the win for the Wildcats in her first career collegiate start.
NEXT: Linfield hosts Southern Oregon in its first home match Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.
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