McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Anna Sours and Jenna Quiring scored goals in each half and the Linfield Wildcats pushed their unbeaten streak to five matches with a 2-0 blanking of the Lewis & Clark Pioneers Wednesday night at Griswold Stadium.
The Wildcats strengthened their grip on second place in the Northwest Conference, improving to 6-1-2 in league action and 9-2-2 overall. The Pioneers fell to 2-9-2 and 1-7-1 against NWC opposition.
Linfield goalkeeper Apolonia Martinez, recently named NWC Defensive Player of the Week, made six saves on her way to her second consecutive and sixth overall shutout of the season.
Linfield outshot Lewis & Clark 19-9, including an eye-popping 13-3 advantage in the first half.
Christine Tamamoto assisted on the Wildcats’ first goal at the 14:27 mark. Tamamoto’s shot bounced off L&C goalkeeper Geena Fong to the waiting foot of Sours, who drilled the ball into the back of the net. It was one of Sours’ seven shot attempts on the night.
Quiring potted her second goal of the season, scoring unassisted on a foul kick in the 68th minute.
AHEAD: Linfield meets Willamette Saturday at noon in Salem with the opportunity to avenge their only conference defeat. The Wildcats then host George Fox, a team that forged a 1-1 tie with Linfield back on Sept. 24.
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