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Bulldogs Blank Eagles 2-0

Sept. 9, 2007

Box Score

CHENEY, Wash. - Seniors Lauren Zuckerman and Nanda McCormick each scored as the Gonzaga University women's soccer team down regional rival Eastern Washington University 2-0 Sunday at Cheney, Wash.

The Zags evened their record at 2-2-0 with the victory, while the Eagles dropped to 1-2-0 for the year.

Zuckerman scored the Bulldogs' first goal of the game at 18:31 when the forward connected with a pass from junior Kelcey Goddard. The goal was the first of Zuckerman's collegiate career, as she has primarily played as a defender during her first three years at Gonzaga.

During the 35th minute, McCormick added the Zags' second tally of the afternoon when she connected with a corner kick from Goddard to give the Bulldogs the 2-0 advantage.

Gonzaga goalkeeper sophomore Jessie Thalman earned her second victory of the season, posting a pair of saves. The shutout was also the eighth of her career, solidifying her position as second in the GU career shutout ranks. Eastern Washington goalkeeper Ashley Renz suffered the loss, allowing the pair of goals while posting seven saves.

The Bulldogs held a demanding advantage in both shots and corner kicks for the afternoon. Gonzaga out-shot the Eagles 14-5 in the first half en route to a 19-9 advantage for the afternoon. The Zags posted 12 total corner kicks, including 10 in the first half, to hold the 12-2 benefit.

Gonzaga will return to the pitch Friday, September 14 when they travel to Nashville, Tenn. for the Vanderbilt University Tournament - the only tournament the Zags will play in this season. The Bulldogs will face host Vanderbilt Friday at 5:30 PT, before matching up with the University of Alabama - Birmingham at 9 a.m. Sunday.