Oct. 27, 2006
Spokane, Wash. - Kelcey Goddard scored her first career goal Friday as the Gonzaga University women's soccer team defeated the University of Montana 3-1 at Martin Field.
With the win, Gonzaga posted its fourth consecutive season with 10 or more wins. The Zags also improved their overall record to 10-7-1, while the Grizzlies fell to 9-8-1 for the season.
Goddard's first career goal came at the 78:41 mark off of a corner kick. Goddard took the corner kick, bending the ball into the far back corner of the net.
Also scoring for the Bulldogs was Taylor Hall and Nanda McCormick.
Hall got Gonzaga on the board in the 21st minute, scoring when Beth Drollinger took a free kick that bounced off of a Montana defender before Hall was able to knock it into the net.
McCormick posted her team-leading seventh goal of the season at 24:12, when the junior was able to catch the Grizzlies goalie, Grace Harris, out of the net. With the goal, McCormick has now scored a goal in five straight matches, matching a career high. She also moved into a tie for third on the all-time goals scored list with 15 career goals.
Montana scored its lone goal of the match ten minutes into the second half, when Sami Cooke connected with a cross from Meghan Chambers. Cooke was able to score after tapping the ball off the far post.
Gonzaga goalkeepers Jessie Thalman and Laura Higby each earned one save, while Harris posted two for Montana.
The Bulldogs held a demanding 9-1 shot advantage in the first half, before Montana came out strong in the second half to hold an 8-4 edge. Overall the Zag's out shot UM 13-9.
Sunday the Zags will resume West Coast Conference play in their final home match of the season. Gonzaga looks to improve its 3-2-0 WCC record when they play No. 24 Loyola Marymount at 11 a.m. at Martin Field. Sunday also marks Senior Day. Prior to the match, Gonzaga will honor its senior women's soccer players as part of Senior Day. This season, the Bulldogs will recognize seniors Traci Dallas, Beth Drollinger and Megan Trammell.