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Pepperdine Falls to No. 6 Portland, 3-1, on Sunday

Oct. 29, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - In a pivotal West Coast Conference (WCC) women's soccer game, Pepperdine's Jennifer Brewer scored in the 81st minute to pull the Waves within one, but the No. 6-ranked Portland Pilots added an insurance goal to secure the 3-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Merlo Field in front of a crowd of 4,368 in Portland, Ore.

The Waves moved to 10-6-3 overall and 3-2-1 in WCC play, while the Pilots improved to 14-3-2 overall and 4-1-1 in conference action.

Despite the 14 shots taken in the first half by the Pilots, the period would end in a scoreless tie as Pepperdine goalkeeper Kayla Stolte had no problem stopping the Pilots' only shot on frame.

Entering the second period, the Waves got off to a quick start as Brewer took a hard shot from the left, but Portland goalkeeper Cori Alexander was there to make a save. After a Sophia Medina shot was blocked, senior Lindsey Redlin followed with a shot on goal. The home team took possession shortly after and was the first team on board as Rachel Rapinoe scored at the 66:59 mark. Less than five minutes later, Michelle Enyeart added another goal to give the Pilots the 2-0 lead.

With the ball in Pepperdine's control, Redlin's shot was knocked over the crossbar by Ruth Gilliam, who replaced Alexander in the net, to give the Waves the corner kick. From 20 yards out, Brewer capitalized on the corner kick as she knocked in the ball at the 80:34 mark to narrow the lead.

The home team took the two-goal lead again at the 87:42 mark when Angie Woznuk secured the victory after scoring on a free kick outside the box.

The Waves conclude regular season play when they host Gonzaga in a conference match on Saturday, Nov. 4. Prior to the noon game, seven Pepperdine seniors will be recognized.