Posted September 17, 2012 by Cooper Point Journal in Sports & Recreation

Geoducks Find Their Rhythm

Men’s Soccer bursts into Conference play with dramatic win followed by blow-out

Coming into last week the men’s soccer team was struggling with a 0-3 record after suffering defeats from Trinity Lutheran, Menlo, and Rocky Mountain.

However, after a double header on Friday and Saturday the team turned its fortune around with wins against College of Idaho and Oregon Tech; the first two conference games of the season.

Led by captains Kyle Wiese (senior) and Brady Espinoza (junior), a recent transfer via Walla Walla Community College, the team controlled both games handily.

In the first game the Geoducks fell behind 0-1 due to a penalty kick. Freshman Willie Spurr equalized at the ’72 mark and subsequently set up an exciting header, put in by senior Brandon Wood with just four minutes left in the match.

The next day brought an even more decisive win for the Geoducks as they thrashed Oregon Tech on the way to a 5-0 shutout.

Once again, Spurr got the team off to a fast start with goals at the ’11 and ’26 minute marks. The first goal may have been the highlight of the game, when Spurr connected on an unassisted bicycle kick off of a deflection from the goal. His next goal came off an assist from senior Kevin Flavin, who would go on to score the next goal at the ’39 minute mark off of a beautiful long assist by Espinoza. After the half, senior Mirza Memic took over and scored goals at the ’64 and ’66 minute marks off assists from Spurr and junior Albert Anabtawi’s feeds.

By David Lukashok