Redhawks are not red hot

WSU out shoots Seattle U 10-1 with shots on goal, McMillon scores her first WSU goal



Then-junior forward Morgan Weaver fights off Montana then-senior defender Taryn Miller as Weaver attempts to make her way towards the opposing goal on Nov. 9 at the Lower Soccer Field.

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

WSU soccer kicked off the season against the Seattle University Redhawks on the road Thursday night with a 4-0 win.

Junior defender Hanna Goff started the scoring 17 minutes into the game with a header from a corner kick by junior defender Brianna Alger, followed by another header from junior forward Elyse Bennett off a corner from Alger again in minute 19.

Senior forward Morgan Weaver started the scoring off in the second half with a penalty kick in the 77th minute.

Then came a late-game goal off a cross by freshman forward Skye McMillon 87 minutes into the game, assisted by both freshman forwards Mackenzie Frimpong-Ellertson and Grayson Lynch.

The Cougars (1-0-0), started the first half with nine shots, and ended the contest with a total of 10 shots on goal.

Seattle University ended up with no corner kicks, while WSU accumulated five corner kicks that resulted in two goals.

The Cougar defense only allowed one shot on goal for the Redhawks.

WSU came into this game ranked No. 15 in the country in a preseason poll by, while Seattle University was not ranked.

This is the second year in a row these two teams have competed against each other to open the season, both results ending in the Cougars favor.

Seattle University did make some strives on offense, but a save four minutes before the game ended by sixth-year goalkeeper Ella Dederick closed out the game for the Redhawks (0-1-0).

For the Seattle University Redhawks, their next match is at the University of Washington at 7 p.m. Monday.

WSU had constant subs throughout the game, even with Hanna Goff, Ella Dederick and Brianna Alger playing the full 90 minutes. The freshmen did get some playing time near the last minutes of the game, leading to Skye McMillon’s goal.

The Cougars extend their win total to 24 games all-time in season openers, with nine of them now being on the road. WSU makes their undefeated win streak six games when playing Seattle University in Seattle, while stretching the series lead now to a record of 14-1-0.

The next game for the Cougars is against the Montana Grizzlies in the home opener at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Lower Soccer Field.