News

No.3 Vikings win exhibition at UBC, 1-0

No.3 Vikings win exhibition at UBC, 1-0

VANCOUVER, B.C.  Brianna Jones (Sr., Bonney Lake) scored in the 10th minute and anchored a defense that made that goal stand up as Western Washington University blanked University of British Columbia, 1-0, in a women’s soccer exhibition game Friday evening at Thunderbird Park.

Jones, who was a first-team Daktronics All-American and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, knocked in a bouncing ball off a cross by Delanee Nilles (Jr., Poulsbo/North Kitsap).

Ashley Hayden (Jr., Brush Prairie/Hockinson) and Miranda Head (R-Fr., Marysville/Lakewood) split time in goal for WWU. Hayden made two saves in the first half and Head had six saves in the second.

UBC had a 15-10 advantage in shots, but WWU had six corner kicks to the Thunderbirds’ two.

The Vikings are ranked third nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II Preseason Top 25 and are the favorite to take the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship.

WWU meets two more Canadian schools in exhibitions. The Vikings are at Trinity Western on Wednesday, Aug. 27 (7 p.m.), and host Calgary on Aug. 30 (6 p.m.). WWU opens its regular season on Sept. 4 (7 p.m.) at home against Humboldt State.

(www.wwuvikings.com)

 

Recent Headlines

in National

Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment

Fresh
obamacare

Insurers planning to sell health plans through the federal program expect at least 20 percent growth in customers.

in Sports

Bad bets take toll on ‘Super’ city

Fresh
cardinals

Over the last decade Glendale, Arizona has reinvented itself from farm town to sports Mecca.

in Entertainment

PHOTOS: 20 celebrities who dress like Halloween all year

Fresh
ozzy

Some celebrities dress like every day is one big costume party.

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 31

phoenix

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

in Local Sports

Canucks beat Canadiens

Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin (33), of Sweden, talks with Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, during a timeout in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes defeated the Canucks 1-0.

Vancouver bounced back from a blown lead and beat Montreal 3-2 on Thursday night.