SPOKANE, Wash. – Leah DeMoss and Ally Witt scored two goals apiece to lift fourth-ranked Wheaton to a 4-0 win over Whitworth on the first day of the women's half of the Whitworth Soccer Classic.
The Thunder (4-0) scored all four of their goals within a 15-minute span of the first half. The Pirates (0-3) struggled to get good offensive looks against the Wheaton defense. It was the Whitworth's first home game of the season.
DeMoss scored her first goal on an assist from Anna Seabolt in the 27th minute. She added her second goal ten minutes later, finishing a pass from Annie Wooldridge.
Then Witt tallied her two goals in the 40th and 42nd minutes. DeMoss and Sydney Sharkey had assists on Witt's first goal. Annie Hamilton assisted the second.
The Thunder finished with a 28-8 edge in overall shots, 14-3 in shots on net.
Andrew Stump made ten saves in goal for Whitworth. Kelsey Graham was only forced to make three stops for Wheaton.
Whitworth will get a chance for its first win of 2012 on Saturday, but they will have to do it against 19th-ranked Augustana. Wheaton will take on Puget Sound. Both matches start at Noon.
Augustana 1, Puget Sound 0 – Taylor Moesle's goal in the 32nd minute gave the Vikings a victory over the Loggers, despite a strong statistical edge toward Puget Sound.
Moesle was ahead on a breakaway when her initial shot was saved by UPS keeper Casey Thayer. But Moesle pounced on the rebound and rolled the rebound into the net.
The Loggers had a 15-6 edge in total shots and a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal.