LONGVIEW, Wash. — Walla Walla Community College freshman Haley Wammock scored two goals as the Warrior defense recorded its third straight shutout to open this season with a 4-0 win over Lower Columbia in women’s soccer action here on Monday.
Walla Walla sophomore goalie Paige Kubista made two saves in her second shutout of the season, sandwiched around freshman Danielle Dowd’s effort in a 4-0 win over Green River on Friday.
“It’s been an interesting three games for us,” WWCC coach Jordan Hacker said. “I love the fact that we have scored 12 goals in the last three games, and our goal keepers have had to make only two saves over that span. Even looking back to our scrimmage against Whitman we only had to only make a handful of saves which is great.
“A lot of credit goes to coach (Ben) Rotert for making our back line function as a unit,” Hacker continued. “It doesn’t matter who we put along the back line everyone does a great job. Both our (goalkeepers) are ready to go and are developing quickly.”
The Warriors (3-0 record) peppered the Lower Columbia net all day and outshot the Red Devils, 21-3.
Freshman Nikki Velazquez put Walla Walla ahead with her first collegiate goal in the 13th minute, when she scored off a ball that sophomore Emily Thornton slipped in behind the Lower Colubmia back line.
Sophomore Chelsea Marozik doubled the Warriors’ lead about 15 minutes later, coverting a penalty kick after classmate Hannah Thompson had sprung free and side stepped the Lower Columbia goalie who then took her down.
Wammock made it a 3-0 game shortly before halftime, scoring her first goal off an assist from sophomore Jesse Garcia.
Wammock applied the finishing touch with her second goal in the 86th minute, taking a feed from fellow freshman Keanna Egbert.
The Warriors return to action this weekend with a visit to Lane on Friday, followed by a trip to Clark on Saturday.
“We have a versatile group, and we can exploit teams in a variety of different ways,” Hacker said. “Every forward we have is a little different, and that throws teams off. I am excited for next weekend.”