Walla Walla Community College
Women's Soccer

WWCC women still unbeaten after in weekend soccer action

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Walla Walla Community College continued its stingy defense here Saturday, edging Clark Community College 1-0 in women’s soccer action.

Coupled with a 0-0 draw at Lane CC Friday in Eugene, Oregon, the 4-0-1 Warriors have now played 450 minutes without conceding a goal.

“Clark is a difficult team to play,” Warrior coach Jordan Hacker said of the Penguins, the defending South Region champions. “They are physical and athletic. They are a difficult team to take points from and getting the win was great.”

Chelsea Marozik scored on a penalty kick at the 44-minute mark for WWCC’s winning goal. The kick was set up when freshman Nikki Velazquez’s pass found fellow freshman Klarissa Barajas in the box. “The Clark defender had no choice but to bring her down,” Hacker said.

Cue Marozik.

“The women battled today. They showed a lot of heart,” Hacker said. “I love when teams show that much fight.”

Warrior goalkeeper Paige Kubist

“Paige has been great in goal for us,” Hatcher said. “Chelsea Marozik has done a great job of keeping us organized, our center mids have dominated in every game, and our forwards are creating great chances to score.” a had two saves as the WWCC outshot Clark 11-5.

Marozik found fellow captain Tate Kautzky at the back post midway through the second half of Friday’s game against Lane, but Kautzky’s goal was nullified by an offsides penalty. Lane subsequently launched a trio of shots in a 30-second span, but keeper Kubista was up to the challenge.

“Lane is a great team and well-coached,” Hacker said. “They are a tough team to play anywhere, but even more difficult to play in Eugene.”

WWCC opens East Region play at home Wednesday, hosting Yakima Valley at 2:15 p.m.

“I’m happy with our progress and excited to start league play on Wednesday,” Hacker said. “Go Warriors!”

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