Tech's Kylie Durant (Photo by Kelly Caleb)
OLYMPIA, Wash. – With winds gusting near 40 mph, the Oregon Tech Owls survived the elements and survived the Evergreen Geoducks, earning a 4-1 win in a Cascade Conference women’s soccer game on Saturday afternoon at Evergreen Pitch in Olympia, Wash.
The win over Evergreen State gives Oregon Tech the final playoff spot. Tech will travel to third-seed Corban on Wednesday to open the tournament.
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Oregon Tech (7-9-1, 4-5-0 CCC) got on the board first as Kylie Durant sent in a ball from the right side in the 18th minute that deflected to the feet of Jacque Wood, who put the ball in the net for the 1-0 lead. Evergreen (3-11-0, 2-7-0 CCC) answered back in the 19th minute as Delaney Smith (Dupont, Wash./Steilacoom HS/Tacoma CC) sent in a shot from about 20 yards out that snuck right inside the near post to even the game at 1-1.
The Owls took the lead before the break, using a cross from Mikaila Riddle in the 36th minute that gave Tarryn Miyamura the chance to score and she did, giving Oregon Tech a 2-1 lead heading into the halftime break.
In the second half, the Owls made it 3-1 in the 72nd minute after Kayla Campbell gathered the ball out a scrum following a corner kick by Rebekah Nisbet and Campbell shot from close for the score. Oregon Tech finished up the scoring in the 84th minute as Nisbet stole the ball from Evergreen keeper Kaitlin MacKenzie (Lake Stevens, Wash./Lake Stevens HS/Shoreline CC) and finished on the open net for the 4-1 win.
Evergreen outshot the Owls, 21-15, on the afternoon but OIT keepers Rebekah Matteri and Kourtney Scoggins were strong between the pipes, combining for eight saves on the afternoon. MacKenzie made four saves for Evergreen in her final collegiate game.
With the loss, the Geoducks finish the season in eighth position in the Cascade Conference standings with a record of 3-11 overall and 2-7 in CCC play.
Oregon Tech clinched the final berth in the 2013 Cascade Conference Women’s Soccer Championships presented by U.S. Bank.