“It was a good team win,” said Connell. “We were a little short-handed today, but we got contributions from a lot of players.”
Maris scored in the 30th and 69th minute off of passes from two different teammates. “Brianna Jones served a fantastic ball from 40 yards and Kristin ran onto it and volleyed the ball in from 15 yards out,” said Connell, describing WWU’s first goal. “Her second goal came on a corner kick with Joana Houplin playing a perfect ball to the far post and Maris rising above everyone else and heading it in.”
The Vikings were without leading scorer Emily Frankland with a knee injury and Taylor Abrass with a pulled muscle. WWU had a 13-2 advantage in shots and gave Arthurs her 9th shutout of the year.
The Vikings are at home to face Western Oregon on Saturday (1 p.m.) for a GNAC counter at Orca Field on the Whatcom CC campus.
Western Washington vs. Saint Martin’s
Date: 10/27/11 Attendance: 98
Goals by Period 1 2 Total
Western Washington 1 1 --- 2
Saint Martin’s 0 0 --- 0
WWU - Maris (Jones), 29:34
WWU - Maris (Houplin), 68:08
Shots: Western Washington 13, Saint Martin’s 2
Corner kicks: Western Washington 5, Saint Martin’s 0
Fouls: Western Washington 5, Saint Martin’s 5
Saves: Western Washington 1 (Arthurs 0, Team 1), Saint Martin’s 5 (Engel 2, Cardenas 2, Team 1)