Pirates Hang on to NWC Lead With 1-0 Win Over Bearcats

SPOKANE, WA — Jonathan Carlson scored an unassisted goal in the 66th minute as the Northwest Conference league-leading Whitworth Pirates escaped with a home win against the Willamette University men’s soccer team on Saturday.

Carlson’s goal came in the 66th minute as the Pirates raised their record to 8-1-1 in the NWC and 11-2-1 overall. The Bearcats fall to 2-8 in conference, 2-11-2 overall.

Willamette goalie Dane Meier recorded eight saves as the Pirates launched 27 shots to seven for the Bearcats. Kevin Bostock got the shutout win in goal for Whitworth.

The Bearcats play Whitman Sunday afternoon.