Two first half goals pace Willamette past Boxers

FOREST GROVE — Brenna Hindman scored twice in the first ten minutes as the Willamette university women's soccer team finished the 2004 season with a 2-0 win over Pacific Saturday afternoon.

The win finishes Willamette's season at 12-6-2, 10-5-1 NWC. The Bearcats outshot the Boxers 10-5 and had a 5-4 advantage on corner kicks. Pacific finishes the year at 5-10-3, 4-9-3 NWC.

Hindman (pictured left) set the tone for Willamette early, scoring both goals within the first ten minutes. The first goal came on a put back directly in front of Pacific's net off Amy Miner's corner kick in the ninth minute. Her second, just over a minute later, came on a direct assist from April Krykos from 18 yards out.

Pacific's woes continued when starting keeper Shannon Tillman (So., Fremont, Calif.), was injured when she was kicked in head while diving for a ball. She left the match in the 26th minute and did not return.

Offensively, the Boxers had trouble getting anything started against a stingy Bearcat defense, mustering only four shots on goal. Their best chance came on a free kick by Kalei Titcomb (Sr., Kailua, Hawaii) from just outside the box midway through the second half. Willamette keeper Kari Woody deflected the ball outside of the left post, saving the goal.