First Half Flurry Leads Bearcats to 4-1 Win Over Whitman

SALEM, OR — Jessica Lammers and Laura Uhlmansiek scored first half goals from 40 yards out, then freshmen Kelsey Priest and Samantha Post scored their first collegiate goals, as the Willamette University women’s soccer team beat Whitman 4-1 in a Northwest Conference match Sunday afternoon at Sparks Field.

The Bearcats are now 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the NWC. Whitman falls to 3-2-1 overall, 1-1 NWC.

Lammers got the Bearcats first goal in the 8th minute when she curled in a shot from deep in the left corner past Whitman goalie Annie Owen. Brenna Hindman got the first of her two assists on the play.

Uhlmansiek scored an unassisted goal in the 24th minute when her free kick from 40 yards out went over Owen for a 2-0 Bearcat lead.

Post (pictured above) got her first goal when she headed in Uhlmansiek’s corner kick in the 33rd minute. Priest scored in the 73rd minute on a beautiful feed from Hindman.

McKenzie Hoffman got the Whitman goal in the 79th minute as she converted a pass from Emily Marshall.

The Bearcats out shot Whitman 22-17. Goalie Kari Woody had 11 saves for Willamette. Lo Holohan played the last ten minutes for the Bearcats and recorded one save.

Willamette plays at home Thursday against Lewis and Clark. Game time is 7 p.m.

Samantha Post

Samantha Post