Whitman Defeats Willamette 3-0

SALEM, OR — Jon Rue scored early in the first half, and Marc Nabelek and Craig Yuen added goals late in the second half, as the Whitman Missionaries defeated the Willamette University men’s soccer team 3-0 in a
Northwest Conference match Sunday afternoon at Sparks Field.

Rue’s goal came in the 12th minute when his shot slipped by Bearcat goalie Dane Meier. Stephen Phillips got the assist for the 1-0 Whitman lead.

Neither team scored until the 80th minute when Nabelek converted a pass from Peter Randall for the game-clinching goal. Yuen score off a free kick in the 84th minute for the final score.

Whitman raised its season record to 3-3, 2-0 in the NWC. The Bearcats fall to 2-5 overall, 0-2 NWC.

Whitman out shot the Bearcats 24-16. Brett Axelrod made four saves for Whitman. Meier had eight saves for Willamette.