Bearcat Men Fall to Whitworth

SPOKANE, WA — Whitworth College defeated visiting Willamette University 6-0 in a men's NWC match on Sunday afternoon at the Whitworth Soccer Field.

Whitworth improved to 11-1-1 overall and 8-0-1 in the NWC. Willamette dropped to 3-10, 1-8.

Ali Seyedali scored twice in the first half for the Pirates, once on a free kick for the Bucs' first goal (13:18) and later finishing a crossing pass from Chris Johnson (24:46) to make the score 4-0. Niko Varlamos also scored twice to increase his season goal total to eight. He scored once in each half. Evan Hendrickson and Jordan Lister scored the Pirates' other goals.

Whitworth peppered the Willamette net with 22 shots on goal, and 38 total shots. Dane Meier made 16 saves for the Bearcats. Willamette managed five shots, only two of which were on goal. Scott Barnam, playing the first 80 minutes, made one save for the Pirates. Lance Beck stopped the other shot.

With the win, Whitworth also completed a season sweep of the Bearcats.

Next Saturday Willamette will host Linfield. Game-time is 2:30.