Eagles travel to Idaho to face the Vandals

As Eastern Washington women’s soccer wraps up its season, they will be on the road for one last ride until the Big Sky Conference Championships. The Eagles will be going over to Vandal territory for their last regular season match in Big Sky play on Sunday, October 23rd at 12 p.m. Pacific Time.

In program history here at Eastern, the Eagles have generated a 13-15-1 record versus the Vandals. The last time these two teams met was in October of last year, as the Eagles hosted Idaho and lost 1-2 in double overtime.

Going into Idaho, Eastern Washington has an overall record of 5-7-5 with a 2-2-3 conference record and currently sits in fifth place in the Big Sky with nine points. Idaho has an overall record of 10-3-2 with a 5-2 Big Sky record and is currently in second place in the Big Sky standings with 15 points.

A look at EWU

The Eagles’ last match was against the Portland State Vikings, and it ended in a 1-1 tie. Eastern took a total of 19 shots with 11 shots on goal. They were rewarded with five corner kicks, collected two saves and were called for 16 fouls. Maddie Morgan scored the only goal for the Eagles as Mya Elder-Hammond got the assist.

On the season for the Eagles, they have increased their team numbers. So far, Eastern has taken a total of 192 shots, 72 shots on goal, and has scored 17 goals. As a team, they are averaging 11.3 shots a match with one goal a match.

Individually, Eastern has a great starting 11 going into Idaho and into the post season. Morgan, Madison Kem, Grace Terrill, Elder-Hammond, and Riley Arribas started all 17 matches. Morgan leads the Eagles in goals (5), assists (3), points (13), and shots (36). Kem is right behind her with three goals, six points, and 15 shots. Gillian Martin, as well, has earned herself two goals, four points, and 22 total shots.

Out of 1,530 minutes in the last 17 matches for the Eagles, Elder-Hammond has the most minutes played with 1,513. She has only missed 17 total minutes of play this season with the Eagles. In those 17 matches, Elder-Hammond has earned herself one goal, two assists, and 13 total shots. Kem is behind her with 1,394 minutes and Kamryn Willoughby with 1,318.

At goal, Willoughby has made her mark hear at Eastern as a true freshman. On the season, Willoughby has collected 40 saves, only allowing seven goals, and has a .851 save percentage. As a team, Eastern Washington leads the Big Sky conference in saves with 103.

A look at UI

In the last match for Idaho, the Vandals lost 1-2 versus Sacramento State. Idaho took a total of 15 shots with five shots on goal. They were rewarded with five corner kicks and were called for 10 fouls. Savannah Foster had the only goal for the Vandals with Alyssa Peters getting the assist.

During the season for the Idaho Vandals, as a team, they have taken 161 shots, earned 19 goals, with an average of 10.7 shots and 1.27 goals a match.

Individually, Maddy Lasher leads the Vandals with four goals, four assists, and 12 total points on the season. Foster isn’t too far behind Lasher with three goals, three assists, and nine total points.

Out of the 15 total matches the Vandals have played, Kira Witte leads the team in most minutes played with a total of 1,334. Witte has only been out of the match for a total of 16 minutes.

Up Next:

The Big Sky Conference Championships will begin on Wednesday, November 2nd in Greeley, Colo. The championship match will be played on Sunday, November 6th.


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