Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of Chaminade University
DURANGO, Colo. – The Chaminade University women’s soccer team struck quickly and often en-route to a 3-1 win Saturday over Western Colorado University at Dirks Field.
The win, coupled over their victory Thursday over Fort Lewis, improved the Silverswords to 2-0, the first such start in program history.
Gracie Bowers (Murrieta, Calif./California Baptist/Vista Murrieta HS) found the back of the net just 2 minutes, 49 seconds into the game, the sixth-fastest in the history of the program. Asya Holt (Honolulu/Roosevelt) got Chaminade’s second goal less than four minutes later, assisted by Ruby Burroughs (Santa Clarita, Calif./California Baptist/William Hart HS).
Lece Aviles (Aztec, N.M./New Mexico State/Atztec HS) put the capper in the eighth minute with a goal on a Bowers assist.
The Mountaineers scored their lone goal in the 59th minute but the ‘Swords’ defense did the rest, limiting Western Colorado to just one shot in the final 30 minutes.
Naomi Takata (Honolulu/Pearl City) made three saves to earn the win.
Chaminade out-shot WCU, 16-to-7, with seven on-goal. Bowers took a team-high three, all on target. Holt, Burroughs and Isabella Narvaez (Vail, Ariz./Cienga) each took two shots.
The Silverswords end their road trip Monday at New Mexico Highlands in Las Vegas, New Mexico.