Last-Minute Goal Clinches WSU Win at Seattle
SEATTLE – The Washington State women's soccer team (2-1-1) defeated Seattle University, 2-1, at Championship Field Thursday night. With just 45 seconds to play in the match, senior Grayson Lynch served a corner kick into the penalty area. Fifth-year senior Mykiaa Minniss tapped the ball back across the goal mouth where junior Jenna Studer pounced on the loose ball and scored the game-winning goal for the win.
The opening goal came 20 minutes into the contest when junior Margie Detrizio found space down the right side and played a low, driving ball across the 6-yard box. Senior Grayson Lynch cut across the penalty area to meet the ball and slotted the opening-goal into the near post, giving WSU a 1-0 lead and Lynch's first goal of the season.
WSU controlled the opening half, outshooting the Redhawks 8-1, and carried a one-goal lead into the break. Returning for the second half, the Cougars looked to continue their dominance, but a goal by Seattle's Kaylee Coatney in the 61st minute drew the game level.
With the match tied late, and the time winding down, both sides pressed for the winning goal. WSU's Lynch led the team with four shots, including a near-miss in the 82nd minute from a tight angle after beating the SU goalkeeper. In total, the Cougars outshot the Redhawks 17-4, including 7-to-1 in shots on frame, and recorded 10 corner kicks, to Seattle four.
Washington State travels home to host Denver, Sunday, Sept. 4 with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m. on Pac-12 Washington.
Things You Need to Know
- Senior Grayson Lynch recorded her first goal of the season and 12th of her career
- Junior Jenna Studer tallied the first goal of her Cougar career, and her second all-time collegiate goal
- Fifth-year senior Mykiaa Minnis earned her second assist of the season and seventh of her career
- Minniss also started her 77th game in Crimson and Gray, moving into sole possession of 7th-most starts in WSU history
- Junior Margie Detrizio picked her first assist of the season and the sixth of her career
- Sophomore goalkeeper Nadia Cooper picked up the 12th win of her career and moved into a tie for 9th all-time in WSU goalkeeping wins
- Head Coach Todd Shulenberger recorded the 83rd win of his career. He is now 5 wins shy of tying the all-time wins record at WSU