Lutes sweep past Evergreen, St. Martin’s

lutesTACOMA, WA—It was Taylor Lunde who led the Pacific Lutheran University women’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over visiting Saint Martin’s University on Sunday at East Field, the program’s first win over a Division II school since Seth Spidahl has taken over as head coach.

PLU (3-1) got on the board in the 47th minute when Taylor Lunde found the back of the net after a pass from Machaela Graddy. Lunde did it again in the 50th minute, this time on a pass from Kaylie Rozell. Both goals proved to be enough as the team would cruise to the win.

“It felt good,” Lunde said. “It doesn’t happen often that you get two goals in one game, so that was awesome. I’m glad I had my team behind me. They helped me get there because I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do that without them.”

The Lutes set the tone early, dominating the entire first half. They maintained possession while keeping the Saints (0-4) from getting a shot off in the half. The trend continued late into the second half as the Saints only had one shot on goal in the contest.

(Top photo: Taylor Lunde. PLU Athletics photo)

Pacific Lutheran-2 Evergreen-0

TACOMA, WA— Led by two goals from Machaela Graddy, the Pacific Lutheran University women’s soccer team shutout visiting Evergreen State University 2-0 in Friday night’s home opener at East Field.

Graddy got the Lutes (2-1) on the board just 62 seconds into the game. The Lute offense would go quiet until the second half when Graddy banged home her second of the game in the 51st minute. Both of Graddy’s goals were assisted by Kaylie Rozell.

“Machaela loves to score goals,” head coach Seth Spidahl said. “She went through our opening weekend where she didn’t score. She’s always a threat and goal scoring is a confidence boost. You have to be resilient because you have to miss nine to make the tenth one. They were both good goals and both assisted by Rozell.”

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