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Wildcats Drop GNAC Opener to 8th-Ranked Seattle Pacific

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SEATTLE, Wash. -- (Sept. 12) Central Washington University held eighth-ranked Seattle Pacific scoreless for more than 73 minutes, but Janae Godoy scored at the 74th minute to hand the Wildcats a 1-0 loss in their Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer opener on Wednesday night at Interbay Stadium.

With the loss, the Wildcats fall to .500 at 3-3-2 overall (0-1-0 GNAC). Seattle Pacific improves to 7-0-0 on the year, with six of its wins coming at home.

In a game where Central Washington was dominated offensively, including a 13-2 shot deficit, freshman goalkeeper Aneesa Gonzales (Manteca, Calif./Sierra HS) held her own in the goal. Gonzales, who made her fourth collegiate start between the pipes for the Wildcats on Wednesday, turned away two of the Falcons' three shots on goal. However, Godoy beat the Central keeper for her third goal of the season after one of the Wildcats' defenders slipped.

Both of the Wildcats' shot attempts were on goal, and were saved by SPU keeper Jesslyn Rahm, who posted her third 1-0 shutout victory of the season.

Central Washington, which scored 11 goals in its first three games but has managed just two in its last five outings, has lost back-to-back contests for the first time this season. The Wildcats will look to return to the win column on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 15) in another GNAC contest at Northwest Nazarene.