Clark Phillips scores twice to lift Gonzaga to a soccer victory
Zags snap 24-game road winless streak in WWC
Seattle Times staff
PORTLAND – Gonzaga’s Clark Phillips returned to his hometown of Portland to score two goals and lift the Bulldogs to a 2-1 victory over the host Pilots in men’s soccer action Wednesday night.
With victory, the Bulldogs (8-3-3, 3-1-3 West Coast Conference) stand alone in second place in the league standings.
The victory also ended a dismal streak for Gonzaga, which hadn’t won a road WCC match since 2009, a stretch of 24 matches.
Phillips scored on a header in the 14th minute as Gonzaga took the lead against Portland (8-7, 3-4). Jaime Velasco converted a penalty kick for the Pilots in the 34th minute to tie it. Phillips won it on a penalty kick in the 60th minute.
• Five players scored in double figures for Washington State in a 94-47 home exhibition victory over The Master’s College of Santa Clarita, Calif. Junior guard Tia Presley led all scorers with 18 points while Lia Galdeira tallied 17 points and five steals and Sage Romberg notched a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
• Kacie Sowell of Seattle University has been selected as one of 30 candidates in the country for the 2013-2014 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must excel in community, classroom, character and competition.
• Rich Evans, who played for Gonzaga from 1947 to 1950 and still ranks 13th on the school’s career scoring list, died earlier this month in Salina, Kan., at the age of 85. Evans scored 1,507 points for the Bulldogs.
From sports-information reports.