Tuesday, September 10, 2013/lk
MONMOUTH - Sophomore Allison Frost was the headliner for the Western Oregon University women's soccer team as it dominated Trinity Lutheran 4-0 in their its season opener Thursday at home. Frost netted a pair of goals during the match, her first for the team, and assisted on a third score."I definitely wanted to start the season on a good note," Frost said. "It just shows if we all give 100 percent, anyone on our team is capable of being the difference in a game." The Wolves were in control from the outset of the match, as freshman Taylor Higa, working with Rachel Crawford, struck the first blow from 20 yards out in the 10th minute.Frost came off the bench like a bolt of lightning midway through the first half. She quickly had an impact - tallying a goal in the 35th minute, assisting Makana Pundyke's goal in the 36th minute and then scoring her second goal in the 45th minute to give the Wolves a commanding 4-0 lead going into halftime."I was very proud of how Frost used her minutes," Wolves coach Steve Ancheta said. "It is pretty rare to have a player come in off the bench and have such an impact."With JoEllen DeLeon controlling the action in the midfield the Wolves were content with possessing the ball and taking their shots when they came open in the second half.It was a quiet afternoon in goal for Hilary Lutz and Amanda Rose Johnson who each played a half in net - as the WOU defense allowed only four shots on goal by Trinity Lutheran."It was good to have a win, but it certainly wasn't the polished team we will need on the road," Ancheta said. "We need to find out if we can face down stronger teams and not be chasing after giving up a goal." The Wolves head off for their California road trip starting with a game Wednesday (today) versus San Francisco State. Western then plays Dominican in San Rafael on Thursday and Holy Names in Oakland on Saturday before opening Great Northwest Athletic Conference play at Seattle Pacific on Sept. 19.