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September 7, 2017

Williams goal helps Eastern earn soccer win over Cornell

The Eastern Washington University women’s soccer team defeated Cornell 3-1 Sept. 3, in Ithaca, N.Y., snapping a three-match losing streak and ending their road trip.

Senior forward Chloe Williams scored the first goal of the game and is now tied with Amanda Ellsworth from Idaho State (2011-14) for the Big Sky record in career points with 87. This also marks Williams’ 34th goal, which ties her for No. 4 all-time in the Big Sky.

Eastern Washington moves to 3-3-0 on the year, while Cornell falls to 0-2-0. Eastern outshot Cornell 17-5.

The Eagles began their trip to the East Coast with a 4-0 loss at Hofstra University on Aug. 31.

Eastern now returns home for its next seven contests, starting Friday, Sept. 8 versus Gonzaga at 3:30 p.m. The Eagles face Cal State Northridge Sunday, Sept. 10 at 11:30 a.m.


Eastern cross country runners score in top-10

With two top-10 finishes and a new personal best, sophomore Colton Johnsen and senior Kari Hamilton-Scharnhorst led the Eastern Washington University cross country teams at their first meet of the 2017 season, the Clash of the Inland Northwest, in Missoula, Mont. Sept. 1.

Johnsen finished sixth overall on the men’s side with a new personal best time of 18 minutes, 45.96 seconds, beating his previous time of 18:51.3 in the 6,000-meter event.

Hamilton also finished sixth overall with a time of 14:33.68 in the 4,000 meter event, the best finish on the women’s side. 

“Overall we got a chance to see what we need to do over the coming weeks and we are primed and ready for the challenge,” head coach Chris Shane said. “The first meet is kind of a ‘dress rehearsal’ so to speak, to bust the rust off and get ready for the bigger meets, where we will run the 6,000 and 8,000 races.”


EWU volleyball off to New York for final preseason play

Eastern Washington travels to the East coast for its final nonconference volleyball tournament of the season at the Canisius Invitational in Buffalo, N.Y. The Eagles take on Charlotte, Bucknell and Canisius from Sept. 8-9.

Eastern will try to break out of a string of four consecutive losses, including 3-0 to Texas Tech, 3-0 to Cal-Berkeley and 3-2 to Dartmouth in last week’s Cal Classic in Berkeley.

After they return from New York the Eagles will have time off before beginning Big Sky Conference play at home Thursday Sept. 21 versus Montana.


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