Eagles open with OT soccer win


Last updated 8/23/2018 at 9:12am

Paul Delaney

Eastern Washington senior forward Alexis Stephenson advances the ball against Cal State Bakersfield in the Eagles' season-opening soccer match on Friday, Aug. 17 at the EWU Soccer Field. Eastern won the contest in overtime, 1-0 on Emma Vanderhyden's goal in the 95th minute. The Eagles are at home Friday, Aug. 24 against South Dakota at 4 p.m. and then host Grambling State, Sunday, Aug. 26, at 1 p.m. Admission is free to both games.

Emma Vanderhyden's corner kick goal in the 95th minute of overtime gave Eastern Washington a 1-0 non-conference soccer victory over Cal State Bakersfield at home on Friday, Aug. 17, to open its season at the EWU Soccer Field.

"There was some really good stuff today, we had a lot of possession throughout the entire match," EWU head coach Chad Bodnar said, who earned his 50th career victory in the first game of his fifth season at Eastern.

Bodnar said the misses were likely the result of this being early in the season. "It was our first game, so there are always jitters, good moments and bad...

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