Brynn Walker scored a pair of goals, Taryn Neameyer added another, and Devan Murfitt tallied a shutout as the Carroll women's soccer team earned a 3-0 win over NCAA Division III opponent Whitman (Wash.) Saturday in a neutral-site game in Spokane.
The Saints got the scoring going with a goal from Walker, the first of her career, in the 34th minute.
Makayla Welch sent a cross in to the weak side of the goal. Walker slotted the goalkeeper as she and her defender hit each other and put the ball into the back of the net.
In the 50th minute, Jessica Becker got the ball wide and left of the goal. She sent in a cross into the box, and Neameyer found it in the scrum and sent it in. The goal was also the first of the career for Neameyer after several near-misses over the last two seasons.
The Saints added to their lead in the 88th minute. With Whitman pushing numbers, the Saints countered and Walker went toward the goal, shooting to the top corner of the goal. It somehow bounced past the keeper and into the back of the net to put Carroll up 3-0.
"None of our goals today were pretty; they were scrappy and well-earned," coach David Thorvilson said. "It was great to see the girls finish in traffic and tough situations.
"This is the first time from the first whistle to the last whistle that we played our best 90. It puts us in the right mindset going forward."