Coquitlam’s Kiara Buono scored her second goal of the season, but it wasn’t enough to lift her SFU Clan women’s soccer team to victory over Western Washington University, Saturday in Bellingham, Wash.
The 12th-ranked Vikings came back with two goals in the second half to defeat the Clan, 2-1. The win extanded WWU’s undefeated streak over SFU to 22 games dating back to 2008.
Buono, a freshman out of Centennial secondary school, took advantage of a failed clearance to drive a shot past Western Washington’s goalkeeper, Natalie Dierickx, in the seventh minute. It was the Clan’s only shot in the first half.
The Vikings, on the other hand, fired 24 shots at SFU goalie Nicole Anderson, who made four saves.
The loss dropped SFU’s record to 1-9-1 overall, and 1-6-0 in matches against Great Northwest Athletic conference opponents.
The Clan host Concordia on Sat., Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. at Terry Fox Field in Burnaby.
Men battle to 0-0 draw
Port Coquitlam’s Aidan Bain recorded his second straight shutout, but his teammates were unable to score either as SFU’s men’s soccer team battled Montana State University Billings to a scoreless draw, Saturday in Billings, Mont.
Bain faced four shots and made three saves to record his third clean sheet of the season.
The Clan, meanwhile, fired 14 shots at the Yellowjackets’ keeper Jessy Martin — three of them by Coquitlam’s Matteo Poloisi.
The result leaves the two teams tied in conference play with three wins, a loss and a draw each.
SFU plays Concordia University in Portland on Thursday before returning home to host Western Washington University on Saturday, 7 p.m., at Terry Fox Field.
Football team wins first game in five years
The SFU Clan football team scored 24 points in the second half Saturday to win its first game in five years.
SFU defeated the Azusa Pacific University Cougars 24-17 in Azusa, Calif.
The last time the Clan won an NCAA D2 game was Oct. 18, 2014, when they beat the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 53-31.
Terry Fox grad Isaac Evans assisted on three tackles as the Clan spotted the Cougars a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, then stormed back with 14 points in the third quarter and another 10 in the final period.
SFU will play Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., on Saturday at 6 p.m.