Grays Harbor College put its best foot forward in women’s soccer and volleyball during the Northwest Athletic Conference Fall Festival in Eugene, Ore., (held Aug. 27-28).
For the Chokers, they finished the weekend with a 1-1 record in soccer, while the volleyball squad went 3-3 in the preseason friendlines.
In soccer, Cienna Mendez scored twice — once from a penalty shot — and Mary Davis scored as well to lead the Chokers to a 3-0 win over Treasure Valley College on Sunday. On Saturday, Mercedes Cortes tied the match with Blue Mountain, but GHC fell, 3-1 in the opening match of the season.
Emily Bjornsgard had four saves and the shutout for GHC against Treasure Valley. The Chokers also outshot the Chukars, 25-4.
This was the first womens’ soccer match win for GHC since Aug. 2014 and just the second in program history.
In volleyball, GHC played six one-set scrimmages to start the season. On Sunday, GHC knocked off Big Bend, 3-0, but lust to Mount Hood, 2-1. On Saturday, the Chokers picked up two 2-1 wins over Skagit Valley and Everett and fell 2-0 twice to Wenatchee Valley and Clackamas.
Today, GHC volleyball is scheduled to take on Shoreline College, while the GHC women’s soccer team travels to Yakima to face Yakima Valley College.