Whittier, California: The Athenas (3-1-2) beat the Whittier Poets 4-0 on Saturday to improve their conference record to 1-0-1 on the season. Rachel Bunting (JR, Eugene, OR) opened the scoring in the 14th minute off a ball slotted by Laura Hagen (SR, Bellevue, WA). Scooby Phillips (SO, Longmont, CO) padded the lead by scoring two goals in the 29th and 36th minutes. Brittany Pineros (SR, Mukilteo, WA) capped the scoring by converting a penalty kick after her initial shot was hand balled by a Poet defender in the box. Overall the Athenas' dominated possession for the majority of the game and outshot the Poets 20-6.
The Athenas hope to carry this momentum into next week, where they will face two tough opponents. On Wednesday they face Occidental at CMS at 4:00pm in a rematch of last year's SCIAC Championship game, followed by Redlands on Saturday.