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DeWitt Sisters Lead Cougars to 2-0 Victory over Gonzaga
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999
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August 30, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. - Senior Shalli DeWitt and freshman Deka DeWitt, the first sisters to play soccer together for Washington State, each scored a goal as the Cougars defeated visiting Gonzaga 2-0 in the season opener for both squads.

The Cougars (1-0-0 overall) have won all 11 matches in the all-time series with Gonzaga (0-1-0) by a combined 66-3 margin.

"We had problems with our possession play in the first half, but we made the adjustments," said WSU head coach Lisa Gozley.

Shalli (Auburn, Wash./Fife) hit the first game winner of her career less than four minutes into the match when she took a pass from Kimberly Schelpf (Ocean, N.J./Ocean) and knocked the ball inside the left post. Sophomore midfielder Christina Pallan (Las Vegas, Nevada/Bishop Gorman) also picked up an assist as she started the scoring drive with a pass to Schelpf.

Deka's (Auburn, Wash./Fife) goal came in the 68th minute when she received a cross from the right side of the field from Pallan and scored from eight yards out.

In her WSU debut, freshman goalkeeper Shannon Wilson (Las Vegas, Nevada/Bishop Gorman), a high school teammate of Pallan, made seven saves en route to earn the shutout.

Next week the Cougars travel to Minneapolis, Minn., to battle Detroit Sept. 5 and Minnesota Sept. 7.

Team                1   2  -  F
Gonzaga             0   0  -  0
Washington State    1   1  -  2

Scoring Summary: (First Half) - 3:38, WSU, Shalli DeWitt (Christina Pallan, Kimberly Schelpf); (Second Half) - 68:10, WSU, Deka DeWitt (Christina Pallan).

Shots on Goal: WSU 17, GU 15 Corner Kicks: WSU 2, GU 6 Goalie Saves: WSU 7 (Shannon Wilson 7), GU 8 (Sara Kinsky 6) Offsides: WSU 1, GU 2 Cautions & Ejections: None Attendance: 350

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