Taylor Schutzenhofer scored the game-tying goal and assisted the game-winner as the Columbia Basin College women’s soccer team rallied past Highline 2-1 in the first round of the NWAACC Tournament on Wednesday at the StarFire Soccer Complex in Tukwila.
Schutzenhofer tied the game in the 71st minute and then Ruby Herrera scored in the 79th off a corner kick by Schutzenhofer.
“Ruby had a header,” CBC coach Matt Mills said. “It was a nice goal. She headed it down and it went off the ground. It was nice.”
The Hawks will play at Edmonds on Saturday in the quarterfinals. Their win Wednesday was spurred on by their fitness.
“Our fitness has been key this year,” Mills said. “Getting into that last half hour we try to wear them down. When we tied it, it really deflated them. We stayed on top of them and got forward and scored off a corner.
“It was a good result for us. We are really excited about it.”
Dakota Wickard made 11 saves in goal for the Hawks.
Scoring—1, Highline, Nikole Cruz, 16:00; 2, CBC, Taylor Schutzenhofer, 71:00; 3, CBC, Ruby Herrera (Schutzenhofer), 79:00. Shots—CBC 5, Highline 12. Saves—CBC, Dakota Wickard, 11; Highline, Ashlyn Bruin, 3