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EWU SOCCER: Three Eagles Earn All-Tournament Honors

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Cassie Black, Nathalie Schwery, Siara Byers won all-tournament honors this weekend in Oregon (Photo: EWU Athletics) Cassie Black, Nathalie Schwery, Siara Byers won all-tournament honors this weekend in Oregon (Photo: EWU Athletics)

by EWU Athletics

Three players from the Eastern Washington women's soccer team were recognized for their strong performances at the Viking Classic this past weekend (Sept. 7-9) at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Ore. Among the All-Tournament team honorees was sophomore forward Cassie Black, sophomore goalkeeper Nathalie Schwery, and junior forward Siara Byers.

Black, from Battle Ground, Wash., was also given the prestigious honor of Offensive MVP of the Viking Classic. She had an impressive showing against Boise State on Sunday (Sept. 9), contributing two goals in 75 minutes of play, which helped Eastern secure a 3-1 win – its first ever against the Broncos. She put the Eagles on the board at the 20-minute mark with an unassisted goal. In the second half, with only three seconds left on the game clock, Black again broke away for an unassisted goal – her second of the season, and eighth career goal. She also totaled 57 minutes of play against Utah State on Friday (Sept. 7), tallying three shots with two on goal.

Black has a .615 on goal percentage this season, with 13 total shots and eight on goal. She is Eastern's top point earner, with four this season.

"Cassie is really starting to find her stride," said head coach George Hageage. "When you score six goals as a freshman, you are expected to carry the load as a sophomore, and I think she is finally getting her footing underneath her. She really deserved this honor and did a great job."

Schwery stepped up for her team on Friday (Sept. 7) against Utah State, contributing a career-high 10 saves in 90 minutes of play. The Schuepfheim, Switzerland native had a strong showing between the pipes, only allowing one goal on 17 shot attempts by the Aggies.

On the season, Schwery has recorded 251 total minutes. She has amassed 19 saves for a .826 percentage, and one shutout against Air Force (Aug. 31).

Hailing from Bremerton, Wash., Byers notched her first goal of the season against Boise State. In the 34th minute of play, Byers received a ball in the box and sent it to the back of the net, putting the Eagles up 2-0 against the Broncos. She also played 47 minutes as a starter in Eastern's first game of the tournament against Utah State and recorded one shot on goal in the match.

The Eagles return home this weekend to face Idaho on Friday (Sept. 14) at EWU Sports and Recreation Center Soccer Field in Cheney, Wash. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.

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