Sophomore Allison Raniere scored her first goal of the season with time running down Friday as Eastern Washington clinched a spot in the Big Sky Conference women’s soccer tournament title match with a 1-0 win over Idaho at EWU.
Raniere’s goal, assisted by Chloe Williams and Aimie Inthoulay, came in the 88th minute. It put the fifth-seeded Eagles (13-4-3) into the championship against third-seeded Northern Arizona (10-7-4) at noon Sunday.
Northern Arizona advanced with a 3-2 win over second-seeded Sacramento State (8-7-4).
Idaho (10-5-4) entered as the top seed. EWU also defeated Idaho during the regular season.
Shots were at a premium as Eastern goalkeeper Mallory Taylor and her Vandals counterpart, Torell Stewart, made one save apiece.
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