Nikiski’s Thompson tallies goalkeeper assist

Nikiski native Rachel Thompson put on quite the show in her debut with the Division I Washington State University women’s soccer team.

Thompson tallied an assist while playing goalkeeper for the Cougars in a Sept. 6 matchup, becoming the first goalie in three years to notch a point for Washington State. The most recent assist recorded by a Cougars goalkeeper came Nov. 5, 2015.

Thompson, a Washington State junior and a 2015 Nikiski High grad, was subbed into the game in the 73rd minute and later unleashed a long shot from her goalie box to a Washington State teammate, who deftly maneuvered through a few defenders to score. Washington State ultimately won 3-0.

Thompson redshirted last season after making the move from Highline Community College, where she composed two successful years.

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