Enumclaw’s Caitlin Plese cracking record book at Portland | Soccer

Enumclaw’s Caitlin Plese has made the most of a golden opportunity.

Since cracking the starting lineup at Portland State University, the former Hornet soccer standout has posted the kind of numbers that belong in a record book.

Plese recorded her ninth shutout of the season during a 1-0 victory over Sacramento State Oct. 25, breaking the single-season record for individual shutouts at Portland State. Additionally, she now stands second on the single-season list in goals-against average (0.74) and goalkeeper wins (11) at PSU.

The win over Sacra-mento State wrapped up the program’s first unbeaten Big Sky Conference record, as well as the Vikings’ straight Big Sky regular-season title. The team hosts the Big Sky Tournament Nov. 7 and Nov. 9, with the chance to earn the program’s first trip to the NCAA national tournament.

After graduating from Enumclaw High, Plese sat during a redshirt season in Portland and saw minimal action the following year. She began this season on the bench but, after the Vikings struggled during their first three games, Plese was inserted into the starting lineup. The Vikings have rolled since.

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