Wednesday, September 28, 2016
One postponed game from a week ago aside, the Mid-Columbia Conference hit the mid-season point Tuesday evening, and the night was highlighted by a first-place showdown between unbeaten Southridge and 5-1 Kamiakin. The two sides battled to a draw through regulation and overtime, but the shootout went decisively to the Suns, allowing them to finish 7-0 through the first half of the campaign.
In the Spokane area leagues, the night was highlighted by a back-and-forth contest between Northeast A League contenders Medical Lake and Lakeside that saw the visiting Cardinals snare a 3-2 victory in the final minute of overtime.
Here's a look around the action from Tuesday night...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
In the lone league contest of the weekend, Moses Lake on Saturday blanked visiting Davis 3-0 to hand the Pirates their first blemish of the Columbia Basin Big Nine league campaign in four outings. Abby Rathbun scored twice for the Chiefs with Denali Knowles providing the third and goalkeeper Abbigail Rosenow recording the shutout.
POWER RANKINGS #####
In a new feature here on INWsoccernews, we will be sharing Eastern Washington HS Power Rankings for the 4A and 3A classifications based on non-league results from matches played by teams in the GSL, MCC and CBBN in league and preseason non-league matches. They will be issued every Monday/Tuesday.
4A Power Rankings
1 West Valley
3 Central Valley
5 Gonzaga Prep
9 Lewis & Clark
11 Moses Lake
17 Walla Walla
3A Power Rankings
3 Mt Spokane
4 North Central
5 Shadle Park
COMING UP #####
Tuesday, September 27
GNL - Cheney @ Pullman 4:00
GNL - Clarkston @ West Valley 4:00
NEA - Medical Lake @ Lakeside 4:00
NEA - Deer Park @ Newport 4:00
NEA - Freeman @ Riverside 4:00
CBBN - West Valley @ Eisenhower 7:00
CBBN - Wenatchee @ Moses Lake 7:00
CBBN - Eastmont @ Sunnyside 7:00
MCC - Chiawana @ Kennewick 7:00
MCC - Walla Walla @ Pasco 7:00
MCC - Richland @ Hanford 7:00
MCC - Kamiakin @ Southridge 7:00
Wednesday, September 28
GSL - Mt Spokane @ Shadle Park (Joe Albi) 4:00
GSL - Lewis & Clark @ Ferris 4:00
GSL - Gonzaga Prep @ University 6:30
GSL - Rogers @ Central Valley 6:30
GSL - Mead @ North Central (Joe Albi) 6:30
Missing Data... If you have scoring / goalkeeping information for the following games, please email to gbarnsoccer-at-gmail or message INWsoccernews on Facebook: 9.6 All MCC games... 9.8 Walla Walla @ Kennewick... 9.13 Southridge @ Richland... 9.13 All CBBN games... 9.15 Eisenhower @ Wenatchee... 9.17 Pasco @ Kennewick... 9.20 Southridge @ Walla Walla... 9.20 Chiawana @ Pasco... 9.20 Eisenhower @ Sunnyside...
Monday, September 26, 2016
The preseason non-conference slate for the Boise State Broncos has been one of disappointment and frustration. It started off with a victory against a struggling Idaho State side and has not seen a W since, taking an eight-game winless streak into their league openers last weekend for the Midwest Conference.
The good news, though, was that the team was extremely competitive in every match, never losing by more than one goal no matter the opponent. The dropped a pair of 1-0 decisions against Seattle U and UC-Irvine before a pair of 2-1 losses in Oregon to the Ducks and Beavers of the PAC-12. That was followed by a pair of 1-0 defeats against two of the top four projected teams in the Big Sky at Montana and against Idaho. A trip to eastern Washington in their final non-conference week saw a dramatic 3-3 draw at Gonzaga in which they rallied from two down and a tough 2-1 loss to perennial NCAA tourney entrant Washington State.
On Friday, that streak came to an end. Picked to finish fifth in the preseason poll, the Broncos were playing host to Wyoming, who was chosen fourth, and took care of business with a 1-0 victory. They followed that up on Sunday with a 2-1 overtime victory against Colorado State.
The Eagles of Eastern Washington University completed a weekend sweep of the Idaho schools with a dramatic 2-1 overtime victory Sunday against fellow Big Sky favorite University of Idaho. The victory, combined with other results on the weekend, left Eastern as the only team with two victories from the opening weekend of play in the Big Sky Conference.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Spokane and North Idaho women remain perfect despite tests from Treasure Valley and Yakima Valley Saturday while on the men's side both the Bigfoot and Cardinals also avoided upsets against the Chukars and Walla Walla Warriors, respectively.
The Spokane men continue to play great defense. After giving up three goals in their second game of the season and only loss, the Bigfoot have not allowed a goal, extending the streak to three-and-a-half games with a narrow victory at Treasure Valley. Meanwhile, the lady Sasquatch trailed for the first time in divisional play against the Chukars but came away with the win to remain perfect.
The North Idaho men rallied to their win at home while the women were held in a stalemate in Yakima before pulling away for their win to remain unbeaten.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
The road teams ruled the night, sweeping the second day of play in the Greater Spokane League. Victories from Mead, Gonzaga Prep and Central Valley have the trio atop the table at 2-0 after the first week of play.
It was a good kick off for Eastern Washington and the defending regular season champion University of Idaho on Friday afternoon as both rolled to three-goal victories. In fact, the top three teams from last year all started with wins as Northern Colorado also was victorious at Weber State.