Sunday, September 21, 2014

Whitworth winless in home doubleheader Saturday with women's loss, men's draw

Whitworth came up short at home Saturday against the visitors | Photos: Gerald Barnhart
It was a tough home day Saturday for the Whitworth Pirates as both sides held the better of the play only to come out winless. First the ladies were unable to find an equalizer to overcome a one-goal deficit against Lewis & Clark. Then the men were unable to hold onto their one-goal advantage in a game they thoroughly dominated against Linfield.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

INW Best XI - Week 3: CWU sisters combine for milestone; Opland guides CCS to sweep

Each week INWsoccernews will release lists of the week’s best performances for men’s and women’s soccer in the region, recognizing players at schools in the region or those from the area that play elsewhere in the nation.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

INW NAIA & NWAC College Recap – Week Three: Argo men upset Jamestown in road sweep for UGF sides

Among the NAIA and NWAC action this week, the Frontier Conference's University of Great Falls had a good road trip with both the men and women coming home with a pair of wins each. The men registered the biggest win by knocking off the perfect University of Jamestown. Meanwhile it was a light week in the CCC.

The East Division of the NWAC was extremely busy on the week with most playing three games. The Columbia Basin College women swept their three fixtures while on the men's side the CC Spokane men rolled to three wins and North Idaho College won both of theirs.

Here is a rundown of the area schools and their conferences as well as how players from the Inland Northwest performed around the nation in the past week.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

INW DII-III College Recap – Week Three: Family affair nets milestone at CWU

Among the Division II and III action this week, Central Washington coach Michael Farrand hit 100 wins thanks to his daughters and in the Northwest Conference a majority of teams began conference play on the women's side.

Here is a rundown of the area schools and their conferences as well as how players from the Inland Northwest performed around the nation in the past week.

Monday, September 15, 2014

INW DI College Recap – Week Three: Gonzaga, Idaho give Washington State challenge

Among the Division I action this week, the unbeaten Washington State women had a difficult go of things with local foes, rallying to defeat an upset-minded Gonzaga squad and going well into the second half to find a winner at neighboring Idaho. In the Big Sky, Montana gave Missouri a run on the road in an overtime loss and Idaho State made two big comebacks to defeat Hawaii.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

CC Spokane splits versus Lane, South Puget Sound Saturday

Both Sasquatch squads put in dominant performances, but ended up differently | Photos: Gerald Barnhart
The CC Spokane Bigfoot ladies saw their impressive home unbeaten streak on the three-year old renovated field come to an end Saturday at Spokane Falls CC Stadium as they were upset by the visiting Lane Titans, suffering their first league loss this season in the process as well. In the second half of the doubleheader the men cruised to a 3-0 victory over South Puget Sound.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Heartbreak for Gonzaga in near upset of Washington State

Gonzaga nearly ended Washington State's unbeaten record against the Bulldogs | Photos: Gerald Barnhart
Facing one of the best opponents they may see all season, the Gonzaga women took Washington State nearly the distance Friday, taking a surprising initial lead and holding on to force overtime before falling 2-1 to the unbeaten Cougars, who rallied on a pair of finished crosses by Jocelyn Jeffers and Kailiana Johnson.

Brittany Doan put the hosts in front in the 17th minute, but it was the Bulldogs as a whole showing no fear against a defensive unit that had allowed just one goal in its five previous non-conference games, including two scoreless draws against ranked opponents. The Zags came out punching from the opening whistle and nearly scored on a number of occasions in the first half as they gave the Cougar defense a lot of fits in the early going.