Monday, September 1, 2014

Sasquatch men outlast Chemeketa Storm in CC Spokane doubleheader

Bigfoot men wrapped up a four-game week with a comeback victory (Photos: Gerald Barnhart)
The winless Chemeketa Storm nearly spoiled the home opener for the CC Spokane men Saturday afternoon, but a two-goal second half propelled the Bigfoot to a 2-1 victory in the second half of a doubleheader that kicked off with the Lady Sasquatch drubbing the Storm 5-0.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lady Bulldogs bounce back and feast on Idaho 5-0

Gonzaga controlled the match from the opening whistle Sunday at Luger Field (Photos: Gerald Barnhart)
After an unusually flat performance in a two-goal shutout loss Friday to Montana, the Gonzaga women came out flying from the opening whistle Sunday versus Idaho and used a pair of goals from Karley Baggerly to roll to a 5-0 victory.

Visiting non-league opponents sweep Whitworth, Whitman women Saturday

Visitors come out on top in series of tight encounters (Photos: Gerald Barnhart)
In the second day of hosting the College of St Benedict and UC Santa Cruz, host Whitworth and league compatriot Whitman each came up one goal short on Saturday, respectively. The CSB Blazers edged the Pirates 1-0 on a second half goal and the Banana Slugs rallied from an early deficit to top the short-handed Missionaries 2-1.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Gonzaga blanked by Montana and Washington in doubleheader

Montana and Washington picked up shutout wins in Spokane Friday (Photos: Gerald Barnhart)
It was a tough day at home for the Gonzaga soccer program as the women fell 2-0 to the visiting Montana Grizzlies in the afternoon contest and the cross-state foe Washington Huskies, ranked 4 and 6 in the national polls, rolled to a 4-0 victory in the second half of the doubleheader.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gonzaga ladies roll in exhibition win over Eastern Washington

Thursday night was all about working out the kinks just over a week into fall camps (Photos: Gerald Barnhart)
They were two teams in vastly different situations coming into their first action of the fall, and it showed on the field as the Gonzaga women dominated in a 5-1 victory Thursday evening against visiting Eastern Washington in an exhibition contest.

The lady Zags, which had all but four players on the squad at camp in the spring, was up by three at the halftime break and added two more in the first 13 minutes of the second half as they held a majority of possession against the Eagles, who came into the match with a new head coach and a squad comprised of a lot of new faces.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spokane ties have created longstanding tradition between Alaska's Juneau-Douglas and pair of GSL schools

The two sides gathered for a pre-game photo - Photos by Gerald Barnhart | Full Gallery [+]
As it turns out, soccer in Spokane and Juneau, Alaska have quite a bit in common. A nearly lifelong connection between three coaches has spurred what is now a 15-year tradition between three schools separated by more than a 1,000 miles. Each spring, Gary Lehnhart brings his Bears down to Spokane to face Ferris and Mead; and on Friday evening their season opener at Joe Albi Stadium looked to be off to a great start only to see the Saxons prevail in the final 13 minutes, 2-1.

The visitors took an early lead on a fantastic individual effort 26 minutes into the contest and despite the Saxons controlling the second half handily, it was not until the 67th minute when Callan Martin scored the equalizer on a ball from Gonzaga-bound Connor Ourada, who would get the winner from the penalty spot in the 72nd.