Monday, August 31, 2015

Gonzaga women top Roadrunners 3-1

Aliyah Miller helped lead defense, opened scoring... Zags celebrate third goal | Full Gallery [+] 
The Gonzaga women rebounded from a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss Friday with a quality performance in a 3-1 victory Sunday afternoon against visiting CSU-Bakersfield. Karley Baggerly helped lead the way with a goal and assist.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gonzaga, Whitworth men prepare for season with exhibition

Coming off their Division III Northwest Conference title last fall, the Whitworth Pirates scheduled a tough preseason exhibition against the DI Gonzaga Bulldogs. Gonzaga used a goal in the first few minutes of the match and a clincher with six minutes remaining to nab a 2-0 win Tuesday.

The exhibition test was also a big one for Gonzaga, which opens the season Friday with arguably their biggest test of the year as they travel to face 10th-ranked Washington.

"It can't start any higher than that; and they are gonna be loaded. They are a good team, and we have our hands full, obviously," Gonzaga head coach Einar Thorarinsson. "Our guys will be ready. They have been waiting for that game."

Saturday, July 18, 2015

EPLWA Round-Up - July 17

Brady Ulen celebrates Shadow winner versus Wenatchee
Down to two.

The week started early with league-leading South Sound showing they were not going to just lay down for the Shadow, who had grabbed control in the title race the previous weekend. The Shock downed Vancouver Wednesday in a game that narrowed the title contenders realistically down to two sides. The weekend action, though, featured some surprise outcomes, the most notable being South Sound dropping points against Bellingham, which was previously pointless.

The week's results leave just South Sound and Spokane in contention for the title. The defending champion Shadow, trailing currently by two, only need five points from their final three games, two of which are on the road this week. The Shock, meanwhile, are idle in league play this week before wrapping things up at Wenatchee.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

EPLWA Round-Up - July 11

Extreme temperatures added to a huge week as the league's title race began to truly heat up with some big match-ups between some of the contenders. In the end, Vancouver's struggles continued as they dropped matches to both South Sound and Spokane, which posted a six-point weekend while on the road to take control in the title race courtesy of having games in hand.

Meanwhile, things are getting interesting for the rest of the pack as four teams are now separated by five points in the race to finish fourth going into the final two weeks of play.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

EPLWA Round-Up - June 24

The title race continues to heat up. The previously perfect Vancouver Victory dropped points for the second consecutive match while second-place South Sound picked up a win and the defending champion Spokane Shadow, which have games in hand, won to move up to third. The top three all face tough tests this week, including the first meeting between the top two.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

EPLWA Round-Up - June 20

In Weeks 7 and 8 of the Evergreen Premier League season, the table has split in half as the top four are battling to either gain control at the top or stay in the race. Meanwhile, in the bottom half the four sides are working to avoid to avoid the bottom.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

EPLWA Round-Up - June 6

In Week 6 of the Evergreen Premier League season, the home teams came out and took control of things for the first time this season, winning four of the five matches to improve the league record to an even 11-11-2. The duel at the top of the table continued with South Sound getting another win to take the lead for a day before Vancouver kept its perfect status intact and moved back atop the standings.