Wednesday, October 22, 2014

INW Best XI - Week 8: Williams and Alvarez lead Eastern Washington, Wenatchee Valley to sweeps

Sitting in eighth, Eastern Washington made a huge jump up the ladder as the majority of teams in front of them had bad outings on the week. Propelling the Eagles up to fourth on their two-game road trip against the teams sitting in fourth and third was Chloe Williams (Spokane, WA), who scored the game-winning tallies in both contests.

Meanwhile, the Wenatchee Valley College men solidified their foothold on a likely NWAC East playoff spot with a two-game sweep on the week, but needed a big outing from striker Josh Alvarez to do it. He tallied a hat-trick and assist in a 5-3 victory against Treasure Valley and then scored in a win against playoff contender Spokane.

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. Established in 2012.

INW NAIA & NWAC College Recap – Week Eight: Mixed results in CCC & Frontier; Playoff picture coming into focus for NWAC East

In the NAIA it was a week of split results for the Eastern Oregon women and the College of Idaho's two teams. Meanwhile in the Frontier Conference the Carroll women returned from Texas and played a pair of close 1-0 decisions against conference foes, beating Rocky Mountain and falling to Westminster while Great Falls ladies won a pair of non-league games. On the men's side, Rocky Mountain drubbed Carroll and Great Falls and the Argos again swept a two-game set in Denver.

In the NWAC, the East races are started to become a little more clear. In the battle for the final men's spot Walla Walla and Spokane played to a draw mid-week, but the with Spokane falling on the weekend to Wenatchee Valley, who needed five to get past last-place Treasure Valley earlier in the week to keep in range of first-place North Idaho, which grabbed a victory over the weekend. Spokane continues to run away from everyone on the ladies side for the title with Treasure Valley slipping up Wednesday in a draw against last-place Wenatchee Valley. Third-place North Idaho picked up a pair of wins on the week to create some space in front of Walla Walla, who fell at Spokane before drubbing Yakima Valley.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

INW DII-III College Recap – Week Eight: Stalemate for Whitworth in battle for first; mixed results around the region

Among the action this week, the Northwest Nazarene men and Central Washington women had the best of the mixed results on the road this week, each going 1-0-1 in GNAC play. In the Northwest Conference the second installment of the battle for first between Whitworth and Puget Sound finished as a stalemate while the Whitworth women won the showdown with local rival Whitman Wednesday with a late tally.

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.

October 13-19 | Upcoming games PT & conference matches unless noted (NL)

Monday, October 20, 2014

INW DI College Recap – Week Eight: Eastern Washington moves up in Big Sky; Boise State stuns San Diego State

Among the Division I action this week, the Eastern Washington women jumped from eighth to fourth after a big road sweep, posting victories over teams that were third and fourth in the conference, with one loss each in league play, going into the weekend. Meanwhile, Big Sky leader Montana played the same to opponents to a pair of draws.

Boise State split on their road trip, falling narrowly at New Mexico before registering a surprising victory at powerhouse San Diego State. The Gonzaga men split on the road as well during their trip to California and Washington State picked up an overtime win at home against Oregon.

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wednesday Recap: Hosts unbeaten in Spokane vs Walla Walla x 3

Wednesday saw a tripleheader of Walla Walla visiting Spokane with the ladies of Whitman College facing Whitworth University followed by the CC Spokane ladies and men playing host to longtime rival Walla Walla CC. The Pirates grabbed a late 1-0 victory over the Missionaries early in the afternoon while the Bigfoot women downed the Warriors 2-0 to kick off the evening at The Falls with the Sasquatch men playing to a 2-2 draw in a battle for potential playoff position.

Friday, October 17, 2014

INW Best XI - Week 7: Defenders Leliefeld and Pavel lead Great Falls, Seattle Pacific in big wins

Defense continues to steal the spotlight across the northwest. Defender Kandace Leliefeld (Deer Park, WA) helped guide the University of Great Falls to a pair of victories last week, also contributing at the offensive end in an upset win over a ranked opponent. Meanwhile, Seattle Pacific University defender Bryson Pavel (Boise, ID) not only helped lead the Falcons to a pair of wins, but played a key role in both game-winning tallies, including one against a fellow ranked and unbeaten opponent.

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. Established in 2012.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

INW NAIA & NWAC College Recap – Week Seven: Great Falls and Rocky Mountain down ranked Westminster

Amidst the NAIA action this week, the Great Falls men saw their nine-game win streak come to an end while the Argo ladies ended their four-game winless run with a pair of victories, including an overtime win against 19th-ranked Westminster College, who also fell at Rocky Mountain. In the Cascade Collegiate Conference the College of Idaho women picked up a win and a draw on the road.

In the NWAC East, the Spokane ladies knocked off neighbor North Idaho College and completed a season sweep of second-place Treasure Valley to cement their place atop the division. On the men's side Walla Walla handed the NIC Cardinals their first loss while Wenatchee Valley drubbed Columbia Basin to keep the top spot within reach.

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.