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.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring sessions under way for area college programs, spring games near

Gonzaga Women to host Seven-A-Side event for fourth consecutive year | Photos: Gerald Barnhart
Having already started getting back into shape with training, fitness and weight sessions, many of the area's programs are prepared to hit the field with some spring friendlies and tournaments, announcing their slate of friendlies and events for the next two months.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Megan Lindsay in Finland; Erin Craig headed to Sweden

Erin Craig and Megan Lindsay continuing their careers abroad (photos: Gerald Barnhart, Wilson Tsoi/GoalWA.net)
A pair of recent college graduates are embarking on summer seasons abroad. Spokane native Megan Lindsay departed over the weekend for her second year across the Atlantic, this time heading to Finland. In April, Great Falls native Erin Craig will be joining a club in Sweden for her first experience playing overseas.

Post Falls product Kelcie Hedge helps lead U17 WNT to tourney title

Post Falls' Kelcie Hedge helped guide the US U17 Women's National Team to the championship at the Women's NTC Invitational in the past week. The Post Falls Thunder and Spokane Shadow product scored twice in the squad's opening win of the three-game event as they went on to sweep for the title at the Glenn Myernick Field in Carson, California.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

INWsn launches shop with Northwest-themed merchandise

MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! - INWsn has launched a shop with items designed for Northwest soccer fanatics, players, coaches etc. Pick up some cool swag and support what INWsn does for the region at the same time. Please share the link and don't forget to come back for more designs in the near future. Have a suggestion, drop INWsn a note and we may be able to create it for you.  VISIT THE SHOP NOW [+]



Friday, February 7, 2014

Mixing it Up: Eastern Washington players aid Idaho ODP run


In January, USYS Region IV held the Regional ODP Championships in Phoenix, and while Cal South swept the event by winning all 10 brackets, Washington and Idaho represented the Northwest quite well with four Washington sides reaching the final and an Idaho squad featuring a large contingent of players from Eastern Washington advancing to the 1997G final.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Region’s youth players making 2014 college declarations for NLI Day

Luu, Holm, Marbury and Brown among local standouts making decisions (Game Photos: Gerald Barnhart)
It is that time of year. High school athletes are making their final decisions on which schools they are going to attend once they graduate this summer. A large number of players and schools made their announcements on National Letter of Intent day Wednesday, including several transfers.

One announcement that was of particular interest was the decision by CC Spokane standout Tasha Luu, a native of Colville, WA. The NWAACC East Division Women's MVP for 2013 chose to continue her athletic career and academic pursuits at Eastern Washington University, which recently announced as their new head coach Chad Bodnar, who was the head coach of NWAACC heated rival Walla Walla CC.