Wednesday, October 1, 2014

INW Best XI - Week 5: Ramos and Widner big scorers for Whitworth, Montana in sweeps

In earning INWsn Player of the Week recognition, Mike Ramos (Spokane, WA) put forth one of the most impressive NCAA performances in INWsn history in Whitworth's 7-1 victory at George Fox in which he played a role in every goal for the Pirates. In Montana, striker Hallie Widner (Meridian, ID) guided the Grizzlies to a pair of victories in Big Sky action.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

INW NAIA & NWAC College Recap – Week Five: Turnaround season for Wenatchee Valley men continues

Amidst the NAIA action this week, the Eastern Oregon and College of Idaho women played to a stalemate in their Cascade Collegiate Conference opener while the Yote men split, falling at home in an 11-goal thriller to CCC leading Concordia before winning at Oregon Tech.

Their Frontier Conference counterparts featured a pair of conference showdown on the women's side with Great Falls losing at Westminster while Carroll and Rocky Mountain battled to a scoreless draw. In the lone conference match-up on the men's side, Great Falls won their eighth consecutive a victory against Carroll, both of whom also defeated non-league Trinity Lutheran over the weekend.

In the NWAC East, Spokane, Treasure Valley and North Idaho maintained their status as the top three, going unbeaten on the week. On the men's side Walla Walla, Wenatchee Valley and North Idaho were the top performers on the week with the Warriors topping visiting Spokane and the other two picking up wins away from home.

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 29, 2014

INW DII-III College Recap – Week Five: MSU-Billings sides upset contenders; Whitworth, Whitman go 6-1-1 on the road

Among the Division II action this week, the MSU-Billings men and women made statements. Picked to finish fifth in the GNAC, the Yellowjacket men went on the road and played to a 3-3 tie against the top choice Simon Fraser and topped third-choice Western Washington. Also picked fifth, the ladies swept at home, edging third-choice Central Washington 1-0 and second-pick Seattle Pacific 2-1.

The final seconds proved game-breaking for Northwest Nazarene Saturday. The women fell with just one second on the clock in overtime versus visiting Central Washington and the men prevailed with seven seconds left in extra time at Simon Fraser.

In the Division III Northwest Conference, the Whitworth got out their scoring slump - one goal in each of first two games at home - by putting 11 on the board away from home over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Whitman men and women went a combined 3-0-1 in weekend on the road.

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.

INW DI College Recap – Week Five: Montana Sweeps Big Sky openers; WSU Cougars grab late win in Pac-12 opener

Among the Division I action this week, the Big Sky Conference, PAC-12 and Mountain West kicked of conference play. The University of Montana and University of Idaho each swept their first two with victories while Idaho State and Eastern Washington each split on the weekend. Washington State snared a PAC-12 win at Oregon State in the 89th minute. Things were not so fortunate for Boise State, which dropped its first two in the Mountain West, falling on the road to Air Force and Colorado College. This week conference play will finally begin for Gonzaga and the West Coast Conference.

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.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wenatchee Valley men win clash of East contenders after Spokane women dominate Knights

Fourteen goals, but two completely different stories | Photos: Gerald Barnhart
It was a tale of two completely different games in Saturday night's doubleheader at Spokane Falls Community College featuring host CC Spokane and visiting Wenatchee Valley CC. The Sasquatch ladies thoroughly dominated the opposition to the tune of an 8-0 scoreline in the opening game. The men's contest was a dramatic back-and-forth affair featuring a pair of teams jockeying for position near the top of the division table. The Knights saw a two-goal lead disappear before getting two in the final minutes for the big road victory.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

INW Best XI - Week 4: Fesenbek & Johnson lead NNU, NIC to big weeks

With a hand in six goals, Lexi Fesenbek guided Northwest Nazarene University to two wins and a draw on the week, and North Idaho College did the same courtesy of Alec Johnson’s role in four goals.

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 24, 2014

INW NAIA & NWAC College Recap – Week Four: Great Falls men continue roll, NWAC cross-over concludes in East favor

Amidst the NAIA action this week, the University of Great Falls continued its fantastic start to the season with a big win over future NAIA side Walla Walla University and then a pair of narrow road wins against Westminster and McPherson College in Utah.

In the NWAC, cross-over play between the East and South Divisions came to a close. The lopsided results continued with the East men finishing with a dominant 21-4-5 record (79-22 GD) against their counterparts while the women's results were a bit closer at 19-12-11 (73-49 GD). The men's domination was so great that Clark has a commanding eight-point lead in their division thanks to a 3-0-3 record while Chemeketa, second, was the only other team to get a win. The North Idaho College (4-0-1 vs the South) and Columbia Basin College (2-0-3) men went unbeaten while on the ladies side it was Treasure Valley CC (6-0-0) with an amazing sweep considering every other program other than North Idaho (2-0-4) lost at least twice.

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.