Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Saur leads debut Best XI for first week of college play
INW PLAYER OF THE WEEK
F – Christa Saur (Boise, ID) – Carroll College – The striker knocked in four goals in a pair of victories over the weekend. She netted the second goal of a 3-1 victory Thursday against visiting 2011 Cascade Conference runners-up Northwest University and then dominated the match in a 4-1 win against the University of Mary with three more goals.
BEST OF THE INLAND NORTHWEST XI
[Position – Player (INW Hometown) – School]
G – Liz Boyden (Spokane, WA) – Idaho – Though the team fell, 2-1, at Texas Tech, Boyden became the school’s all-time leader in goalkeeper minutes played. Upon returning home, she led the team to a 1-0 overtime victory Sunday against South Dakota, becoming the school’s career leader in shutouts with 12.
G – Kristen Hoon – Montana – Recorded 12 saves in season opening road trip, shutout out Wyoming, 2-0, with seven stops and falling, 1-0, to Air Force with the lone goal coming 10 minutes from time on a free kick that deflected in off a defender. Her play earned Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week recognition.
G – Maddy McDevitt – Boise State – Allowed just one goal in a pair of victories, posting a 1-0 win against New Mexico State with four saves and then stopping two shots in a 4-1 win against North Dakota State.
M – Lauren Hickock (Bozeman, MT) – Boise State – The redshirt senior delivered the cross on what would stand as the game-winner in the 71st minute and would add a goal of her own 11 minutes later in a one-on-one showdown with the North Dakota State keeper.
M – India Watne – Montana – Excellent play to set up the opening goal in a 2-0 road win against Wyoming.
M – Alex Mendez (Bonners Ferry, ID) – Great Falls – The sophomore got the season off to a good start with the opening goal in a 3-0 victory against the University of Lethbridge, and then set up one of two goals by Danny Delgadillo. Mendez was the lone men’s soccer player to make the list.
M/F – Sila Tuiofea – Gonzaga – The freshman impressed in her debut with a pair of goals. She made a great individual play for the game’s second strike in the 32nd minute and added an insurance strike from 18 yards out in the 72nd.
F – Rachel Strawn – Idaho State – The striker led the team to a pair of victories with three goals total on the weekend. She scored the second goal in a 2-0 victory against New Mexico State after providing two against North Dakota State, tallying an early equalizer in the 12th minute and the 3-2 overtime game-winner three minutes into extra time. For her efforts, she was recognized as the Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week.
F – Kiley Godfrey – Idaho State – Strawn’s attacking partner also played a key role in the overtime win against North Dakota State, tallying a goal for a shortly-held lead and the assist on the game-winner in the contest.
F – Macie Netz (Great Falls, MT) – Carroll College – The junior opened the scoring in the 3-1 win versus Northwest University and then turned provider for Saur with assists on her teammate’s second and third goals a minute apart in the contest