Monday, September 3, 2012

INW players lead No. 2 Concordia to sweep of ranked opponents

The Concordia University women played host to three other nationally ranked schools from around the country this weekend in Portland in the Cavalier Cup, earning shutout victories in their two matches against No. 12 Hastings (Nebraska) and No. 3 Lindsey Wilson (Kentucky) while No. 4 Embry-Riddle (Florida) split their two contests against the same opposition.

Hastings 0 :: 2 Concordia
On Friday, the second-ranked Concordia women posted a 2-0 victory in their opener of the Cavalier Cup against the 12th-ranked Broncos of Hastings. The hosts took control right from the start with Ashley Ames (Liberty Lake, WA) and Kaylynn Winwood (Nampa, ID) building the play up the right side and finding Erin Huisingh (Pasco, WA), who chipped in from seven yards. Ames notched a second helper on the day when she played a give-and-go with Alicia Alarcon-Evans, who put it away from 12 yards in the 79th minute. - MORE

Lindsey Wilson 0 :: 2 Concordia
Concordia followed it up by blanking third-ranked Lindsey Wilson Sunday, 2-0, with a goal in each half and a defensive performance that allowed Tori Talbutt (Boise, ID) to get the clean sheet with only one save. The Concordia Cavaliers took the lead after 29 minutes when freshman McKayla Madison (Bend, OR) received the ball on the right flank and fired on goal, forcing a rebound that Alicia Alarcon-Evans put away for her third of the season. Ashley Ames (Liberty Lake, WA) doubled the advantage in the 57th minute when she took the ball in the midfield down the left side and into the box where she chipped the ball off the onrushing goalkeeper's hand and in under the crossbar from 15 yards out. Becca Long (Meridian, ID) was among the back four that allowed only one shot in the match and zero two days earlier. - MORE

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Concordia Men
The 16th-ranked Concordia men's side, meanwhile, experienced the opposite on the weekend, falling 3-0 to the University of British Columbia in Bellingham, Wash., marking the first time since 2010 (25 games) in which the Cavaliers had been shutout.