Saturday, September 1, 2012

Spokane-area collegiate recap - Aug 31

The Whitworth women were the lone Spokane area side that fell Friday evening as everyone but the Gonzaga men were on the road. The Whitworth men and the Eastern Washington women both earned scoreless draws on the road while the ladies of Gonzaga posted 1-0 road victory in Tennessee and the Washington State women nabbed a 2-1 win in Los Angeles.

Eastern Washington 0 :: 0 Air Force - Women
The EWU Eagles earned the draw in Colorado against Air Force, who fell 1-0 to Montana two weeks ago, with Natalie Schwery recording seven saves during windy conditions in her first start of the season as she recovered from a hamstring injury. Coach George Hageage cited the team's defensive four of Katie Cashman, Brianna Brannan, Kayla Sutter and Jessica Wallace for the shutout, playing the entire match without a break. - MORE

Gonzaga 1 :: 0 Austin Peay - Women
You would not have known the Zags got caught in traffic en route to their meeting with Austin Peay in Tennessee Friday. A booming 60-yard free kick from Cricket Harber out of the back made its way to Emma Dolcetti at the back post where she nodded it back across the six for Kasey Rubosky (Spokane) to head in after just eight minutes. - MORE

Washington State 2 :: 1 San Diego (@ LA) - Women
The Cougars fell behind after 13 minutes on a strike from Kelley McCloskey at the USC Futbol Classic. WSU would not find a response until the 65th minute when Micaela Castain converted a penalty. Nine minutes later Brandi Vega delivered a cross that Castain put away for the winner, giving her a second consecutive two-goal performance. - MORE

Whitworth 0 :: 3 Chapman - Women
It was a tough opening game in California for the Pirates as they were outshot 18-3 and only had one on goal in the loss. They trailed, however, by only one going into the second half after giving up a goal early to Olivia Do in the eighth minute. Rebeccah Bortz and Savanna Schmidt added goals in the second half for the hosts with Andrea Stump making seven saves in her first start for Whitworth, which faces 16th-ranked Cal Lutheran Saturday.

Whitworth 0 :: 0 Augsburg (@ St. Paul, MN) - Men
For an opening game on the road, a scoreless draw is a result one can be happy with, especially considering the Pirates held the majority of play and finished with a 10-1 edge in shots on goal. Making the lone stop for the shutout was Kyle Novak. At the other end Brandon Meyer and Samuel Engle each had a good look at goal in St. Paul. The Pirates face the event host Hamline University, which is coming off a 1-0 loss to Pacific Lutheran, Saturday afternoon.