Monday, October 29, 2012

College Recap - NWC: Whitworth men claim title, women in virtual 3-way tie

The two conference leaders Whitworth and Linfield won their opening games Saturday but slipped up on Sunday, allowing Puget Sound to virtually pull even a point back with a game in hand. The final week will see a dramatic finish with the Pirates playing UPS Wednesday and Linfield Saturday. After suffering their first loss of the season in overtime Saturday, the Whitworth Pirates rebounded Sunday to claim their seventh NWC title in the last nine years – the eighth under 17-year coach Sean Bushey.


Puget Sound 3 :: 0 Pacific Lutheran

Whitman 0 :: 1 Lewis & Clark
Emily Davis made seven saves for the Missionaries, but it was not enough as the Pioneers found the winner in the 63rd.
Jackie Day, Whitworth
Pacific Lutheran 0 :: 2 Pacific-U
Linfield 1 :: 0 George Fox

Whitworth 2 :: 1 Willamette
The Pirates fell behind less than three minutes into the contest, but within the first two minutes of the second half Tiara Pajimola (Spokane, WA) delivered a cross that was put away from close range by Jackie Day. With overtime looming Hannah Bokma (Spokane, WA) was fouled in the box, sending Mackenzie Grow (Spokane, WA) to the penalty spot for the winning tally. – MORE 

Linfield 1 :: 2 Pacific-U
Puget Sound 3 :: 1 George Fox

Whitman 1 :: 0 Willamette
The Missionaries made it a split in Oregon with Clara Merlino finding MacKenzie Hughes in the 59th minute for the winner and Emily Davis making two saves for the shutout.

Whitworth 0 :: 1 Lewis & Clark
Despite a six-save performance from Andrea Stump and a pair of late chances by Carly Schilperoort, the Pirates were unable to overcome the header scored by the Pioneers in the 35th minute. – MORE 

Standings [+] 

Coming Up This Week

Whitworth vs Puget Sound @ CWU – 2:00
Linfield @ Whitman – Noon
Lewis & Clark @ George Fox – Noon
Willamette @ Pacific Lutheran – Noon
Pacific-U @ Willamette – Noon
Pacific Lutheran @ George Fox – Noon
Linfield @ Whitworth – Noon
Puget Sound @ Lewis & Clark – Noon
Pacific-U @ Puget Sound - Noon


Whitman 4 :: 3 Linfield
In a thrilling contest the visitors took the lead 17 minutes through Cooper Schumacher for a 1-0 lead at the break, but Linfield ran off through straight goals in the first 27 minutes for a two-goal lead. Whitman, however, copied the feat to claim the win, pulling even within seven minutes of Linfield’s final goal with Joe Virden (Richland, WA) finishing a cross in the 74th and then striking again in the 79th. A goal from Junpei Tsuji with just under two minutes left gave the Missionaries the road win.
Robby Ubben, Whitworth

Pacific Lutheran 3 :: 2Pacific-U
Puget Sound 2 :: 0 George Fox

Whitworth 2 :: OT :: 3 Willamette
For only the second time this season, the Pirates gave up two goals with Trevor Jenson setting up the first in the 28th and doubling the lead for the hosts three minutes into the second half. Whitworth, though, fought back with Spencer Wolfe delivering a cross that found the head of Robby Ubben in the 61st minute. With eight minutes left Whitworth lost Colin Shockman to a red card but two minutes later the Pirates a handball gave the Pirates the equalizer when Balin Larson converted from the spot to send the match to overtime. In the first minute of the second overtime session Jenson started the play that handed Whitworth their first loss of the year, sending a short corner to Austin Jacobson, who dribbled to the box and fired into the upper left corner. – MORE  

Karl Muelheims, Whitworth
Pacific Lutheran 3 :: 0 George Fox

Whitworth 1 :: 0 Linfield
The Pirates dominated the contest with a 15-6 advantage in shots, allowing Kyle Novak to register his 12th clean sheet of the year. The winning strike came in the 51st minute when Andrew Flint sent a ball to the darting Karl Muelheims, who fired past the keeper. – MORE  

Puget Sound 2 :: 0 Pacific-U

Whitman 1 :: 1 Willamette
The Missionaries took the lead in the 71st minute courtesy of Andrew Clark only to see Willamette spoil the result with an equalizer at the 88-minute mark.

Standings [+]     

Coming Up This Week

George Fox @ Pacific-U – 7:00
Linfield @ Willamette – 2:30
Pacific Lutheran @ Puget Sound – 2:30
Whitworth @ Whitman – 3:00