Monday, November 5, 2012

College Recap - CCC & Frontier: Rocky Mountain sweeps Frontier; Northwest, Concordia have same opportunity

Not surprisingly, the top two seeds in the Cascade Collegiate Conference's tournament, Northwest and Concordia, were victorious in the semifinals. On the men's side, the College of Idaho closed the season on a positive note with a pair of shutouts against Oregon Tech while others were playing for the postseason. Chief among the other results was Warner Pacific spoiling Concordia’s bid for an unbeaten season.

In the Frontier Conference, Rocky Mountain captured the league championship with a pair of victories over their state foes on the weekend, blanking Great Falls and narrowly slipping by Carroll in the season finale. The title sends them to Tennessee, where they will square off with Martin Methodist College of Tennessee (14-3) Saturday for the Frontier / TransSouth Unaffiliated Group championship. The men made it a sweep with a victory over the Argos, sending them to Salt Lake City to face the same MMCT Saturday.  


Semifinals - Saturday
Oregon Tech 1 :: 2 Northwest-U
Jessica Oliver scored twice and Patty Hughes (Kalispell, MT) made four saves to advance to the final.

Southern Oregon 0 :: 1 Concordia
In a tightly fought contest with only 13 shots total, Concordia used a third minute strike from Alex Blalock to advance to the final. The defense was the star, though, as it limited the Raiders to only four shots in the contest, allowing Tori Talbutt (Boise, ID) to record a shutout without having to make a save.

Coming Up This Week

Championship - Saturday
Concordia @ Northwest-U – 1:00


College of Idaho 3 :: 0 Oregon Tech
After a scoreless first half Emilio Yomaha caught fire and scored three times for the Yotes, putting away a rebound just 26 seconds into the second stanza. He added the second on the hour mark and the third on a 15 yard tally three minutes later. John French (Boise, ID), meanwhile, made seven saves for the shutout. – MORE   

Concordia 1 :: 2 Warner Pacific

Oregon Tech 0 :: 1 College of Idaho
After another scoreless first half, Drew Smith (Boise, ID) provided the lone strike of the contest in the 62nd minute while Colin Benham-Marin (McCall, ID) needed just one save for the shutout. – MORE 

Northwest-U 0 :: 1 Evergreen
A bending 20 yard free kick from Brady Espinoza (Pasco, WA) was the difference as the Geoducks limited Northwest to just two shots on goal in the shutout.

Northwest Christian 0 :: 4 Corban
The Beacons rolled to the win with two strikes in the first half and two more in the second half from James Williamson (Coeur d’Alene, ID) and Michael Leptich (Coeur d’Alene, ID).

Standings [+]   

Coming Up This Week

Semifinals - Tuesday
Northwest-U @ Concordia - 4:00
Evergreen vs Warner Pacific - 4:00 (Lacey, WA)
Championship @ higher seed

Oliver Gore, Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain 3 :: 2 Great Falls
The Battlin’ Bears took a two-goal lead early on with strikes from Jack Clancy in the fifth and Oliver Gore in the 17th. Christian Johansen cut into the deficit in the 65th minute only to see Gore restore the two-goal margin with his second two minutes later. Hugo Gonzalez continued the Argo’s bid for a rally, which came up short. – MORE   

Standings [+]   


Rocky Mountain 3 :: 0 Great Falls
The Battlin’ Bears dominated from the early going, taking the lead eight minutes in when Lauren Brophy (Helena, MT) connected with Jamee Robbins for the opener. In the 27th minute Brophy set up another, this time finding Janell Cabrera (Billings, MT) for the two-goal halftime lead. Brophy would add a goal to her account for the night with six minute remaining to cap the night. – MORE 

Carroll 2 :: 0 Great Falls
Madi O’Dell put the visitors on the board in the first minute of the second half and Haley Jensen (Clancy, MT) found her for the second 10 minutes later. – MORE  

Carroll 0 :: 1 Rocky Mountain
In a battle for the conference title, Scottish midfielder Kirsty Montignani’s 20th goal of the campaign proved the difference as her 56th minute strike on a free kick gae Rocky Mountain the conference title. The free kick was created by Lauren Brophy (Helena, MT) when she was taken down while driving along the edge of the box. Malin Johansson made eight saves to hold onto the victory for the Battlin’ Bears. – MORE 

Standings [+]