Monday, November 5, 2012

College Recap - NWC & GNAC: Whitworth women fall short as men learn NCAA foe; MSUB falls to WWU in Final

A rough Halloween week proved to be more trick than treat for the Whitworth women as they saw their title hopes dashed with three losses. After clinching the title last week, the men played their reserves in the final match as they awaited news of their NCAA DIII Tournament draw. Meanwhile, in the Division II GNAC, MSU-Billings bid for a berth via an upset against Western Washington was dashed in the league final.

The Pirates were paired Monday with Mississippi College Saturday at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. The Chocktaws of the American Southwest Conference were 12-5-2 and won the conference tournament as the top seed, surviving penalty kick decisions in the semifinals and final. - MORE 

Tyler Clarke, Whitworth

George Fox 0 :: 2 Pacific-U

Linfield 3 :: 4 Willamette
Pacific Lutheran 0 :: 2 Puget Sound

Whitworth 1 :: 2 Whitman
With the title already clinched, the Pirates fielded mostly reserves from the start and kept the match even until the hosts broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute when Dhavan Vengadasalam found Andrew Clark for the go-ahead strike. Whitworth evened terms in the 77th minute when Kekoa Mountcastle sent Tyler Clarke on a breakaway. In overtime Joe Virden gave Whitman the victory with a header over Nate Bell, who made eight saves in place of Kyle Novak. – MORE   

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Whitworth 0 :: 2 Puget Sound (@ CWU)
The make-up game did not go the Pirates way with Theresa Henle giving the Loggers the advantage 12 minutes in. An own goal pushed the lead to two in the 44th minute when a corner deflected in off a Whitworth defender. – MORE  

Linfield 2 :: OT :: 1 Whitman
The hosts took the lead seven minutes in when Jaclyn Rudd connected with Clara Merlino for the opening strike. Linfield, however, rallied with Emma Vukic delivering a cross that Emily Fellows put home in the 58th. Fellows also struck for the overtime winner in the 10 minute of extra time.

Lewis & Clark 0 :: 1 George Fox
Willamette 0 :: 2 Pacific Lutheran

Pacific-U 2 :: 2 Willamette
Pacific Lutheran 2 :: 0 George Fox

Linfield 2 :: 0 Whitworth
Two strikes in the first half-hour and four saves from Taylor Collinsworth (Bend, OR) put Linfield in the conference lead by a point while Whitworth was locked into third following the finale. – MORE 

Puget Sound 3 :: 1 Lewis & Clark
After a scoreless first half, the title-contenders kept themselves in the picture when Lauren Swansen (Eagle, ID) broke the deadlock three minutes in. The Loggers doubled the lead in the 63rd and secured the win by restoring the two-goal margin in the 80th.

Pacific-U 0 ::4 Puget Sound
Needing a win to claim the league title outright for an 11th straight year, the Pirates got the opener in the 38th and added three more in the second half to cruise to the win.

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GNAC Champion Western Washington

GNAC Women’s Championship (Tukwila, WA)  

Semifinals - Thursday :: INW Report [+]
#4 Western Oregon 0 :: 2  #1 Western Washington
#3 MSU-Billings 1 :: 0 #2 Seattle Pacific

Championship - Saturday
#3 MSU-Billings 0 :: 2 #1 Western Washington
After 2-0 and 3-0 Vikings victories during the season, it was no surprise the top seed dominated the match 14 shots to eight with career conference shutout record holder Jamie Arthurs (Richland, WA) posting five saves for the shutout. Her record tally in GNAC play concluded with 16 for the season and 39 for her career. MSUB took the match to the break scoreless only to see Joana Houplin break the deadlock nine minutes into the second half with a chip shot from 18 yards out. Catherine Miles doubled the advantage to lock up the victory in the 82minute minute from close range. Kristin Maris, who was named tournament MVP, set up the second tally by battling with a defender and sending a quick ball to Miles for the finish. – MORE | MORE      


U-Mary 0 :: 3 Northwest Nazarene
It was the John DiLulo show. After an hour of zeros, DiLulo (Boise, ID) collected a goal kick from Stephen Marshall on the right side and crossed the ball in to Emerson Peredo (Boise, ID) for the opening tally. He would tally from close range himself in the 77th minute off a cross from Evan Harwood before setting up the final tally with two minutes left, this time heading a ball from Marshall to Chris Voth (Boise, ID), who nodded it in from nine yards. Alfredo Ontiveros made three saves for the shutout. – MORE  

Sioux Falls 0 :: 1 MSU-Billings
A corner kick from Kyle Emerick (Billings, MT) made the different in what should have been an easy outing for the Yellowjackets as Joshua Marocchi headed the ball home in the 57th minute. - MORE  

Northwest Nazarene 2 :: 0 MSU-Billings
The Crusaders took the lead 20 minutes into the contest when Evan McNiel looped a header in from three yards out on a Jon Curry corner. Alfredo Ontiveros made eight saves in the first half alone, finishing with 11 on the day as the team survived the final 25 minutes down a man following Curry’s exit for a second yellow. Despite the missing man, the Crusaders found a second tally on the road with Jaime Torres scoring on a breakaway in the 70th. – MORE | MORE    

Saint Martin’s 0 :: 5 Seattle Pacific
It took a while to finally break through, but once the dam broke just over a minute into the second half via a Richie Evoy (Bend, OR) penalty conversion, the floodgates rushed through. The Falcons doubled the lead through Blaine Carver in the 57th and then Kyle Peterman (Boise, ID) made it three in the 77th. Two minutes later Kodiac Gamble scored the fourth and Ian Grissom finished things off in the 85th.

Sioux Falls 2 :: 4 U-Mary
Western Washington 0 :: 3 Simon Fraser

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