Monday, June 10, 2013

WPSL NW Recap: THUSC, AC Seattle win in debuts; SRR Issaquah sweeps Oregon trip in Week 2

A pair of clubs made their debuts in the second week of play in the Northwest Division with victorious results as the Tualatin Hills United SC (THUSC) Diamonds were 3-1 winners at home against the Bend Timbers and AC Seattle shutout visiting Spokane 4-0. The big winner on the week, though, was SRR Issaquah with a pair of wins on the road in Oregon.

FRIDAY, June 7

Bend Timbers 0 :: 2 Westside Timbers 

After making their debut with a semi-successful road trip up to Washington the weekend prior, Westside returned home and blanked Bend. Teenage striker Maddie Misi scored her second goal of the season, holding off two defenders before slotting the ball in for the lead 31 minutes into the contest. Two minutes before the break Kelsey Moe (U San Francisco) got her head to a corner, redirecting it to Cori Bianchini (Portland State), who provided the finish. Angela Haluska (Portland State) provided the shutout performance.

Scoring Summary
WES: Maddie Misi 31
WES: Cori Bianchini (Kelsey Moe) 43


Emerald City 7 :: 0 Spokane Shine 

Last year the Spokane Shine allowed seven goals all season. In their second match of the campaign Saturday night visiting Emerald City put that same number past the hosts in the span of 90 minutes. Six different players found the back of the net along with an own goal for Emerald City in the win, though Marina Nesic (U North Carolina) had a goal and two assists and the Gonzaga duo of Tori Lee and Cricket Harber returned to town and each scored. Liz Ruiz (Boise State) and Tori Burns (U Washington) combined for the shutout. Full report @ INWsoccernews [+]

Scoring Summary
EC: Megan Chapin (Marina Nesic) 4
EC: Erin Craig 14
EC: Cricket Harber 32
EC: Own goal 41
EC: Tori Lee (Casey Berrier) 48
EC: Marina Galaz (Marina Nesic) 81
EC: Marina Nesic (Marina Galaz) 88

THUSC Diamonds in WPSL debut
Bend Timbers 1 :: 3 THUSC Diamonds

Playing their second on the road in as many nights, Bend tried to keep up with the Jen Stoltenberg & Brandi Dawson show, but the hosts proved to much for a side missing a number of players for graduation events. Dawson (Oregon State) found Stoltenberg (Oregon) 12 minutes into the match for the opener, but University of Portland-bound Elizabeth Boon, the fifth leading scorer in the division a year ago for the Portland Rain, pulled the Timbers level just two minutes later. Dawson set up her second of the night in the 23rd, connecting with Hannah Kimsey (Concordia), and four minutes into the second half provided some insurance when she set up Stoltenberg once again.

Scoring Summary
THU: Jen Stoltenberg (Brandi Dawson) 12
BEND: Elle Boone 14
THU: Hannah Kimsey (Brandi Dawson) 23
THU: Jen Stoltenberg (Brandi Dawson) 49

Amanda Perez | Wilson Tsoi / goalWA
SRR Issaquah 3 :: 0 Westside Timbers

The Seattle Reign Reserves presented by Issaquah SC took a two-goal lead into the break with University of Washington-bound Amanda Perez scoring from a header and a 22-yard strike in the first half. Stephanie Cummins (Northwest) found Jessie Oliver (Northwest) with 15 minutes left to put the match well out of reach as Alexis Thode (Washington State) pitched the shutout in goal. The win may prove to be costly though as Perez left the game with an injury. Full report @ goalWA [+]

"It was a great game to watch," said Westside Timbers coach Stan Rodrigues told INWsoccernews. "Although Issaquah had their hands full for the first 15 mins, their quality and composure came through. At the same time the youth and inexperience of the Timbers, and at times lack of hustle was an extremely bad combination. Issaquah gave us a great lesson and we will take that feeling with us throughout the rest of the season."

Scoring Summary
ISS: Amanda Perez
ISS: Amanda Perez
ISS: Jessie Oliver (Stephanie Cummins) 75

SUNDAY, June 9

THUSC Diamonds squad
SRR Issaquah 2 :: 1 THUSC Diamonds

Joana Houplin (Western Washington), the third-leading scorer in the division a year ago, gave the visitors the lead just three minutes into the contest. It remained a close-fought contest from that point and the final 17 minutes went up another notch when Hannah Kimsey struck for her second of the weekend, pulling the Diamonds even. Emma Vaughan, however, connected with Macy Jo Harrison (UNLV) in the 84th minute to give Issaquah the win, moving them clear at the top of the table with a 3-0-0 record.

Scoring Summary
ISS: Joana Houplin (Emma Follis) 3
THU: Hannah Kimsey (Jen Tuttle) 73
ISS: Macy Jo Harrison (Emma Vaughan) 84

Romina Pinna | Wilson Tsoi / goalWA
Spokane Shine 0 :: 4 AC Seattle 

Recovering from an exhausting drubbing the night before at home, the Shine took on the newcomers and kept it close through to the second half, trailing by just one at the break. But a penalty 10 minutes into the second half and a pair of goals from Romina Pinna left the outcome in little doubt as the Italian-flavored side rolled to the win. Report @ goalWA [+]

Scoring Summary
SEA: Deborah Salvatori Rinaldi 30
SEA: Allesandra Nencioni (pen) 55
SEA: Romina Pinna 72
SEA: Romina Pinna 85


TUESDAY, June 11
Eugene Metro Azul @ Bend Timbers 7:00

Emerald City @ AC Seattle 7:00

FRIDAY, June 14
Westside Timbers @ THUSC Diamonds 7:00
Spokane Shine @ SRR Issaquah 7:30

Spokane Shine @ Emerald City 3:00
AC Seattle @ SRR Issaquah 7:00
Eugene Metro Azul @ THUSC Diamonds 7:30

SUNDAY, June 16
Eugene Metro Azul @ Westside Timbers 6:00