Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WPSL NW Week 4 Recap: Seattle area trio showing dominance in the division

The fourth week of the WPSL Northwest season saw the Seattle trio and Tualatin Hills United separate themselves at the top of the table from the rest as six of the seven contests were showdowns featuring teams from Washington playing Oregon. The northern state got the better of the weekend's contests with a 4-1-1 record, bringing the overall season record versus their southern foes to 7-2-1 with six games left between the two states.


Westside Timbers 1:: 0 Bend Timbers 

With a daunting three games in four days, winless Bend nearly picked up their first point of the season at home Thursday evening, engaging visiting Westside, a fellow Timbers youth affiliate, in a scoreless stalemate for more than an hour before Cori Bianchini struck for the deciding goal in the 64th minute. It was the Portland State player's second tally of the campaign, and PSU goalkeeper Angela Haluska registered her second shutout for Westside, which was idle the remainder of the weekend.

Scoring Summary
WES: Cori Bianchini 64

FRIDAY, June 21

Eugene Metro Azul 2 :: 5 AC Seattle

It was Italian night on Friday with six of the seven goals being scored by Italians on the night. Alia Guagni scored twice in the early going for the hosts before Gaia Mastrovincezo scored the first of her two for Azul, who fought back enough to keep the score close at 3-2 going into the second half. Deborah Rinaldi, however made it a two-goal margin and in the final moments Arica Slawson of Tacoma spoiled the all-Italia theme. Rinaldi, unfortunately, suffered an injury in the contest and was lost for the remainder of the season, finishing the campaign with a pair of goals. Guagni, playing on loan with the W-League Pali Blues against the Sounders Women along with Viviana Shiavi, started in defense and played the full contest in helping the California club blank Seattle 3-0 Sunday. goalWA Report [+]

Scoring Summary
SEA: Alia Guagni 7
SEA: Alia Guagni 12
EUG: Gaia Mastrovincenzo (ShayLee Miner) 14
SEA: Alessandra Barreca 20
EUG: Gaia Mastrovincenzo 22
SEA: Deborah Salvatori Rinaldi 53
SEA: Arica Slawson 90

Photo: John Kountz / goalWA

Eugene Metro Azul 1 :: 4 SRR Issaquah 

Despite having lost Kennya Cordner, who signed with the NWSL Seattle Reign earlier in the week and played nearly an hour as a starter in a draw at Rochester, SRR Issaquah continued on virtually without skipping a beat. It only took nine minutes to put three past a fatigued Eugene side that had played the night before. The combination of Erin Vaughan and Macy Jo Harrison may prove to be trouble moving forward as the former Aston Villa midfielder scored twice and the UNLV midfielder set up two goals, respectively. Mastrovincenzo spoiled Washington State's Alexi Thode in her bid for the shutout, scoring her third of the weekend in the 87th. goalWA Report [+]

Scoring Summary
ISS: KaUa Wall (Macy Jo Harrison) 1
ISS: Joana Houplin 6
ISS: Erin Vaughan 9
ISS: Erin Vaughan (Macy Jo Harrison) 62
EUG: Gaia Mastrovincenzo (Holly Chang-Northway) 87

Bend Timbers 0 :: 4 AC Seattle 

On the road for back-to-back games in Seattle, the first half of the double dip was one-sided as the Italians dominated once again. Valentina Giacinti scored twice in the first half to bring her season tally up to four. Oregon State's Jillian Nicks of Issaquah made it a three-goal margin right before the break as AC Seattle rolled to the win.

Scoring Summary
SEA: Valentina Giacinti 23
SEA: Valentina Giacinti 42
SEA: Jillian Nicks (Allesandra Nencioni) 44
SEA: Elisa Colle (Simona Parrini) 80

Jen Stoltenberg
THUSC Diamonds 7 :: 1 Spokane Shine

Short players yet again, only this time at home, it was a surprise when the Shine took the lead in the 24th minute against the top Oregon club and held it through to the intermission. In her hometown debut, the Seattle University striker scored just the second goal of the season for the team, but the extra player proved too much as the visitors finally found their finishing touch in the second half with Jen Stoltenberg (Oregon), Hannah Kimsey (Concordia) and Brandi Dawson (Oregon State) making it look easy. INWsoccernews Report [+]

Scoring Summary
SPO: Julia Moravec 24
THU: Jen Stoltenberg (Hannah Kimsey) 51
THU: Jen Stoltenberg (Hannah Kimsey) 55
THU: Madisen Stewart (Brandi Dawson) 60
THU: Hannah Kimsey (Jen Stoltenberg) 61
THU: Brandi Dawson (Jen Stoltenberg) 69
THU: Brandi Dawson (Hannah Kimsey) 81
THU: Brandi Dawson (Jen Stoltenberg) 90

SUNDAY, June 23

Erin Vaughan | John Godeck / goalWA
Bend Timbers 0 :: 5 SRR Issaquah

Vaughan and Harrison once again dominated in the attack with KaUa Wall also making a significant contribution of an assist on the opener and later her second goal of the weekend. This time, Thode was able to finish out the 90 minutes for her division-leading third shutout of the campaign. goalWA Report [+]

Scoring Summary
ISS: Erin Vaughn (KaUa Wall) 5
ISS: Nicole Stanton 9
ISS: KaUa Wall (Macy Jo Harrison) 25
ISS: Alexa Diaz (Erin Vaughan) 36
ISS: Macy Jo Harrison (Erin Vaughan) 64

THUSC Diamonds 1 :: 1 Emerald City 

In their lone match of the weekend Emerald City welcomed the tired Diamonds side that played the night before in Spokane and took advantage, scoring six minutes in when Gonzaga's Tori Lee set up Sweden's Caroline Karlsson for her second goal of the season. THUSC did well to keep Emerald City at bay the rest of the way and found an equalizer inside the final 20 minutes thanks to a handball in the box. Jen Stoltenberg, who tallied two goals and three assists the night before took care of business from the spot to give the Oregon side the draw, earning the first points for any Oregon club against one of the three Seattle-area clubs so far this season.

Scoring Summary
EC: Caroline Karlsson (Tori Lee) 6
THU: Jen Stoltenberg (pen) 72