Wednesday, September 18, 2013

INW Best XI - Week 4: Caballero shutout leads Zags, Castain double-brace leads Cougs

Each week INWsoccernews will release lists of the week’s best performances for men’s and women’s soccer in the region, recognizing players at schools in the region or those from the area that play elsewhere in the nation.

For games of September 9-15


Ryan Caballero
[Position – Player (INW Hometown) – School]

INW MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: G - Ryan Caballero - Gonzaga :: Made eight saves for the third consecutive road shutout, 2-0 over UNLV, for the Bulldogs, extending his shutout streak to nearly 314 minutes. (Sunnyvale, CA)

G - Cody Lang (Spokane, WA) - Seattle Pacific :: Posted a pair of shutouts on the week, blanking Dixie State Tuesday and Notre Dame de Namur Saturday, extending his streak to 237 minutes.

D - Brady Ulen (Post Falls, ID) - Oregon Tech :: Drove to goal and beat the keeper from five yards with three minutes left for a 3-2 win over George Fox.

D - Spencer Wolfe - Whitworth :: Leading by two, Wolfe struck for the third off the crossbar and set up the team's fourth in a neutral site 4-0 win against UC Santa Cruz. (Bellingham, WA)

M - Jared Fretheim (Spokane, WA) - CC Spokane :: Set up the two opening goals, including the one in the first minute, as the Bigfoot cruised to a 6-0 win against visiting Shoreline.

M - Jessie Garcia - Walla Walla CC :: Tallied a goal and an assist in a 3-2 road win against Whatcom. (Reno, NV)

F - Jessie Esquivel (Yakima, WA) - Columbia Basin :: Scored the opening goal and set up a late go-ahead goal in a 2-2 road draw against Shoreline.

Max Smith
F - John Ray (Boise, ID) - North Idaho College :: Set up the opening goal and scored the second in a 2-0 win over visiting Shoreline.

F - Fredy Razo - Northwest Nazarene :: Scored both goals to put the Crusaders in front on both occasions in a 2-2 draw against visiting Dixie State. (Irvine, CA)

F - Max Smith - Walla Walla CC :: Scored the second goal to double the initial lead and then tallied a second for what proved to be the 3-2 winner at Whatcom. (Juneau, AK)

F - Robby Ubben - Whitworth :: Helped set up the opening goal and scored the team's second off a corner en route to a 4-0 neutral site win against UC Santa Cruz. (Gig Harbor, WA)


G - Kailey Moss - Eastern Oregon :: Made seven saves on the road against Point Park University in Pittsburgh for a 2-0 shutout win and made four more saves as they notched another shutout win, 1-0 in overtime, at Walsh University. (Springfield, OR)

D - Cricket Harber - Gonzaga :: Led a defensive unit that allowed very few good opportunities to score for visiting PAC-12 side Oregon State in a 1-0 win. (Seattle, WA)

M - Danielle Brandli - Central Washington :: Scored both goals, doubling the career total for the junior, as the Wildcats rallied for a 2-1 overtime victory on the road against Eastern New Mexico. (Bellevue, WA)
Mackenzie Akins

M/F - Tori Fedora - Eastern Oregon :: Back in her home state, she set up the opening goal of the contest and then created the second, an own goal, with a shot off the crossbar that went in off a Point Park University player in the 2-0 win. Later in the week she scored the lone goal eight minutes into overtime for a 1-0 win at Walsh University. (Pittsburgh, PA)

F - Mackenzie Akins - Montana :: Set up the first two scores of the match and added the third herself in a 3-1 win against visiting Utah Valley on Monday. On Friday she set up the opening tally once again and later scored the final go-ahead goal only to see the Grizzlies settle for a 3-3 draw at Nebraska-Omaha. (Lake Elsinore, CA)

F - Julie Belden - Walla Walla CC :: Scored the equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Whatcom and then provided a goal, the opener in the first minute, and three assists in the 9-0 rout of visiting Green River. (Bremerton, WA)
Micaela Castain

INW WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: F - Micaela Castain - Washington State :: Scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over visiting UNLV and netted both goals two days later in a 2-2 draw on the road versus Oklahoma State. (Castro Valley, CA)

F - Lexi Fesenbek - Northwest Nazarene :: Delivered the cross for the opening goal and then put away a rebound for the second in a 2-0 victory over visiting College of Idaho. (Olympia, WA)

F - Alyssa Graham (Boise, ID) - Treasure Valley :: Scored the equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Green River and then scored two second half goals that proved key as Skagit Valley rallied for a 4-4 draw.

F - Ashley Hruby - Boise State :: Set up the winning strike Friday in a 1-0 road win over North Dakota State and then tallied a goal and assist for a 3-1 win at North Dakota two days later, scoring the winner and setting up the insurance tally. (Vancouver, WA)

F - Allie Wisner (Bozeman, MT) - Utah :: Scored an early equalizer for the Utes in a 2-2 draw against UC Davis and then tallied the opening strike as they rolled to a 4-0 win against Weber State.