Thursday, September 26, 2013

INW Best XI - Week 5: Surprise results land Whitman's Tsuji, Linfield's McCool top honors

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 16-22


Greg Carter
[Position – Player (INW Hometown) – School]

D - Greg Carter - Gonzaga :: Marked Wisconsin's most dangerous striker throughout the contest and kept him from providing a threat in a 2-0 win over the 19th ranked Badgers. (Davis, CA)

M - Nicko Moreno (Idaho Falls, ID) - College of Idaho :: Scored to put the game level at one each and then scored what proved to be the game winner with nine minutes left in a 3-2 win against visiting Northwest Christian.

M - Anthony Mota - Great Falls :: The week started slowly with one goal in a 6-0 win against Walla Walla CC, but he tallied three consecutive goals the next day in a 6-1 win over the Warriors. On the road over the weekend he added another goal to the tally in the 7-2 win against Johnson & Wales. (Alta Loma, CA)

M - Luis Torres - Great Falls :: Scored two goals in a 4-0 victory at Westminster. He also scored in the 6-0 win against Walla Walla CC and tallied two goals and an assist in the 7-2 victory over Johnson & Wales. (Bogota, Colombia)

INW MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: M - Junpei Tsuji - Whitman :: Scored on a 35-yard free kick to open game and later set up the game-winner on a free kick in a 3-2 victory over Linfield, their first win of the year. They also played to a scoreless draw the day before at Willamette, who had outscored opposition at home 14-0 in four previous games. (Issaquah, WA)

F - Jordan Byland (Missoula, MT) - Great Falls :: Scored the opening goal in three victories on the week.

F - Danny Delgadillo - Great Falls :: Even with the Argos netting 23 goals on the week, he was the only player to notch a goal or an assist in all four games, finishing with one goal and three assists. (Long Beach, CA)

Ian Farley
F - Sam Engle - Whitworth :: Scored the lone goal in the 53rd minute for the 1-0 victory at Linfield. (Eugene, OR)

F - Ian Farley (Spokane, WA) - Pacific :: Put the Boxers in front in both contests, but it was not enough as they fell 3-2 to Puget Sound and 2-1 to Pacific Lutheran.

F - Mario Guizar (Kennewick, WA) - Walla Walla CC :: Scored the opening goal in both contests, beating Shoreline 6-0 and Everett 3-0.

F - Michael Mollay (Boise, ID) - Walla Walla CC :: Tallied a goal and three assists on the weekend, setting up the opener in a 6-0 win against Shoreline and scoring in the second half. He Also provided the assistance on two of three goals in the 3-0 win over Everett.


G - Maddy McDevitt - Boise State :: Made six saves to post another shutout performance against a PAC-12 opponent, finishing non-conference play with just one goal allowed (at Washington) in three games against the PAC-12. (Edmonds, WA)

Cricket Harber
D - Brianna Brown - Whitman :: Scored the equalizer and set up the game-winner in a 2-1 decision at Willamette, and saw a scoreless game spoiled in the 89th minute in a 1-0 loss at Lewis & Clark. (Vancouver, WA)

D - Cricket Harber - Gonzaga :: Led a fantastic defensive performance on the week that saw them shutout Eastern Washington and Nevada, both convincingly, Tuesday and Sunday, respectively, and nearly come away with a positive result at the University of Washington Friday as the Huskies claimed the 1-0 win on an 18-yard tally. (Seattle, WA)

D - Katlyn Lokay - MSU-Billings :: Set up the opening goal off a corner and then scored herself to post a 2-0 victory over visiting Simon Fraser. (Boulder, CO)

M - Danielle Brandli - Central Washington :: Scored both goals as the Wildcats blanked visiting Saint Martin's 2-0. (Bellevue, WA)

INW WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: M - Molly McCool (Bend, OR) - Linfield :: The freshman scored the lone goal in a surprise 1-0 victory over 12th-ranked Puget Sound and tallied in the 5-0 win against George Fox.

M/F - Rainey Pelzel - CC Spokane :: Scored twice and had an assist in the Bigfoot's 4-0 victory against Green River. (Centralia, WA)

Tiara Pajimola
F - Katie Baran (Spokane, WA) - Idaho :: Set up the opener with a corner and then scored herself as the Vandals defeated Grand Canyon 3-1 Sunday.

F - Micaela Castain - Washington State :: Scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory at Cal State Fullerton Friday and tallied the opener three minutes into the 4-0 win at UC Irvine in which she also set up the final goal. (Castro Valley, CA)

F - Heather Johnson (Kennewick, WA) - Gonzaga :: Scored twice in a 3-0 victory Tuesday against Eastern Washington.

F - Tiara Pajimola (Spokane, WA) - Whitworth :: Scored the only goals on the weekend for the Pirates, leading them to a 1-1 draw at Lewis & Clark and a 1-0 victory at Willamette.