Tuesday, September 10, 2013

INW College Recap - Week 3: Walla Walla CC shines as season nears for JC schools

As the preseason action winds down at the junior college level, Walla Walla CC is beginning to show its prowess in both the men's and women's programs with big victories on the week representing the NWAACC East. The CC Spokane men played their home opener Saturday in a 3-3 draw that was highlighted by a fantastic bicycle kick goal.


Mario Guizar
Tuesday, September 3
Walla Walla 5 :: 0 Tacoma
Mario Guizar (Kennewick, WA) scored three goals and Saif Al Rikabi added the other two as the Warriors dominated the contest. Cesar Rodriguez (Yakima, WA) also had a pair of assists and Franky Arroyo (Yakima, WA) was sent off for WWCC.

Wednesday, September 4
Columbia Basin 2 :: 4 Peninsula 
After allowing four goals in the first 20 minutes, Columbia Basin finally stopped the deluge and would later make a late attempt at a rally with a goal from Ivan Balbuena (Selah, WA) set up by Erik Ruiz in the 76th minute, but the second wouldn't come until the 89th when Javy Caravajal (Walla Walla, WA) found Jesse Esquivel (Yakima, WA).

Thursday, September 5
Columbia Basin 4 :: 0 Olympic
The turnaround from the night before continued as Columbia Basin scored four unanswered. Jesse Esquivel (Yakima, WA) scored the first in the 19th minute on a ball from Ivan Balbuena (Selah, WA) and then added two more in a five minute span to put the game out of reach in the 68th minute. Erik Ruiz, who set up the third strike, capped the game with the 85th minute tally.

Saturday, September 7
Clark 3 :: 3 CC Spokane 
After falling behind by two in the first 10 minutes, the Sasquatch erased the deficit before halftime. Devin Leon scored an absolutely brilliant bicycle kick goal (video below) from the edge of the box on cross from Jared Fretheim (Spokane, WA) in the 19th minute and Chris Donich (Spokane, WA) found Xavier Day (Cheney, WA) to pull even in the 36th. Clark reclaimed the lead in the 75th but the Bigfoot equalized again through Leon on a ball from Devon Prince (Medical Lake, WA).

Sunday, September 8
Highline 3 :: 3 Wenatchee Valley
The hosts took the lead on two occasions, but just could not hold onto it. Williams Pineda (Yakima, WA) tallied the opener five minutes in on a ball from Josh Contreras. Highline equalized in the 35th, but the Knights reclaimed the advantage two minutes later when Mauricio Perez (East Wenatchee, WA) found Alex Espinosa (East Wenatchee, WA). Five minutes into the second half Jonathan Molina set up Juan Carlos Magana (Yakima, WA) to push the lead to two, but Highline was able to rally with a pair in the final 11 minutes.

Bicycle Kick Goal | Devin Leon, CC Spokane - Sept 7

Coming Up This Week…
Wednesday, September 11 - CC Spokane @ Everett 2:00… Columbia Basin @ Shoreline 3:15… Wenatchee Valley @ Skagit Valley 4:15… Walla Walla @ Whatcom 4:14
Saturday, September 14 - Shoreline @ CC Spokane 2:15… Edmonds @ Columbia Basin 2:15… Skagit Valley @ Treasure Valley 2:15… Whatcom @ Wenatchee Valley 2:15


Olivia Rodgers
Tuesday, September 3 
Walla Walla 8 :: 0 Tacoma
The Warriors cruised to the victory with Delaney Romero and Olivia Rodgers each scoring three times. Alli Madril netted twice and had an assist. Lexi Miller and Julie Belden each set up two goals as well.

Coming Up This Week… 
Wednesday, September 11 - Treasure Valley @ Green River 11:00am… Columbia Basin @ Shoreline 1:00… Wenatchee Valley @ Skagit Valley 2:00… Walla Walla @ Whatcom 2:00… CC Spokane @ Everett 4:15… Yakima Valley @ Edmonds 5:00
Saturday, September 14 - Edmonds @ Columbia Basin 12:00… Green River @ Walla Walla 12:00… Skagit Valley @ Treasure Valley 12:00… Whatcom @ Wenatchee Valley 12:00… Shoreline @ CC Spokane 12:00… Everett @ Yakima Valley 12:00

Shane Stanley

Saturday, September 7 
NIC 0 :: 4 Otero JC 
Facing the best team they have seen on the young season, aside from their exhibition friendly with Whitworth, the Cardinals were blanked with several players in the lineup as Rodger Bucknor and Adam Talley were out with concussions and Jake Kraut is sidelined with a broken collar bone.

Sunday, September 8
NIC 2 :: 3 Laramie County CC 
The Cardinals fell behind by two in the first 25 minutes of the contest before rallying in the second half with goals from Christian Butoli, a penalty, and Shane Stanley in the 56th and 62nd minutes. The hosts, however, claimed the win with 14 minutes left. MORE

Coming Up This Week…
Friday, September 13 - North Idaho College @ Washington State Club 4:30
Sunday, September 15 - Shoreline CC @ North Idaho College 2:00


Saturday, September 7 
NIC 1 :: 3 Iowa Lakes CC 
Two goals off of corners put the Cardinals in a hole before Kelly Parson found Emilee Cordon on the left side. Her initial effort was stopped by a defender, but she recollected the ball and put it away for the lone Cardinal goal. MORE

Sunday, September 8
NIC 1 :: 3 Laramie County CC 
The Cardinals found themselves on the wrong side of the same scoreline for the second consecutive day, though the opposition this time was ranked seventh in the nation. LCCC was not able to open the scoring until a handball led to a penalty late in the first half. Five minutes into the second half, however, NIC pulled even with Emilee Cordon this time being the provider, finding right back Jamie Gates, who launched a shot from outside the right side of the area over the keeper. LCCC, though pulled away with a pair of goals in the final 15 minutes. MORE

Coming Up This Week…
Sunday, September 15 - Shoreline CC @ North Idaho College 12:00