Tuesday, October 29, 2013

INW College Recap - Week 10: GNAC & NWC - Whitworth men continue to roll with road sweep

The Whitworth men are doing their best to repeat as the conference champions, but it looks like catching Puget Sound, who have a five point lead and relatively easy slate remaining, is a tall task at this point. This week, the Pirates earned a pair of shutout wins on the road versus Pacific and George Fox. Meanwhile, the Whitworth ladies continue to fight despite having a limited squad, earning a scoreless draw at Pacific and taking league-leading Linfield nearly the distance before falling in the final minutes of overtime.

It was a tough week for the region's schools in the GNAC as MSU-Billings and Northwest Nazarene men's sides faced league-leaders Western Washington and Simon Fraser. Each had close-knit contests against the Vikings, but were routed by the Clan north of the border. The Central Washington women, meanwhile, earned four points on the week.


Friday, October 25 

Whitworth 2 :: 0 Pacific 
Despite outshooting the hosts 11-2 in the first half, the Pirates came up empty, but Sam Selisch made sure that didn't continue in the second stanza when he collected a ball played over the defense by David Starkovich and opened the scoring in the 55th minute. He added a second at the 71-minute mark when he finished a ball played back by defender Will Wren, who had driven forward on the play.  MORE

Saturday, October 26 

Whitman 2 :: 1 George Fox 
After falling behind in the 21st minute following a turnover, the Missionaries rallied for the victory on a pair of goals from Alex Barsher. Sam Perkins and Logan Grime combined to assist him in the 31st minute and he played a give-and-go with Jesse Mirman to set himself up in the 63rd for the win. MORE

Sunday, October 27 

Whitworth 6 :: 0 George Fox
It was all Pirates from nearly the opening whistle, literally. Robby Ubben played a through ball to spring Rylan Berriman for the opening goal just 26 seconds into the contest, registering the fastest goal in the program's history. Spencer Wolfe scored on a free kick in the 24th and another through ball created the third when Colin Shockman (Spokane, WA) connected with Matt Bray (Spokane, WA). A corner from David Starkovich found Balin Larson in the 37th and a through ball from Sam Engle concluded the first half scoring at five in the 44th when he put Karl Muelheims (Spokane, WA) on. Another corner provided the lone second half strike four minutes in when Wren finished off the service from Wolfe as the reserves saw plenty of time on the pitch to close out the game. MORE

Whitman 1 :: OT :: 0 Pacific
Locked in a stalemate, Junpei Tsuji converted from the penalty spot for the winner in the 93rd minute, giving goalkeeper Stuart Ellsworth the win with a three-save performance. MORE

Other Results
Saturday, October 26 - Puget Sound 4 :: 0 Linfield… Pacific Lutheran 0 :: 3 Willamette
Sunday, October 27 - Puget Sound 1 :: 0 Willamette… Pacific Lutheran 3 :: 0 Linfield

Puget Sound 10-1-0… Whitworth 8-2-1… Whitman 6-4-1… Pacific Lutheran 5-4-2… Willamette 5-4-2… Linfield 5-5-1… Pacific 1-9-1… George Fox 0-11-0

Remaining Season Schedule
Saturday, November 2 (1:30) - Pacific @ Pacific Lutheran… Linfield @ Whitman… Willamette @ Whitworth… George Fox @ Puget Sound
Sunday, November 3 (1:30) - Willamette @ Whitman… Linfield @ Whitworth… George Fox @ Pacific Lutheran… Pacific @ Puget Sound
Saturday, November 9 - Whitman @ Whitworth 1:30… Pacific @ George Fox 1:30… Puget Sound @ Pacific Lutheran 1:30… Willamette @ Linfield 2:30


Friday, October 25 

Whitworth 0 :: 0 Pacific
The lady Pirates outshot the hosts 11-7 for the contest, but were unable to get anything into the back of the net while Andrea Stump stopped the hosts at the other end with four saves for the clean sheet. MORE

Saturday, October 26 

Whitman 0 :: 1 Linfield
A scramble in the box allowed the conference-leading scorer to connect for the winning strike just over a minute into the second half. MORE

Sunday, October 27 

Whitworth 2 :: OT :: 3 Linfield
The Pirates took the league-leaders nearly the distance but initially trailed after 17 minutes. With a little less than two minutes left, however, they took advantage of a mistake by goalkeeper Taylor Collinsworth (Bend, OR), who came out of the box, with Tiara Pajimola (Spokane, WA) feeding Molly Smith (Missoula, MT). Four minutes into the second half Jami Hegg (Spokane, WA) put Whitworth in front on a free kick, but the lead only lasted six minuted before a corner tied things up. The Pirates were three minutes from a draw when a free kick created the winning goal for the hosts. MORE

Pacific 4 :: 0 Whitman
The two sides were in a stalemate going into the second half, but an early goal just a little over two minutes in sparked a three-goal outburst in a six-minute span that put the match out of reach. MORE

Other Results
Saturday, October 26 - George Fox 1 :: 3 Pacific Lutheran… Willamette 0 :: 3 Puget Sound
Sunday, October 27 - George Fox 1 :: 2 Puget Sound… Lewis & Clark 1 :: OT :: 2 Pacific Lutheran

Linfield 10-1-1… Puget Sound 9-1-2… Pacific Lutheran 6-1-5… Lewis & Clark 6-5-1… Pacific 5-5-2… Whitworth 3-6-4… Whitman 4-9-0… Willamette 2-8-2… George Fox 1-10-1

Remaining Season Schedule 
Wednesday, October 30 - Pacific Lutheran @ Puget Sound 3:00
Saturday, November 2 (11:00) - Willamette @ Whitworth… Linfield @ George Fox… Lewis & Clark @ Whitman… Pacific @ Pacific Lutheran
Sunday, November 3 - Lewis & Clark @ Whitworth 11:00… Pacific @ George Fox 11:00… Linfield @ Puget Sound 11:00… Willamette @ Whitman 12:00
Friday, November 8 - Whitman @ George Fox 11:00… Linfield @ Lewis & Clark 11:00… Willamette @ Pacific Lutheran 11:00… Puget Sound @ Pacific 12:00
Saturday, November 9 - Whitworth @ George Fox 11:00… Puget Sound @ Lewis & Clark 11:00… Linfield @ Pacific Lutheran 11:00… Willamette @ Pacific 12:00


Thursday, October 24 

MSU-Billings 0 :: 1 Western Washington
Facing a one-loss Vikings side on the road, the Yellowjackets kept it close but fell on a 41st minute strike. MORE

Northwest Nazarene 0 :: 7 Simon Fraser
The hosts scored three in the first half and ran away with the victory with four more in the second. MORE

Saturday, October 26 

MSU-Billings 0 :: 7 Simon Fraser
The fourth-ranked hosts were only up one at the break, but things snowballed in the second half when they scored three times in three minutes from the 56th to 58th en route to the blowout. MORE

Northwest Nazarene 0 :: OT :: 1 Western Washington
The Crusaders rebounded from the big loss at Simon Fraser by nearly going the distance at Western Washington before giving up the deciding goal in the 96th minute. MORE

Other Results
Thursday, October 24 - South Dakota Mines 1 :: 2 Saint Martin's… Mary 0 :: 2 Seattle Pacific
Saturday, October 26 - Mary 4 :: 4 Saint Martin's… South Dakota Mines 0 :: 1 Seattle Pacific

Simon Fraser 9-1-1… Seattle Pacific 8-0-3… Western Washington 7-1-3… Saint Martin's 5-4-2… Northwest Nazarene 3-5-3… MSU-Billings 3-6-2… Mary 1-8-2… South Dakota Mines 0-11-0

Remaining Season Schedule
Thursday, October 31 - Northwest Nazarene @ Mary 5:00… MSU-Billings @ South Dakota Mines 5:30… Seattle Pacific @ Western Washington 7:30… Saint Martin's @ Simon Fraser 7:30
Saturday, November 2 - MSU-Billings @ Mary 11:00… Northwest Nazarene @ South Dakota Mines 5:30… Seattle Pacific @ Simon Fraser 7:30
Sunday, November 3 - Saint Martin's @ Western Washington 1:00
Saturday, November 9 - Seattle Pacific @ Saint Martin's 1:00… MSU-Billings @ Northwest Nazarene 2:00… Mary @ South Dakota Mines 5:30… Simon Fraser @ Western Washington 7:00


Thursday, October 24 

Central Washington 0 :: 0 Western Oregon
Outshot on the road 15-3, Kayla Lipston's 10 saves were key in getting the scoreless draw. MORE

MSU-Billings 0 :: 1 Western Washington
A 25-yard effort from the edge of the penalty arc sent into the upper corner with a little under three minutes left in the first half proved to be the difference in a close contest on the road versus the 12th-ranked conference leaders. MORE

Northwest Nazarene 1 :: OT :: 2 Simon Fraser
In a battle of the bottom two, the Crusaders grabbed the initial lead in the 23rd minute when Kayla Williams connected with Kelsey Martin on a free kick. The Canadians tied it up in the 51st and then, up a player since the red card to Katie Butler (Nampa, ID) in the 88th, found the winner with 10 seconds left in the first overtime session. MORE

Saturday, October 26 

MSU-Billings 3 :: 0 Simon Fraser
Three different players scored for the Yellowjackets in the with Jessie Mancilla providing the lone strike from long distance in the first half. Jennifer Johnson (Wenatchee, WA) found Aubrey Briscoe with a free kick in the 51st minute and a corner from Chelsea Shuman (Kalispell, MT) was knocked in by Heidi Greenback at the hour mark. MORE

Central Washington 2 :: 1 Saint Martin's
Down since the 12th minute, the Wildcats took advantage of the hosts misplaying a cross sent in by Cassie Ripley four minutes into the second half with Danielle Brandli tallying. Less than two minutes later Reilly Retz had a penalty stopped, but was able to knock in the rebound for the winner in the 51st. MORE

Northwest Nazarene 0 :: 6 Western Washington
After losing to last place SFU the day before, the Crusaders were only down one against the league-leaders at the break. The second half was a different matter though as the Vikings cored four minutes in and then ran away with the rout. MORE

Other Results
Thursday, October 24 - Saint Martin's 2 :: OT :: 3 Seattle Pacific
Saturday, October 26 - Seattle Pacific 1 :: 0 Western Oregon

Western Washington 11-1-0… Central Washington 9-2-1… Seattle Pacific 9-3-0… Western Oregon 6-3-3… MSU-Billings 4-7-1… Saint Martin's 3-9-0… Northwest Nazarene 0-9-3… Simon Fraser 1-9-2

Remaining Season Schedule
Thursday, October 31 - Western Oregon @ MSU-Billings 2:00… Saint Martin's @ Northwest Nazarene 2:00… Western Washington @ Central Washington 3:00… Simon Fraser @ Seattle Pacific 7:00
Saturday, November 2 - Northwest Nazarene @ MSU-Billings 12:00… Saint Martin's @ Western Oregon 1:00… Central Washington @ Seattle Pacific 1:00… Simon Fraser @ Western Washington 7:00