Tuesday, October 29, 2013

INW College Recap - Week 10: Showdown Wednesday likely to decide women's title for NWAACC East

The story in the NWAACC East continues to be the domination of Walla Walla and Spokane. The men's side has seen the two clinch first and second, respectively, while on the women's side the two are separated by only one point going into the final week, making the showdown Wednesday at leaders Walla Walla most likely the deciding factor between the two for the division title which currently resides in Spokane and a nine-year stint with the Warriors.

Meanwhile, the North Idaho College men opened their postseason play with a win before falling to the region's top seed in the second contest. The women begin postseason play this week.


Wednesday, October 23 

Treasure Valley 0 :: 3 Walla Walla
Ariel Gonzalez (Pasco, WA) set up Max Smith 16 minutes into the contest and then 50 minutes later put the match out of reach when he connected with Saif Al Rikabi. Mario Guizar (Kennewick, WA) capped the scoring with two minutes remaining with Ulisses Faurrieta making four saves for the shutout.

Wenatchee Valley 0 :: 2 Spokane
It wasn't the easiest of matches, but the Bigfoot, who had the better of play after the first quarter-hour, finally broke the deadlock two minutes into the second half when Devin Leon scored on a ball from Xavier Day (Cheney, WA). With the visiting Knights threatening to score on set piece opportunities Chris Fitzner (Cheney, WA) found Alex Opland (Rathdrum, ID) to double the advantage with 11 minutes left, but it was a couple of big stops by Curtis Hill (Spokane, WA) that made played a major role as his posted the shutout. INWsn REPORT

Saturday, October 26 

Wenatchee Valley 0 :: 0 Columbia Basin
In a three-way race for third, the Knights missed an opportunity to make up ground from their last-place position as goalkeeper Antonio Madera (Yakima, WA) made 11 saves to keep the host Hawks, led by Antonio Gonzalez' (Cowiche, WA) four saves, off the board.

Treasure Valley 0 :: 5 Spokane
Devin Leon scored the opener in the 27th on a ball from Jared Fretheim (Spokane, WA) and scored the team's third two minutes into the second half with the assistance of Corbin Bronsch (Spokane, WA) to put the game out of reach. Xavier Day (Cheney, WA)had made it a two-goal margin in the final moments of the first half courtesy of Chris Fitzner (Cheney, WA), who went on to set up the fourth, a tally from Chris Donich (Spokane, WA). Devon Prince (Medical Lake, WA) rounded out the scoring with two minutes left and Curtis Hill (Spokane, WA) made four saves for the clean sheet.

Walla Walla 9-0-2… Spokane 7-3-1…  Columbia Basin 2-4-5…Treasure Valley 3-8-1… Wenatchee Valley 2-7-3

Remaining Season Schedule
Wednesday, October 30 (4:15) - Spokane @ Walla Walla… Columbia Basin @ Treasure Valley
Saturday, November 2 (2:15) - Walla Walla @ Wenatchee Valley… Spokane @ Columbia Basin


Wednesday, October 23 

Treasure Valley 0 :: 3 Walla Walla
The Warriors were unable to break through until Lexi Miller (Pasco, WA) scored on a ball from Julie Belden in the 57th minute. Then Delaney Romero (Yakima, WA) added a pair of goals, scoring in the 68th and again in the 81st with the assistance of Oryian Matheny (Grandview, WA).

Columbia Basin 6 :: 0 Yakima Valley
The Hawks jumped out to a three-goal advantage in the first 25 minutes with Sydney Elrick tallying just a minute in and Yesenia Alvarado (Richland, WA) finding the next two in the 14th and 25th courtesy of Taylor Schutzenhofer (Kennewick, WA) and Kaila Homes (Kennewick, WA), respectively. Mykenzie Lilly (Benton City, WA) then scored back-to-back goals in the second half with Debra Hulse (Prosser, WA) finding her in the 69th and Shady Callaway (West Richland, WA) in the 76th. Homes connected with Schutzenhofer with nine minutes left to round things out.

Wenatchee Valley 0 :: 8 Spokane
In a game that could have easily finished with a double-digit margin, the Sasquatch got out to a four-goal lead in the first 24 minutes on the power of a Tasha Luu (Colville, WA) hat-trick. They added four more in the second half in which Taylor Strasser (Lewis & Clark) finished a hat-trick of assists off corners and Rashelle Fisher scored twice. Also scoring on the day were Rainey Pelzel, who had the other first half tally, and her younger sister Madison along with Sydni Thomas (Spokane, WA). In addition to Strasser, Laura Seymour (Spokane, WA), Kat Tsoukalas (Kennewick, WA), Sarah Marro (Spokane, WA) and Courtney Hossfeld (Spokane, WA) registered assists. INWsn REPORT

Saturday, October 26 

Treasure Valley 0 :: 4 Spokane
Despite missing two of their top offensive threats for personal reasons, the Bigfoot had no trouble with the Chukars, going up two in the first 10 minutes. Rashelle Fisher set up Kat Tsoukalas (Kennewick, WA) eight minutes in and Laura Seymour (Spokane, WA) doubled the lead two minutes later. Fisher set up another four minutes before the break when she connected with Sydni Thomas (Spokane, WA) and Taylor Strasser (Spokane, WA) found Lindsay DeHaas (Spokane, WA) for the final score in the 45th.

Wenatchee Valley 2 :: 4 Columbia Basin
The hosts grabbed a two-goal margin in the first 12 minutes with Megan Young (Kennewick, WA) scoring five minutes in and Mykenzie Lilly (Benton City, WA) doubling the advantage seven minutes later on a ball from Kaila Homes (Kennewick, WA). The Knights, rallied though with goals from Alma Franco (Chelan, WA) in the 29th and Itzel Castro (Wenatchee, WA) in the 56th. Lilly, however, was not done as she brought her tally for the week to five with strikes in the 68th and 75th with Shady Callaway (West Richland, WA) providing assistance on the first.

Yakima Valley 1 :: 12 Walla Walla   
The Warriors scored just a minute in and had a five-goal lead by the intermission. Delaney Romero (Yakima, WA) scored twice with Tash Anderson (Bend, OR) scoring once in the first half and two more times in the second. Alli Madril (Boise, ID) and Kylie Gorton (Moscow, ID) scored the other first half tallies. Gorton had a second after the break and was joined by Brigit Lyons (Walla Walla, WA), Oryian Matheny (Grandview, WA) and Olivia Rodgers (East Wenatchee, WA) in the scoring tally in the second half. Rodgers also registered two assists on the day while Mackena Carkner had three. Teresa Salazar (Yakima, WA) spoiled the shutout with her tally in the 85th that also ended a three-game scoreless drought.

Walla Walla 12-1-1… Spokane 11-0-3… Columbia Basin 6-6-2… Treasure Valley 1-9-4… Wenatchee Valley 1-11-2… Yakima Valley 0-14-0

Remaining Season Schedule
Wednesday, October 30 (2:00) - Columbia Basin @ Treasure Valley… Yakima Valley @ Wenatchee Valley… Spokane @ Walla Walla
Saturday, November 2 (12:00) - Treasure Valley @ Yakima Valley… Spokane @ Columbia Basin… Walla Walla @ Wenatchee Valley


Friday, October 25 

North Idaho College 2 :: OT :: 1 Northwest College (Wyoming) [@ Otero JC (Colorado)]
The Cardinals kicked off their postseason at the Region IX NJCAA playoffs, downing Northwest College for a third time this season. Seeded fourth, NIC took the lead when John Ray was fouled while driving toward the area, creating a free kick just outside the box that was put into the upper corner by Christian Botuli six minutes before the break. It only took 36 seconds for the Trappers, seeded fifth, to pull even in the second half and the period finished scoreless the rest of the way with Adam Talley having a shot go off the post in the final minutes. The second opportunity build-up by the Cardinals after a corner finished with Talley putting away a rebound for the winner in overtime. MORE

Saturday, October 26

North Idaho College 0 :: 2 Laramie County CC 
Despite having a close call at LCCC earlier this year in a 3-2 loss, the Cardinals could not come up with a finishing touch against the top seed as they gave up a goal in each half in the semifinal loss. LCCC went on to fall 2-1 to second-seeded host Otero Junior College in the Final. MORE


Sunday, October 27 

North Idaho College 0 :: 1 Gonzaga Club
The Cardinals gave up the lone goal of the contest in the 23rd minute as they prepared for the Region IX tournament set for the following weekend. MORE

Postseason Schedule 
Friday, November 1 - NIC @ Otero JC 1:00
Saturday, November 2 - TBD