Thursday, November 21, 2013

INW Best XI - Week 13: Ludwigs, Swanson guide Gonzaga & Loggers to wins

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 November 11-17 (Combined due to lack of games - likely final edition for 2013)


G - Angel Guerra (Wenatchee, WA) - Peninsula College Men :: Made two saves in the semifinal, winning 2-1, and nine in the championship, for a 1-0 win, to help the Pirates claim the title.

G - Cody Lang (Spokane, WA) - Seattle Pacific Men :: Made five saves on the road in the opening round of the DII NCAA Tournament, but it was not enough in a 1-0 loss to Chico State.

D - Eneko Bereziartua (Boise, ID) - Puget Sound Men :: Delivered the cross that set up the 2-1 overtime game-winning goal over Hardin-Simmons in the opening round of the DIII NCAA Tournament.

D - Tanner French (Sandpoint, ID) - Concordia Men :: Set up the opening goal in a 4-0 Cascade Conference semifinal win against Northwest U.

INW WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: D - Lauren Swanson (Eagle, ID) - Puget Sound Women :: Started both games and helped lead the Loggers to a pair of 1-0 overtime victories in the opening and second round matches of the DIII NCAA Tournament against Cal Lutheran and Hardin-Simmons.

D/M - James Williamson (Coeur d'Alene, ID) - Corban Men :: Started and helped lead the Warriors in a pair of 1-0 shutouts in the conference playoffs to advance to the national tournament.

INW MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: M - Lars Ludwigs - Gonzaga Men :: Scored the opening goal and set up the game-winner in addition to hitting the woodwork three times in leading the Zags to a 3-1 victory over Saint Mary's. (Woellstein, Germany)

M - McKayla Madison (Bend, OR) - Concordia Women :: Scored the opening goal en route to a 3-0 victory in the Cascade Conference championship against Northwest U.

F - Sofia Huerta (Boise, ID) - Santa Clara Women :: Scored the game-winning goal in the 2-1 victory over California in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

F - Clark Phillips - Gonzaga Men :: Scored both goals in the second half, including the game-winner in a 3-1 victory over Saint Mary's. (Portland, OR)

F - Kaylie Winston (Pasco, WA) - Seattle Pacific Women :: Set up the winning goal in a 1-0 victory on the road versus Sonoma State in the first round of the DII NCAA Tournament.