Tuesday, November 5, 2013

INW College Recap - Week 11: Washington State downs two ranked sides; Double-split for Gonzaga

It was a statement week for Washington State as the Cougars knocked off two ranked opponents in Pullman. First they rallied past 21st-ranked California for a 3-1 victory and then they stunned 6th-ranked Stanford - their first win at home against Stanford since 1993, which also ended a pair of amazing Cardinal road streaks.

Meanwhile, a little further north the Gonzaga duo split their respective pair of contests. The Bulldog men split, ending a lengthy winless stretch in conference play on the road with a win in Portland before returning home and falling to Santa Clara. The lady Zags went to overtime in both games on the road, falling at Pacific and rebounding to defeat Saint Mary's.


Wednesday, October 30 

Gonzaga 2 :: 1 Portland 
After posting a pair of ties earlier in the season on the road, the Zags finally got the breakthrough result to end a 24-game winless run on the road in the WCC that dated back to 2009, and in the process claimed their first sweep of an opponent since 2008. The Pilots were upended by hometown boy Clark Phillips, who returned to the Rose City - where he also played with the PDL Timbers U23 side last summer - and scored twice for the Bulldogs. He nodded in the go-ahead goal in the 14th minute on a ball from Zach Hamer (Spokane, WA). The hosts pulled even in the 34th from the spot and Phillips provided the winner on a penalty after being taken down in the area on the hour mark. MORE

Sunday, November 3 

Santa Clara 2 :: 1 Gonzaga 
Just days after posting their first road win in years, the Bulldogs returned home for what turned out to be a nightmare the weekend following Halloween. It started great with an opening minute strike from Conner Bevans 58 seconds in on a ball from Parker Victor, who had driven up the right side and delivered the ball to the near post. After that, the Zags gave up the equalizer in the 21st minute and then lost a pair of players to injury in the 23rd with striker Jakob Granlund, a threat much of the conference campaign, and defender Josh Phillips, a key leader on Gonzaga's stout defensive line, coming out of the game. Santa Clara scored five minutes into the second half and held on for the win. MORE

Other Results
Friday, November 1 - Loyola Marymount 1 :: 0 Saint Mary's… San Diego 0 :: 1 San Francisco… Santa Clara 1 :: 0 Portland
Sunday, November 3 - San Diego 1 :: 2 Saint Mary's… Loyola Marymount 1 :: 0 San Francisco

Loyola Marymount 5-1-1… Santa Clara 5-3-0… Saint Mary's 3-2-2… San Francisco 3-4-1… Gonzaga 3-2-3… Portland 3-5-0… San Diego 0-5-3

Remaining Season Schedule
Wednesday, November 6 - San Francisco @ Saint Mary's 2:30
Friday, November 8 - Gonzaga @ San Diego 7:00… Portland @ Loyola Marymount 7:00… Saint Mary's @ Santa Clara 7:00
Sunday, November 10 - Gonzaga @ Loyola Marymount 1:00… Santa Clara @ San Francisco 1:00… Portland @ San Diego 2:00
Wednesday, November 13 - San Diego @ Loyola Marymount 6:00
Friday, November 15 - San Francisco @ Gonzaga 2:00… Loyola Marymount @ Santa Clara 7:00… Saint Mary's @ Portland 7:00
Sunday, November 17 - Saint Mary's @ Gonzaga 12:00… San Diego @ Santa Clara 1:00… San Francisco @ Portland 1:00


Friday, November 1 

Gonzaga 2 :: OT :: 3 Pacific
The Bulldogs jumped out to a stunning two-goal lead on the road with Tori Lee combining with Kasey Rubosky (Spokane, WA) to set up the opener by Karley Baggerly just three minutes in and then Lee scoring herself on an 18-yard free kick just under a minute later. Unfortunately, it would not hold with Pacific scoring in the 15th and pulling even in the second half before eventually finding a winner just three minutes into overtime on a misplayed back pass. MORE

Loyola Marymount 0 :: 2 Santa Clara
Sofia Huerta (Boise, ID) scored in the 90th minute to ensure the Broncos victory.

Sunday, November 3 

Gonzaga 2 :: OT :: 1 Saint Mary's
The storyline went the opposite direction from the previous game's collapse as Gonzaga rallied from the Gaels 50th minute opener with a pair of goals from Heather Johnson (Kennewick, WA). She netted the first on a ball from Karley Baggerly in the 61st minute and then Katey Pennington (Boise, ID) and Kasey Rubosky (Spokane, WA) combined to find her for a 10-yard finish in the 102nd minute. MORE

Pepperdine 2 :: 9 Santa Clara
After giving up the first two goals in the opening 17 minutes, the Broncos scored nine unanswered. Up 3-2 early in the second half, Sofia Huerta (Boise, ID) scored the Broncos fourth in the 51st and set up the following goal three minutes later as they recorded their second nine-goal game in three outings. She also created the ninth tally with a well-driven cross that deflected off a defender for an own goal in the 88th.

Other Results
Thursday, October 31 - Portland 3 :: 1 Saint Mary's
Friday, November 1 - Pepperdine 0 :: 2 San Francisco… San Diego 0 :: 1 BYU
Sunday, November 3 - Loyola Marymount 1 :: 1 San Francisco

Santa Clara 7-0-0… Portland 6-1-0… BYU 6-1-0… Pepperdine 4-4-0… Pacific 3-3-1… San Diego 3-4-0… Saint Mary's 2-5-0… Gonzaga 2-5-0… San Francisco 1-4-2… Loyola Marymount 0-7-1

Remaining Season Schedule
Thursday, November 7 - San Francisco @ Gonzaga 2:00… Pacific @ BYU 6:00… Saint Mary's @ San Diego 7:00… Santa Clara @ Portland 8:00
Saturday, November 9 - Saint Mary's @ BYU 12:00… Pacific @ San Diego 1:00… Santa Clara @ Gonzaga 1:00… Pepperdine @ Loyola Marymount 6:00… San Francisco @ Portland 7:00


Monday, October 28 

California 0 :: 1 Oregon 
The Ducks claimed the victory with a long-range effort from Maryn Beutler (Bend, OR) in the 55th minute.

Friday, November 1 

California 1 :: 3 Washington State
The Golden Bears jumped into the lead in the 18th minute but Micaela Castain and Nicole Setterlund guided the Cougars to the victory. Setterlund pulled the Cougs level in the 35th when she buried the rebound of Castain's shot that came off the crossbar and then scored the winning tally in the 53rd from 12 yards on a ball from Castain, who netted a third assist in the 85th minute when she found Kourtney Guetlein for a tap-in off her cross. MORE

Oregon 1 :: OT :: 2 USC
Kristen Parr (Bend, OR) scored five minutes into the contest on a breakaway and the Ducks looked headed to a win despite being outshot 30-9 thanks to the goalkeeper, but the hosts tied it up in the 80th and found the winner in the 100th.

Sunday, November 3 

Stanford 0 :: 1 Washington State
After providing the goals two days earlier, Kourtney Guetlein and Nicole Setterlund combined to set up Jocelyn Jeffers in the 58th minute for the deciding goal against Stanford, ending the Cardinal's 42-game road unbeaten streak and 26-game Pac-12 road winning streak. Gurveen Clair made four saves in her new WSU-record 22nd career shutout. MORE

Utah 1 :: OT :: 2 Arizona State
Allie Wisner (Bozeman, MT) put the Utes in front in the 75th minute after a lengthy stalemate only to see the hosts score with just over three minutes left and notch the winner in the 102nd.

Other Results
Thursday, October 31 - Stanford 1 :: 0 Washington
Friday, November 1 - Utah 1 :: OT :: 0 Arizona… Oregon State 0 :: 3 UCLA… Colorado 2 :: 2 Arizona State
Sunday, November 3 - Colorado 0 :: 3 Arizona… Oregon State 1 :: OT :: 2 USC… Oregon 0 :: 2 UCLA… California 1 :: 0 Washington

UCLA 8-0-2… Washington State 6-3-1… Stanford 6-4-0… Utah 5-3-2… Colorado 4-4-2… Arizona State 4-4-2… Washington 3-3-4… California 3-4-3… Arizona 3-6-1… USC 3-6-1… Oregon State 3-4-1… Oregon 3-6-1

Remaining Season Schedule
Wednesday, November 6 - California @ Stanford 7:30
Thursday, November 7 - Arizona State @ Arizona 1:00… Oregon @ Oregon State 1:00… USC @ UCLA 5:00
Friday, November 8 - Colorado @ Utah 1:00… Washington State @ Washington 1:00