Monday, November 11, 2013

INW College Recap - Week 12: GNAC & NWC - Puget Sound sweeps NWC titles; CWU falls in GNAC semi

In the GNAC, Central Washington's postseason hopes were dashed in the semifinals by third-place Seattle Pacific, who rallied with a pair of late goals to reach the final and eventually win the title against top-seed Western Washington via penalties. On the men's side the Falcons finished a close second to defending champion Simon Fraser, coming up just one point shy of the guaranteed berth.

In the Northwest Conference, the Puget Sound Loggers, having already clinched the men's title, made it a sweep as the women wound up seven points clear with a pair of wins while fellow contender Linfield collapsed with two losses.


Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championship (@ Starfire Sports Complex)

Thursday, November 7 - Semifinals

#4 Western Oregon 1 :: OT :: 2 #1 Western Washington

#3 Seattle Pacific 2 :: 1 #2 Central Washington
The Wildcats took the initial lead in the contest when Meghan Ward scored just over 10 minutes into the contest. Kayla Lipston made eight saves in the match for Central Washington as they were outshot 14-4, but the Falcons pulled even in the 73rd from the penalty spot and then found a bit of fortune with just under two minutes left when a cross was knocked in for an own goal by Jessica Haga. MORE

Saturday, November 9 - Championship 

Seattle Pacific (4) 1 :: PK :: 1 (1) Western Washington

Final Conference Standings
Western Washington 13-1-0… Central Washington 10-3-1… Seattle Pacific 10-4-0… Western Oregon 7-3-4… MSU-Billings 5-8-1… Saint Martin's 3-10-1… Northwest Nazarene 1-10-3… Simon Fraser 1-11-2


Saturday, November 9

MSU-Billings 1 :: 5 Northwest Nazarene  
The Crusaders romped to a big win in the finale on the four-goal effort from Fredy Razo. Two came via penalties, including the opener in the 12th and his final goal in the 69th, but he doubled the lead in the 20th off the rebound of a Juan Perez shot. The Yellowjackets cut the lead back to one in the 29th when Cameron Lee and Kyle Emerick (Billings, MT) combined to find Thorge Jess. The one-goal margin would remain until Alfredo Zendejas fed Razo for his third of the day on the hour mark. Torres would wrap up the scoring on a 25-yard free kick in the 88th. MORE

Seattle Pacific 4 :: 1 Saint Martin's
Bryson Pavel (Boise, ID) set up the opening goal 14 minutes into the contest and again in the 79th to put them up by two goals. Luke Chouinard (Boise, ID) set up the equalizer for the Saints in the 17th minute.

Other Results
Saturday, November 9 - Mary 2 :: 0 South Dakota Mines… Simon Fraser 0 :: 3 Western Washington

Final Conference Standings
Simon Fraser 11-2-1… Seattle Pacific 10-1-3… Western Washington 9-2-3… Northwest Nazarene 5-6-3… Saint Martin's 5-7-2… MSU-Billings 3-7-4… Mary 3-8-3… South Dakota Mines 0-13-1


Saturday, November 9 

Whitman 0 :: 2 Whitworth
In a game that was anything but pretty, the Pirates closed out the season with another win and hopes of perhaps having a good enough resume for a rare at-large berth out of the conference. Will Wren and Sam Engle combined to find Matt Bray for the opening tally eight minutes in and Engle added another assist when he connected with Wren 14 minutes later for the second tally. INWsn REPORT 

Other Results
Saturday, November 9 - Pacific 3 :: 1 George Fox… Puget Sound 2 :: OT :: 3 Pacific Lutheran… Willamette 3 :: OT :: 2 Linfield

Final Conference Standings
Puget Sound 12-2-0… Whitworth 10-2-2… Pacific Lutheran 8-4-2… Whitman 8-5-1… Willamette 6-5-3… Linfield 5-8-1… Pacific 2-11-1… George Fox 0-14-0


Friday, November 8 

Whitman 1 :: 0 George Fox 
A short corner from Kelsey Roehner was crossed into the area by Sara Sonnenblick to Jade Anderson, who finished for the game-winner 22 minutes into the match. The hosts posed no trouble with just one shot in the game. MORE

Puget Sound 4 :: 0 Pacific
Lauren Swanson (Eagle, ID) put the Loggers in front 27 minutes in and then also set up the final goal in the 68th minute of the contest.

Saturday, November 9 

Whitworth 1 :: 1 George Fox
The two sides seemed destined to finish in a stalemate, but in the 76th minute Molly Smith served a ball into the box where Jackie Day would put it away into the left side of the goal. But just as they thought they would avoid yet another draw, the Pirates saw the hosts pull even with 90 seconds left and hang on for the point despite being outshot 33-14 on the day. MORE

Other Results
Friday, November 8 - Linfield 1 :: 2 Lewis & Clark… Willamette 0 :: 1 Pacific Lutheran
Saturday, November 9 - Puget Sound 2 :: 0 Lewis & Clark… Linfield 2 :: OT :: 3 Pacific Lutheran… Willamette 1 :: OT :: 0 Pacific

Final Conference Standings
Puget Sound 13-1-2… Linfield 11-4-1… Pacific Lutheran 9-2-5… Lewis & Clark 7-8-1… Whitman 7-9-0… Pacific 6-8-2… Whitworth 4-6-6… Willamette 3-10-3… George Fox 1-13-2