Monday, September 29, 2014

INW DI College Recap – Week Five: Montana Sweeps Big Sky openers; WSU Cougars grab late win in Pac-12 opener

Among the Division I action this week, the Big Sky Conference, PAC-12 and Mountain West kicked of conference play. The University of Montana and University of Idaho each swept their first two with victories while Idaho State and Eastern Washington each split on the weekend. Washington State snared a PAC-12 win at Oregon State in the 89th minute. Things were not so fortunate for Boise State, which dropped its first two in the Mountain West, falling on the road to Air Force and Colorado College. This week conference play will finally begin for Gonzaga and the West Coast Conference.

Here is a rundown of the area DI schools and their conferences as well as how players from the Inland Northwest performed around the nation in the past week.

September 22-28 | Upcoming games PT & conference matches unless noted (NL)


Friday, September 26

Idaho State 2-1 (OT) Eastern Washington
The Eagles nearly took the lead in the 16th minute when Savannah Hoekstra (Liberty Lake, WA) was fouled in the box, but Sheridan Hapsic stopped the penalty attempt from Chloe Williams (Spokane, WA). Three minute later, though, they did get the opening goal with Williams scoring on a ball from Hoekstra. Eastern held the advantage until Katherine Roberts (Pocatello, ID) rebounded from a poor start, dominating the second half en route to an 80th minute equalizer and, eventually, the game-winner with just under three minutes left in overtime. Both were set up by good work from teammates with Lauren Bermudez beating a defender on the end line to serve the ball in for the first and Whitney Peterson (Meridian, ID) beat a defender and showed persistence to serve the ball in after the initial attempt was deflected.  EWU MORE [+] - ISU MORE [+]

Weber State 0-1 Univ of Montana 
The Grizzlies outshot Weber State 14-4 as they controlled the match, but it was a little fortune that gave them the win as a cross from Chloe Torres in the 19th minute slightly overshot Hallie Widner (Meridian, ID), but came back to her off the defender to allow her to put it away from about eight yards out. Kailey Norman made two saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Northern Colorado 2-3 Univ of Idaho 
It was an eventful second half with the Vandals grabbing a two-goal lead, but needed a third for the win after the visitors rallied. After a scoreless first half in which they outshot UNCO 7-3, the hosts grabbed the advantage in the first four minutes courtesy of Alyssa Pease (Bend, OR). She found Olivia Baggerly in the 48th minute and combined with Alyssa Lloyd (Spokane, WA) to set up Gabby Leong for the second a minute later. The visitors rallied with goals in the 58th and 71st, but Chloe Bell connected with Kavita Battan in the 78th for the winner.  MORE [+]

Sacramento State 1-2 Southern Utah 
Portland State 1-1 Northern Arizona 

Sunday, September 28 

Weber State 1-5 Eastern Washington 
Things look tough with Weber State scoring 12 minutes in, but a blasted shot from about 25 yards by Williams changed everything as the Eagles equalized in the 29th and then used two quick goals back-to-back in the second half to grab command. Williams delivered a corner in the 47th that Kiana Hafferty tapped in and Hoekstra set up Cassie Black two minutes later to double the lead. Black then returned the factor in the 56th with a through ball that Hoekstra scored on from the top of the box. Black added a second in the 75th, beating the keeper one-on-one after receiving the ball from Haley Stading and pushing the Eagles to the five-goal total for only the second time in program history. MORE [+]

North Dakota 0-1 Univ of Idaho 
It was a good day for Vandal goalkeeper Torrell Stewart. Her punt in the 21st minute found Kavita Battan, who beat the UND defense and chipped the ball over the keeper from the top of the area. After that she finished the game with three saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Sacramento State 0-1 Northern Arizona 
Defender Ashlynn Curnow (Boise, ID) helped guide the Lumberjacks to the narrow victory on a 67th minute goal.

Idaho State 1-3 Montana
The Grizzlies took the initial lead just over seven minutes into the contest when Widner received the ball inside the box from Mackenzie Akins and stuck it inside the right post. A defensive turnover, allowed, the Bengals to pull even in the 18th. Five minutes before the break Maddy Emerick (Billings, MT) put a cross from Savannah Witt (Billings, MT) inside the right post to reclaim the lead and Widner added some insurance in the 77th from about 12 yards via Chloe Torres.  UM MORE [+] - ISU MORE [+]  

Portland State 0-2 Southern Utah 

Standings: Southern Utah 2-0-0... Montana 2-0-0... Idaho 2-0-0... Northern Arizona 1-0-1... Eastern Washington 1-1-0... Idaho State 1-1-0... Portland State 0-1-1... Northern Colorado 0-1-0... North Dakota 0-1-0... Sacramento State 0-2-0... Weber State 0-2-0

Coming Up
Friday, Oct 3 - Eastern Washington University @ Portland State University 1:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Univ of Idaho @ Southern Utah University 3:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Univ of Montana @ Sacramento State University 4:00
Friday, Oct 3 - North Dakota @ Idaho State University 4:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Northern Colorado @ Weber State University 3:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Univ of Montana @ Portland State University 1:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Northern Colorado @ Idaho State University 1:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Eastern Washington University @ Sacramento State University 1:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Northern Arizona University @ Univ of Idaho 1:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - North Dakota @ Weber State University 12:00


Friday, September 26 

Boise State 0-2 Air Force 
The Falcons scored once in each half, taking the lead in the 20th on a penalty for a handball and doubling the lead in the 63rd.  MORE [+]

Nevada 0-4 Wyoming 
San Diego State 1-0 San Jose State 
Utah State 1-1 Colorado College 
UNLV 1-0 Colorado State 
New Mexico 2-1 Fresno State 

Sunday, September 28 

Boise State 1-3 Colorado College 
After giving up the initial goal to the hosts in the 25th minute, the Broncos answered right back when a pass over the back line by defender Hailey DeVries put Shannon Schueren on goal, beating the charging keeper from about 15 yards out. It was their lone shot of the half compared to seven for the hosts. Things were a lot more even in the second half, but it was the Tigers finding success, tallying in the 59th and 70th to claim the result.  MORE [+]

Utah State 0-1 (OT) Air Force 
New Mexico 1-1 San Jose State 
Nevada 0-1 Colorado State 
UNLV 0-3 Wyoming 
San Diego State 4-2 Fresno State

Standings: San Diego State 2-0-0... Air Force 2-0-0... Wyoming 2-0-0... Colorado College 1-0-1... New Mexico 1-0-1... UNLV 1-1-0... Colorado State 1-1-0... Utah State 0-1-1... San Jose State 0-1-1... Boise State 0-2-0... Nevada 0-2-0... Fresno State 0-2-0

Coming Up
Friday, Oct 3 - Colorado State @ Boise State 3:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Wyoming @ Utah State 2:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Air Force @ New Mexico 6:00
Friday, Oct 3 - San Jose State @ Nevada 7:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Fresno State @ UNLV 7:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Colorado College @ San Diego State
Sunday, Oct 5 - Wyoming @ Boise State 11:00am
Sunday, Oct 5 - San Jose State @ UNLV 10:30
Sunday, Oct 5 - Air Force @ San Diego State 12:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Colorado College @ New Mexico 12:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Colorado State @ Utah State 12:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Fresno State @ Nevada 1:00


Thursday, September 25 

Washington 0-1 Oregon 

Friday, September 26 

Washington State 1-0 Oregon State
The Cougars kept several streaks in tact with a late 89th minute goal from Kourtney Guetlein, who received the ball from Beau Bremer, who hit the post in the 68th, just outside the six and turned to fire home. With the result WSU is now unbeaten in 14 consecutive, tying a school record, and unbeaten in their last nine on the road, a school record. Gurveen Clair needed just one save, a critical point-blank denial in the 86th minute. The Cougars had a golden chance for the win earlier with a penalty following a foul on Mariah Powers, but Kailiana Johnson's attempt missed wide left.  MORE [+]

Stanford 1-1 Utah 
USC 3-0 Arizona 
UCLA 1-1 Arizona State 

Saturday, September 27 

California 4-2 Colorado 

Sunday, September 28 

Washington 3-2 Portland 

Coming Up
Friday, Oct 3 - Washington State @ California 3:30
Friday, Oct 3 - Colorado @ USC 3:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Oregon State @ Arizona 3:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Oregon @ Arizona State 7:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Utah @ UCLA 8:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Washington @ Stanford 8:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Washington State @ Stanford 1:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Oregon @ Arizona 12:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Colorado @ UCLA 1:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Washington @ California 1:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Oregon State @ Arizona State 1:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Utah @ USC 3:00

MEN'S NOTES: Timmy Mueller (Post Falls, ID) scored twice late in the contest against Northwest Christian in an 11-1 victory Monday.


Friday, September 26

Santa Clara 1-0 CSU Northridge  (NL)
Sofia Huerta (Boise, ID) went on a fantastic run from midfield before scoring her eighth of the season in the 83rd minute.

Sunday, September 28 

Santa Clara 2-1 Long Beach State  (NL)
Huerta added a ninth to her ledger, scoring the equalizer for the Broncos off a through pass in the 71st minute of the contest, which the Broncos won in the final minute of play.

Gonzaga University was idle

Coming Up (Conference play begins)
Friday, Oct 3 - Saint Mary's College @ Gonzaga University 3:30
Friday, Oct 3 - Santa Clara University @ Pepperdine 3:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Univ of the Pacific @ Univ of Portland 7:00
Friday, Oct 3 - San Francisco University @ Loyola Marymount 7:00
Friday, Oct 3 - BYU @ San Diego 7:30
Sunday, Oct 5 - Univ of the Pacific @ Gonzaga University 2:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - San Francisco @ Pepperdine 1:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Santa Clara @ Loyola Marymount 1:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Saint Mary's @ Portland 2:30


Friday, September 26 

Gonzaga University 0-3 Stanford (NL)
The hosts, ranked 19, dominated the contest with a 23-3 advantage in shots. The Cardinal scored the first in the 31st and put things out of reach in the 48th and 68th.  MORE [+]

Sunday, September 28 

Gonzaga University 0-1 Seattle University (NL)
After and even first half with six shots each, the Bulldogs outshot the hosts in the second half for a 14-11 advantage in the second half, but it was the Redhawks finding the lone goal needed to take the stalemate, scoring in the 68th.  MORE [+]

Coming Up  (Conference play begins)
Friday, Oct 3 - Gonzaga University @ Univ of the Pacific 7:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Univ of Portland @ Saint Mary's College 4:00
Friday, Oct 3 - Santa Clara @ Loyola Marymount 4:00
Friday, Oct 3 - San Francisco @ San Diego 5:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Saint Mary's College @ Gonzaga University 11:00am
Sunday, Oct 5 - Univ of the Pacific @ Univ of Portland 12:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - San Diego @ Santa Clara University 2:00
Sunday, Oct 5 - Loyola Marymount @ San Francisco 3:00

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