Monday, September 22, 2014

INW DI College Recap – Week Four: Big Sky wrapped up non-conference slate; Zags do well

Among the Division I action this week, Eastern Washington and Montana finished their non-conference slate at the Montana Invitational, both posting positive results. Their Big Sky rivals in Idaho, meanwhile, went winless on the road. The Gonzaga women went 2-1-0 on the road with a win at Boise State and a split in a pair of overtime games in Texas while the men's side picked up their first result at home.

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 15-21 | Upcoming games PT & conference matches unless noted (NL)


Monday, September 15

Gonzaga University 2-0 Boise State University 
The Bulldogs spoiled the Broncos bid to sweep most of its local rivals, having beaten Idaho and Idaho State last week. After intercepting a pass in the right corner, Karley Baggerly found Tori Lee inside the six for the close-range finish 23 minutes in and Heather Johnson finally got her first of the year when she collected the ball off the crossbar from a Kristin Standish shot off a corner and put the rebound away from about eight yards. Christie Tombari (Spokane Valley, WA) only needed to make two saves to hand the Broncos their first shutout loss of the year, though the shots were fairly even at 15-14 in favor of the Zags.  GU MORE [+] - BSU MORE [+]

Friday, September 19

Gonzaga University 2-1 (OT) North Texas University
After a few days back at home, the Bulldogs headed much further south and handed NTU their second loss of the year in stunning fashion. Trailing since the 28th minute, it looked like defeat was at hand for the Zags, but Baggerly found Brittany Doan for one of the latest goals in program history, putting her on a breakaway behind the back line. Doan put it past the keeper with just 10 seconds left on the clock. A cross from Lee with just under four minutes left in overtime gave the Zags the victory when Mikayla Anderson (Spokane, WA) nodded a looping flick over the keeper from inside the box in the 107th minute.  MORE [+]

Sunday, September 21

Gonzaga University 1-2 (OT) Southern Methodist University 
Outshot 16-5 in the game, the Bulldogs took advantage of one of the two shots in the second half to claim the lead in the 54th when Katey Pennington (Boise, ID) found Anderson (Spokane, WA) for the go-ahead goal. The hosts, though, pulled even in the 72nd and grabbed the winner in the 97th.  MORE [+]

Coming Up 
Gonzaga - Idle
Conference play begins Friday, October 3


Saturday, September 20

UNLV 2-4 Gonzaga University
The winless Bulldogs finally got a result, ending their scoring woes - one goal in the previous five games - in the process. A standout late last season, Jakub Granlund finally found his form along with Conner Bevans. Granlund gave the Zags a two-goal lead at the break with a well-paced shot from about 22 yards that curled inside the far right post on a ball from Lars Ludwigs in the 14th and a 15 yard shot courtesy of a ball over the defense from Bevans in the 37th. UNLV, however, rallied back in the final five minutes of the initial hour with goals in the 56th, off a free kick, and 59th, a scramble in front of goal. Bevans, though, delivered a ball across the area in the 68th, finding Zach Hamer (Spokane, WA) to restore the lead from 12 yards. He then clinched the win in the final minute when he drove up the field past a defender and put it past the keeper.  MORE [+]

Coming Up  
Friday, Sept 26 - Gonzaga @ Stanford 7:00 (NL)
Sunday, Sept 28 - Gonzaga @ Seattle U 3:00 (NL)
Conference play begins Friday, October 3


Thursday, September 18

Idaho State 1-4 Cal State Fullerton
The hosts scored twice in the first 13 minutes of each half with Amanda Ellsworth scoring the consolation strike in the 78th on a Maria Sanchez (American Falls, ID) shot that deflected to her for the finish.  MORE [+]

Friday, September 19

Colorado State University 0-2 Univ of Montana 
The Grizzlies used a pair of first half goals to win their home opener. Tyler Adair netted the opener 19 minutes in on a cross fro Paytyn Wheeler and Hallie Widner created space for herself in the 33rd minute after receiving a ball from Allie Lucas. Kailey Norman made four saves as the hosts outshot CSU 13-9.  MORE [+]

Univ of Hawaii 3-1 Eastern Washington (@ Montana)
Hawaii grabbed the lead in the 24th but the Eagles answered seven minutes later when Paige Galloway (Spokane, WA) put Chloe Williams (Spokane, WA) one-on-one with the keeper. The Rainbow Warriors reclaimed the lead, though, in the 41st and put it out of reach in the 54th.  MORE [+]

Univ of Idaho 1-2 Grand Canyon University
The Vandals got on the board first and held the lead late courtesy of an own goal in the 27th minute that was inadvertently put past the keeper by a defender on a cross by Gabby Leong. Torell Stewart did well in goal with six saves in the first half and another four in the second, but she allowed the hosts to steal the ball from her in the 78th to pull even and then score the winner with just over five minutes remaining.  MORE [+]

Sunday, September 21

Colorado State 0-2 Eastern Washington (@ Montana) 
A pair of goals from Savannah Hoekstra (Liberty Lake, WA) capped the Eagles' non-conference slate, setting a record with the team scoring in six consecutive games to start the season for the first time in program history. The recipient of a through ball setting up a breakaway Friday, Williams returned the favor by finding Hoekstra six minutes in for the opener. Hoekstra won the ball in the 17th minute and put it away to double the lead. At the other end Nathalie Schwery made six stops for her third shutout of the year with the Rams holding the narrow 15-14 edge in shots.  MORE [+]

Univ of Idaho 0-3 Univ of Arizona
The winless Vandals wrapped the conference slate with a tough opponent, facing the 5-1-1 Wildcats. They were outshot 35-7 in the contest, but came into the second half with a slight bit of hope only down one. The hosts, though, pulled away with two goals within the first 13 minutes of the second to lock up the result.  MORE [+]

Idaho State 0-3 San Diego State
The Bengals kept the 4-2-1 hosts off the board in the first half but could not hold them off in the second as they continued to have a significant disadvantage in shots. The first came in the 47th with the game being put out of reach in the 63rd and 81st.  MORE [+]

Univ of Hawaii 2-1 Univ of Montana 
Hawaii grabbed the lead in the 25th on a rebound and doubled it from 10 yards out in the 58th before Montana, who held a 19-15 advantage in shots for the game, were able to finally get on the board. The penalty, courtesy of a foul Mackenzie Akins in the box, came five minutes after Akins had hit the crossbar, and was converted by Brooke Moody.  MORE [+]

NOTES: Freshman midfielder Carolyn Cox (Spokane, WA) scored the first equalizer for Northern Colorado as they ultimately prevailed 3-2 at home against Bryant in overtime Sunday after a scoreless against Wyoming Friday... Defender Ashlynn Curnow (Boise, ID) started and helped lead Northern Arizona to a 1-0 overtime win at 5-3-1 UTEP on Sunday.

Coming Up
Friday, Sept 26 - Idaho State @ Eastern Washington 3:00
Friday, Sept 26 - Weber State @ Univ of Montana 3:00
Friday, Sept 26 - Northern Colorado @ Univ of Idaho 4:00
Friday, Sept 26 - Sacramento State @ Southern Utah 4:00
Friday, Sept 26 - Portland State @ Northern Arizona 7:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - Weber State @ Eastern Washington 12:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - Sacramento State @ Northern Arizona 12:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - Portland State @ Southern Utah 12:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - Idaho State @ Montana 1:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - North Dakota @ Univ of Idaho 1:00


Monday, September 15

Gonzaga University 2-0 Boise State University
See recap above

Friday, September 19

Boise State University 0-2 Pepperdine University
The 12th ranked Waves were too much for the Broncos, outshooting BSU 22-5 on the day with goals in the 21st and 66th.  MORE [+]

Saturday, September 21 

Boise State University 1-1 UC Irvine
The Broncos held the hosts, unbeaten in their previous four games, scoreless in the first half and rallied after giving up the opening goal in the 64th with Mikhaila Bowden with a long pass that drew the keeper out, allowing KT Clayton to flick it over in the 75th. The goal ended a 274-minute drought for BSU. Janelle Flores made six saves as the Broncos were outshot 15-9.  MORE [+]

NOTES: Erin Rickenbach (Ammon, ID) set up the 1-0 winner in the 42nd minute for Utah State in a victory over UC Riverside Sunday.

Coming Up
Friday, Sept 26 - Boise State @ Air Force 5:00
Friday, Sept 26 - Nevada @ Wyoming 2:00
Friday, Sept 26 - San Diego State @ San Jose State 2:00
Friday, Sept 26 - Utah State @ Colorado College 3:00
Friday, Sept 26 - UNLV @ Colorado State 3:00
Friday, Sept 26 - New Mexico @ Fresno State 7:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - Boise State @ Colorado College 12:30
Sunday, Sept 28 - Utah State @ Air Force 11:00am
Sunday, Sept 28 - New Mexico @ San Jose State 12:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - Nevada @ Colorado State 12:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - UNLV @ Wyoming 12:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - San Diego State @ Fresno State 1:00


Washington State Women - Idle

Coming Up
Thursday, Sept 25 - Washington @ Oregon 4:00
Friday, Sept 26 - Washington State @ Oregon State 4:00
Friday, Sept 26 - Stanford @ Utah 2:00
Friday, Sept 26 - USC @ Arizona 2:00
Friday, Sept 26 - UCLA @ Arizona State 4:00
Saturday, Sept 27 - California @ Colorado 12:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - Washington @ Portland 1:00

MEN'S NOTES: Timmy Mueller (Post Falls, ID) scored the go-ahead goal in the 39th minute with a header off a corner in Oregon State's 2-0 win over Portland Thursday.

DI NOTES: Sarah Wood (Spokane, WA) needed just one save for a 4-0 Cleveland State shutout win against Eastern Kentucky Monday in which she played the opening hour, it was the teams third consecutive clean sheet.

««« Action Photos: Gerald Barnhart »»»