Tuesday, September 23, 2014

INW DII-III College Recap – Week Four: Northwest Nazarene men and women open GNAC unbeaten

Among the Division II and III action this week, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and Northwest Conference both kicked off conference play this week in full. In the GNAC, the Northwest Nazarene women got a win and a draw on the road and in an INW showdown, the NNU Crusaders men blanked MSU-Billings 2-0. In the NWC, the Whitworth men and Whitman women each had a draw and a victory against the visiting teams from Linfield, Lewis & Clark and Willamette while their counterparts were swept.

Here is a rundown of the area 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

Dominican University 2-4 Northwest Nazarene University
Laura Seymour (Spokane Valley, WA / CC Spokane) set up Sarah Blum (Troy, ID) for the opener in the 19th. After the visitors pulled even in the 28th Lexi Fesenbek set up three consecutive goals, finding Lacey Strickler (Nampa, ID) in the 28th and then connecting with Laura Seymour  for the next two in the 51st and 69th.  MORE [+]

Thursday, September 18

MSU-Billings 0-2 Western Oregon University 
In an even first half, six shots each, the Yellowjackets fell behind with three minutes remaining when the hosts were able to get a chip in over goalkeeper Krystal Daniels. Looking to pull even they outshot the Wolves 8-3 in the second half but WOU added some insurance on the hour mark.  MORE [+]

Western Washington Univ 3-0 Central Washington Univ 
The visitors used three goals in the first 24 minutes to grab a commanding lead and shut out the Wildcats the rest of the way with a 17-8 advantage in shots.  MORE [+]

Northwest Nazarene Univ 3-1 Saint Martin's University 
A cross from Fesenbek found Ashley Cook-Cox (Spokane, WA) 23 minutes into the contest to give the visitors he advantage. SMU pulled even in the 36th but scored herself three minutes later on a ball from Laura Seymour (Spokane Valley, WA). Just over 10 minutes into the second half Nicole Nsa added some insurance for the Crusaders. With the hosts holding a 21-12 advantage in shots, Daniele Ortiz made 10 saves for the victory.  MORE [+]

Simon Fraser University 1-4 Seattle Pacific Univ
Defender Maddy Booster (Bend, OR) set up the final goal for Seattle Pacific in the victory.

Saturday, September 20

MSU-Billings 1-1 Saint Martin's University 
The Yellowjackets grabbed the initial lead in the first half with an indirect free kick that Kari Kastelic buried off the touch of Elizabeth Howard. They held the advantage in shots on the day at 15-8, 7-2 in the first half, with the exception of the second half in which SMU fought for the equalizer, which came in the 62nd minute.  Daniels made three saves while Sunny De Boer (Meridian, ID) made eight at the other end for the hosts.  MORE [+]

Northwest Nazarene Univ 1-1 Western Oregon University
Fesenbek continued her hot streak, delivering a through ball that Blum first-timed past the keeper in the 27th minute. Idaho native Alexis Sutherlin (Boise, ID) put away a loose ball on a rebound in the 31st minute to put things back level for the hosts, who held a 19-8 advantage in shots but only had one other ball on frame that forced Ortiz to stop.  MORE [+]

Western Washington Univ 1-1 Seattle Pacific Univ 

Simon Fraser Univ 0-4 Central Washington Univ
The Wildcats had no issues with the winless visitors, grabbing a pair of goals in each half and outshooting them 21-6. After Bailey Martoncik took advantage of a misplayed ball by the keeper for the opening goal in the 11th minute. Whitney Lowe set up the second, driving own the right side before finding Keilin Farrand (Ellensburg, WA) for the header from the middle of the box to double the lead. In the second half, Mackenzie Nolte scored twice, finishing off a cross in the 48th and then capping the game in the 90th. Kayla Lipston made three saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Coming Up
Thursday, Sept 25 - Central Washington @ MSU-Billings 3:00
Thursday, Sept 25 - Seattle Pacific @ Northwest Nazarene 4:00
Thursday, Sept 25 - Saint Martin's @ Western Washington 4:00
Thursday, Sept 25 - Western Oregon @ Simon Fraser 5:00
Saturday, Sept 27 - Seattle Pacific @ MSU-Billings 12:00
Saturday, Sept 27 - Central Washington @ Northwest Nazarene 1:00
Saturday, Sept 27 - Western Oregon @ Western Washington 4:00
Saturday, Sept 27 - Saint Martin's @ Simon Fraser 5:00

DII NOTES: Maggie Saras (Boise, ID) scored the lone goal in the 1-0 Regis University victory Sunday at Adams State.


Monday, September 15 

Cal State East Bay 0-1 Seattle Pacific University (NL)
Cody Lang (Spokane, WA) only needed one save in a 1-0 Seattle Pacific victory

Notre Dame de Namur 0-1 Western Washington Univ (NL)

Tuesday, September 16

Northwest Nazarene University 3-1 Dixie State Univ (NL)

Friday, September 19 

Univ of Mary 6-3 South Dakota Mines 

Saturday, September 20

MSU-Billings 0-2 Northwest Nazarene University 
The hosts grabbed the lead in the 12th minute when a loose ball on a corner was redirected by Julio Castillo to Erik Anderson (Boise, ID), whose effort trickled in over the line for his fifth of the season. The one-goal margin remained though NNU outshot the Yellowjackets 10-4 in the first half, and then things spiraled in the second period for the visitors. Defender Matt Brink was cautioned twice in less than two minutes, resulting in his send-off in the 58th. Less than two minutes later defender Cameron Lee was ejected as well for his second card. The hosts secured the win in the 71st when Fredy Razo and Stephen Davidson (Nampa, ID) combined to set up Rene Duevel.  MSUB MORE [+] - NNU MORE [+]  

Seattle Pacific University 2-0 Saint Martin's University
Lang made three more stops in another shutout.

Simon Fraser University 1-1 Western Washington University

Coming Up
Thursday, Sept 25 - Saint Martin's @ South Dakota Mines 7:30
Thursday, Sept 25 - Seattle Pacific @ Mary 7:30
Thursday, Sept 25 - MSU-Billings @ Simon Fraser 7:30
Saturday, Sept 27 - Saint Martin's @ Mary 3:30
Saturday, Sept 27 - Seattle Pacific @ South Dakota Mines 7:30
Saturday, Sept 27 - MSU-Billings @ Western Washington 7:00
Saturday, Sept 27 - Northwest Nazarene @ Simon Fraser 7:30


Saturday, September 20

Linfield College 1-1 Whitworth University
Despite dominating play, the Pirates needed an hour to finally get on the board, jumping in front via Sam Engle after a nice build up the left that was switched to the right before being sent into the six in the 62nd. A lengthy free kick was headed in for the equalizer in the 77th and despite repeated attempts to find the winner, including a Spencer Wolfe shot tipped off the bar by the visiting keeper, the Bucs had to settle for the draw and their first blemish on the record.  INWsn REPORT [+]

Willamette University 1-0 (OT) Whitman College
Locked in a stalemate, the Missionaries were just three minutes away from the draw when a free kick decided the game.  MORE [+]

George Fox University 0-2 Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific University 0-3 Univ of Puget Sound

Sunday, September 21

Willamette University 0-1 Whitworth University
Engle turned provider for the Pirates, who were able to get on the board earlier. He found Mike Ramos, who helped set up the previous day's goal, for his sixth tally of the year, scoring in the 27th minute on a breakaway. Timmy Costa needed just one save as they outshot Willamette 24-8.  MORE [+]

Linfield College 2-1 (OT) Whitman College
In another overtime affair, the Missionaries fell behind less than two minutes before the break. In the second half Paul Riley gained possession in the offensive third and put a through ball behind the defense that Daniel Kim beat the keeper to for the equalizer in the 74th minute. Leathers, the hero the day before at Whitworth, though, gave the visitors the win seven minutes into overtime.  MORE [+]

Pacific University 1-3 Pacific Lutheran University
George Fox University 0-4 Univ of Puget Sound 

Coming Up
Saturday, Sept 27 - Whitworth @ George Fox 2:30
Saturday, Sept 27 - Whitman @ Pacific 2:30
Saturday, Sept 27 - Puget Sound @ Willamette 2:30
Saturday, Sept 27 - Pacific Lutheran @ Linfield 2:30
Sunday, Sept 28 - Whitman @ George Fox 2:30
Sunday, Sept 28 - Whitworth @ Pacific 2:30
Sunday, Sept 28 - Puget Sound @ Linfield 2:30
Sunday, Sept 28 - Pacific Lutheran @ Willamette 2:30


Saturday, September 20

Willamette University 0-1 Whitman College
In a defensive stalemate that saw 10 combined shots between the two, Brianna Brown's goal in the 28th minute off a cross from Emma Onstad-Hawes stood as the winner for the Missionaries. Haley Case made three saves in the win.  MORE [+]

Lewis & Clark College 1-0 Whitworth University
The Pioneers controlled the opening portion of the game with Whitworth gaining more possession as the game progressed. It was the visitors, however, who found the deciding goal in the 59th minute.  INWsn REPORT [+]

Pacific University 2-0 George Fox University
Linfield College 0-1 Univ of Puget Sound

Sunday, September 21

Lewis & Clark College 2-2 Whitman College
Onstad-Hawes put the Missionaries on the board first again when her corner at the four-minute mark glanced off the head of a Pioneer defender to defender Jade Anderson open at the back post for the tap-in. The final five minutes of the first half, however, was a let down as the visitors scored twice to grab the lead, the second coming via penalty. Facing a loss, Clara Merlino saved the result by beating a pair of defenders on the left side en route to the end line where she slipped a ball inside the six where defender Linnea Soo slid in for the finish.  MORE [+]

Willamette University 1-0 Whitworth University
Finishing let the Pirates down again as they outshot the visitors 13-10 in the match only to give up the deciding goal in the 62nd minute.  MORE [+]

Pacific University 0-1 (OT) Pacific Lutheran University
Linfield College 1-0 George Fox University

Coming Up
Saturday, Sept 27 - Whitworth @ Linfield 12:00
Saturday, Sept 27 - Whitman @ Pacific 12:00
Saturday, Sept 27 - George Fox @ Puget Sound 12:00
Saturday, Sept 27 - Lewis & Clark @ Pacific Lutheran 12:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - Whitman @ Linfield 12:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - Whitworth @ Pacific 12:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - Willamette @ Puget Sound 12:00
Sunday, Sept 28 - George Fox @ Pacific Lutheran 12:00

DIII NOTES: JoLynn O'Kelley (Lewiston, ID) scored the deciding goal in LeTourneau University's 1-0 overtime win at SAGU Saturday in the 98th minute on a rebounded save.

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