Friday, October 17, 2014

INW Best XI - Week 7: Defenders Leliefeld and Pavel lead Great Falls, Seattle Pacific in big wins

Defense continues to steal the spotlight across the northwest. Defender Kandace Leliefeld (Deer Park, WA) helped guide the University of Great Falls to a pair of victories last week, also contributing at the offensive end in an upset win over a ranked opponent. Meanwhile, Seattle Pacific University defender Bryson Pavel (Boise, ID) not only helped lead the Falcons to a pair of wins, but played a key role in both game-winning tallies, including one against a fellow ranked and unbeaten opponent.

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G - Jessica Parker (Boise, ID) - Eastern Oregon :: Made six saves in a narrow 1-0 loss at Southern Oregon Thursday and made four stops in a scoreless draw at Oregon Tech Saturday in a pair of games in which they were outshot by double-digits.

G - Sarah Wood (Spokane, WA) - Cleveland State :: Helped Cleveland State pick up their first two conference wins, making four saves in a 1-0 win against Wright State Wednesday and three stops in a 2-0 win against Green Bay Saturday.

D - Ashlynn Curnow (Boise, ID) - Northern Arizona :: Helped lead the Lumberjacks to a pair of shutout wins on the road, downing North Dakota 3-0 Friday and Northern Colorado 1-0 Sunday in overtime.

D - Brittany Girolami - Carroll College :: Scored the game-winning strike on a 30-yard free kick in overtime for a 1-0 victory at 8-1-1 UT-Dallas of Division III, who were shutout for the first time this season. (Calgary, Alberta)

INW WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: D - Kandace Leliefeld (Deer Park, WA / CC Spokane) - Great Falls :: Scored the equalizer in the 77th minute in the team's 2-1 overtime upset win against 19th-ranked Westminster Sunday after helping lead the team to a 1-0 shutout victory Saturday against Jamestown.

D - Malia Maack (Spokane, WA) - New Mexico Highlands University :: Set up the winning gaol in the 19th minute in a 1-0 win at Adams State Friday that also set the program record for shutouts in a season with eight.

D - Jessie Mancilla - MSU-Billings :: Helped lead Yellowjackets to scoreless draw at Seattle Pacific and a 2-1 victory at Central Washington in which they allowed just two shots on goal. (Aliso Viejo, CA)

D - Katey Pennington (Boise, ID) - Gonzaga :: Led the Bulldogs to a 2-0 victory Thursday at San Diego with a goal an assist in the shutout.

F - Amanda Ellsworth - Idaho State :: Scored twice in a 3-2 overtime victory at Sacramento State Sunday, including the winner. Ellsworth has quite the history versus her hometown program, scoring every year against the Hornets for a total of seven goals in four years, including all four game-winners with all four meetings decided by a single goal starting with the overtime winner in her freshman season. Five of them were at Sacramento (three games). (Roseville, CA)

F - Madison Quinn - Great Falls :: Set up the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Jamestown Saturday and then scored the game-winning tally in a 2-1 overtime victory against 19th-ranked Westminster Sunday. (Tucson, AZ)

F - Alisa Sagdahl - MSU-Billings :: Set up the opening goal with a corner kick and then scored the winner in the 86th for a 2-1 victory at Central Washington. (Edmonds, WA)


G - Alfredo Ontiveros - Northwest Nazarene :: Made five saves in a 3-0 victory at Saint Martin's Thursday and nearly had another shutout in a late 1-0 loss at sixth-ranked Seattle Pacific Saturday in which he made seven saves. (La Puente, CA)

INW MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: D - Bryson Pavel (Boise, ID) - Seattle Pacific :: Flicked a ball in the 89th minute that was knocked in for an own goal winner in a 2-1 victory over MSU-Billings Thursday and then headed in a free kick for the 1-0 winner against fellow unbeaten and 22nd-ranked Northwest Nazarene Saturday.

M - Albert Anabtawi (Yakima, WA) - Evergreen State College :: Scored what proved to be the game-winner in a surprise 3-1 victory over Concordia Tuesday.

M - Nathaniel Cheney (Clarkston, WA) - Corban University :: Helped set up the second goal in the Warriors' 2-0 win over College of Idaho Friday and then tallied an assist and game-winner in a 7-1 second half drubbing of Oregon Tech Saturday.

M - Kash Choudhary - Whitworth University :: Tallied a goal and assist in to push the lead to three in a 6-1 victory Saturday against Whitman College. (Walnut Creek, CA)

M - Trever Moll (Polson, MT) - Northwest University :: Set up the game-winning strike in a 1-0 victory over Evergreen State College Saturday after helping lead the Eagles to a 2-0 victory at Warner Pacific Tuesday.

F - Josh Alvarez (Leavenworth, WA) - Wenatchee Valley College :: Scored four consecutive goals and had an assist in an 8-1 win against Columbia Basin Saturday.

F - Rylan Berriman - Whitworth University :: Scored the opening goal and the fourth in a 6-1 victory against Whitman College. (Vancouver, WA)

F - Thorge Jess - MSU-Billings :: Scored the opening goal in a late 2-1 loss at sixth-ranked Seattle Pacific Thursday and tallied the game-winner in a 2-1 win at Saint Martin's Saturday. (Kiel, Germany)

F - Yonatan Rodriguez (East Wenatchee, WA) - Wenatchee Valley College :: Tallied a goal and two assists in the 8-1 victory Saturday.

F - Francisco Sanchez (Walla Walla, WA) - Walla Walla CC :: Set up what proved to be the game-winner and the insurance tally in a 3-1 victory Saturday over previously unbeaten North Idaho.

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