Each week INWsoccernews will release lists of the week’s best performances for men’s and women’s soccer in the region, recognizing players at schools in the region or those from the area that play elsewhere in the nation. Established in 2012.
For games October 20-26
BEST OF THE INLAND NORTHWEST XI - WOMEN
INW WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: G - Patty Hughes (Kalispell, MT) - Northwest University :: Made four saves in a 5-0 victory against Warner Pacific Thursday and another four in a scoreless draw against second-place Concordia Saturday to help the Eagles finish unbeaten, narrowly beating the Cavaliers in the table. It was only the second time this season Concordia was shutout.
G - Kayla Lipston - Central Washington University :: After missing Thursday's game due to illness, she returned to the pitch to blank 20th-ranked Western Washington on their turf with seven saves, ending the unbeaten Vikings' amazing 20-game home win streak. (Federal Way, WA)
G - Andrea Stump - Whitworth University :: Made four saves in a 1-0 victory Saturday against Pacific University and made a dozen stops in a narrow 1-0 loss Sunday to Linfield College. (Colorado Springs, CO)
M - Charlene Burger - Montana :: Scored a goal and had a pair of assists in a 7-0 victory over North Dakota Friday that ensured the Grizzlies at least a share of the conference title and booked them as hosts of the Big Sky tournament. (Vancouver, WA)
M - Brooke Heidemann (Meridian, ID) - Boise State :: Scored the second goal in a 2-0 victory over Nevada on a free kick Friday and set up the second goal in a 2-0 win at UNLV Sunday to keep Mountain West playoff hopes alive.
M - Allyssa Kenney - Idaho State :: Scored the game-winner in a 2-1 victory Friday against Southern Utah and brought the Bengals back within one with a free kick goal in a 2-1 loss against Northern Arizona Sunday. (Carlsbad, CA)
F - Kaitlyn Johnson - Washington State :: Scored the game-winner Friday in a 2-1 victory at Colorado and opened the scoring with a goal and assist in a 4-2 victory at Utah Sunday. (Torrance, CA)
F - Jessica Spang (Billings, MT) - MSU-Billings :: Set up the second goal in a 2-0 victory against Saint Martin's Thursday and had the assist on the deciding goal in the 1-0 win against Western Oregon Saturday.
F - Kayla Tucker - Boise State :: Set up the opening goal and tallied the second in a 2-0 road victory against UNLV Sunday in a battle to keep postseason chances alive. She also had two chances go off the woodwork. (Canyon Lake, CA)
BEST OF THE INLAND NORTHWEST XI - MEN
G - Cody Lang (Spokane, WA) - Seattle Pacific University :: Led the Falcons to a pair of shutout victories, needing just two saves total, which he made in a 6-0 win against South Dakota Mines Thursday. He did not need to make any in a 1-0 decision against University of Mary Saturday.
G - Mitchell Markovetz (Boise, ID) - North Idaho College :: Made seven saves in a 1-0 shutout win against second-place Wenatchee Valley Saturday to clinch the East regular season title.
M - Mario Guizar (Kennewick, WA) - Warner Pacific College :: Scored twice to rally the Knights back level from three down against visiting Corban in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Warriors Saturday.
M - Austin Herrick (Richland, WA) - Walla Walla CC :: Scored the game-winning goal Wednesday in the 1-0 victory over Columbia Basin and tallied a goal and assist in leading the Warriors to a 5-1 road win at Treasure Valley that clinched a postseason berth Saturday.
M - Samual Jarrett - Whitworth University :: Was a constant presence around the goal with seven shots in the 1-0 overtime victory Saturday against Pacific and had the same presence Sunday, connecting for the overtime game-winner to put them in control of their chase for the league title. (Urunga, Australia)
F - Vincente Flores (Touchet, WA) - Walla Walla CC :: Set up the deciding goal the 1-0 victory against Columbia Basin Wednesday and scored twice in the 5-1 win at Treasure Valley Saturday, clinching a playoff berth for the Warriors.
F - Perry McNamar (Richland, WA) - Saint Martin's University :: Helped lead the Saints to a 5-2 victory against South Dakota School of Mines with an assist and two goals.
INW MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: F - Adam Talley (Newman Lake, WA) - North Idaho College :: Scored twice in a 4-1 victory at Treasure Valley Wednesday and netted the deciding goal in the 1-0 win against second-place Wenatchee Valley Saturday to clinch the regular season East Division title.
F - Luis Torres - University Great Falls :: Scored three goals in a 4-3 overtime victory against Westminster Sunday, including the game-winner in extra time. (Bogota, Colombia)
F - Robby Ubben - Whitworth University :: Scored the equalizer and created the play in overtime that led to the game-winner in the 2-1 victory Sunday against George Fox. (Gig Harbor, WA)
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