Monday, October 20, 2014

INW DI College Recap – Week Eight: Eastern Washington moves up in Big Sky; Boise State stuns San Diego State

Among the Division I action this week, the Eastern Washington women jumped from eighth to fourth after a big road sweep, posting victories over teams that were third and fourth in the conference, with one loss each in league play, going into the weekend. Meanwhile, Big Sky leader Montana played the same to opponents to a pair of draws.

Boise State split on their road trip, falling narrowly at New Mexico before registering a surprising victory at powerhouse San Diego State. The Gonzaga men split on the road as well during their trip to California and Washington State picked up an overtime win at home against Oregon.

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.

October 13-19 | Upcoming games PT & conference matches unless noted (NL)


Friday, October 17

Weber State 3-2 (OT) Idaho 
The Vandals came back to pull even twice, but the hosts found the winner on a cross in the 103rd. After falling behind in the 17th, Kavita Battan made a nice play on a throw-in from Olivia Baggerly, juggling the ball and striking a volley past the keeper. After Wildcats reclaimed the lead in the 53rd Baggerly again set up the equalizer, collecting the loose ball in the box and slipping it to Reagan Quigley in the 77th to tie it up.  MORE [+] 

Montana 0-0 Northern Arizona 
With the offense stymied by the Lumberjack keeper making 10 saves as the Grizzlies outshot the hosts 18-9, it was the defense that took care of matters at the other end with Kailey Norman needing to make only two saves for Montana, the first coming well into the second half.  MORE [+]

Eastern Washington 2-1 Southern Utah
The Eagles gained ground on those in front of them as the top six teams failed to pick up a win on the day. The hosts grabbed the initial lead in the 10th minute, but a Cassie Black free kick went to Laci Rennaker (Spokane, WA) after being deflected by the keeper seven minutes later. Chloe Williams (Spokane, WA) hit the winner from the top of the area in the 43rd minute and the Eagles held on to hand the Thunderbirds their second conference defeat despite being outshot 6-2 in the second half.  MORE [+]

Sacramento State 5-0 North Dakota 
Portland State 1-1 Northern Colorado 

Sunday, October 19

Eastern Washington 1-0 Northern Arizona 
Outshot 14-9, the Eagles grabbed just their second-ever victory at Northern Arizona and their first over the Lumberjacks overall since 2004 with Chloe Williams scoring in the 21st minute of the contest. Nathalie Schwery made six saves for the shutout, equaling the program's record for clean sheets in a season with her fifth.  MORE [+]

Montana 2-2 Southern Utah 
The Grizzlies scored early in each half to build a two-goal advantage on the road before letting it slip away. Hallie Widner (Meridian, ID) scored the opener in the third minute when she redirected a cross from Tyler Adair. Mackenzie Akins put away a loose ball on the left side of the area four minutes into the second stanza before the hosts rallied with a 25 yard strike in off the bottom of the crossbar in the 55th and a header in the 64th.  MORE [+]

Idaho State 2-2 Idaho 
A corner from Whitney Peterson (Meridian, ID) was headed in from Mikaela Carrillo in the 21st to give the Bengals the lead and Amanda Ellsworth doubled the advantage off a Peterson cross in the 51st. The Vandals, playing in their home finale, made a nice rally started by Baggerly's header off a corner in the 76th. Chloe Bell turned and fired from the top of the box for the equalizer in the 82nd minute.  UI MORE [+] - ISU MORE [+]  

Portland State 1-0 North Dakota 
Torie Morris (Bend, OR) scored the deciding goal at the half-hour mark on a strike from 40 yards out.

Sacramento State 1-0 Northern Colorado 

Standings: Montana 5-0-2... Portland State 4-2-2... Idaho 4-2-2... Eastern Washington 4-3-0... Northern Arizona 3-2-2... Southern Utah 3-2-2... Northern Colorado 3-3-1... Idaho State 3-3-1... Sacramento State 3-5-0... Weber State 2-5-0... North Dakota 0-7-0 [Season ends Oct 31 | Six berths to Big Sky tournament]

Coming Up
::: Friday, October 24
Northern Colorado @ Eastern Washington 2:00
North Dakota @ Montana 3:00
Idaho @ Sacramento State 4:00
Southern Utah @ Idaho State 4:00
Northern Arizona @ Weber State 3:00
::: Sunday, October 26
Northern Colorado @ Montana 12:00
Northern Arizona @ Idaho State 12:00
Idaho @ Portland State 1:00
Eastern Washington @ North Dakota 1:00
Southern Utah @ Weber State 12:00
::: Thursday, October 30
Idaho @ Illinois State 7:00 (NL)
::: Friday, October 31
Montana @ Eastern Washington 2:00
Idaho State @ Weber State 3:00
Sacramento State @ Portland State 1:00
North Dakota @ Northern Colorado 6:00
Southern Utah @ Northern Arizona 7:00


Friday, October 17

Boise State 0-1 New Mexico
The Lobos outshot the Broncos 17-7 in the contest but were only able to put one past Janelle Flores, who made seven stops, allowing the lone goal in the 38th minute.  MORE [+]

UNLV 0-2 Colorado College 
Colorado State 0-3 San Jose State 
Nevada 0-1 Air Force 
Wyoming 2-0 Fresno State 
Utah State 1-2 San Diego State 

Sunday, October 19

Boise State 2-0 San Diego State 
The Broncos, having lost three of the previous four, stunned the conference's unbeaten and 21st-ranked top side on the road with Shannon Schueren putting Kelli Drobney one-on-one with the keeper with a ball over the top for the opener seven minutes in. Janelle Flores made five saves to keep the Broncos ahead with KT Clayton scoring on a break, beating the keeper one-on-one for a close-range finish with just over four minutes left on the clock to add some insurance.  MORE [+]

UNLV 2-0 Air Force 
Nevada 0-3 Colorado College 
Wyoming 2-0 San Jose State 
Utah State 2-0 New Mexico 
Colorado State 2-4 Fresno State 

Standings: San Diego State 7-1-0... Wyoming 7-1-0... Colorado College 5-2-1... Utah State 5-2-1... New Mexico 4-2-2...  Air Force 3-4-1... Boise State 3-5-0... Fresno State 3-5-0... UNLV 3-5-0... San Jose State 2-5-1... Colorado State 2-6-0... Nevada 1-7-0  [Season ends Oct 31 | Six berths to MWC tournament]

Coming Up
::: Friday, October 24
Fresno State @ Air Force 2:00
UNLV @ Utah State 2:00
Colorado College @ San Jose State 2:00
Nevada @ Boise State 3:00
Colorado State @ New Mexico 6:00
Wyoming @ San Diego State 7:00
::: Sunday, October 26
Air Force @ San Jose State 12:00
San Diego State @ Colorado State 12:00
Wyoming @ New Mexico 12:00
Nevada @ Utah State 12:00
Colorado College @ Fresno State 1:00
Boise State @ UNLV 1:00
::: Friday, October 31
Colorado State @ Wyoming 2:00
Utah State @ Boise State 2:00
Air Force @ Colorado College 2:00
UNLV @ Nevada 7:00
New Mexico @ San Diego State 7:00
San Jose State @ Fresno State 7:00


Monday, October 13

California 0-3 UCLA  

Thursday, October 16

Colorado 0-3 Stanford 

Friday, October 17

Arizona State 2-0 USC 
Utah 2-2 California 
Arizona 0-6 UCLA 

Sunday, October 19 

Oregon State 0-1 (OT) Washington State 
Ina  tight contest in which the two defenses allowed just four combined shots on goal, it was Washington State's second in the 107th minute that finally broke the stalemate, giving the Cougars the win. The winner came with a bit of fortune with defender Beau Bremer launching a long ball into the box from midfield with Mariah Powers connected with on a slide near the post, deflecting it off a defender and past the keeper. Gurveen Clair made two saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Standings: UCLA 5-0-1... Stanford 4-1-1... Washington 4-2-0... Washington State 3-2-1... Arizona State 2-1-3... Colorado 3-3-0... Arizona 3-3-0... Oregon 2-3-1... California 2-3-1... USC 2-4-0...  Utah 1-3-2... Oregon State 0-5-0 [Season ends Nov 7 | No conference tournament]

Coming Up
::: Monday, October 20
Oregon State @ Washington
::: Friday, October 24
Washington State @ Colorado 2:00
Washington @ Utah 6:00
USC @ Oregon 7:00
Stanford @ Arizona 7:00
UCLA @ Oregon State 7:00
California @ Arizona State 7:00
::: Sunday, October 26
Washington State @ Utah 12:00
Washington @ Colorado 12:00
California @ Arizona 1:00
UCLA @ Oregon 1:00
Stanford @ Arizona State 1:00
USC @ Oregon State 2:00


Friday, October 17

Gonzaga 2-1 Santa Clara 
Gonzaga surprised the Broncos, scoring all three goals in the contest. Jakob Granlund found Graison Le (Coeur d'Alene, ID) 19 minutes into the match on a free kick to grab the lead. An own goal evened things back up in the 59th when a loose ball in the area ricocheted in off a Zag defender, but Le turned provider in the 79th, connecting with Lars Ludwigs for the winner from inside the six.  MORE [+]

Pacific 0-4 Loyola Marymount 
Portland 2-3 San Francisco 
Saint Mary's 0-2 San Diego 

Sunday, October 19

Gonzaga 1-2 (OT) San Francisco 
The Dons ended the deadlock two minutes into the second half and the Bulldogs answered just three minutes later with Clark Phillips scoring from the penalty spot after a foul in the box. The two sides returned to the stalemate status and appeared headed to a draw when the hosts struck in the 109th minute to snare the win.  MORE [+]

Saint Mary's 2-0 Loyola Marymount 
Pacific 1-2 San Diego 
Portland 1-2 Santa Clara 

Standings: San Francisco 2-0-0... San Diego 2-0-0... Saint Mary's 1-1-0... Loyola Marymount 1-1-0... Santa Clara 1-1-0... Gonzaga 1-1-0... Portland 0-2-0... Pacific 0-2-0  [Season ends Nov 15 | No conference tournament]

Coming Up  
::: Friday, October 24
Stanford @ San Francisco 7:00 (NL)
::: Saturday, October 25
Santa Clara @ Maryland 4:00 (NL)


Saturday, October 18

San Diego 2-1 Pepperdine 
BYU 3-0 Loyola Marymount 

Sunday, October 19

Pacific 0-2 Santa Clara 
Saint Mary's 0-2 San Francisco 

Gonzaga was idle

Standings: BYU 4-0-0... Pepperdine 3-1-1... Santa Clara 3-1-0... Gonzaga 3-1-0... San Diego 2-2-0... San Francisco 2-2-0... Portland 2-2-0... Loyola Marymount 1-3-1... Saint Mary's 0-3-2... Pacific 0-5-0 [Season ends Nov 8 | No conference tournament]

Coming Up 
::: Thursday, October 23
Santa Clara @ BYU 6:00
San Francisco @ San Diego 7:00
::: Friday, October 24
Loyola Marymount @ Gonzaga 3:00
Pepperdine @ Portland 7:00
::: Saturday, October 25
San Francisco @ BYU 6:00
Saint Mary's @ Pacific 7:00
::: Sunday, October 26
Pepperdine @ Gonzaga 1:00
Loyola Marymount @ Portland 1:00
Santa Clara @ San Diego 1:00


Sarah Wood (Spokane, WA) did not need to make any saves in Cleveland State's 1-0 overtime victory over UIC Saturday.

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