Monday, October 13, 2014

INW DI College Recap – Week Seven: Montana keeps Big Sky lead; WSU stumbles in PAC-12

Among the Division I action this week, the Big Sky featured a match of two unbeatens with Montana playing host to Idaho. The Grizzlies prevailed in overtime with the Vandals going on to rebound two days later at Eastern Washington.

Washington State returned home from their impressive PAC-12 trip to California, but suffered an atypical result in a loss to Arizona, rebounding for a draw against Arizona State with another outstanding defensive outing.

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 6-12 | Upcoming games PT & conference matches unless noted (NL)


Friday, October 10

Idaho 0-1 (OT) Montana
In a showdown of unbeatens, the Grizzlies needed overtime to get the decision against the visiting Vandals despite outshooting them 18-5 and goalkeeper Kailey Norman not needing to make any saves for the shutout. Defender Brooke Moody converted a penalty six minutes into extra time after Savannah Witt (Billings, MT) was pulled down after beating a defender.  UM MORE [+] - UI MORE [+]

Portland State 1-0 Idaho State 
Sheridan Hapsic made six saves for the Bengals, but a goal from the visitors in the 16th minute stood as the deciding goal with Caitlin Plese (Spokane Shine) making nine saves at the other end.  MORE [+]

Weber State 0-2 Sacramento State 
Northern Arizona 3-0 North Dakota 
Southern Utah 0-1 Northern Colorado

Sunday, October 12

Idaho State 3-2 (OT) Sacramento State 
The Hornets would not go away, but it was greater-Sacramento area native Amanda Ellsworth that gave the Bengals the road win. Maria Sanchez (American Falls, ID) started the scoring 14 minutes in when she received the ball from Katherine Roberts (Pocatello, ID) and beat a defender to net the opener. The hosts, though, pulled even in the 43rd on a shot that caromed off the post and Hapsic for an own goal. Ellsworth put Idaho State back in front in the 58th minute on a ball from Lauren Bermudez and after overtime was forced by a 76th minute equalizer she wasted little time finding the winner, nodding in a corner from Sanchez 90 seconds into extra time. Ellsworth has quite the history with 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).  MORE [+]

Idaho 1-0 Eastern Washington 
Two minutes into the second half Gabby Leong scored the winner on a ball from Kavita Battan, who sent a ball off the crossbar five minutes before the break. Torell Stewart made seven saves in the shutout. The outcome was a complete reversal of August's non-conference meeting in which the Eagles won 4-0.  UI MORE [+] - EWU MORE [+] 

Southern Utah 3-1 North Dakota 
Northern Arizona 1-0 Northern Colorado 
Weber State 0-1 Portland State

Standings: Montana 5-0-0... Idaho 4-1-1... Northern Arizona 3-1-1... Southern Utah 3-1-1... Portland State 3-2-1... Northern Colorado 3-2-0... Idaho State 3-3-0... Eastern Washington 2-3-0... Sacramento State 1-5-0... Weber State 1-5-0... North Dakota 0-5-0

Coming Up
::: Friday, October 17
Weber State @ Idaho 3:00
Eastern Washington @ Southern Utah 4:00
Montana @ Northern Arizona 7:00
Sacramento State @ North Dakota 3:00
Portland State @ Northern Colorado 7:00
::: Sunday, October 19
Montana @ Southern Utah 12:00
Eastern Washington @ Northern Arizona 12:00
Idaho State @ Idaho 1:00
Portland State @ North Dakota 10:30
Sacramento State @ Northern Colorado 12:00


Friday, October 10

Fresno State 1-2 Boise State 
The Broncos came out on top in a game featuring an unusual scoring summary. A scoreless first half was followed by each team getting on the board via own goals. The Broncos claimed the lead in the 57th when a throw-in from Kelsey Nicassio deflected in off a Bulldog. The visitor's equalizer in the 83rd was similar, with a throw going in off Hailey DeVries. The Broncos nabbed the win, though, with just 14 seconds to spare before overtime with Shannon Schueren, Kayla Tucker and Madi Campbell combining on a quick counter up the field, switching sides en route to setting up Kelli Drobney's one-timer.  MORE [+]

San Jose State 0-1 Utah State 
Erin Rickenbach (Ammon, ID) came off the bench and helped set up the game-winning tally in the 43rd minute of the contest.

Colorado College 2-3 Wyoming 
Air Force 0-1 Colorado State 
San Diego State 5-1 Nevada 
New Mexico 1-0 UNLV 

Sunday, October 12

San Jose State 1-0 Boise State
For the second consecutive week the Broncos saw a victory followed by a narrow loss, this time, however, to a winless opponent. The visitors grabbed the victory at the hour-mark off a corner kick, spoiling Kylie Mascol's seven-save performance.  MORE [+]

Fresno State 1-2 Utah State 
Colorado College 3-2 Colorado State 
Air Force 2-5 Wyoming 
New Mexico 1-0 Nevada 
San Diego State 3-0 UNLV

Standings: San Diego State 6-0-0... Wyoming 5-1-0... Utah State 4-1-1... New Mexico 3-1-2... Colorado College 3-2-1... Air Force 2-3-1... Boise State 2-4-0... Fresno State 2-4-0... UNLV 2-4-0... Colorado State 2-4-0... San Jose State 1-4-1... Nevada 1-5-0

Coming Up
::: Friday, October 17
Boise State @ New Mexico 6:00
UNLV @ Colorado College 2:00
Colorado State @ San Jose State 2:30
Nevada @ Air Force 5:00
Wyoming @ Fresno State 7:00
Utah State @ San Diego State 7:00
::: Sunday, October 19
Boise State @ San Diego State 12:00
UNLV @ Air Force 11:00
Nevada @ Colorado College 11:00
Wyoming @ San Jose State 12:00
Utah State @ New Mexico 12:00
Colorado State @ Fresno State 1:00


Thursday, October 9

Gonzaga 2-0 San Diego 
The Bulldogs continued their best start to conference play in program history with their third consecutive victory. Katey Pennington (Boise, ID) fueled the road win with a goal and assist, finding Heather Johnson with a throw-in in the 54th minute that led to a fantastic 20-yard finish. The senior defender then scored a nice tally of her own, the first of her career, off the rebound of a blocked shot in the 82nd minute. Christie Tombari (Spokane, WA) made four saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Portland 0-3 BYU 

Friday, October 10

Pepperdine 0-0 Saint Mary's 
Loyola Marymount 3-1 Pacific 

Saturday, October 11

Gonzaga 0-2 BYU 
From sea level to the heights of Provo, the Bulldogs were holding off the Cougars with a Tombari having a great night in which she finished with nine saves. Fortune turned on her, though, over the course of four minutes in the second half. Despite a tough angle on the left side, the first was narrowly out of her reach as it went far post, slipping just inside the woodwork. The second was a fluke own goal in which the ball caromed off the post and then off of Tombari and in.  MORE [+]

Sunday, October 12

Portland 0-3 San Diego 
Loyola Marymount 2-2 Saint Mary's 
Pepperdine 5-0 Pacific 
Santa Clara 1-0 (OT) San Francisco

Standings: Pepperdine 3-0-1... BYU 3-0-0... Gonzaga 3-1-0... Portland 2-2-0... Santa Clara 2-1-0... Loyola Marymount 1-2-1... San Diego 1-2-0... San Francisco 1-2-0... Saint Mary's 0-2-2... Pacific 0-4-0

Coming Up
::: Saturday, October 18
San Diego @ Pepperdine 3:00
BYU @ Loyola Marymount 7:00
::: Sunday, October 19
Pacific @ Santa Clara 11:00
Saint Mary's @ San Francisco 12:00


Friday, October 10 

Loyola Marymount 1-0 San Diego 

Saturday, October 11

Pacific 0-1 Saint Mary's 

Sunday, October 12

Gonzaga 0-1 Portland 
The Bulldogs gave up a long-range effort in the 39th minute of the contest, which stood as the deciding tally. The two sides finished even in nearly every statistic, each with 14 shots, six corners and two saves as non-conference play came to a close.  MORE [+]

San Francisco 1-1 Santa Clara 

Coming Up
::: Monday, October 13
Cal State Fullerton @ Pacific (NL)
::: Tuesday, October 14
UC Santa Barbara @ Loyola Marymount (NL)
::: Friday, October 17
Gonzaga @ Santa Clara 7:00
Pacific @ Loyola Marymount 6:00
Portland @ San Francisco 7:00
Saint Mary's @ San Diego 7:00
::: Sunday, October 19
Gonzaga @ San Francisco 2:30
Saint Mary's @ Loyola Marymount 1:00
Pacific @ San Diego 2:00
Portland @ Santa Clara 2:00


Thursday, October 9

Stanford 1-2 UCLA 

Friday, October 10

Arizona 4-1 Washington State
It was just one of those games for the Cougars. They gave up more goals in the contest than combined tally of their first 10 matches (three goals) of the year. They grabbed the initial lead 14 minutes in when defender Jamie Schneiders tallied on Kailiana Johnson's through ball. Then things unraveled. In an eight-minute span, the Wildcats evened it up in the 26th, took the lead in the 32nd and added some insurance in the 34th. They put thoughts of a rally off the board with a fourth on a scrum three minutes into the second half. The result ended the Cougars' nine-game win streak against Arizona.  MORE [+]

Utah 0-1 Oregon 
Kristen Parr (Bend, OR) set up the game-winner in the 15th minute for the Ducks.

California 2-1 USC 
Colorado 1-0 Oregon State 
Arizona State 1-2 Washington 

Sunday, October 12

Arizona State 0-0 Washington State 
The Cougars returned to their exemplary defensive standard, shutting out a Sun Devil squad, ranked 19 and 20, that had scored in all 13 games so far this season. Gurveen Clair made five saves in the stalemate while the Cougs forced seven from her counterpart and saw Jocelyn Jeffers' long shot in the 60th ring off the crossbar.  MORE [+]

Colorado 2-1 Oregon 
Parr opened the scoring for the Ducks seven minutes into the contest only to see the visitors rally for the win in the final 16 minutes.

Utah 2-0 Oregon State 
Arizona 0-2 Washington 
Stanford 1-0 USC

Standings: UCLA 3-0-1... Stanford 3-1-1... Colorado 3-2-0... Washington 3-2-0... Arizona 3-2-0... Oregon 2-2-1... Washington State 2-2-1... California 2-2-0... Arizona State 1-1-3... USC 2-3-0...  Utah 0-3-1... Oregon State 0-5-0

Coming Up
::: Monday, October 13
California @ UCLA 7:00
::: Thursday, October 16
Colorado @ Stanford 6:00
::: Friday, October 17
Arizona State @ USC 2:00
Utah @ California 2:00
Arizona @ UCLA 7:00
::: Sunday, October 19
Oregon State @ Washington State 1:00
::: Monday, October 20
Oregon State @ Washington 7:00


Timmy Mueller (Post Falls, ID) helped lead the Beavers to another stellar result. After topping 13th-ranked California last week, they played to a 1-1 draw against the top-ranked Washington Huskies Sunday.


Sarah Wood (Spokane, WA) 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.

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