Monday, October 6, 2014

INW DI College Recap – Week Six: Winning weekend & impressive results against ranked opponents for many

Among the Division I action this week, it was a pretty good week for the INWsn area schools. The Gonzaga women swept their two home contests in the opening weekend of WCC play. In the Big Sky, Montana posted a rare road sweep and the Idaho Vandals went unbeaten while Eastern Washington and Idaho State split on the weekend. Boise State split on the weekend as well in the MWC and Washington State nearly posted two impressive results on the road in California, settling for a split two top-10 sides California and Stanford.

On the men's side, Gonzaga settled for a split and Timmy Mueller (Post Falls, ID) led Oregon State to a stunning win over ranked California with a hat-trick.

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.

September 29 - October 5 | Upcoming games PT & conference matches unless noted (NL)


Friday, October 3

Gonzaga 4-3 Univ of the Pacific 
In a back-and-forth affair, the Zags came out on top come the final whistle thanks to a pair of goals in the final five minutes. The hosts got out in front in the 25th minute with the Bulldogs pulling even in the 44th when Nick Ulowetz finished a ball centered into the area by Nate Pacheco. Immediately after the break Pacheco put the Zags on top when he finished a two-on-one with Ben Striar in the 47th. The hosts roared back though with back-to-back goals in the 75th and 78th. Pacheco played the role in the equalizer in the 85th, delivering a free kick 24 yards out to Lars Ludwigs at the top of the box, where fed Conner Bevans for 12-yard finish. Two minutes later a counter-attack goal gave the Zags the road win with Jakob Granlund finding the head of Clark Phillips with a cross in the 87th.  MORE [+]

Univ of Portland 5-1 Saint Mary's College 
Santa Clara 1-1 Loyola Marymount 
San Francisco 2-0 San Diego 

Sunday, October 5 

Saint Mary's College 1-0 Gonzaga
In the 15th minute Jakub Granlund sent a shot off the crossbar, a miss that proved critical in their bid for an upset as the Gaels, despite being outshot 16-5 by the Zags, were able to prevail with a goal in the 84th minute.  MORE [+]

Univ of the Pacific 2-5 Univ of Portland 
San Diego 2-1 Santa Clara 
Loyola Marymount 3-1 San Francisco 

Coming Up
::: Friday, October 10
Loyola Marymount @ San Diego 7:00
::: Saturday, October 11
Pacific @ Saint Mary's 4:00
::: Sunday, October 12
Gonzaga @ Portland 1:00
San Francisco @ Santa Clara 2:00
::: Monday, October 13
Cal State Fullerton @ Pacific (NL) 7:00
::: Tuesday, October 14
UC Santa Barbara @ Loyola Marymount (NL) 7:00


Friday, October 3 

Saint Mary's College 1-2 Gonzaga 
The visitors jumped out in front in the 33rd minute, but Heather Johnson (Kennewick, WA) answered right back for the Zags less than two minutes later, driving in from the left side and ripping a ball that the keeper was unable to fully stop as it deflected off her hands and in off the underside of the crossbar. In the second half Tori Lee provided the winner with an olympico, scoring directly off her corner in the 70th by sending the ball curling over the keeper's reach.  MORE [+]

Univ of the Pacific 0-3 Univ of Portland 
Santa Clara 1-2 Pepperdine 
San Francisco 1-0 Loyola Marymount 
BYU 3-2 San Diego 

Sunday, October 5 

Univ of the Pacific 0-1 Gonzaga 
Lee provided the winner for the second consecutive game, scoring in the 60th minute from about eight yards out off the rebound from the Pacific keeper knocking down a cross sent in by Johnson. Christie Tombari (Spokane Valley, WA) needed just one save for the shutout as the Bulldogs outshot the visitors 18-6.  MORE [+]

Santa Clara 2-0 Loyola Marymount 
Sofia Huerta (Boise, ID) again led the Broncos to victory. She scored the opening goal in the 30th minute from the top of the area and then set up the clincher with just over two minutes left.

Saint Mary's 1-2 Portland 
San Francisco 1-2 Pepperdine 

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

Coming Up 
::: Thursday, October 9
Gonzaga @ San Diego 7:00
Portland @ BYU 5:00
::: Friday, October 10
Pepperdine @ Saint Mary's 4:00
Loyola Marymount @ Pacific 7:00
::: Saturday, October 11
Gonzaga @ BYU 6:00
::: Sunday, October 12
Portland @ San Diego 11:30
Loyola Marymount @ Saint Mary's 1:00
Pepperdine @ Pacific 1:00
Santa Clara @ San Francisco 1:00


Friday, October 3 

Univ of Montana 2-1 Sacramento State
The Grizzlies picked up their first win against the Hornets since 2008 and only their second since 2003. A saved shot from Paytyn Wheeler in the sixth minute rebounded to Tyler Adair for the opening strike of the contest. Mackenzie Akins and Savannah Witt (Billings, MT) combined on a short corner in the 57th to grab the lead with Witt putting the ball in the upper corner. The hosts answered in the 68th but were unable to complete the rally.  MORE [+]

Eastern Washington 1-3 Portland State 
The Vikings built a two-goal margin in the first 20 minutes, but the Eagles cut the hole in half in the 27th when Chloe Williams (Spokane, WA) put away a cross from Cassie Black. The hosts grabbed some insurance in the second half.  MORE [+]

North Dakota 0-1 Idaho State 
The Bengals peppered the visitors 29-5 in shots, but had to settle with Amanda Ellsworth's nine goal of the season as the decider late in the contest. She gathered the ball in the area and held possession against the UND defense before putting the ball home with about five minutes left on the clock. Sheridan Hapsic made three saves for the team's first shutout of the campaign.  MORE [+]

Univ of Idaho 2-2 Southern Utah
Despite the hosts outshooting Idaho 18-9 in the game, the Vandals rallied twice to earn the result. The Thunderbirds took the lead in the 57th, but the Vandals answered five minutes later when Elexis Schlossarek converted from the spot after Kavita Battan was taken down in the area. When the Thunderbirds reclaimed the lead in the 71st, Battan found Chloe Bell in the 76th to tie things back up once again.  MORE [+] 

Northern Colorado 3-1 Weber State 

Sunday, October 5 

Northern Colorado 2-1 Idaho State
After a scoreless first half, the Bengals got on the board in the 52nd when Ellsworth and Maria Sanchez (American Falls, ID) combined to set up Whitney Peterson (Meridian, ID). The visitors answered seven minutes later, however, and stole the victory with just 10 seconds left in regulation.  MORE [+]

Eastern Washington 2-0 Sacramento State
Despite being outshot 21-8, the Eagles returned to the win column with Caylah Lunning (Moses Lake, WA) putting Eastern on the board on a ball from Savannah Hoekstra (Liberty Lake, WA) in the seventh minute and extending their team scoring streak to 10 games. Williams set up the Cassie Black's insurance tally in the 72nd and Nathalie Schwery made seven saves for the shutout. A half-minute after the second tally, defender Katie Cashman was sent off.   MORE [+]

Univ of Montana 1-0 Portland State 
Witt added to her game-winning tally Friday with the deciding goal in the 55th minute against the host Vikings. She put away the rebound of a Hallie Widner shot that was blocked by a PSU defender. Four minutes later the Vikings nearly pulled even when they were awarded a penalty after goalkeeper Kailey Norman committed a foul, but the attempt from the spot went off the left post. Norman made six saves for the shutout. The victory was their first at PSU since 2006 and marked the first sweep of the SSU-PSU road trip since 1998 and first 4-0-0 start since 1997.  MORE [+]

Northern Arizona 1-2 Univ of Idaho 
All three goals in the contest came in a span of less than four minutes. The visitors got on the board first at the 23:30 mark with the Vandals answering at 25:46. An Emily Ngan shot was tipped off the crossbar, rebounding to Olivia Baggerly for the finish to tie things up. Then Gabby Leong put away the rebound of a blocked Bell shot at 27:24 to finish the scoring blitz.  MORE [+]

North Dakota 0-3 Weber State 

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

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


Friday, October 3

Colorado State 1-4 Boise State
The Broncos put an end to their five-game winless stretch (0-4-1) in emphatic fashion, though it would not come until the second half. Brooke Heidemann (Meridian, ID) put them on the board in the 25th with a 30 yard strike from the right side of the box inside the far post. The visitors evened things from the spot in the 52nd. Dani Brown began the three-goal run with a shot from 15 yards on a rebound of her initial shot blocked by a recovering defender, finishing a play built up by Kayla Tucker, Heidemann and Shannon Schueren. Schueren and Tucker then combined with a give-and-go finished from eight yards by Schueren, who capped the victory by nailing a bouncing ball on the volley from 18 yards in the 85th.  MORE [+] 

Fresno State 1-0 UNLV 
Outshot 11-6, the Bulldogs earned the win with goalkeeper Dominique Banta (Meridian, ID) making three saves for the shutout.

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

Sunday, October 5 

Wyoming 1-0 Boise State 
The Broncos were inches away from an overtime victory with Schueren sending a 45 yard free kick off the crossbar in the 94th minute. Instead, 10 minutes later it was the visitors snaring the late win with a rebound effort when Janelle Flores was unable to collect a long ball as she collided with a defender while rising for the ball eight yards out.  MORE [+]

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

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

Coming Up
::: Friday, October 10
Fresno State @ Boise State 3:00
Colorado College @ Wyoming 2:00
San Jose State @ Utah State 2:00
Air Force @ Colorado State 3:00
San Diego State @ Nevada 7:00
New Mexico @ UNLV 7:00
::: Sunday, October 12
San Jose State @ Boise State 11:00
Fresno State @ Utah State 11:00
Colorado College @ Colorado State 12:00
Air Force @ Wyoming 12:00
New Mexico @ Nevada 1:00
San Diego State @ UNLV 1:00


Friday, October 3 

Washington State 1-0 California 
The Cougars picked up their first win on the road versus a ranked team in 19 tries, topping the ninth ranked Bears for their first win at Berkely since 2001 and second all-time. Canadian freshman Chelsea Harkins scored her first career goal for the win with nine minutes remaining, knocking in a rebound of a ball put off the crossbar by Cara Wegner off a Kourtney Guetlein cross.  MORE [+]

Colorado 1-0 USC 
Oregon State 0-2 Arizona 
Oregon 1-1 Arizona State 
Utah 0-1 UCLA 
Washington 1-4 Stanford

Sunday, October 5 

Washington State 0-1 Stanford
The 26th ranked Cougars nearly posted a big upset result against third ranked Stanford, but the Cardinal prevailed on a late in a showdown of the nation's top two defensive programs. Outshot 20-3 by the hosts, the Cougars nearly snared the go-ahead goal in the 71st when Mesa Owsley put a long free kick off the crossbar. The Cardinal hit the woodwork as well in the 83rd, but followed it up with the winner just a minute later to take the game.  MORE [+]

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

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

Coming Up
::: Thursday, October 9
Stanford @ UCLA 8:00
::: Friday, October 10
Arizona @ Washington State 2:00
California @ USC 12:00
Colorado @ Oregon State 2:00
Utah @ Oregon 4:00
Arizona State @ Washington 7:00
::: Sunday, October 12
Arizona State @ Washington State 1:00
Utah @ Oregon State 12:00
Colorado @ Oregon 1:00
Arizona @ Washington 1:00
Stanford @ USC 3:00
::: Monday, October 13
California @ UCLA 7:00


After a late 1-0 shutout loss to 18th ranked Stanford Thursday, the Beavers bounced back in emphatic fashion with Timmy Mueller (Post Falls, ID) a big part of it in a 6-2 victory over 13th ranked California. The freshman had a hand in four goals, scoring three as he and senior Khiry Shelton each finished with a hat-trick. Mueller provided a through ball to set up the first goal in the opening minute of play and then scored off a ball from Shelton in the 21st. Cal answered with two in the first 14 minutes of the second half before Shelton finished his hat-trick. Then Mueller put another rally out of reach, scoring back-to-back goals both in the 81st minute of play.  MORE [+]


Tyler Blackmer (Boise, ID) did not need to make any saves for a 3-0 Wright State victory Wednesday against Belmont, but made three stops for his second shutout of the week in a 3-0 win over Milwaukee Saturday... Andrew Glaeser (Walla Walla, WA) made four saves for Northern Illinois in a scoreless draw Saturday against Loyola-Chicago.

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