Tuesday, October 14, 2014

INW DII-III College Recap – Week Seven: Pirates dominate in battle of Whits; MSUB women impress in Washington

Among the Division II action this week, the MSU-Billings women continued their fantastic start to the season, earning a hard-fought draw in a scoreless stalemate at Seattle Pacific Thursday and downing Central Washington two days later to conclude the trip. On the men's side MSUB and Northwest Nazarene swept Saint Martin's on the trip but came up short with one-goal losses at unbeaten and sixth-ranked Seattle Pacific.

In the Division III Northwest Conference, the light week was highlighted with a showdown of the Whits that turned out to be rather one-sided this time around. The neighbors to the north dominated at home in Spokane with a high-paced six-goal effort to give Whitworth the big win over Whitman of Walla Walla. On the ladies side, Puget Sound returned to their winning ways while Whitman and Whitworth, who surprised them last week, each lost at George Fox in rare defeats to the Bruins.

Here is a rundown of the area 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)



After missing last weekend's games, Whitworth leading scorer Mike Ramos returned to action Saturday, but it was Rylan Berriman that stood out in the contest for the Pirates as they drubbed their nearby rivals.

It started quickly too with Berriman creating a turnover just over a minute into the contest and exchanging several passes with Samual Jarrett as the two drove toward goal before Jarrett sent a ball through the area that nobody was able to onto the end of.

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In the seventh minute, however, Berriman struck for the opener, capitalizing on a long ball by Spencer Wolfe off the left touchline. The ball over the top put him behind the defense but goalkeeper Stuart Ellsworth slipped on his way out to challenge for the ball, allowing Berriman to easily collect the ball and make a quick move to beat the recovered keeper to finish into what looked like an open goal. However, defender Logan Grime made a fantastic effort to come in and stop the ball at the left post but his slide was just a fraction late with the ball crossing over along with him.

Whitman nearly pulled even in the 17 minutes in when a corner found the head of Grime, but the 13 yard effort was stopped by Timmy Costa with a nice diving save.

Whitworth continued to put plenty of offensive pressure on the Missionaries with Sam Engle forcing a nice reaction save in the 26th and coming close to getting on the end of a great service from Berriman six minutes later. Engle also forced a save on a close range shot after Ramos put out a great effort to beat several defenders to deliver the ball in the 32nd. Ramos also created another chance in the 38th when he intercepted a ball forward from Ellsworth and turned to find Jarrett, who put a 23-yard effort high.

The second finally came in the 40th when a loose ball in the area was sent from Kash Choudhary to Jonah Snyder for the two-goal halftime advantage.

In the second half, the Pirates just rolled over the Missionaries like an unstoppable freight train, even after inserting a number of reserve players. Ramos' hard work finally paid off in the 64th minute. After his initial shot was blocked out on the right side, he worked his way around the defender and served it into the six for a one-time finish from Choudhary.

Three minutes later Berriman picked up his second, scoring on a ball from Engle.

Whitman broke the deadlock on a nice effort from Marcos Medina on the left side where he worked his way past a defender and perfectly placed his shot past Conway to spoil the shutout.

Ramos, whose streak of tallying a goal or assist in every game played remains intact, pushed the lead back to four when Engle played it quickly forward to him in the 73rd and Ramos slotted it past the keeper from about 15 yards.

Sam Donaldson (Whitefish, MT) capped the scoring with a nice 18-yard effort from the right side on a ball from Chris Rothrock (Spokane, WA).

Saturday, October 11

Pacific 4-1 George Fox
Trailing by three, Jacob Logan (Sandpoint, ID) cut the deficit with a header in the 36th minute. An Ian Farley (Spokane, WA) header at the hour-mark was the only tally of the second half.

Willamette 1-0 Linfield 
Puget Sound 1-0 Pacific Lutheran 

Standings: Puget Sound 6-1-0... Whitworth 5-1-1... Willamette 5-1-1... Whitman 3-4-0... Pacific Lutheran 3-4-0... Pacific 2-4-1... Linfield 2-4-1... George Fox 0-7-0

Coming Up
::: Friday, October 17
Willamette @ George Fox 6:00
Linfield @ Pacific 7:00
::: Saturday, October 18
Whitworth @ Puget Sound 2:30
Whitman @ Pacific Lutheran 2:30
::: Sunday, October 19
Whitman @ Puget Sound 2:30
Whitworth @ Pacific Lutheran 2:30
Linfield @ George Fox 2:30
Willamette @ Pacific 2:30


Saturday, October 11

Whitworth 0-1 George Fox 
The Bruins picked up their first win of the year and ended a 10-year drought against Whitworth, netting the winning goal less than 90 seconds into the second half.  MORE [+]

Puget Sound 4-0 Lewis & Clark 
Annie Prickett (Bozeman, MT) capped the scoring with a volley just four seconds from time.

Willamette 0-1 Pacific 
Sydney Virgen's (Richland, WA) run to the end line late in the first half led to the winner with her teammate converting the 41st minute penalty after she was tripped up in the area.

Linfield 0-1 Pacific Lutheran 

Sunday, October 12

Whitman 0-2 George Fox 
A surprising loss for the Missionaries gave the Bruins their first weekend sweep of Whitworth and Whitman since 2000.

Willamette 0-3 Pacific Lutheran 
Linfield 3-2 (OT) Lewis & Clark 
Puget Sound 2-1 Pacific

Standings: Pacific Lutheran 7-1-0... Puget Sound 6-2-0... Linfield 5-3-0... Whitman 4-2-2... Lewis & Clark 4-3-1... Pacific 2-5-1... George Fox 2-5-1... Whitworth 2-6-0... Willamette 1-6-1

Coming Up
::: Wednesday, October 15
Whitman @ Whitworth 1:30
Pacific @ Linfield 7:00
Lewis & Clark @ Willamette 7:00
::: Saturday, October 18
Whitman @ Pacific Lutheran 12:00
Whitworth @ Puget Sound 12:00
Lewis & Clark @ George Fox 12:00
Willamette @ Linfield 12:00
::: Sunday, October 19
Whitman @ Puget Sound 12:00
Whitworth @ Pacific Lutheran 12:00
Willamette @ George Fox 12:00
Lewis & Clark @ Pacific 12:00


Thursday, October 9

Northwest Nazarene 3-0 Saint Martin's 
The Crusaders dominated the first half on the road and grabbed a commanding advantage in the opening 18 minutes with a pair of goals. Marshall Hartley tapped in a ball from Julio Castillo in the 14th minute and Fredy Razo chipped the keeper four minutes later on a pass up the middle from Jaime Verdin. Pushing for a comeback, the hosts reversed the shots advantage in the second half, but were unable to beat Alfredo Ontiveros, who made five saves for the shutout. Razo added a second goal in the 80th to put it out of reach, scoring off the rebound of a blocked Castillo shot.  MORE [+]

MSU-Billings 1-2 Seattle Pacific 
The Yellowjackets were on the path to a great result against the sixth-ranked Falcons only to see an own goal in the 89th minute knocked in by defender Cameron Lee on a flick by Bryson Pavel (Boise, ID) decide the game. In the 24th minute, Colin Ralston fed Kyle Emerick (Billings, MT), whose cross was knocked in from four yards by Thorge Jess to give the visitors the advantage. The hosts tied matters back up in the 58th.  MORE [+]

Western Washington 2-1 Univ of Mary 
Dan Anderson (Sandpoint, ID) gave the Vikings the lead 16 minutes into the contest.

Simon Fraser 3-0 South Dakota Mines  

Saturday, October 11

MSU-Billings 2-1 Saint Martin's 
Trailing since the seventh minute, the Yellowjackets pulled even when Colin Ralston converted a penalty and took the win in the 80th when a ball forward from goalkeeper Tom Lohmann was put away by Jess.  MORE [+] http://www.msubsports.com/news/2014/10/11/MSOC_1011145446.aspx?path=msoc

Northwest Nazarene 0-1 Seattle Pacific 
In a battle of ranked unbeatens it came down to a free kick in the 82nd minute that Pavel nodded in from about 11 yards off Jordan Kollars' restart. Otherwise, goalkeeper Alfredo Ontiveros, seven saves, was having a great game for the Crusaders. Cody Lang (Spokane, WA) needed just two stops for his shutout at the other end for the sixth-ranked Falcons. The result marked the program's best unbeaten start in team history at 10-0-1.  MORE [+]

Simon Fraser 3-1 Univ of Mary 
Western Washington 2-1 (OT) South Dakota Mines

Standings: Seattle Pacific 7-0-0... Northwest Nazarene 6-1-0... MSU-Billings 4-2-1... Simon Fraser 3-2-2... Western Washington 3-3-1... Saint Martin's 2-5-0... Mary 1-6-0... South Dakota Mines 0-7-0

Coming Up
::: Thursday, October 16
MSU-Billings @ South Dakota Mines 7:00
Northwest Nazarene @ Mary 7:00
Saint Martin's @ Western Washington 7:00
Seattle Pacific @ Simon Fraser 7:30
::: Saturday, October 18
MSU-Billings @ Mary 1:00
Northwest Nazarene @ South Dakota Mines 7:00
Seattle Pacific @ Western Washington 7:00
Saint Martin's @ Simon Fraser 7:30


Thursday, October 9

Northwest Nazarene 0-2 Central Washington 
Making a push to stay near the top of the table, the Wildcats used a pair of second half goals to pick up the victory. Freshman Viktoriya Vasina scored from a difficult angle on a ball from Stephanie O'Hara three minutes into the half to break the deadlock. They nearly doubled it two minutes later after Whitney Lowe was fouled in the area, but Hadli Farrand (Ellensburg, WA) put the spot kick off the right post. She made up for the miss though with a fantastic individual play in the 55th, beating several defenders as she drove up the middle before finding the back of the net. Kayla Lipston made three saves to post her third consecutive shutout.  CWU MORE [+] - NNU MORE [+]    

MSU-Billings 0-0 Seattle Pacific 
The Yellowjacket ladies continue to surprise, this time taking host Seattle Pacific the distance in a scoreless stalemate. Krystal Daniels made four saves on the day for MSUB despite the Falcons outshooting them 20-6 in the contest. She also got a little help from the woodwork with three SPU shots hitting the crossbar, one in each half and overtime.  MORE [+]

Simon Fraser 1-3 Saint Martin's 
Kari Inch (Ephrata, WA) set up the opening goal four minutes into the contest for the Saints and Sunny De Boer (Meridian, ID) made six saves in the win.

Western Washington 1-1 Western Oregon 

Saturday, October 11

MSU-Billings 2-1 Central Washington
Katlyn Lokay put the Yellowjackets on the board in the 31st when she nodded an Alisa Sagdahl corner into the upper left corner. The Wildcats pulled even when Hadli Farrand (Ellensburg, WA) stunned Krystal Daniels from about 40 yards out. Sagdahl beat keeper Kayla Lipston one-on-one after receiving a ball from Dana Lubieniecki in the 86th for the victory. The visitors allowed only two shots on goal in the contest.  MSUB MORE [+] - CWU MORE [+]

Northwest Nazarene 1-6 Seattle Pacific  
The Falcons bounced back from their scoreless draw with an emphatic victory, going up by four after just 12 minutes. Laura Moore finished a hat-trick in the 25th to make the difference five. Ashley Cook-Cox (Spokane, WA) put Lexi Fesenbek on a breakaway in the 38th to spoil the shutout with the hosts added just one in the second half.  MORE [+]

Simon Fraser 0-4 Western Oregon 
A free kick from Peyton Moon (Nampa, ID) was tapped in for the team's second en route to the easy victory.

Western Washington 3-0 Saint Martin's  

Standings: Western Washington 6-0-2... MSU-Billings 4-2-2... Seattle Pacific 4-2-2... Central Washington 4-3-1... Western Oregon 3-2-3... Northwest Nazarene 2-5-1... Simon Fraser 2-6-0... Saint Martin's 1-6-1

Coming Up
::: Thursday, October 16
Central Washington @ Western Oregon 3:00
MSU-Billings @ Western Washington 4:00
Northwest Nazarene @ Simon Fraser 5:00
Seattle Pacific @ Saint Martin's 3:00
::: Saturday, October 18
Central Washington @ Saint Martin's 3:00
Northwest Nazarene @ Western Washington 4:00
MSU-Billings @ Simon Fraser 5:00
Seattle Pacific @ Western Oregon 1:00


The New Mexico Highland University women, led by defenders Malia Maack (Spokane, WA) and Allison Jordan (Spokane, WA) set a program record with eight shutouts in a season Friday in a 1-0 win at Adams State in which Maack also set up the winning tally... Regis University picked up a 2-1 overtime win over Western State Colorado Sunday with Akina Fujimoto (Meridian, ID) setting up Mickie Piechowski (Boise, ID) for the go-ahead goal in the 70th and Maggie Saras (Boise, ID) netting the winner in the 102nd.

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