Tuesday, October 7, 2014

INW DII-III College Recap – Week Six: NNU sweep nets first poll appearance; Mixed results for Whitman & Whitworth vs Loggers

Among the Division II action this week, the Northwest Nazarene and MSU-Billings men continue to do well in the GNAC. Both picked up a pair of wins with Crusaders keeping pace with seventh ranked Seattle Pacific at 5-0-0 and earning their first-ever ranking in a national poll. On the women's side the two schools squared off with the Yellowjackets prevailing in a historic performance against the Crusaders.

In the Division III Northwest Conference, the showdown of men's contenders went to visiting Puget Sound at Whitworth, but the story of the week may have been on the women's side where the 15th ranked Logger women dropped both games on their trip 1-0 to Whitman and Whitworth.

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.

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


Thursday, October 2 

Central Washington University 1-0 Seattle Pacific University 
Outshot 24-8, the Wildcats stunned the hosts with Kayla Lipston making 11 saves along with goal-line saves by midfielder Meghan Ward and defender Aubrey Rodgers and a pair of shots that went off the woodwork. Hadli Farrand (Ellensburg, WA) and Mackenzie Nolte set up the play that resulted in Viktoriya Vasina putting away the loose ball for the winner from 16 yards in the 69th. MORE [+]

Northwest Nazarene University 0-1 MSU-Billings 
The Yellowjackets dominated to the tune of 14 shot to none, but were only able to get one past Daniele Ortiz, who made seven stops. It marked only the fifth time in GNAC history that a team has not allowed a shot, the first occurrence since 2005. Kari Kastelic provided the winner in the 52nd on a ball from Ashely Marra.  MSUB MORE [+] - NNU MORE [+]      

Saint Martin's University 0-1 Western Oregon University 
Sunny De Boer (Meridian, ID) made seven saves for the visitors, but it was not enough as an 18 yard strike in the 25th stood for the win.

Simon Fraser University 0-1 (OT) Western Washington University 

Saturday, October 4 

Simon Fraser University 0-3 Northwest Nazarene University 
The visitors put up a fight, keeping it scoreless through the first half before the Crusaders took control on the scoreboard in the second. Sarah Blum (Troy, ID) netted the opener off a cross from Sarah Jenkins at the hour mark. Lexi Fesenbek then put the game out of reach, setting up Ashley Cook-Cox (Spokane, WA) with a cross in the 63rd and scoring herself on a cross from Nicole Nsa. Daniele Ortiz made four saves for the clean sheet.  MORE [+]

Western Oregon University 0-0 Central Washington University 
The Wildcats outshot the visitors 24-17, but could not find the back of the net. Kayla Lipston made six saves for Central Washington and Hadli Farrand (Ellensburg, WA) came the closest to scoring, putting the ball off the crossbar after beating a pair of defenders.  MORE [+]

Western Washington University 1-0 MSU-Billings 
The Yellowjackets only allowed three shots in the contest, but the unbeaten and 22nd ranked Vikings only needed to convert on one for the victory, scoring on a loose ball via a corner in the 75th.  MORE [+]

Saint Martin's University 1-2 Seattle Pacific University 

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

Coming Up
::: Thursday, October 9
Northwest Nazarene @ Central Washington 4:00
MSU-Billings @ Seattle Pacific 7:00
Western Washington @ Western Oregon 3:00
Simon Fraser @ Saint Martin's 3:30
::: Saturday, October 11
MSU-Billings @ Central Washington 12:00
Northwest Nazarene @ Seattle Pacific 1:00
Simon Fraser @ Western Oregon 11:00
Western Washington @ Saint Martin's 3:30


Thursday, October 2 

South Dakota Mines 1-5 Northwest Nazarene University 
The game was essentially over after six minutes thanks to Erik Anderson (Boise, ID) and Fredy Razo. Anderson's cross just over a minute into the affair was knocked in from eight yards by Rene Duevel and less than 30 seconds later Razo doubled the advantage on a ball from Jaime Verdin. Anderson then scored in the sixth minute with Duevel and Steven Garcia (Meridian, ID) creating the opportunity. Anderson found Razo for his second in the 25th minute when he put in the rebound of his initial shot that was blocked. Scoring for the Crusaders was rounded out with Julio Castillo and Einar Jenssen combining to set up Michael Mollay (Boise, ID / Walla Walla CC) in the final minute of the half. The visitors scored the lone goal on a penalty in the 61st.  MORE [+]

University of Mary 1-2 MSU-Billings 
Zach Lempka beat four defenders in a lengthy run along the touchline before delivering a cross to David Loeung in the 23rd minute for the lead, but the visitors answered in the 36th to even things up for the break. Sam Butterworth's ball over the top put Nicklas Schregel through in the 58th for the game-winner.  MORE [+]

Western Washington University 1-3 Seattle Pacific University 
Defender Bryson Pavel (Boise, ID) helped lead the Falcons to the win. He flicked a corner in the 31st minute to Chaz Jenkins for what proved to be the winner and then scored on a fantastic 25 yard strike in the 71st minute.

Simon Fraser University 4-0 Saint Martin's University 

Saturday, October 4 

South Dakota Mines 0-2 MSU-Billings
The Yellowjackets dominated with a 21-5 advantage in shots, but were unable to break through until late with Thorge Jess finishing a cross from Kyle Emerick (Billings, MT) in the 72nd. Loeung added some insurance eight minutes later when he put away a rebound of a shot by Schregel.  MORE [+]

University of Mary 0-2 Northwest Nazarene University 
The Crusaders broke the stalemate just before halftime with Mollay scoring off the rebound of the goalkeeper's punch of a Marshall Hartley cross in the 43rd. Razo's cross in the 73rd was flicked on by Jaime Verdin, allowing Anderson to finish for some insurance and Alfredo Ontiveros made four saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Western Washington University 3-1 Saint Martin's University 
Dan Anderson (Sandpoint, ID) put the Vikings on the board first six minutes into the contest and they added two more before the break for a commanding lead. Matt Beaulaurier (Spokane, WA) set up a consolation tally to spoil the shutout in the 82nd.

Simon Fraser University 1-3 Seattle Pacific University
Bryson Pavel (Boise, ID) set up the opening goal 16 minutes in with the visitors tying it up just two minutes later and the Falcons getting the other two before the break.

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

Coming Up
::: Thursday, October 9
Northwest Nazarene @ Saint Martin's 1:00
MSU-Billings @ Seattle Pacific 4:30
Western Washington @ Univ of Mary 7:00
Simon Fraser @ South Dakota Mines 7:00
::: Saturday, October 11
MSU-Billings @ Saint Martin's 1:00
Northwest Nazarene @ Seattle Pacific 7:00
Simon Fraser @ Univ of Mary 3:30
Western Washington @ South Dakota Mines 7:00


New Mexico Highlands University, led by defenders Allison Jordan (Spokane, WA) and Malia Maack (Spokane, WA) along with midfielder Alyssa Saucedo (Spokane Shine) had an excellent weekend, playing to a scoreless draw Friday against unbeaten fourth ranked Colorado School of Mines and then posting a 1-0 road victory against unbeaten 25th ranked Western State Colorado University... Mickie Piechowski (Boise, ID) set up the game-winner in a 2-1 victory against UC-Colorado Springs Friday.


Saturday, October 4 

Pacific Lutheran University 0-1 Whitworth University 
Karl Muelheims continued his bit of a hot streak of late, scoring the game-winner eight minutes into the second half as Timmy Costa made three saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Univ of Puget Sound 3-1 Whitman College
The Loggers scored twice early on and held the two-goal lead for most of the contest before Daniel Kim scored with 11 minutes left in the contest to pull within one.  MORE [+]

George Fox University 1-4 Linfield College 
Joab Logan (Sandpoint, ID) set up the opening goal for the visitors less than two minutes in only to see the hosts rally for the win.

Pacific University 1-1 Willamette University 

Sunday, October 5 

Pacific Lutheran University 1-2 Whitman College 
The Missionaries took the lead in the 23rd minute through Park Harmon on a ball from Riley Paul on a play started by defender Thomas Motzer. PLU evened it up in the 56th minute, but the hosts answered quickly three minutes later when Hunter Stopenhagen's shot was blocked, rebounding to Jose Beleche (Walla Walla, WA).  MORE [+]

Univ of Puget Sound 2-0 Whitworth University
Minus the services of Mike Ramos, the Pirates struggled to score against the Loggers, hitting the woodwork twice and allowing the visitors to beat them with a quick early counter and a long-range effort in the first half.  INWsn REPORT [+]

Pacific University 1-0 Linfield College 
Ian Farley (Spokane, WA) helped set up the deciding goal in the 53rd minute of the contest.

George Fox University 1-4 Willamette University 

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

Coming Up
::: Saturday, October 11
Whitman @ Whitworth 2:30
Pacific @ George Fox 2:30
Willamette @ Linfield 2:30
Puget Sound @ Pacific Lutheran 6:00


Saturday, October 4 

Univ of Puget Sound 0-1 Whitman College 
The Missionaries upset the 15th ranked Loggers, handing them their first loss on a goal from Danielle Wieck in the 19th minute off a Lena de Guzman cross. Haley Cross made two saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Pacific Lutheran University 3-0 Whitworth University 
The visitors outshot the Pirates 11-4 in the contest but did not break through until the 65th minute, adding two more for the decisive victory in the 78th and 85th.  MORE [+]

Pacific University 3-4 (OT) Lewis & Clark College 
Sydney Virgen (Richland, WA) scored the second goal from 18 yards to put the visitors up two, but it was not enough as LCC ran off three straight in a rally.

George Fox University 0-0 Willamette University 

Sunday, October 5 

Pacific Lutheran University 1-0 Whitman College 
The Missionaries nearly topped the top two sides in the conference on the weekend, but after a scoreless first half they lost Jade Anderson to a red card for a tackle two minutes after the break and then gave up the deciding goal on a loose ball in the area at the 65-minute mark.  MORE [+]

Univ of Puget Sound 0-1 Whitworth University 
It was a tough week for the nationally-ranked Loggers, who suffered their second consecutive defeat. The Pirates capitalized on an early goal from Tiara Pajimola on a ball from Katie Bischoff just over two minutes into the contest. The Bucs, outshot 17-4, held on with Andrea Stump making six saves.  INWsn REPORT [+]

Linfield College 2-0 Willamette University 
George Fox University 1-3 Lewis & Clark College 

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

Coming Up
::: Saturday, October 11
Whitworth @ George Fox 12:00
Puget Sound @ Lewis & Clark 10:00
Linfield @ Pacific Lutheran 12:00
Willamette @ Pacific 12:00
::: Sunday, October 12
Whitman @ George Fox 12:00
Willamette @ Pacific Lutheran 12:00
Linfield @ Lewis & Clark 12:00
Puget Sound @ Pacific 12:00


Savannah Laursen (Boise, ID) scored the first equalizer for the University of Redlands and Summer Norquist (Boise, ID) set up the game-winner for a 3-2 overtime victory against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Wednesday. Laursen went on to setup the equalizer and first go-ahead goal in a 40-second span in the 18th minute Sunday and then tallied the game-winner in the 4-3 victory against La Verne Saturday.

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