Wednesday, October 22, 2014

INW NAIA & NWAC College Recap – Week Eight: Mixed results in CCC & Frontier; Playoff picture coming into focus for NWAC East

In the NAIA it was a week of split results for the Eastern Oregon women and the College of Idaho's two teams. Meanwhile in the Frontier Conference the Carroll women returned from Texas and played a pair of close 1-0 decisions against conference foes, beating Rocky Mountain and falling to Westminster while Great Falls ladies won a pair of non-league games. On the men's side, Rocky Mountain drubbed Carroll and Great Falls and the Argos again swept a two-game set in Denver.

In the NWAC, the East races are started to become a little more clear. In the battle for the final men's spot Walla Walla and Spokane played to a draw mid-week, but the with Spokane falling on the weekend to Wenatchee Valley, who needed five to get past last-place Treasure Valley earlier in the week to keep in range of first-place North Idaho, which grabbed a victory over the weekend. Spokane continues to run away from everyone on the ladies side for the title with Treasure Valley slipping up Wednesday in a draw against last-place Wenatchee Valley. Third-place North Idaho picked up a pair of wins on the week to create some space in front of Walla Walla, who fell at Spokane before drubbing Yakima Valley.

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


Wednesday, October 15

Warner Pacific 2-1 College of Idaho 
Freshman midfielder Riley Smith (Helena, MT) scored off the rebound of midfielder Luis Gomez's (Idaho Falls, ID) blocked shot 45 seconds into the second half to give the Yotes the lead, but Mario Guizar (Kennewick, WA / Walla Walla CC) evened things up three minutes later when goalkeeper Grant Billings (Boise, ID) misplayed a clearance. He then struck the winner on a 19-yard indirect free kick from inside the penalty arc that Ruben Amezcua touched to him to start play.  MORE [+]

Concordia 3-1 Oregon Tech 
Casey Oltman (Ellensburg, WA) opened the scoring in the 13th minute, but the visitors answered with two before the break and another to put it out of reach five minutes after.

Corban University 1-3 Northwest University 
Northwest Christian 1-0 Evergreen State 

Saturday, October 18

Northwest Christian 1-5 College of Idaho
The Yotes went on a scoring spree spurred by Joseph Bolin (Payette, ID). Smith, though, scored the opening tally once again, scoring on a thru-ball from Nate Hunt (Meridian, ID) two minutes before the break. Bolin then took over in the second half. He went on a long run down the right side before sending a cross in to Gomez two minutes into the period to double the lead. He then scored the next two, taking advantage of a bobbled ball by the keeper in the 56th and then heading in a ball played to him off the combination of Gomez and Joao Cardoso in the 65th. Bolin completed the hat-trick in the 73rd with a fantastic long run after the Beacons had spoiled the shutout in the 68th.  MORE [+]

Warner Pacific 0-3 Evergreen 
Tanner Williams (Sandpoint, ID) opened the scoring from close range in the 25th minute and Angel Guerra (Wenatchee, WA) made four saves for the shutout.

Corban 3-2 (OT) Oregon Tech 
Kyle Hammond (Missoula, MT / North Idaho College) scored the opener 45 seconds in on a 35 yard effort that deflected en route to goal. The hosts answered in the 39th and claimed the lead when a shot from Colton Grytness (Rathdrum, ID) was saved and put away on the rebound. Daniel Fredrickson (Boise, ID) tied things back up in the 87th with a header on a corner, allowing the Warriors to claim the win in overtime.

Concordia 4-0 Northwest University 

Standings: Concordia 8-2-0... Corban 7-2-1... Northwest Univ 7-3-0... Evergreen State 5-4-1... Warner Pacific 4-5-1...  Northwest Christian 3-6-1... College of Idaho 3-7-0... Oregon Tech 1-9-0...  [Season ends Nov 8 | Four playoff berths]

Coming Up
::: Saturday, October 25
Northwest University @ College of Idaho 3:00
Evergreen State @ Oregon Tech 1:00
Corban @ Warner Pacific 7:00
Concordia @ Northwest Christian 7:00


Tuesday, October 14

Simpson 1-5 Northwest Christian (NL) 

Thursday, October 16 

Northwest University 3-1 College of Idaho 
Trailing by one at the half, Katelyn Benavidez connected with Brianna Blair (Nampa, ID) to tie things up less than two minutes into the second half. The Eagles, however, reclaimed the lead through Annie-Bryn Stauffer (Spokane, WA) four minutes later and added some insurance in the 69th.  MORE [+]

Southern Oregon 1-3 Concordia 
Erin Huisingh (Pasco, WA) helped set up the Cavaliers final goal in the win in the 89th minute, spoiling thoughts of a late comeback for the visitors, who scored just two minutes prior.

Evergreen State 0-1 Eastern Oregon 
Sydney Nelson (Spokane, WA) scored the deciding game in the 33rd minute, putting away the rebound of her initial stop that was saved by the keeper. At the other end Jessica Parker (Boise, ID) made three saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Oregon Tech 1-4 Warner Pacific 

Saturday, October 18

Evergreen State 2-2 College of Idaho 
The Yotes fell behind twice but answered rather quickly each time for the draw. Julia Fretwell (Meridian, ID) scored off a through ball from Lauren Polito seven minutes after the opener to tie things up in the 13th minute and Summer Jackson (Boise, ID) ripped in the equalizer in the second half on a Hailey Woods (Meridian, ID) free kick in the 77th after falling behind 11 minutes prior.  MORE [+]

Northwest University 3-1 Eastern Oregon 
Trailing by three, Maddi Cillay (Pullman, WA) spoiled the Eagles' shutout with just over three minutes remaining, scoring on a ball from fellow freshman Alora Brown.  MORE [+]

Corban 2-0 Northwest Christian 
Sadee Kallis (Yakima, WA) converted a penalty to double the lead in the 50th minute.

Oregon Tech 0-5 Concordia 
Ashley Ames (Liberty Lake, WA) headed in a cross to open the scoring 12 minutes in and Huisingh tallied off a header eight minutes later to double the lead. Huisingh scored her second just over two minutes into the second half and Ames helped set up the final tally in the 51st.

Southern Oregon 1-2 Warner Pacific 
In the 66th minute defender Elle' Nelson (Missoula, MT) set up the game-winning strike for the Knights two minutes after the visitors pulled even.

Standings: X-Northwest Univ 7-0-0... X-Concordia 6-1-0... Warner Pacific 4-2-1... College of Idaho 3-1-3... Corban 3-3-1... Southern Oregon 3-4-1... Evergreen State 2-4-1... Eastern Oregon 1-3-3... Northwest Christian 1-6-0... Oregon Tech 0-6-2  [Season ends Oct 25 | Six playoff berths... X-clinched berth]

Coming Up
::: Thursday, October 23
College of Idaho @ Corban 3:00
Eastern Oregon @ Northwest Christian 6:00
Warner Pacific @ Northwest University 3:00
Concordia @ Evergreen State 3:00
::: Saturday, October 25
Eastern Oregon @ Corban 1:00
College of Idaho @ Northwest Christian 2:00
Warner Pacific @ Evergreen State 12:00
Concordia @ Northwest University 3:00
Southern Oregon @ Oregon Tech 3:30


Monday, October 13

Carroll College 1-1 Texas A&M-Texarkana (NL) 
Cassie Baldwin provided the opening goal of the contest in the second half, but the 6-2-2 hosts responded 10 minutes later for the equalizer.  MORE [+]

Friday, October 17

Great Falls 3-0 Johnson & Wales (NL)
Coming off the bench, Alejandra Guzman propelled the Argos to an early lead with the opening goal in the 20th minute and the second five minutes later, heading in a corner from Katelyn Duncan, who finished the scoring with a shot from just outside the area in the 39th minute of the contest. Jocelyn Morris and Brandi Wegerle combined for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Rocky Mountain 0-1 Carroll College
Kayla Bayer put the deciding goal off the post and past goalkeeper Missy Schultz at the half-hour mark to give the Saints the victory, who made 11 in the one-sided affair to keep the Bears in it, but the equalizer never came as Jamie Carter made five stops at the other end.  MORE [+]

Saturday, October 18

College of Saint Mary 0-1 Great Falls (NL) (@ J&W) 
Guzman did it again, this time providing the deciding goal from about 10 yards to break the stalemate in the 55th minute of the contest. Morris made just one save for the clean sheet.  MORE [+]

Sunday, October 19 

Westminster College 1-0 (OT) Carroll College
Entering after nine minutes of play, Carter made five saves for the Saints while Abi Yanke (Boise, ID) made four at the other end in the stalemate, but it was the first shot of overtime from the Griffins that decided matters when a loose ball in the box was knocked in for the victory.  MORE [+]

Standings: Carroll 2-1-1... Rocky Mountain 2-1-1... Westminster 2-2-0... Great Falls 1-3-0 [Season ends Nov 2]

Coming Up
::: Saturday, October 25
Carroll College @ Westminster 12:00


Friday, October 17

Rocky Mountain 4-1 Carroll College 
A Jack Clancy header gave the Bears the lead four minutes in and defender Ronaldo Goncalves doubled the advantage with a well-paced effort just before the break that proved to be the winner. Tanner Wolff (Billings, MT) pushed the advantage to three on a ball from Clancy in the 52nd minute before the hosts finally got on the board through Arturo Valle off a cross from Isaac Bostrom (Helena, MT) on a play started by defender Braden Wall (Helena, MT). Wolff capped the scoring with a few minutes remaining.  MORE [+]

Great Falls 1-0 Johnson & Wales (NL)
Freshman defender Rasmus Madsen broke the stalemate from about 10 yards out in the 75th minute of the contest and helped goalkeeper Jose Pena record his seventh shutout with only two saves.  MORE [+]

Saturday, October 18

Our Lady of the Lake 2-3 Great Falls (NL) (@ J&W)
Hugo Gonzales gave the Argos the lead in the third minute. Three minutes into the second half they doubled the lead when Paul Sliwa headed in a corner from Madsen, who also delivered the cross that found the head of Jordan Byland (Missoula, MT) in the 59th minute for what proved to be the game-winner as the opponent scored in the 63rd and 77th in the neutral site contest.  MORE [+]

Standings: Great Falls 4-0-0... Westminster 2-1-0... Rocky Mountain 2-1-0... Carroll 0-6-0 [Season ends Nov 2]

Coming Up
::: Friday, October 24
Westminster @ Rocky Mountain 3:30
::: Saturday, October 25
Carroll College @ Trinity Lutheran College 7:30 (NL)
::: Sunday, October 26
Westminster @ Great Falls 12:00
Carroll College @ Walla Walla University 1:00 (NL)


Wednesday, October 15

Treasure Valley 2-2 Wenatchee Valley 
The last-place Knights gave the second-place Chukars a battle, taking the lead in the 28th minute through Itzel Castro (Mason, WA) on a ball from Machaela Roberts (Wenatchee, WA). The visitors answer three minutes later when Alex Rivera (Boise, ID) connected with Allie Spencer (Meridian, ID), but the Knights reclaimed the lead four minutes later when London Cleverly (Moses Lake, WA) scored in the 35th. The Knights thought they were headed toward an upset win, but Alexandra Jahns (Twin Falls, ID) found Brooke Thomas (McCall, ID) in the 87th to even things up.

Walla Walla 0-2 Spokane 
The Sasquatch clinched a playoff spot and moved six points clear of Treasure Valley with a pair of early goals. Sarah Melvin (Spokane, WA) set up Makenzie Welch (Meridian, ID) just two minutes in and Hannah Sanders (Kennewick, WA) scored off a corner from Sydni Thomas (Greenacres, WA) in the 24th as the Bigfoot dominated the contest. Samantha Burmester needed just two saves for the shutout.  INWsn REPORT [+]

North Idaho 2-1 Yakima Valley 
The Cardinals grabbed the lead via Jaimee Hulst (Helena, MT), who scored an olympico directly off the corner in the fourth minute. The hosts tied it up in the 13th minute with Haylee Ashby scoring off a ball from Rebecca Behrens (Twin Falls, ID). Taylor Peterson (Missoula, MT), though, provided the winner in the 18th for the visitors, moving the Cardinals seven points clear of fourth-place Walla Walla in the race for the playoffs.  MORE [+]

Saturday, October 18

Spokane 3-0 Wenatchee Valley 
The Bigfoot rolled to the win, but not until the second half. Melvin broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute on a ball from Sanders, who went on to find Welch eight minutes into the second period. Melvin scored her second in the 64th minute via Brittany Bruegeman (Spokane, WA). Emily Busselman (Richland, WA) made five saves for the shutout.

Yakima Valley 0-4 Walla Walla 
Kylie Gorton (Moscow, ID) led the Warriors to the big win, scoring three goals. She opened the contest with her first eight minutes in via Oryian Matheny (Grandview, WA). Courtney Wells (Yakima, WA) doubled the lead in the 15th on a ball from Marissa Plasencia (Walla Walla, WA) before turning provider, setting up Gorton in the 31st and 80th. Annika Enloe (Leavenworth, WA) was in goal for the shutout.

Columbia Basin 0-1 North Idaho
On a cross from Natalie Middleton (Liberty Lake, WA), Jasmine Smith (La Grande, OR) scored 12 minutes into the contest for the goal that would stand as the winner with Cassy van der Mey making seven saves at the other end. Stephanie Gibson (Yakima, WA) made 16 saves for the Hawks in defeat.  MORE [+]

Standings: CC Spokane 13-1-1... Treasure Valley CC 10-3-1... North Idaho College 7-2-6... Walla Walla CC 5-5-5... Columbia Basin College 5-5-4... Yakima Valley CC 4-9-1... Wenatchee Valley College 1-11-3

Coming Up
::: Wednesday, October 22
North Idaho @ Treasure Valley 1:00
Columbia Basin @ Walla Walla 1:00
Spokane @ Yakima Valley 2:00
::: Saturday, October 25
Walla Walla @ Treasure Valley 12:00
Yakima Valley @ Columbia Basin 12:00
Wenatchee Valley @ North Idaho 12:00


Wednesday, October 15

Treasure Valley 3-5 Wenatchee Valley
The last-place Chukars gave the Knights quite a battle as they looked to cement their spot in second. Diego Diaz Sanchez gave the visitors the lead 12 minutes into the match and would finish with a hat-trick. Josh Alvarez (Leavenworth, WA) evened things up at the half-hour mark and would also go on to finish with three goals. Diaz Sanchez gave Treasure the advantage at the break with his second right before the intermission with Alvarez finding Mauricio Perez (East Wenatchee, WA) for another equalizer eight minutes into the second half. It only took two minutes for Diaz Sanchez to push the Chukars in front again, but Joel Villa (East Wenatchee, WA) tied matters again in the 61st with Alvarez scoring in the 81st and 89th to give the Knights the victory.

Walla Walla 2-2 Spokane 
A long free kick from the Warriors led to a headed own goal by Brandon Babinski (Spokane, WA) 11 minutes into the match, but Alex Opland (Rathdrum, ID) tied things up after Devin Leon sent his shot off the left post six minutes later. The visitors reclaimed the lead with a fantastic long-range strike from Francisco Sanchez (Walla Walla, WA) two minutes before the break, but the Bigfoot had two wait until the 83rd minute for Robert Kissinger-Smith (Spokane, WA) to strike the equalizer via Opland.  INWsn REPORT [+] 

Saturday, October 18

Columbia Basin 0-2 North Idaho 
Alec Johnson (Coeur d'Alene, ID) hit Matt Howard (Post Falls, ID) for the opening goal in the 34th minute and Braden Ridgewell (Coeur d'Alene, ID) added some insurance in the 58th. Mitchell Markovetz (Boise, ID) recorded the shutout with five saves.

Spokane 1-2 Wenatchee Valley 
Alvarez scored 14 minutes in on a ball from Villa to give the Knights a lead they would hold until Babinski would tie things up in the 85th minute. Edgar Leon (East Wenatchee, WA), however, would give the hosts the lead right back three minutes later for the victory.

Standings: North Idaho College 10-1-1... Wenatchee Valley College 9-2-2... Walla Walla CC 7-3-2... CC Spokane 7-5-1... Columbia Basin College 4-4-4... Treasure Valley CC 3-8-1

Coming Up
::: Wednesday, October 22
Columbia Basin @ Walla Walla 3:15
North Idaho @ Treasure Valley 3:15
::: Saturday, October 25
Walla Walla @ Treasure Valley 2:15
Wenatchee Valley @ North Idaho 2:15

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