Wednesday, October 29, 2014

INW NAIA & NWAC College Recap – Week Nine: Playoff fields nearly set with just one spot still TBD in CCC

In the NAIA, the final weekend of women's play wrapped things up in the Cascade Conference with the College of Idaho ladies clinching a spot in the tournament with a fourth-place finish, confounding the preseason poll of eighth. On the men's side there are several games remaining, but Evergreen State has a commanding hold on the final berth.

The Frontier Conference still has a few games left for the ladies and the men, but the brackets for the Unaffiliated Group tournament which the Frontier teams participate in have been set for the following weekend at Rocky Mountain College.

In the NWAC, there are a few positioning details to be figured out, but the CC Spokane ladies clinched the division title with a win on the road plus other results and the North Idaho College men grabbed the top spot with a week to go at home Saturday. Treasure Valley and NIC round out the women's qualifiers and Wenatchee Valley and Walla Walla CC are the other men's entrants into the NWAC tournament.

October 20-26 | Upcoming games PT & conference matches unless noted (NL)


Thursday, October 23

Eastern Oregon 0-1 Northwest Christian 
With a pair of saves, Jessica Parker and the Mountaineers were looking to hold off the Beacons, but a penalty with just over a minute remaining sealed their fate.  MORE [+]

College of Idaho 0-3 Corban 
Sadee Kallis (Yakima, WA) gave the Warriors the advantage with a run behind the Yotes defense 13 minutes in and the visitors secured the win with two more in the second half. Despite the result, the Yotes clinched a postseason berth in the CCC with EOU and Evergreen State losses.  MORE [+]

Warner Pacific 0-5 Northwest University 
Up only one at the break, the Eagles cruised to the win in the second half with Annie-Brynn Stauffer (Spokane, WA) scoring the fourth goal and Patty Hughes (Kalispell, MT) making four saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Concordia 1-0 Evergreen State 

Saturday, October 25

College of Idaho 1-0 (OT) Northwest Christian 
Nearly upset by one of the league's bottom sides, the Yotes snared the victory in the 102nd minute when Julia Fretwell (Meridian, ID) scored from about five yards out on a cross from Katelyn Benavidez. Brittany Houghton made 10 saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Eastern Oregon 0-3 Corban 
The hosts got back to back goals in the 49th minute and then Alanna Robinson (Sagle, ID) helped set up the third in the 59th.  MORE [+]

Concordia 0-0 Northwest University 
Patty Hughes (Kalispell, MT) made for saves for the Eagles to finish the season unbeaten, narrowly edging out the visitors in the table.

Southern Oregon 5-1 Oregon Tech 
Kendra Madaras-Kelly (Boise, ID) helped set up the Raiders' fourth goal in the one-sided affair.

Warner Pacific 2-3 Evergreen State 

Standings: X-Northwest Univ 8-0-1... X-Concordia 7-1-1... X-Corban 5-3-1... X-College of Idaho 4-2-3... X-Warner Pacific 4-4-1... X-Southern Oregon 4-4-1... Evergreen State 3-5-1... Eastern Oregon 1-5-3... Northwest Christian 2-7-0... Oregon Tech 0-7-2  [Season ends Oct 25 | Six playoff berths... X-clinched berth]

Coming Up - ** PLAYOFFS ** 
::: Wednesday, November 5
Southern Oregon @ Corban 2:00
Warner Pacific @ College of Idaho 2:00 MT
::: Saturday, November 8
TBD @ Northwest University 2:00
TBD @ Concordia 3:00


Saturday, October 25 

Northwest University 3-1 College of Idaho 
The Yotes trailed by two at the break - giving up the first on an own goal deflected in a cross - but cut the deficit to one nine minutes into the second half when Joao Cardoso exchanged a quick combination to set up Joseph Bolin (Payette, ID). Jacob Weaver (Spokane, WA) added some insurance with a chip shot in the 89th minute.  MORE [+]

Corban 4-3 (OT) Warner Pacific 
The Warriors took the initial lead three minutes in before the hosts ran off three consecutive goals. Geovanny Vasquez (Kennewick, WA / Walla Walla CC) tied it up in the 13th minute and then Mario Guizar (Kennewick, WA / Walla Walla CC) scored the next two in the 25th and 29th to create a two-goal margin. That lead held until the 62nd minute and was erased in the 89th to force overtime, where Kyle Hammond (Missoula, MT / North Idaho College) netted the winner eight minutes in.

Evergreen State 4-0 Oregon Tech 
Concordia 3-2 Northwest Christian

Standings: X-Concordia 9-2-0... X-Corban 8-2-1... X-Northwest Univ 8-3-0... Evergreen State 6-4-1... Warner Pacific 4-6-1...  Northwest Christian 3-7-1... College of Idaho 3-8-0... Oregon Tech 1-10-0...  [Season ends Nov 8 | Four playoff berths, X-clinched berth]

Coming Up
::: Wednesday, October 29
Northwest University @ Corban 1:00
Evergreen State @ Northwest Christian 6:00
::: Friday, October 31
College of Idaho @ Warner Pacific 3:00
Oregon Tech @ Concordia 7:00
::: Saturday, November 1
Oregon Tech @ Warner Pacific 7:00
Evergreen State @ Corban 1:00
College of Idaho @ Concordia 4:00
Northwest University @ Northwest Christian 5:00
::: Tuesday, November 4
Corban @ College of Idaho 3:00


Friday, October 24

Westminster 0-1 Rocky Mountain 
Following a turnover, Tanner Wolff (Billings, MT) delivered the ball to Ronaldo Goncalves to provide the deciding goal in the contest. Sean Flynn made two saves for the shutout as the Bears outshot the Griffins 16-6.

Saturday, October 25 

Carroll College 3-2 Trinity Lutheran College (NL) (@ Walla Walla U)
Arturo Valle gave the Saints a two-goal lead with Nathan Boone (Whitefish, MT) making it three in the 40th minute.

Sunday, October 26 

Westminster 3-4 (OT) Great Falls 
In a wild contest, the Argos jumped to a three goal lead after 32 minutes only to see it erased in the second half by the visitors after they switched sides and received the strong winds behind them. Luis Torres put them up from outside the area on a ball from Hugo Gonzalez in the 12th minute. A corner saw Torres and Juan Valderrama combine in the 29th minute to find Jon-Eric Krans for the second and Torres netted the third on a ball from Camilio Martinez. Westminster clawed back to even with goals in the 57th, 74th and 76th to send the game to overtime where Torres finished his hat-trick with a header off a cross from Krans seven minutes in.  MORE [+]

Carroll College 1-0 Walla Walla University (NL) 

Standings: Great Falls 5-0-0... Rocky Mountain 3-1-0... Westminster 2-3-0... Carroll 0-6-0 [Season ends Nov 2]

Coming Up
::: Sunday, November 2
Rocky Mountain @ Westminster 12:30

Unaffiliated Tournament (@ Rocky Mountain College)
::: Thursday, November 6
5-Carroll College @ 4-Rocky Mountain 2:00
6-Presentation College v 3-Westminster 2:00
::: Friday, November 7
Lower Seed v 1-Great Falls 2:00
Higher Seed v 2-Univ of Jamestown 2:00
::: Sunday, November 9
Championship 2:00


Saturday, October 25 

Carroll College 1-2 Westminster 
Lexi Pyette (Great Falls, MT) broke the stalemate four minutes into the second half with a shot over the keeper from about 20 yards, but the hosts rallied with a goal less than a minute later and the winner in the 82nd.  MORE [+]

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

Coming Up
::: Friday, October 31
Rocky Mountain @ Great Falls 1:00
::: Sunday, November 2
Rocky Mountain @ Westminster College 10:00
Carroll College @ Great Falls 2:00

Unaffiliated Tournament (@ Rocky Mountain College)
::: Thursday, November 6
5-Univ of Jamestown @ 4-Great Falls 11:00
6-Presentation College v 3-Carroll College 11:00
::: Friday, November 7
Lower Seed v 1-Westminster 11:00
Higher Seed v 2-Rocky Mountain 11:00
::: Sunday, November 9
Championship 11:00


Wednesday, October 22

Columbia Basin 0-1 Walla Walla 
The Warriors added a little space in their hold of the final playoff berth with a goal from Austin Herrick (Richland, WA) in the 26th minute on a ball from Vincente Flores (Touchet, WA). Francisco Flores (Milton-Freewater, OR) made two saves in the shutout.

North Idaho 4-1 Treasure Valley 
Adam Talley (Newman Lake, WA) put the Cardinals up 15 minutes in courtesy of Alec Johnson (Coeur d'Alene, ID) but Diego Diaz Sanchez tied things up for the Chukars via Sidronio Rangel (Fruitland, ID) just before the break. An own goal, however, put the visitors back in front in the 54th and four minutes later Talley added his second. Hamidou Kante found Braden Ridgewell (Coeur d'Alene, ID) in the 65th to cap the scoring.

Saturday, October 25

Wenatchee Valley 0-1 North Idaho  
The Cardinals netted the only goal they needed to ensure the division crown in the 25th minute when Johnson connected with Talley. Mitchell Markovetz (Boise, ID) made seven saves in the shutout while his counterpart, Tony Madera (Yakima, WA), matched him at the other end to keep the Knights in the contest.

Walla Walla 5-1 Treasure Valley 
The big win over the bottom team not only clinched the third postseason berth, but put the Warriors even with Wenatchee Valley with the Knights' loss in Idaho. Herrick put them up in the 28th minute and they pulled away in the second half when he set up the first of two from Vincente Flores, who scored in the 56th and 64th. AJ Montes (Moses Lake, WA) pushed the lead to four in the 74th before Ramon Rivas (Blackfoot, ID) found Rangel to put the Chukars on the board. Jose Anguiano (Kennewick, WA) capped the scoring in the 81st.

Standings: X-North Idaho College 12-1-1... X-Wenatchee Valley College 9-3-2... X-Walla Walla CC 9-3-2... CC Spokane 7-5-1... Columbia Basin College 4-5-4... Treasure Valley CC 3-10-1 [Season ends November 1 | Three postseason berths, X-clinched berth]

Coming Up - ** FINAL GAMES **
::: Wednesday, October 29
Wenatchee Valley @ Walla Walla 3:15
Columbia Basin @ Spokane 7:15
::: Friday, October 31
Treasure Valley @ Walla Walla U 1:30 (NL)
::: Saturday, November 1
Treasure Valley @ Columbia Basin 2:15
Spokane @ North Idaho 2:15


Wednesday, October 22

North Idaho 0-0 Treasure Valley 
Tessa Pitzer (Eagle, ID) made five saves for the Chukars and Cassy van der Mey made four at the other end as the two sides played to a stalemate.

Columbia Basin 0-1 Walla Walla 
The Warriors kept their slim playoff hopes alive with Courtney Wells (Yakima, WA) scoring the deciding goal at the 40-minute mark and Sasha Holt (Boise, ID) stopping six shots for the shutout.

Spokane 6-0 Yakima Valley 
Rashelle Fisher and Hannah Sanders (Kennewick, WA) each scored twice, including one each in the opening 10 minutes. Makenzie Welch (Meridian, ID) made it three before the break and Lexi Miller (Pasco, WA) capped the scoring in the 90. Sydni Thomas (Greenacres, WA) and Sarah Melvin (Spokane, WA) each had two assists with Madison Kinsolving (Verdale, WA) and Welch setting up the final two goals. Samantha Burmester made three saves for the shutout, which combined with Treasure Valley's draw clinched the division title for the Sasquatch.

Saturday, October 25

Walla Walla 1-2 Treasure Valley 
It wouldn't matter what happened in Idaho as the Warriors postseason hopes were dashed by the second-place Chukars, who rallied for the win. Walla Walla took the lead two minutes in through Oryian Matheny (Grandview, WA). The hosts tied it up in the 20th when Alexandra Jahns (Twin Falls, ID) found Brooke Thomas (McCall, ID) and snatched the win with six minutes remaining when Audrey Dias (Middleton, ID) scored on a ball from Alayna Campbell (Meridian, ID).

Yakima Valley 0-1 Columbia Basin 
Brianna Turley (Kennewick, WA) scored the deciding goal in the 52nd minute via Stephanie Wilson (Kennewick, WA) with Stephanie Gibson (Yakima, WA) and Sydnee Grant (Kennewick, WA) sharing the shutout in goal.

Wenatchee Valley 1-3 North Idaho 
The Cardinals secured their postseason spot, but did not break the deadlock until the 58th minute when Meghan Pagano (Sandpoint, ID) found the back of the net. Jaimee Hulst (Helena, MT) made it two in the 67th on a ball from Jasmine Smith (La Grande, OR) and Jessica Cassens (Corvallis, MT) found Katelyn Sly (Clarkston, WA) 10 minutes later to push the lead to three. Leslie Vara (East Wenatchee, WA) spoiled the shutout on a ball from London Cleverly (Moses Lake, WA) with five minutes left.

Standings: X-CC Spokane 14-1-1... X-Treasure Valley CC 11-3-2... X-North Idaho College 8-2-7... Walla Walla CC 6-6-5... Columbia Basin College 6-6-4... Yakima Valley CC 4-11-1... Wenatchee Valley College 1-12-3 [Season ends November 1 | Three postseason berths, X-clinched berth]

Coming Up - ** FINAL GAMES **
::: Wednesday, October 29
Yakima Valley @ Treasure Valley 1:00
Wenatchee Valley @ Walla Walla 1:00
Columbia Basin @ Spokane 5:00
::: Saturday, November 1
Treasure Valley @ Columbia Basin 12:00
Spokane @ North Idaho 12:00
Wenatchee Valley @ Yakima Valley 12:00

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