Thursday, October 16, 2014

INW NAIA & NWAC College Recap – Week Seven: Great Falls and Rocky Mountain down ranked Westminster

Amidst the NAIA action this week, the Great Falls men saw their nine-game win streak come to an end while the Argo ladies ended their four-game winless run with a pair of victories, including an overtime win against 19th-ranked Westminster College, who also fell at Rocky Mountain. In the Cascade Collegiate Conference the College of Idaho women picked up a win and a draw on the road.

In the NWAC East, the Spokane ladies knocked off neighbor North Idaho College and completed a season sweep of second-place Treasure Valley to cement their place atop the division. On the men's side Walla Walla handed the NIC Cardinals their first loss while Wenatchee Valley drubbed Columbia Basin to keep the top spot within reach.

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)


Thursday, October 9

College of Idaho 2-1 Oregon Tech 
After falling behind int he 12th, the Yotes rallied for the win courtesy of Katelyn Benavidez. She collected a chip pass from Sydney Woods (Meridian, ID) seven minutes later for the equalizer and then took advantage of a Jamiece Yizar (Pocatello, ID) shot that caromed off the post to provide the winner in the 70th minute.  MORE [+]

Eastern Oregon 0-1 Southern Oregon 
Kendra Madares-Kelly (Boise, ID) set up the winning tally in the 14th minutes as the Raiders outshot the Mountaineers 15-4, forcing six saves from Jessica Parker (Boise, ID) in the loss.  MORE [+]

Northwest Christian 0-3 Northwest University 
Patty Hughes (Kalispell, MT) did not need to make any saves in the dominant performance by the Eagles.

Corban University 1-0 Evergreen State 

Saturday, October 11

Eastern Oregon 0-0 Oregon Tech
Significantly outshot again to the tune of 16-5, the Mountaineers got another good outing from Parker, who made four saves to keep the game a stalemate through overtime for the draw.  MORE [+]

College of Idaho 1-1 Southern Oregon 
The Yotes gave up the opener again, but had much less time for a comeback with it coming in the 80th minute. They found a little fortune five minutes later though when the save of Summer Jackson's (Boise, ID) 22-yard free kick fell to Jessica Whitehead (Kuna, ID) for the equalizer.  MORE [+]

Northwest Christian 0-3 Evergreen State 

Corban University 0-2 Northwest University 
Outshot 12-10, Hughes made four saves to keep Corban from rallying.

Warner Pacific College 1-2 Concordia 
The Cavaliers grabbed the lead in the 69th with the visitors pulling even four minutes later, but Ashley Ames (Liberty Lake, WA) got her head to a corner in the 81st to provide the winning tally.

Standings: Northwest Univ 5-0-0... Concordia 4-1-0... College of Idaho 3-0-2... Southern Oregon 3-2-1... Warner Pacific 2-2-1... Corban 2-3-1... Evergreen State 2-3-0... Eastern Oregon 0-2-3... Northwest Christian 1-5-0... Oregon Tech 0-4-2

Coming Up
::: Tuesday, October 14
Simpson @ Northwest Christian (NL)
::: Thursday, October 16
Northwest University @ College of Idaho 3:00
Evergreen State @ Eastern Oregon 3:00
Oregon Tech @ Warner Pacific 7:00
Southern Oregon @ Concordia 7:00
::: Saturday, October 18
Evergreen State @ College of Idaho 12:00
Northwest University @ Eastern Oregon 12:00
Oregon Tech @ Concordia 1:00
Corban @ Northwest Christian 6:00
Southern Oregon @ Warner Pacific 6:30


Tuesday, October 7

Concordia 1-3 Evergreen State 
Albert Anabtawi (Yakima, WA) pushed the lead to two in the 39th minute with what proved to be the game-winner. Tanner Williams helped add some late insurance with an assist in the 86th for their surprise win over Concordia.

Northwest University 2-0 Warner Pacific College 

Wednesday, October 8

Oregon Tech 3-4 (OT) Northwest Christian
After pulling even in the 21st, the visitors grabbed the lead on a 20-yard shot from Casey Oltman (Ellensburg, WA) in the 59th minute. The hosts reclaimed the lead with back-to-back goals in the 80th and 82nd before a shot from Colton Grytness (Rathdrum, ID) rebounded on a save to a teammate for the empty-netter to force overtime.

Friday, October 10

College of Idaho 0-2 Corban 
Nathaniel Cheney (Clarkston, WA) helped set up the second goal for the Warriors in the 28th minute.  MORE [+]

Saturday, October 11

College of Idaho 0-1 Northwest Christian 
A penalty kick goal in the 32nd minute was the deciding factor in the contest.  MORE [+]

Oregon Tech 1-7 Corban 
James Williamson (Coeur d'Alene, ID) helped set up the opener in the 20th, but the game was even after the visitors tied it up in the 30th until Cheney provided what stood as the winner in the 70th. He also set up Kyle Hammond (Missoula, MT / North Idaho College) seven minutes later for some insurance on a give-and-go. Miguel Naves (Spokane Valley, WA) rounded out the scoring in the 89th.

Warner Pacific College 0-7 Concordia 

Evergreen State 0-1 Northwest University 
Trever Moll (Polson, MT) set up the game-winner tally in the 25th minute for their second win of the week.

Standings: Corban 6-1-1... Concordia 6-2-0... Northwest Univ 6-2-0... Evergreen State 4-3-1... Warner Pacific 3-4-1...  Northwest Christian 2-5-1... College of Idaho 2-6-0... Oregon Tech 1-7-0...

Coming Up
::: Wednesday, October 15
Warner Pacific @ College of Idaho 3:00
Corban University @ Northwest University 3:00
Northwest Christian @ Evergreen State 3:00
Concordia @ Oregon Tech 6:00
::: Saturday, October 18
Northwest Christian @ College of Idaho 3:00
Concordia @ Northwest University 12:00
Warner Pacific @ Evergreen 1:00
Corban @ Oregon Tech 1:00


Saturday, October 11

Westminster College 4-1 Carroll College
The visitors jumped to a two goal lead early with a chip over the keeper in the third minute and a penalty in the 24th, but the Saints answered with a goal at the 25-minute mark via Arturo Valle, who scored off the rebound of his own shot. The Griffins put the match away with two in the second half.  MORE [+]

Univ of Jamestown 1-0 (OT) Great Falls (NL)
The Argos' win streak came to an end at nine with just their second defeat of the year (also by one goal). Jose Pena needed one save in the tight contest, but it was the visitors' lone shot in the second half that decided matters in the 93rd minute on a corner, avenging the Jimmies 2-0 home loss to UGF last month.  MORE [+]

Sunday, October 12

Univ of Jamestown 0-2 Rocky Mountain (NL)
Zach Wall (Billings, MT) and Matthew Thomas scored in the first half on balls from Tanner Wolff and Ronaldo Goncalves. Sean Flynn made four saves for the shutout, snapping the Jimmies' six-game win streak and handing them just their second loss.

Standings: Great Falls 4-0-0... Westminster 2-1-0... Rocky Mountain 1-1-0... Carroll 0-5-0

Coming Up
::: Friday, October 17
Rocky Mountain @ Carroll College 1:30
Great Falls @ Johnson & Wales 3:30 (NL)
::: Saturday, October 18
Our Lady of the Lake v Great Falls 3:30 (NL) (@ J&W)


Saturday, October 11

Univ of Jamestown 0-1 Great Falls (NL)
The Argos opened the weekend by ending their four-game winless stretch (0-3-1) with Dani De La Vina scoring the winner in the 66th minute on a ball from Madison Quinn. Jocelyn Morris made three saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Carroll College 1-0 (OT) Univ of Texas-Dallas (NL)
Jamie Carter made five saves as the two sides were locked in a stalemate before Brittany Girolami launched a free kick from 30 yards that gave the Saints the victory, handing UT-Dallas just its second loss having previously fallen to the nation's second-ranked team.  MORE [+]

Westminster College 0-1 Rocky Mountain
The Bears upset the 19th-ranked Griffins with a 29th minute strike from Gabi Heflin (Billings, MT) on a ball from Therese Hgbyhn. Missy Schultz made two saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Sunday, October 12

Univ of Jamestown 1-0 Rocky Mountain
The Bears had the better of play, forcing seven saves by the visiting keeper, but were unable to respond to the Jimmies' goal in the 32nd minute.

Westminster College 1-2 (OT) Great Falls  
The 19th-ranked visitors dominated in shots 18-10 and forcing Morris to make nine saves, but it was not enough as the Argos rallied for the win after the fifth minute opener from the Griffins. Kandace Leliefeld (Deer Park, WA / CC Spokane) tied things up in the 77th minute and Quinn provided the winner in the 92nd minute on a ball from Katie Bennett (Butte, MT).  MORE [+]

Standings: Carroll 1-0-1... Rocky Mountain 2-1-1... Westminster 1-2-0... Great Falls 1-3-0

Coming Up
::: Monday, October 13
Carroll College @ Texas A&M-Texarkana 12:00 (NL)
::: Friday, October 17
Great Falls @ Johnson & Wales 1:00 (NL)
Rocky Mountain @ Carroll College 3:30
::: Saturday, October 18
College of Saint Mary v Great Falls 1:00 (NL) (@ J&W)
::: Sunday, October 19
Westminster College @ Carroll College 1:00


Wednesday, October 8

Columbia Basin 4-3 Treasure Valley 
All seven goals came in a back-and forth first half. The visitors took the lead in the sixth minute on a Diego Diaz Sanchez penalty only to give the advantage right back with an own goal. It started a run of four consecutive for the Hawks with Ramiro Chavez (Kennewick, WA) and Alex Saldana (Milton-Freewater, OR) scoring back-to-back in the 12th and 14th, and David Esparza pushing the lead to three in the 27th. A minute later Sidronio Rangel (Fruitland, ID) tallied from the penalty spot and Diaz Sanchez pulled it within one less than a minute later, but that is where the rally ended.

North Idaho 3-2 Spokane 
Free kicks killed the Bigfoot. Devin Leon put the hosts on the board in the 11th but the rebound off a free kick led to the Cardinal's first equalizer in the 20th via a long strike from Jeffrey Rokstad (Sandpoint, ID). Jonathan Cruz reclaimed the lead with 15 minutes left in the game for the hosts, but a collision knocked Spokane keeper Damian Ruiz (Richland, WA) out of the contest, opening the door for North Idaho. Defender Jacob Kraut (Post Falls, ID) launched two nearly identical free kicks from near the midfield stripe that were put in by Brady Ulen (Post Falls, ID) in the 87th for the draw and Alec Johnson (Coeur d'Alene, ID) in the third minute of stoppage time for the win.  INWsn REPORT [+]

Saturday, October 11

Treasure Valley 0-1 Spokane
The stalemate was decided in the 61st minute with Alex Opland (Rathdrum, ID) scoring on a ball from Leon. Ruiz was in goal for the shutout.  INWsn REPORT [+]

North Idaho 1-3 Walla Walla 
The Warriors stunned the unbeaten Cardinals, using a pair of early goals. Ricardo Saldana (Walla Walla, WA) opened the scoring five minutes in and Vincente Flores (Touchet, WA) doubled it nine minutes later on a ball from Francisco Sanchez (Walla Walla, WA). Adam Talley (Newman Lake, WA) cut the deficit in half in the 29th minute, but it was not enough as the hosts locked things up five minutes into the second half when Sanchez connected with Jose Anguiano.  MORE [+]

Columbia Basin 1-8 Wenatchee Valley 
The Knights scored four in each half in the drubbing of the Hawks. Joel Villa (East Wenatchee, WA) opened the scoring in the first minute of play on a ball fro Yonatan Rodriguez (East Wenatchee, WA), who doubled the lead two minutes later courtesy of Josh Alvarez (Leavenworth, WA). Hernan Mendoza (East Wenatchee, WA) pushed it to three in the 26th before Alvarez went on a scoring spree, tallying four consecutive in the 36th, 54th, 60th and 67th. Mauricio Perez (East Wenatchee, WA) capped the scoring for the Knights in the 81st with Saldana spoiling Tony Madera's (Yakima, WA) bid for a shutout with four minutes left.

Standings: North Idaho College 9-1-1... Wenatchee Valley College 7-2-2... Walla Walla CC 7-3-1... CC Spokane 7-4-0... Columbia Basin College 4-3-4... Treasure Valley CC 3-7-1

Coming Up
::: Wednesday, October 15
Treasure Valley @ Wenatchee Valley 4:15
Walla Walla @ Spokane 7:15
::: Saturday, October 18
Columbia Basin @ North Idaho 2:15
Spokane @ Wenatchee Valley 2:15


Wednesday, October 8

Yakima Valley 2-1 Wenatchee Valley 
The Yaks jumped in front 15 minutes in when Casadie Euper (Naches, WA) connected with Rebecca Behrens (Twin Falls, ID) and doubled the lead via Haylee Ashby on a ball from Samantha Herzog (Yakima, WA). The Knights spoiled the shutout with a Paighton Miller (Wenatchee, WA) goal with six minutes remaining.

Columbia Basin 0-1 Treasure Valley 
Tessa Pitzer (Eagle, ID) made five saves to keep the clean sheet for the Chukars with Merhaweet Sahlezghi scoring in the 70th minute on a ball from Alexandra Jahns (Twin Falls, ID).

North Idaho 0-1 Spokane 
Rashelle Fisher gave the hosts what stood as the winner in the 20th minute on a ball from Maddie Brown (Greenleaf, ID) with Samantha Burmester making three saves for the shutout. Cassy van der Mey made six saves to keep the Cardinals in the contest.  INWsn REPORT [+]

Saturday, October 11

Treasure Valley 0-2 Spokane
The hosts dominated the contest with Emily Busselman needing just one save against the division's second-place side. Two early goals were all the Bigfoot needed with Hannah Sanders setting up Sarah Melvin 16 minutes in and Fisher forcing a turnover three minutes later to set up Makenzie Welch for the second.  INWsn REPORT [+]

North Idaho 1-0 Walla Walla 
Jaimee Hulst (Helena, MT) scored three minutes into the second half with the assistance of Jasmine Smith (La Grande, OR) while three saves gave van der Mey the shutout in goal.  MORE [+]

Columbia Basin 1-0 Wenatchee Valley 
Battling to stay in the playoff chase, the two appeared to be headed to a stalemate when the Hawks' Lilly Mykenzie scored at the death via Michelle Foster to snare the victory. Stephanie Gibson (Yakima, WA) recorded the shutout.

Standings: CC Spokane 11-1-1... Treasure Valley CC 10-3-0... North Idaho College 5-2-6... Columbia Basin College 5-4-4... Walla Walla CC 4-4-5... Yakima Valley CC 4-7-1... Wenatchee Valley College 1-10-2

Coming Up
::: Wednesday, October 15
Treasure Valley @ Wenatchee Valley 2:00
North Idaho @ Yakima Valley 2:00
Walla Walla @ Spokane 5:00
::: Saturday, October 18
Yakima Valley @ Walla Walla 12:00
Columbia Basin @ North Idaho 12:00
Spokane @ Wenatchee Valley 12:00

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