Tuesday, October 7, 2014

INW NAIA & NWAC College Recap – Week Six: College of Idaho nets upset & Great Falls downs rivals

Amidst the NAIA action this week, the College of Idaho ladies picked up a sweep at home that included an upset win over top-ranked Concordia in CCC action. On the men's side, Great Falls prevailed in the Frontier Conference showdown with rival Rocky Mountain, extending their streak to nine wins and earning a spot in the national poll. 

In the NWAC East, North Idaho continues to dominate in the men's race while fellow contenders Walla Walla and Wenatchee played to a 3-3 draw in their showdown. On the ladies side Spokane picked up a pair of wins and got a little help from longtime rival Walla Walla, which handed Treasure Valley a loss as they try to pull themselves back out of their rare visit in the bottom half of the table. The Warriors earned two wins and a draw on the week, showing they just may be back in the picture come the end of the season.

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 

Warner Pacific College 1-3 College of Idaho 
A ball in from Jamiece Yizar (Pocatello, ID) just under 90 seconds into the contest set up Katelyn Benavidez for the opener and Allie Boyd (Boise, ID) knocked in a cross from Hailey Woods (Meridian, ID) in the fifth minute to double the lead. The Knights answered in the first minute of the second half but could not find an equalizer before Yizar clinched matters on a through ball from Jessica Whitehead (Kuna, ID) in the 89th. Brittany Houghton made four saves in the victory.  MORE [+]

Concordia University 2-0 Eastern Oregon University 
The Mountaineers were not an easy win for the top-ranked Cavaliers, who were only able to get a goal in each half. Jasmin Ayala scored the opener in the 35th before setting up Erin Huisingh (Pasco, WA) in the 62nd.  MORE [+]

Oregon Tech 0-0 Corban University 
Southern Oregon University 2-1 Northwest Christian University 

Saturday, October 4 

Warner Pacific College 2-2 Eastern Oregon University 
Sydney Nelson (Spokane, WA) scored the opening goal via Katherine Hood in the 25th minute of the contest. The Knights answered in the 36th and took the lead in the 55th. Makensie Forsyth (Prosser, WA) set up Kaeliana Devera for the equalizer in the 68th minute.  MORE [+]

Concordia University 0-1 College of Idaho 
Outshot 24-8 by the top-ranked and defending national champion Cavaliers, the only thing that mattered was the 65th minute header by Sydney Woods (Meridian, ID) off a Hailey Woods (Meridian, ID) corner. The connection between sisters stood as the deciding goal in the contest. Brittany Houghton (six saves) and Aimee Pierson (four saves) split the shutout. The result ended Concordia's 29-match unbeaten streak (28-0-1) and scoring streak (32 games).  MORE [+]

Northwest University 1-0 Evergreen State College 
Patty Hughes (Kalispell, MT) needed just one save for the shutout as the Eagles dominated the contest to the tune of a 20-6 advantage in shots.

Oregon Tech 0-2 Northwest Christian University 
Southern Oregon University 0-1 Corban University 

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

Coming Up
::: Thursday, October 9
College of Idaho @ Oregon Tech 4:00
Eastern Oregon @ Southern Oregon 4:00
Northwest Christian @ Northwest University 3:00
Corban University @ Evergreen State 4:00
::: Saturday, October 11
Eastern Oregon @ Oregon Tech 1:00
College of Idaho @ Southern Oregon 6:00
Northwest Christian @ Evergreen State 11:00
Corban University @ Northwest University 1:00
Warner Pacific College @ Concordia 4:00
::: Tuesday, October 14
Simpson @ Northwest Christian 1:00 (NL)


Wednesday, October 1 

Warner Pacific 3-1 Northwest Christian 
The Knights fell behind in the 11th but rallied on a hat-trick from Mario Guizar (Kennewick, WA / Walla Walla CC). He beat the keeper one-on-one off a through ball from Geovanny Vazquez (Kennewick, WA / Walla Walla CC) that put him on the break in the 41st minute. He scored the second in the final minute of the half with an 18-yard effort that deflected off a defender and belted home a shot from about 20 yards off a loose ball in the 65th to add some insurance.

Corban University 1-0 Concordia University
Midfielder Derik Chaney (Helena, MT) provided the winning strike from about 15 yards out in the 63rd minute, giving they Warriors their first win at Concordia in eight years.

Friday, October 3 

College of Idaho 0-1 Evergreen State College 
Idaho native Tanner Williams (Sandpoint, ID) provided the deciding tally in the 15th minute when he beat a several defenders before finding the back of the net from 15 yards. The Yotes, who lost Andres Idoeta to a red card in the 63rd, were outshot 16-8 in the game with Grant Billings (Boise, ID) making five saves for the visitors in the loss.  MORE [+]

Oregon Tech 1-2 Northwest University 

Saturday, October 4 

College of Idaho 1-3 Northwest University 
Tyler Lawton (Boise, ID / Walla Walla CC) put the Yotes on the board in the 24th minute off a cross from Jake Helm (Boise, ID) but the hosts rallied for the win behind the efforts of Trever Moll (Polson, MT). He tied things up off a cross in the 37th minute and set up the game-winner with a cross in the 52nd.  MORE [+]

Warner Pacific College 0-2 Corban University 
Trailing since the 19th, Chaney came up with another crucial play of the week, flicking on a free kick that was put away for some insurance in the 63rd.

Northwest Christian University 1-3 Concordia University 
Oregon Tech 2-0 Evergreen State College 

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

Coming Up
::: Tuesday, October 7
Concordia @ Evergreen State 3:00
Northwest University @ Warner Pacific College 7:00
::: Wednesday, October 8
Oregon Tech @ Northwest Christian 5:00
::: Friday, October 10
College of Idaho @ Corban 4:00
::: Saturday, October 11
College of Idaho @ Northwest Christian 5:00
Oregon Tech @ Corban 1:00
Warner Pacific College @ Concordia 1:00
Evergreen State @ Northwest University 3:00


Saturday, October 4

Univ of Great Falls 2-1 (OT) Rocky Mountain College 
The Argos pushed their unbeaten and win streak to nine games, but needed to rally on the road for the result following a Zach Wall (Billings, MT) goal on a ball from Mason Luse (Billings, MT) at the half-hour mark. Three minutes after the opener Juan Valderrama (Spokane Shadow) scored the equalizer. The current conference Defensive Player of the Week then created the overtime winner in the 104th minute, finding Paul Sliwa with his free kick.  MORE [+]

Carroll College 1-4 Univ of Jamestown (@ J&W Univ) 
The Saints gave up two in the first nine minutes, but cut the hole in half with a 50th minute goal from Arturo Valle off a Isaac Bostrom (Helena, MT) cross. The Jimmies, though, added two more in the final 13 minutes.

Sunday, October 5 

Carroll College 0-3 Johnson & Wales University (NL) 
The hosts scored two in the first half and added a third in the second half.

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

Coming Up
::: Saturday, October 11
Westminster College @ Carroll College 12:00
Univ of Jamestown @ Great Falls 3:00 (NL)
:: Sunday, October 12
Univ of Jamestown @ Rocky Mountain 2:00 (NL)


Saturday, October 4 

Univ of Great Falls 0-1 Rocky Mountain College 
The Bears used a goal from freshman Gabi Heflin (Billings, MT) at the hour mark to down the Argos as they outshot the visitors 10-5 on the afternoon. Missy Schultz made three saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Carroll College 4-0 Univ of Jamestown (@ J&W Univ) 
Michaela Kueffler (Billings, MT) had a good afternoon. She tallied the opener in the 13th minute of the match on a ball from Cassie Baldwin and then returned the favor as the two combined to push the lead to three in the 80th minute after a 53rd minute goal from Kayla Bayer via Madison Apsey (Boise, ID). Kueffler beat the keeper one-on-one for her second in the 83rd minute courtesy of Cassidy Hammons (Kennewick, WA).  Jamie Carter and Daielle Turley shared the shutout.

Sunday, October 5 

Carroll College 4-0 Johnson & Wales University  
Katey Friedt (Eagle, ID) put the Saints on the board from 10 yards in the eighth minute with Hammons doubling the advantage in the 27th. Lexi Pyette (Great Falls, MT) pushed it to three six minutes into the second half and an own goal made it four two minutes later. Carter and Turley again shared the shutout.

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

Coming Up
::: Saturday, October 11
Univ of Jamestown @ Great Falls 1:00 (NL)
Westminster College @ Rocky Mountain 1:00
Carroll College @ Univ of Texas-Dallas 7:00 (NL)
::: Sunday, October 12
Univ of Jamestown @ Rocky Mountain 12:00
Westminster College @ Great Falls 1:00
::: Monday, October 13
Carroll College @ Texas A&M-Texarkana 12:00 (NL)


Tuesday, September 30 

Walla Walla CC 0-1 Columbia Basin College 
The Hawks surprised the Warriors, snaring the victory with two minutes remaining in the contest via Fredy Rodriguez (Wapato, WA). Lupe Arceo (Royal, WA) made four saves for the hosts while Francisco Flores (Milton-Freewater, OR) made five stops for the Warriors.

Treasure Valley CC 1-4 North Idaho College 
In a lightning delayed contest, Diego Diaz Sanchez put the Chukars on the board first 22 minutes in, but Brady Ulen (Post Falls, ID) and Elias Herman (Bozeman, MT) propelled the Cardinals onto the victory in the second half. Ulen scored the opener on a ball from Herman for the equalizer in the 69th minute and then set up the Taylor Haman's (Twin Falls, ID) winner in the 74th. Herman set Ulen up again two minutes later and helped on a third in the 77th, connecting with Adam Talley (Newman Lake, WA).  MORE [+]

Friday, October 3 

Treasure Valley CC 3-2 Walla Walla CC 
The hosts got on the board first when Jose Vazquez (Kennewick, WA) found Christian Vega (Walla Walla, WA) 16 minutes into the contest, but the Chukars pulled even five minutes later via Diaz Sanchez. Vincente Flores (Touchet, WA), however, restored the lead in the 33rd minute and Vazquez, on a ball from Jose Anguiano (Kennewick, WA), doubled the advantage with what proved to be the winner in the 55th with Treasure Valley scoring getting their second from Jesus Pelayo (Blackfoot, ID) in the 83rd.

North Idaho College 1-0 Wenatchee Valley College 
Talley's strike six minutes into the contest held, giving the Cardinals the roan win in a showdown the division contenders. Mitch Markovetz (Boise, ID) was in goal for the Cardinals.  MORE [+]

Saturday, October 4 

Walla Walla CC 3-3 Wenatchee Valley College
The Knights held the lead at the break with Jose Casillas (Wenatchee, WA) scoring the lone tally of the period, but it turned into a wild affair in the second half of the contest. Josh Alvarez (Leavenworth, WA) set up Mauricio Perez (East Wenatchee, WA) to double the lead in the 63rd, but the Warriors answered six minutes later through Francisco Sanchez (Walla Walla, WA). The visitors pulled even in the 74th via Vincente Flores (Touchet, WA), but the hosts restored the lead with the Alvarez-Perez combination again in the 80th. Moments away from the win, the Warriors snared the tie with Sanchez netting his second of the game in the 90th.

CC Spokane 1-0 Columbia Basin College 
Defender Brett Butler (Yakima, WA) connected with fellow back Brandon Babinski (Spokane, WA) in the 39th minute for the deciding tally. Damian Ruiz (Richland, WA) made three stops for the shutout.

Trinity Lutheran College 5-5 North Idaho College (NL)
Two goals from Talley were not enough as the Cardinals trailed by one at the break, but two from Alec Johnson (Coeur d'Alene, ID) were capped by Talley's goal in the 88th.  MORE [+]

Sunday, October 5 

Trinity Lutheran College 5-3 CC Spokane (NL) 
Reserve players got on the scoreboard for the Sasquatch in the non-league game with Peter Sokolis, Kazuki Tateishi and Tristan Baker finding the back of the net. Leading scorer Alex Opland set up the two in the second half with Cezar Leon getting the assist on the first goal.

Standings: North Idaho College 8-0-1... Wenatchee Valley College 6-2-2... Walla Walla CC 6-3-1... CC Spokane 6-3-0... Columbia Basin College 3-2-4... Treasure Valley CC 3-5-1

Coming Up
::: Wednesday, October 8
Columbia Basin @ Treasure Valley 4:15
North Idaho @ Spokane 7:15
::: Saturday, October 11
Treasure Valley @ Spokane 1:15
North Idaho @ Walla Walla 2:15
Columbia Basin @ Wenatchee Valley 2:15


Tuesday, September 30 

Yakima Valley CC 1-5 CC Spokane
The Bigfoot dominated the contest with goalkeeper Emily Busselman (Richland, WA) finishing with just one save, but the first half finished with the hosts only up one on Sarah Melvin's (Spokane, WA) 19th minute strike set up by Maddie Brown (Greenleaf, ID). The Sasquatch, however, blew things open with a four-goal outburst in a six-minute span early in the second half. Brown set up Jessica Geibel  (Spokane, WA) for the first in the run in the 59th and Hannah Sanders (Kennewick, WA) pushed the lead to three in the 61st via Rashelle Fisher. Melvin tallied her second two minutes later and Geibel set up Lexi Miller (Pasco, WA) in the 65th. Yakima Valley spoiled the shutout with a goal from Anissa Araiza (Yakima, WA) in the 73rd.

Walla Walla CC 1-1 Columbia Basin College 
The Warriors were minutes away from the road win when Michelle Foster (Kennewick, WA) struck for the Hawks in the 88th for the draw. Courtney Wells (Yakima, WA) put the visitors on the board in the 18th minute as goalkeeper Sasha Holt (Boise, ID) made eight saves prior to the equalizer.  

Treasure Valley CC 3-1 North Idaho College 
Jaimee Hulst (Helena, MT) put the hosts on the board first on a ball from Elly Priddy (Helena, MT) 15 minutes in, but the Cardinals suffered their first loss of the year. The Chukars rallied to take the lead with Merhaweet Sahlezghi setting up Brooke Thomas (McCall, ID) for the equalizer in the 27th and Madison Johnson (Idaho Falls, ID) netting the go-ahead goal in the 34th. Shelbie Cleaver (Fruitland, ID) added some insurance in the 76th courtesy of Alex Rivera (Boise, ID).  MORE [+]

Friday, October 3 

Columbia Basin College 3-1 Yakima Valley CC
The Hawks grabbed the lead at the half-hour mark through Dakota Wickard (Pullman, WA) on a ball from Hunter Long (Boise, ID). The game remained close until the later stages when Brittany Vickerman (Connell, WA) scored back-to-back in the 75th and 76th minutes courtesy of Debra Hulse (Prosser, WA) and Jenna Ballandby (Kennewick, WA). Salome Yates (Yakima, WA) ruined the shutout bid with a goal in the 87th on a ball from Teresa Martinez.

Treasure Valley CC 0-1 Walla Walla CC 
The Warriors snapped a deadlock affair in the 79th minute when Kylie Gorton (Moscow, ID) found Oryian Matheny (Grandview, WA) for the winning strike. Holt made seven saves in the win while Tessa Pitzer (Eagle, ID) made six in the narrow defeat.

North Idaho College 6-1 Wenatchee Valley College  
The Cardinals dominated the contest with Priddy scoring the first of their three goals in the opening 21 minutes. Sydney Sol (Spokane Valley, WA) doubled the lead in the 20th and Alex Rankin (Newman Lake, WA) made it three a minute later. Katie Kansky (Wenatchee, WA) found Itzel Castro (Mason, WA) in the 23rd, but that was all the hosts could muster with Priddy restoring a three-goal margin before the break in the 38th. Jasmine Smith (La Grande, OR) and Finess White added goals in the second half.  MORE [+]

Saturday, October 4 

Walla Walla CC 1-0 Wenatchee Valley College 
The Warriors continue to fight to climb back up the table to their usual place as contenders. Holt recorded the shutout on the road with Wells providing the deciding goal in the second half.

Treasure Valley CC 3-1 Yakima Valley CC 
Thomas opened the scoring in the 20th minute on a ball from Cleaver, who doubled the advantage 12 minutes later via Rivera. Yates cut the deficit in half two minutes before the intermission, but the Yaks were unable to even it up with Sierra Martinez (Boise, ID) adding some insurance in the 63rd for the Chukars.

CC Spokane 1-0 Columbia Basin College 
Fisher scored the winning strike six minutes into the second half on a ball from Miller with Busselman making three saves for the clean sheet.

Trinity Lutheran College 1-1 North Idaho College (NL)
The Cardinals earned the non-league draw with Priddy finding Kately Sly (Clarkston, WA) with four minutes remaining in the contest.  MORE [+]

Sunday, October 5 

Trinity Lutheran College 0-4 CC Spokane (NL) 
The Bigfoot got a ninth minute strike from Brown on a ball from Melvin and then ran away with the non-league win with three in the second half. Sydni Thomas (Greenacres, WA) found Miller in the 62nd and then Fisher connected with Halie Gronenthal (Spokane, WA) in the 71st before scoring the final goal herself two minutes later via Thomas. Kourtney Wick (Spokane, WA) was in goal.

Standings: CC Spokane 9-1-1... Treasure Valley CC 9-2-0... North Idaho College 4-1-6... Walla Walla CC 4-3-5... Columbia Basin College 4-3-4... Yakima Valley CC 3-7-1... Wenatchee Valley College 1-8-2

Coming Up
::: Wednesday, October 8
Yakima Valley @ Wenatchee Valley 2:00
Columbia Basin @ Treasure Valley 2:00
North Idaho @ Spokane 5:00
::: Saturday, October 11
Treasure Valley @ Spokane 11:00
North Idaho @ Walla Walla 12:00
Columbia Basin @ Wenatchee Valley 12:00

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