Thursday, November 6, 2014

INW Best XI - Week 10: Shuman leads MSUB to second; Ontiveros guides NNU in upset

It was a week of outstanding performances in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Chelsea Shuman (Kalispell, MT) helped lead the MSU-Billings Yellowjackets to a second-place finish in the GNAC last week with an outstanding two-game performance as they narrowly edged out Seattle Pacific in the table via tiebreakers. She was directly involved in four, scoring three of them, as they blanked Simon Fraser and rallied at Northwest Nazarene for an overtime victory.

Northwest Nazarene, sitting fifth in the West Region poll and needing to stay in the top six for a national tournament berth, pretty much solidified their spot in the postseason by handing second-ranked Seattle Pacific their first loss of the year Thursday thanks to Alfredo Ontiveros' shutout performance. He nearly had another clean sheet Saturday only to see Saint Martin's spoil it in the very last second.

For games October 27 - November 2


G - Kailey Norman - Montana :: Made seven saves in a 1-0 victory at Eastern Washington to finish Big Sky campaign unbeaten. (Highlands Ranch, CO)

G - Andrea Stump - Whitworth University :: Made four saves in a 2-1 overtime victory at Willamette Saturday and then made eight stops for the shutout in a 1-0 victory at Lewis & Clark Sunday. (Colorado Springs, CO)

D - Alayna Campbell (Meridian, ID) - Treasure Valley :: After helping lead the Chukars to a scoreless draw Wednesday versus Yakima Valley, she scored the second go-ahead goal and set up the game-winner in a 3-2 victory Saturday at Columbia Basin.

D - Dani Crawford (Moses Lake, WA) - Hawaii :: Led the team to a pair of shutouts on the road their final weekend of play, downing UC-Irvine 1-0 Thursday and surprising Cal State-Northridge in a scoreless draw Sunday.

M - Mikayla Anderson (Spokane, WA) - Gonzaga :: After the Zags cut the deficit to one, she set up the equalizer and the game-winning strike in a 3-2 victory at San Francisco Sunday.

M - Katlyn Lokay - MSU-Billings :: Scored the equalizer and the game-winning strike in a 3-2 overtime victory Saturday at Northwest Nazarene. (Boulder, CO)

M - Mackenzie Nolte - Central Washington :: Her shot created the opening goal and she tallied the second in a 2-0 victory over Saint Martin's Thursday. (Marysville, WA)

INW WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: M - Chelsea Shuman (Kalispell, MT) - MSU-Billings :: Beat a defender and the keeper for the first of two goals in a 3-0 victory over Simon Fraser Thursday and tallied to cut into a two-goal deficit at Northwest Nazarene before setting up the 3-2 overtime winner Saturday.

F - Sofia Huerta (Boise, ID) - Santa Clara :: Scored twice in the Broncos 3-0 victory against Gonzaga Friday and tallied the deciding goal Sunday in a 1-0 victory against Portland.

F - Heather Johnson (Kennewick, WA) - Gonzaga :: Down by two at San Francisco, she scored the first goal in the rally and netted the game-winner for a 3-2 victory Sunday.

F - Sarah Melvin (Spokane, WA) - CC Spokane :: Tallied a goal and assist in a 3-0 victory over Columbia Basin Wednesday and scored the equalizer in a 1-1 draw at North Idaho College Saturday.


G - Tyler Blackmer (Boise, ID) - Wright State :: Made 14 saves in a 1-1 draw against Oakland Saturday in which they were outshot 22-7.

INW MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: G - Alfredo Ontiveros - Northwest Nazarene :: Made four saves in the 1-0 upset Thursday against league-leading and unbeaten Seattle Pacific. Made four saves only to see Saint Martin's spoil the shutout in the very last second of the match in the Crusaders' 4-1 victory Saturday. (La Puente, CA)

G - Logan Butzier (Eagle, ID) - Westminster College :: Led the Griffins to a 1-0 overtime win against Rocky Mountain with three saves in the shutout.

D - Matt Bray (Spokane, WA) - Whitworth University :: The defensive captain led the defense in a scoreless stalemate on the road against league-leading Willamette and then scored while leading the team to another shutout Sunday in a 5-0 win at Linfield.

D - Sam Butterworth - MSU-Billings :: His 40-yard free kick set up the winning strike in a 2-0 victory over Saint Martin's and he helped lead the defense in a narrow 1-0 loss Saturday to powerhouse Seattle Pacific, who only had two shots on goal. (Aylesford, England)

D - Jesus Torres (Pasco, WA) - CC Spokane :: Scored the opening goal and set up the final goal in a 3-0 victory against Columbia Basin Wednesday.

D - Geovanny Vazquez (Kennewick, WA / Walla Walla CC) - Warner Pacific College :: Set up the first equalizer in a game they lost Friday, 3-2 in overtime, to visiting College of Idaho and then provided the first two goals in a 3-2 victory against Oregon Tech Saturday.

M - Tyler Lawton (Boise, ID) - College of Idaho :: Converted a penalty to equalize late and set up the game-winner for a 3-2 victory at Warner Pacific Friday.

M - Riley Paul - Whitman :: Set up the opening goal and scored the game-winning strike on the road to upset league-leading Willamette 2-1 Sunday, giving them a sweep on the weekend after defeating Linfield Saturday, 2-1. (Juneau, AK)

F - Joseph Bolin (Payette, ID) - College of Idaho :: Set up the opening goal and tallied the winner in the 3-2 overtime victory at Warner Pacific Friday

F - Luis Torres - University of Great Falls :: Set up the opening goal and then scored the game-winner with four minutes left to defeat Rocky Mountain Friday and finish a season sweep of the conference. (Bogota, Colombia)

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