Tuesday, November 4, 2014

INW DI College Recap – Week Ten: Boise State wins finale, kicks off postseason Tuesday

Look out Mountain West. The Broncos of Boise State are on a roll. After giving up five combined goals in two losses to open the conference campaign, the team's outstanding defense regained its form and has allowed just three goals since then in seven games, capping the run on Halloween with its fourth consecutive win via a shutout performance. The Broncos' will be a scary sixth seed to face in the Mountain West Conference tournament, which begins with the first round Tuesday afternoon in San Diego, where it will continue with semifinals Thursday and championship Saturday.

Meanwhile, it was a tough week for Washington State and Gonzaga. The Cougars were swept by the visiting schools from Los Angeles. The Gonzaga men went without a goal at home, falling to San Diego and getting a draw against Loyola Marymount. The lady Zags rebounded from another loss to the Sofia Huerta (Boise, ID) led Santa Clara Broncos with the lone bright spot for the trio with a win at San Francisco.

October 27 - November 2 | Upcoming games PT & conference matches unless noted (NL)


The conference wrapped things up on Friday, determining the final three teams and the seeding for the conference tournament.  »»» View INWsn Round-Up [+]


Friday, October 31

Utah State 0-1 Boise State
Having lost all six previous games on Halloween, the Broncos needed to finally come up with a treat in order to ensure a postseason berth with two teams chasing them for the final spot in the tournament. Locked in a stalemate with the fifth-place Aggies, Kayla Tucker and Dani Brown combined for a nice goal to decide the contest. After winning the ball in midfield, Tucker drove up the field with Brown mirroring her run to make it a two-on-one with the final defender, whose commitment to Tucker allowed the cross to set Brown up for a shot the keeper could only get a piece of as it found its way into the goal. Janelle Flores made four saves for the win, which proved critical as seventh-place San Jose State would have passed the Broncos had they lost.  MORE [+]

Colorado State 1-4 Wyoming 
Air Force 0-2 Colorado College 
UNLV 1-1 Nevada 
New Mexico 2-1 San Diego State 
San Jose State 4-0 Fresno State

Standings: X-San Diego State 9-2-0... X-Wyoming 8-3-0... X-New Mexico 7-2-2... X-Colorado College 7-3-1... X-Utah State 6-4-1... X-Boise State 6-5-0... San Jose State 5-5-1... UNLV 4-6-1... Air Force 4-6-1... Fresno State 3-8-0... Colorado State 2-9-0... Nevada 1-9-1  [Season ends Oct 31 | Six berths to MWC tournament, X-Clinched berth]

MWC TOURNAMENT (@ San Diego State)
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First Round - Tuesday, November 4
6 Boise State v 3 New Mexico 4:00
5 Utah State v 4 Colorado College 7:00

Semifinals - Thursday, November 6
BSU / UNM v 2 Wyoming 4:00
USU / CC v 1 San Diego State 7:00

Championship - Saturday, November 8 7:00


Thursday, October 30

Oregon 0-1 Stanford 

Friday, October 31

UCLA 1-0 Washington State 
The top-ranked Bruins outshot the Cougars 23-6 on the day, but only eight of them ended up on goal. Gurveen Clair's rare bobble of the ball just over two minutes into the second half as she dove to smother it was followed by a deflection of a defender to set up the deciding goal.  MORE [+]

Arizona 2-1 Utah
Hayley Estopare (Bend, OR) set up the game-winning strike for the Wildcats in the 74th minute of the contest.

Arizona State 0-2 Colorado 
Oregon State 0-5 California 
USC 2-1 Washington 

Sunday, November 2

USC 1-0 Washington State 
The Los Angeles duo made it a sweep of the Washington schools with stunning last minute goal - literally - with just 38 seconds left. The hosts outshot USC 12-8 and Clair only needed to make two saves until that final moment when defender Susie White lost a 50-50 battle for the ball in the box and Clair was subsequently beat for the win.  MORE [+]

Arizona 1-3 Colorado 
Arizona State 2-1 Utah 
Oregon 1-2 California 
UCLA 6-0 Washington 
Oregon State 0-7 Stanford

Standings: UCLA 9-0-1... Stanford 8-1-1... USC 6-4-0... California 5-3-2... Washington State 5-4-1... Washington 5-4-1... Colorado 5-4-1... Arizona 4-5-1... Arizona State 3-4-3... Oregon 2-7-1...  Utah 1-7-2... Oregon State 0-10-0 [Season ends Nov 7 | No conference tournament]

Coming Up - ** FINAL GAMES **
::: Thursday, November 6
Stanford @ California 2:00
::: Friday, November 7
Washington @ Washington State 1:00
Utah @ Colorado 11:00
Arizona @ Arizona State 1:00
Oregon State @ Oregon 3:00
UCLA @ USC 7:30


Trailing by two in the second half, Timmy Mueller (Post Falls, ID) scored with six minutes left in the match to spark hopes of a rally, but it was all Oregon State could muster against visiting sixth-ranked UCLA.


Thursday, October 30

BYU 1-1 Saint Mary's 
San Diego 1-0 Pacific 

Friday, October 31

Gonzaga 0-3 Santa Clara 
Sofia Huerta (Boise, ID) has long been a nemesis for the Zags. The bad news was that with two more goals she boosted her scoring tally to five goals and three assists in the last three years against the Bulldogs. The good news is it was the last time they will see the senior Bronco. She doubled the hosts lead with a shot from the right side of the box a minute before the intermission and put the match out of reach on a breakaway in the 74th.  MORE [+]

Saturday, November 1

San Diego 3-3 Saint Mary's
BYU 4-0 Pacific 

Sunday, November 2

Gonzaga 3-2 San Francisco 
The Bulldogs trailed by a pair of goals after 20 minutes, but roared back for the victory. In the 36th minute Karley Baggerly delivered a short ball to Heather Johnson (Kennewick, WA), who chipped the ball in for a one-goal deficit at the break. Mikayla Anderson (Spokane, WA) led the Zags to the win in the second half, finding the head of Lexi Clark (Spokane, WA) in the 64th on a cross followed by Johnson nodding in her corner in the 66th minute.  MORE [+]

Portland 0-1 Santa Clara  
Huerta added a third goal to her tally for the weekend, going on a long drive from midfield in the 85th minute before finishing from about six yards for the winner.

Loyola Marymount 1-3 Pepperdine 

Standings: BYU 7-0-1... Pepperdine 5-1-2... Santa Clara 6-2-0... San Diego 5-3-0... Gonzaga 4-3-1... Portland 3-4-1... Loyola Marymount 2-5-1... Saint Mary's 1-4-3... San Francisco 2-5-1... Pacific 0-8-0 [Season ends Nov 8 | No conference tournament]

Coming Up - ** FINAL GAMES **
::: Saturday, November 8
Portland @ Gonzaga 1:00
BYU @ Pepperdine 1:00
Pacific @ San Francisco 1:00
Saint Mary's @ Santa Clara 1:00
San Diego @ Loyola Marymount 7:00


Friday, October 31

San Diego 2-0 Gonzaga 
The unbeaten Toreros broke through in the 65th and added some insurance in the 77th to down the Zags.  MORE [+]

San Francisco 2-1 Saint Mary's 
Loyola Marymount 0-0 Portland 
Santa Clara @ Pacific - PPD, moved to Sunday

Sunday, November 2

Loyola Marymount 0-0 Gonzaga 
In a back and forth contest that finished with 35 total shots, neither team was able to break the stalemate. Gonzaga had more shots on the mark with the visiting keeper needing to make nine saves on their 18 shots while Chris Lowrimore only needed to stop four of 17 for his clean sheet.  MORE [+]

Santa Clara 4-1 Pacific 
Down by two, Tyson Fox (Meridian, ID) set up the hosts' only goal in the 49th minute.

San Diego 2-0 Portland 
Santa Clara @ Saint Mary's - Rescheduled
San Francisco @ Pacific - Rescheduled

Standings: San Francisco 3-0-0... San Diego 4-0-0... Santa Clara 2-1-0... Loyola Marymount 1-1-2... Gonzaga 1-2-1... Saint Mary's 1-2-0... Portland 0-3-1... Pacific 0-3-0  [Season ends Nov 15 | No conference tournament]

Coming Up  
::: Friday, November 7
Gonzaga @ Saint Mary's 2:00
Portland @ Pacific 7:00
San Francisco @ Loyola Marymount 7:00
Santa Clara @ San Diego 7:00
::: Sunday, November 9
Pacific @ Gonzaga 1:00
Loyola Marymount @ Santa Clara 1:00
Saint Mary's @ Portland 1:00
San Diego @ San Francisco 3:00


Julia Moravec's (Spokane, WA) shot set up the team's second goal in only the fourth minute, sending Seattle University into the WAC tournament as the top seed. After a first round bye the Redhawks begin play in the semifinals Friday... Already eliminated from postseason contention, Dani Crawford (Moses Lake, WA) led Hawaii to a pair of shutouts on the road in their final weekend, downing UC-Irvine 1-0 Thursday and surprising Cal State-Northridge in a scoreless draw Sunday... Tyler Blackmer (Boise, ID) made 14 saves for Wright State in a 1-1 against Oakland Saturday in a game they were outshot 22-7 in... Kara Marbury (Spokane, WA) is heading to the Big Ten tournament with Illinois as the seventh seed and Hannah Holm (Spokane, WA) is doing the same with Minnesota as the sixth seed. Play begins Wednesday - Purdue's Tournament Central [+]

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