Wednesday, November 5, 2014

INW NAIA & NWAC College Recap – Week Ten: Great Falls finishes Frontier sweep; NWAC playoffs set

With the women idle in the Cascade Collegiate Conference and little to be determined on the men's side, the more interesting NAIA scenarios for the week laid to the east where the University of Great Falls finished a sweep of the Frontier Conference on the eve of the Unaffiliated Group tournament and the Rocky Mountain College women came up short in a head-to-head showdown with Westminster College for the regular season title.

In the NWAC, all that was left to settle in the final week of league play was the seeding for the men's second berth and rights to host in the opening round, but a stalemate between Walla Walla and Wenatchee Valley was all the Warriors needed.

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


Wednesday, October 29

Northwest University 1-0 Corban 
Trever Moll (Polson, MT) set up the deciding goal in the 64th minute.

Evergreen State 1-0 Northwest Christian 

Friday, October 31 

College of Idaho 3-2 (OT) Warner Pacific 
The Yotes prevailed in overtime after a back-and-forth affair. A cross from Joseph Bolin was put away by Riley Smith five minutes into the contest to give the visitors the initial advantage before the hosts rallied to take the lead. Geovanny Vazquez (Kennewick, WA / Walla Walla CC) set up Mario Guizar (Kennewick, WA / Walla Walla CC) in the 20th to pull even with a penalty putting the Knights in front seven minutes into the second half. The Yotes got a spot kick of their own away in the 78th via Tyler Lawton, who set up the 106th minute winner by Bolin.  MORE [+]

Oregon Tech 0-3 Concordia 

Saturday, November 1

Oregon Tech 2-3 Warner Pacific 
Vazquez acquired a failed clearance in the box to put the Knights in front after just 83 seconds with the visitors evening things up in the 14th. He doubled the lead with a great play in the 37th, driving up the middle before reclaiming the advantage.

College of Idaho 0-5 Concordia 
William Mecier (Boise, ID) gave the Cavaliers the only goal of the first half 17 minutes in before they cruised to the win in the second half.  MORE [+]

Northwest University 3-0 Northwest Christian 
Jacob Weaver (Spokane, WA) helped set up the opening goal and Hunter Madich (Kalispell, MT) set up the second.

Evergreen State 1-0 Corban

Standings: X-Concordia 11-2-0... X-Northwest Univ 10-3-0... X-Evergreen State 8-4-1... X-Corban 8-4-1... Warner Pacific 5-7-1...  College of Idaho 4-9-0... Northwest Christian 3-9-1... Oregon Tech 1-12-0...  [Season ends Nov 8 | Four playoff berths]

Coming Up
::: Tuesday, November 4
Corban @ College of Idaho
::: Friday, November 8
Warner Pacific @ Northwest University 11:00
Northwest Christian @ Oregon Tech 1:00
Evergreen State @ Concordia 7:00


Idle weekend

Final 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]


First Round 
Wednesday, November 5
Warner Pacific @ College of Idaho 2:00 MT
Thursday, November 6
Southern Oregon @ Corban 2:00

Semifinals - Saturday, November 8
TBD @ Northwest University 2:00
TBD @ Concordia 3:00

Championship - Saturday, November 15 


Friday, October 31 

Rocky Mountain 1-2 Great Falls
Luis Torres found Danny Delgadillo 19 minutes into the contest to take the lead, but the visitors pulled even in the 72nd when Ronaldo Goncalves scored on a ball from Mikey Wall. Torres, however, responded with the winner courtesy of a Christoffer Bisbo through ball in the 86th.  MORE [+]

Sunday, November 2 

Rocky Mountain 0-1 (OT) Westminster 
Logan Butzier (Eagle, ID) made three saves for the shutout, getting the win five minutes into extra time courtesy of a shot that caromed in off the post.  MORE [+]

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

Unaffiliated Tournament (@ Rocky Mountain College)

First Round - Thursday, November 6
5 Carroll College @ 4 Rocky Mountain 2:00
6 Presentation College v 3 Westminster 2:00

Semifinals - Friday, November 7
Lower Seed v 1 Great Falls 2:00
Higher Seed v 2 Univ of Jamestown 2:00

Championship - Sunday, November 9 - 2:00  


Friday, October 31

Rocky Mountain 1-0 Great Falls 
Jaelene Zygmond (Billings, MT) provided the deciding tally in the 71st minute on a ball from Therese Hagbyhn, snapping UGF's four-game win streak. Missy Schultz made five saves for the shutout while Jocelyn Morris kept the Argos in the contest with nine.  MORE [+]

Saturday, November 1

Carroll College 1-0 Great Falls 
The Lady Argonauts just can't seem to get the elusive wins against their conference foes as they suffered their fourth one-goal defeat to finish 1-5-0. Kristyn Bohlander (Kennewick, WA) gave the Saints the win in the 56th minute on a free kick from about 20 yards. Danielle Turley made five saves for the shutout and Morris made four for the Argos.  MORE [+]

Sunday, November 2 

Rocky Mountain 1-2 Westminster College
With the conference title on the line, the Bears took the game to the second half before the hosts broke the deadlock in the 47th minute on a misplayed ball by Schultz. A corner doubled the advantage in the 61st minute and goalkeeper Abi Yanke (Boise, ID) made six saves for the Griffins with Rocky Mountain only breaking through in the 88th minute when Hagbyhn scored on a corner from Jenny Richards.  MORE [+]

Final Standings: Westminster 4-2-0... Carroll 3-2-1... Rocky Mountain 3-2-1... Great Falls 1-5-0 [Season ends Nov 2]

Unaffiliated Tournament (@ Rocky Mountain College)

First Round - Thursday, November 6
5 Univ of Jamestown v 4 Great Falls 11:00
6 Presentation College v 3 Carroll College 11:00

Semifinals - Friday, November 7
Lower Seed v 1 Westminster 11:00
Higher Seed @ 2 Rocky Mountain 11:00

Championship - Sunday, November 9 - 11:00  


Wednesday, October 29

Wenatchee Valley 1-1 Walla Walla
In a showdown between the two sides fighting for second and the right to host in the first round of the playoffs, it looked liked the hosts were going to take the win on Vincente Flores' (Touchet, WA) goal in the 84th minute. The Knights' Mauricio Perez (East Wenatchee, WA), however, tied it up in stoppage time, but they needed a victory to avoid finishing behind the Warriors on tiebreakers.

Columbia Basin 0-3 Spokane 
Both eliminated from postseason contention, the Bigfoot cruised to the victory. Jesus Torres (Pasco, WA) scored the opening goal in the 41st minute and would later set up Brandon Babinski's (Spokane, WA) tally to cap the scoring in the 83rd. Devin Leon scored the second strike in the 66th on a ball from Alex Opland (Rathdrum, ID).

Friday, October 31

Treasure Valley 5-1 Walla Walla U  (NL)
The Chukars dominated the non-league contest with Diego Diaz Sanchez leading the way with two goals and two assists. Sidronio Rangel (Fruitland, ID), Mursal Dahiri (Boise, ID) and Landon Broadhead (Franklin, ID) scored the other three goals.

Saturday, November 1

Treasure Valley 2-3 Columbia Basin
In a back-and-forth contest, the Hawks needed to rally in the second half for the win. They initially took the lead when Fredy Rodriguez (Wapato, ID) connected with Jorge Campos (Othello, WA) 16 minutes in, but the Chukars pulled even at the half-hour mark via Diego Diaz Sanchez. Just before intermission Oziel Osequera (Blackfoot, ID) put the visitors in front. David Esparza scored the equalizer in the 69th on a ball from Cesar Garcia (Grandview, WA) and Osvaldo Martinez netted the winner three minutes later.

Spokane 0-1 North Idaho 
Matt Howard (Post Falls, ID) scored the deciding tally three minutes in with an olympico on a corner, and despite having a man advantage for the final 20 minutes following Jeffrey Rokstad's (Sandpoint, ID) send-off, the Bigfoot were unable to equalize. Their biggest nemesis was the woodwork as they hit the frame four times during the match, including one goalkeeper Mitchell Markovetz (Boise, ID) saved first.  MORE [+]


Micah Weller (Cheney, WA) scored the lone goal for Peninsula College in a 1-1 draw against Trinity Lutheran Wednesday. He also provided what proved to be the winner in a 5-2 victory against Olympic with Trevan Estrellado (Cheney, WA) also tallying an assist in the win.

Final Standings: X-North Idaho College 13-1-1... X-Walla Walla CC 9-3-3... X-Wenatchee Valley College 9-3-3... CC Spokane 8-6-1... Columbia Basin College 5-6-4... Treasure Valley CC 3-11-1 [Season ends November 1 | Three postseason berths]


First Round - Wednesday, November 5 
North 3 Whatcom CC @ East 2 Walla Walla CC 1:00
East 3 Wenatchee Valley College @ North 2 Skagit Valley College 8:00

Second Round - Saturday, November 8 
WVC / SVC @ South 1 Clark College 6:00
WWCC / WCC @ West 1 Highline College 6:15
South 3 Pierce College / West 2 Peninsula College @ East 1 North Idaho College 12:30


Wednesday, October 29

Wenatchee Valley 0-3 Walla Walla 
Kylie Gorton (Moscow, ID) and Courtney Wells (Yakima, WA) guided the Warriors to the win. Gorton scored the opener in the 35th and doubled the lead in the 61st on a ball from Wells, who scored the final goal in the 85th. Sasha Holt (Boise, ID) made eight saves for the shutout.

Yakima Valley 0-0 Treasure Valley 
Rebecca Behrens (Twin Falls, ID) made a pair of saves for the visitors and Tessa Pitzer (Eagle, ID) matched her at the other end in the stalemate.

Columbia Basin 0-3 Spokane 
The Bigfoot dominated with three different scorers. Rashelle Fisher tallied 13 minutes in and Sarah Melvin (Spokane, WA) tallied two minutes into the second half before setting up Maddie Brown (Greenleaf, ID) for the final goal in the 67th. Sarah Marro (Spokane, WA) and Brittany Bruegeman (Spokane, WA) assisted on the first two.

Saturday, November 1

Spokane 1-1 North Idaho 
The neighbors exchanged a pair of goals in a six minute span in the stalemate. Jaimee Hulst put the hosts on the board at the hour mark and Melvin evened it up in the 66th.

Wenatchee Valley 1-0 Yakima Valley  
The Knights picked up just their second win in the battle of the cellar dwellers. Castro Itzel scored on a ball from Kayla Smith in the 54th and Shawnee Covington made 10 saves for the shutout.

Treasure Valley 3-2 Columbia Basin
Columbia Basin put up a fight with a pair of equalizers, but could not hold the Chukars back. The visitors took the lead via Madison Johnson (Idaho Falls, ID) 18 minutes in with help from Alexandra Jahns (Twin Falls, ID). The lead held until a flurry of goals late in the contest in which the Hawks pulled even in the 72nd through Haley Baird (Spokane, WA). Alayna Campbell (Meridian, ID) reclaimed the lead four minutes later with CBC evening it up again a minute later thanks to Dakota Wickard (Pullman, WA). Campbell found Sierra Martinez (Boise, ID), though, another minute later for the winning strike in the 78th.

Final Standings: X-CC Spokane 15-1-2... X-Treasure Valley CC 12-3-3... X-North Idaho College 8-2-8... Walla Walla CC 7-6-5... Columbia Basin College 6-8-4... Yakima Valley CC 4-12-2... Wenatchee Valley College 2-13-3 [Season ends November 1 | Three postseason berths]

NWAC PLAYOFFS (East Teams)  

First Round - Wednesday, November 5 
North 3 Edmonds CC @ East 2 Treasure Valley CC 1:00
East 3 North Idaho College @ North 2 Shoreline CC 12:30

Second Round - Saturday, November 8 
TVCC / ECC @ West 1 Peninsula College TBD
NIC / SCC @ South 1 Lane CC 12:00
South 3 Clark College / West 2 Highline College @ East 1 CC Spokane 1:00

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