Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rough Start: INWsn area programs winless in opening days of postseason

It has been a tough couple days in postseason play thus far for teams in the area. Through the opening of the Cascade Collegiate Conference, NWAC and Mountain West, none of the teams in action have been able to pick up a win. The only team to advance is the Treasure Valley CC women, who needed a penalty kick tiebreaker to move onto the NWAC Second Round.

It started Tuesday in San Diego where the Boise State Broncos went into the Mountain West Conference tournament on a hot streak of four shutout wins, but the sixth seed came up against a third-seeded New Mexico side that came in with three consecutive victories and though they pulled even, ultimately fell 2-1.

On Wednesday, the fourth-seed College of Idaho women were unable to overcome a two-goal halftime deficit at home against fifth-seeded Warner Pacific in a 2-0 CCC first round loss.

Things weren't any better for the NWAC East. On the men's side, the third-seeded Walla Walla CC Warriors fell at home 4-3 in a penalty kick tiebreaker shootout after a 2-2 draw versus Whatcom CC in which they led twice, and second seed Treasure Valley CC lost 2-0 at Skagit Valley College.

Things were barely better on the ladies side in the NWAC East. Third-seeded North Idaho College was edged 1-0 at Shoreline CC. In another draw, the second-seeded Treasure Valley Chukars advanced at home in their shootout 3-1 after a 2-2 draw with Edmonds CC. Tessa Pitzer (Eagle, ID) stopped two shots in the shootout to send the Chukars to the next round.

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