Friday, September 25, 2015

Division II & III Round-Up: Whitworth men, women open with wins

It was no surprise the Whitworth men kicked Northwest Conference play off with a pair of victories, but after dropping their midweek opener against regional rival Whitman, 1-0, the ladies rebounded with a pair of wins at home to grab an early lead in the conference after just one week.

The Whitman women, meanwhile, suffered a setback as they continue to struggle at the offensive end, dropping a 2-1 overtime decision and playing to a 1-1 draw. The Missionary men split.

In the GNAC, the Northwest Nazarene men won their opener against newcomer Concordia, whose women's side won in their DII debut against visiting Central Washington. NNU's women fell in a regional showdown with MSU-Billings, which got a sweep on the week with the men also picking up a victory.

Here's a recap of Division II & Division III action for last week - Sept 14-20

GNAC WOMEN #############

Monday, September 14 

Trinity Lutheran 0 :: 4 Saint Martin's (NL)
Evergreen State 0 :: 1 Western Oregon (NL)

Wednesday, September 16

Western Washington 2 :: 1 St Edward's (NL)

Thursday, September 17

Northwest Nazarene 5 :: 0 Rocky Mountain (NL)
The Crusaders rolled to the win with three goals in the opening 14 minutes. Nicole Nsa kicked off a big day by connecting with Ashley Cook-Cox (Spokane, WA) 76 seconds into the match and after Lexi Fesenbek doubled the lead on an 11th minute penalty she scored a goal on a ball from Sarah Jenkins. She added another assist in the 52nd to push the lead to four on a Kelsey Martin goal with Nicolette Clark rounding things out in the 82nd. Daniele Ortiz only needed to make two saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Saturday, September 19

Northwest Nazarene 0 :: 2 MSU-Billings 
The Yellowjackets took the season opener in the GNAC with Elizabeth Howard giving them the lead 16 minutes into the match. Jessica Spang (Billings, MT) grabbed a loose ball at the top of the area and finished it in the 78th. Chloe Hopps made three saves for the clean sheet.  MORE - NNU [+] -- MSUB [+]    

Central Washington 0 :: 2 Concordia 
The Cavaliers opened their first conference campaign in DII with a victory, scoring back-to-back goals in the 64th and 66th to down the Wildcats.  MORE [+]

Western Washington 1 :: 0 Western Oregon
Simon Fraser 0 :: 0 Seattle Pacific

Upcoming Games

Thursday, September 24
Western Oregon @ MSU-Billings 4:00
Seattle Pacific @ Northwest Nazarene 4:30
Central Washington @ Simon Fraser 5:00
Saint Martin's @ Western Washington 7:00
Saturday, September 26
Concordia @ MSU-Billings 12:00
Western Oregon @ Northwest Nazarene 1:00
Seattle Pacific @ Saint Martin's 3:15
Western Washington @ Simon Fraser 5:00

GNAC MEN #############

Tuesday, September 15 

Northwest Nazarene 1 :: 0 Dominican (NL)
Back on the road, the Crusaders kept their away form going with another victory, claiming it with less than two minutes remaining on the clock when Erik Anderson flicked a Julio Castillo corner to Abraham Placito for the winning header. Ryan Foo registered his second shutout with four saves.  MORE [+]

Saturday, September 19 

MSU-Billings 4 :: 0 Mary 
The Yellowjackets dominated in the opener, outshooting the hosts 18-5 in the game. The Jackets held a one-goal advantage at the break courtesy of a David Loeung through ball to Ricardo Palomino in the 13th minute. The pair played a big role in locking things up in the second half after a goal from Julian Toenges that was set up by Sam Butterworth in the 67th. Palomino scored his second of the game in the 72nd with a header from five yards on a ball from Jacob Richter and then sent a shot off the post a minute later that was put away by Loeung on the rebound. Tom Lohmann needed just one save for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Concordia 0 :: 3 Northwest Nazarene 
The Cavaliers conference debut in DII was a tough one as the hosts took the lead in the 27th minute and added two in the second half. A corner from Castillo came off the post and was put away by Placito for the lead. Michael Mollay (Boise, ID) finished off a long ball from Graham Reid in the 54th and Castillo delivered a long ball to Ebu Camara for the third goal in the 68th. Foo made five saves in the shutout.  MORE [+]

Simon Fraser 2 :: 2 Western Washington
Eleazar Galvan (Chelan, WA) set up the go-ahead goal for the Vikings in the 14th minute and defender Brady Ulen (Coeur d'Alene, ID) scored the reclaimed the lead for the hosts in the 48th with a header off a free kick.

Seattle Pacific 1 :: 0 Saint Martin's 
Cody Lang (Spokane, WA) opened conference play with the shutout, his fifth consecutive to open the campaign for the Falcons. He made five saves for the clean sheet.

Upcoming Games 

Thursday, September 24
Concordia @ Saint Martin's 1:00
Western Washington @ MSU-Billings 1:30
Northwest Nazarene @ Seattle Pacific 7:30
Simon Fraser @ Mary 8:00
Saturday, September 26
Northwest Nazarene @ Saint Martin's 12:15
Simon Fraser @ MSU-Billings 4:00
Western Washington @ Mary 5:00
Concordia @ Seattle Pacific 7:00

NWC WOMEN #############

Wednesday, September 16 

Whitman 1 :: 0 Whitworth 
The two regional rivals were locked in a stalemate well into the contest before Danielle Wieck converted a penalty kick in the 78th minute after Alissa Soo was fouled driving into the area. Haley Case made eight saves for the shutout.  INWsn REPORT [+]

Puget Sound 0 :: 0 Pacific Lutheran
Linfield 2 :: 1 Willamette
Pacific 1 :: 4 George Fox

Saturday, September 19

Pacific 2 :: OT :: 1 Whitman 
A penalty from Wieck gave the Missionaries the lead in the 39th when Soo was fouled in the box for the second time on the week. This time, however, the opposition was able to rally, reversing the one-sided shooting advantage from 8-1 in the first half to 8-4 in their favor in the second. They tallied the equalizer in the 79th and then got the winner five minutes into overtime.  MORE [+]

George Fox 1 :: 4 Whitworth
The Pirates dominated the day with Tiara Pajimola (Spokane, WA) putting the hosts on the board in the ninth minute and Brooke Morrow (Clarkston, WA) doubling the advantage in the 44th. Dallas Nelson and Megan McCart (East Wenatchee, WA) combined to set up McKenzie Hemp (Kalispell, MT) in the 66th for a three-goal advantage before the Bruins answered in the 81st. Lea Corra capped the game in the 88th courtesy of Morgan Howe and Pajimola.  MORE [+]

Lewis & Clark 0 :: 4 Puget Sound 
The Loggers took the lead just under 90 seconds in when Annie Prickett (Bozeman, MT) beat two defenders for the opening strike.

Willamette 2 :: 0 Pacific Lutheran 
Kinsey Keene (Eagle, ID) followed her saved penalty attempt for the opening goal in the 56th and then beat two defenders to add some insurance in the 84th.

Sunday, September 20 

George Fox 1 :: 1 Whitman 
Scoreless well into the match, the hosts nearly took the lead just after the hour mark only to see Kelsey Peck's shot smack off the crossbar, allowing the Bruins to grab the lead in the 72nd when Kacie Morgan (Pullman, WA) scored on a ball from Hannah Harder. It looked like another defeat for the Missionaries before Wieck found Brianna Brown with less than two minutes remaining on the clock to tie it up, settling for a draw despite outshooting the Bruins 21-5 in the contest.  MORE [+]

Pacific 0 :: 2 Whitworth
After a scoreless first half the Pirates found back-to-back goals in the 56th and 58th to grab the win. McCart and Jennifer Loehner (Spokane, WA) combined to set up DeNae Vandam (Missoula, MT) for the go-ahead goal and Pajimola fed Jenna Morris (Boise, ID) for the insurance while Andrea Stump made two saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Linfield 1 :: 1 Puget Sound 
Prickett gave the Loggers the lead again, scoring off a cross in the 52nd minute of the contest.

Lewis & Clark 1 :: 3 Pacific Lutheran

Coming Up

Saturday, September 26
Whitworth @ Linfield 12:00
Whitman @ Willamette 12:00
Puget Sound @ Pacific 12:00
George Fox @ Lewis & Clark 12:00
Sunday, September 27
Whitman @ Linfield 12:00
Whitworth @ Willamette 12:00
Pacific @ Lewis & Clark 12:00
Pacific Lutheran @ George Fox 12:00

NWC MEN #############

Tuesday, September 15 

UC Santa Cruz 3 :: 0 Pacific (NL)

Wednesday, September 16 

Trinity Lutheran 0 :: 4 George Fox (NL)
Trevor Martin (Spokane, WA)  helped set up the opening goal of the contest as the Bruins rolled to the victory.

Saturday, September 19

Whitworth 1 :: 0 Willamette
The Pirates continued their unbeaten streak into the start of conference play, using a seven-yard strike from Karl Muelheims (Spokane, WA) just after the hour mark as the deciding tally. Timmy Costa made two saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Whitman 1 :: 3 Linfield
The hosts grabbed the lead in the fifth and doubled it in the 21st. The Missionaries began the rally attempt early with Ben Freedman scoring from the edge of the box less than a minute into the second half, but it was not enough as Linfield restored the two-goal margin in the 70th.  MORE [+]

Pacific 1 :: 3 Puget Sound
Trailing by three, Kellan McNamara (Missoula, MT) helped set up Pacific's lone goal of the contest.

George Fox 0 :: 2 Pacific Lutheran

Sunday, September 20 

Whitworth 2 :: 0 Linfield 
Muelheims found the back of the net again, this time hitting from outside the area in the 21st minute on a ball from David Starkovich to double the lead. Rylan Berriman opened the scoring four minutes earlier when he stole the ball from the keeper and put it away into the empty net. Costa needed just one save for the clean sheet.  MORE [+]

Whitman 1 :: 0 Willamette 
Despite having plenty of shots, both sides were locked in a stalemate well into the second half when Paal Nelson found Park Harmon for the Missionaries' winner in the 74th minute off a throw-in. Milo Cantor made five saves for the shutout, the program's first since September of last season. It was also the first win for new coach Jose Cedeno.  MORE [+]

George Fox 1 :: OT :: 2 Puget Sound 
Nine minutes after falling behind midfielder Joab Logan (Sandpoint, ID) tied things up for the visiting Bruins in the 29th minute.

Pacific 1 :: 5 Pacific Lutheran

Coming Up 

Saturday, September 26
Pacific Lutheran @ Whitman 2:30
Puget Sound @ Whitworth 2:30
Linfield @ George Fox 2:30
Willamette @ Pacific 2:30
Sunday, September 27
Puget Sound @ Whitman 2:30
Pacific Lutheran @ Whitworth 2:30
Pacific @ Linfield 2:30
George Fox @ Willamette 2:30


  • Maggie Saras (Boise, ID) helped Regis rally from two down with the first goal as they forced overtime at UC Colorado Springs before falling 3-2 in overtime Friday. On Sunday Regis won 3-1 at Western State Mickie Piechowski (Boise, ID) scoring the opener in the 47th on a ball from Maison O'Neil (Boise, ID) before turning provider in the 55th. 
  • Will Moats (Boise, ID) helped set up MSU-Denver's third goal, the winner, at Westminster for a three-goal lead in a 4-2 win Friday. 
  • Dana Kowachek (Missoula, MT) set up the opening goal in Fort Lewis College's 5-4 victory at South Dakota School of Mines Sunday. 


  • Savannah Laursen (Boise, ID) scored the equalizer in the 28th minute and set up the winner in the 38th to give Redlands a 2-1 win over Cal Lutheran Saturday. 
  • Ben Thompson (Spokane, WA) scored the game-winning goal in the 67th minute as Redlands rallied for a 2-1 win at Caltech Saturday.  

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