Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Division II & III Round-Up: Rough road trip for NNU keeps GNAC men's race wide open

The Northwest Nazarene men were off to a fantastic start in the GNAC, but a two-game trip to face Simon Fraser north of the border and Western Washington on the way back kept the door ajar for the other title contenders. Simon Fraser used a victory Thursday to help keep them in the mix after a win and draw on the week. Then a dramatic overtime loss to the Vikings allowed perennial power Seattle Pacific to slip back in the driver's seat atop the conference with their sweep of MSU-Billings and Mary on the week. Newcomer Concordia also remains in the mix with just one loss, playing to a scoreless draw at Simon Fraser after a draw against the Vikings.

On the ladies side of things in the GNAC, the MSU-Billings Yellowjackets also slipped in the table on the road, going from one loss to three by dropping a close-fought contest to Northwest Nazarene before being shutout by league-leading Western Washington.

Meanwhile, the NWC hit the halfway mark in league play. On the men's side Whitworth finished a nearly perfect first run through the conference with a victory over local rival Whitman while on the ladies side the Pirates and Missionaries continue to struggle, though it was Whitman that picked up a point on the week with a draw against Lewis & Clark.

Here's a recap of Division II & Division III action for last week

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

Thursday, October 8

Seattle Pacific 3 :: 1 MSU-Billings 
Facing a second consecutive ranked opponent, the Yellowjackets found themselves down a goal at the break on a goal from Bryson Pavel (Boise, ID) in the 17th minute. The Falcons pushed the lead to three in the first 17 minutes of the second half before the hosts got a goal from Daragh Kavanagh in the 80th minute via a through ball from Julian Toenges.  MORE [+]

Northwest Nazarene 0 :: 2 Simon Fraser 
The unbeaten run for the Crusaders came to an end at six games overall and five in league play (4-0-1) was cut to an end by the perennial power. The Canadians got on the board in the 21st via a penalty kick and then added some insurance in the 53rd.  MORE [+]

Concordia 3 :: 3 Western Washington 
Eleazar Galvan (Chelan, WA) helped set up a goal that put the host Vikings in front 2-1 in the 29th minute.

Saint Martin's 0 :: 2 Mary

Saturday, October 10

Saint Martin's 1 :: 5 MSU-Billings 
It only took 19 seconds for the Yellowjackets to get things rolling when Thiago Novis put away a cross from Toenges that the visitors failed to clear. Five minutes later Ricardo Palomino doubled the lead with a great goal on a ball from Guido Riffeser. Jacob Richter set up back-to-back goals by Jorge Paez and Rhys Lambert in the 34th and 40th minutes for a four-goal halftime margin. The Saints got on the board via an own goal in the 75th and Palomino added a second on an 81st minute penalty.  MORE [+]

Northwest Nazarene 1 :: OT :: 2 Western Washington
The Crusaders looked like they were set to rebound from their first defeat, taking the lead in the 71st minute when a cross from Luke Broz (Boise, ID) found Julio Castillo, who made a great move before striking from about 16 yards. The advantage was short-lived though as the Vikings took advantage of a ball mishandled by Ryan Foo, pulling even in the 77th and sending it to overtime where they found a winner in the 98th.  MORE [+]

Seattle Pacific 4 :: 0 Mary 
Pavel set up the opening goal for the Falcons in the 51st and Cody Lang (Spokane, WA) only needed to make one save in his half-game appearance.

Concordia 0 :: 0 Simon Fraser


Seattle Pacific 4-1-2...Northwest Nazarene 4-2-1... Simon Fraser 3-1-3...  MSU-Billings 3-2-2... Concordia 2-1-4... Western Washington 2-3-2... Mary 2-5-0... Saint Martin's 1-6-0

Upcoming Games 

Thursday, October 15
Northwest Nazarene @ MSU-Billings 3:30
Western Washington @ Saint Martin's 3:30
Concordia @ Mary 4:00
Simon Fraser @ Seattle Pacific 7:00
Saturday, October 17
Concordia @ MSU-Billings 1:00
Simon Fraser @ Saint Martin's 3:00
Western Washington @ Seattle Pacific 7:00
Northwest Nazarene @ Mary 7:30

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

Tuesday, October 6

Concordia 2 :: 0 Western Oregon

Thursday, October 8

MSU-Billings 1 :: 2 Northwest Nazarene 
The visitors grabbed the lead with the lone goal of the first half when Alycia Wright finished off a give-and-go with Teegan Koster in the 27th minute. In the 63rd Ashley Cook-Cox (Spokane, WA) dropped a ball back to Sarah Jenkins, who found the back of the net from about 30 yards to put things back to level terms. It looked like the two foes were headed to overtime when a corner decided the outcome with 55 seconds left. A corner fro Lexi Fesenbek found the head of Laura Seymour (Spokane Valley, WA / CC Spokane), but her header was punched away by Chloe Hopps, falling to Makena Dandley for the game-winning tally.  MORE:  MSUB [+] -- NNU [+]    

Central Washington 1 :: OT :: 2 Western Washington 
The Wildcats grabbed the initial lead when a through ball from Kaysha Darcy allowed Reilly Retz beat the keeper with one touch and score in the 21st minute. Former three-year CWU Wildcat Savanna Moorehouse, however, struck against the the visitors in the 54th minute to tie things up and the Vikings snatched the win just over six minutes into overtime.  MORE [+]  

Saint Martin's 0 :: 5 Simon Fraser
Concordia 1 :: 3 Seattle Pacific

Saturday, October 10

Saint Martin's 0 :: 3 Central Washington
The Wildcats got another early lead when Darcy fed Cassie Ripley nine minutes into the match. Darcy would put the hosts up two in the 57th on a play set up by Keilin Farrand (Ellensburg, WA) and Meghan Ward. A ball into the box in the 72nd by Mackenzie Nolte was put away by Whitney Lowe to cap the scoring.  MORE [+]

MSU-Billings 0 :: 2 Western Washington 
The third-ranked Vikings broke the stalemate three minutes into the second half and added some insurance in the 72nd minute to get the win.  MORE [+]

Simon Fraser 2 :: OT :: 1 Northwest Nazarene  
The visitors grabbed the lead again, this time on a penalty in the sixth minute. The Crusaders answered when Jenkins and Hannah Holm (Spokane Valley, WA) combined to find Nicole Nsa in the 24th minute. The contest remained deadlocked from that point until a controversial foul was called in the area three minutes into overtime, allowing the Canadians to snare the win at the penalty spot.  MORE [+]

Seattle Pacific 3 :: 1 Western Oregon


Western Washington 6-0-0... Concordia 4-1-1... Seattle Pacific 4-2-1... Simon Fraser 4-2-1... MSU-Billings 3-3-1... Northwest Nazarene 2-4-1... Central Washington 2-4-0... Western Oregon 1-4-1... Saint Martin's 0-6-0

Upcoming Games

Thursday, October 15
Western Oregon @ Saint Martin's 12:15
Seattle Pacific @ MSU-Billings 1:00
Western Washington @ Central Washington 3:00
Simon Fraser @ Concordia 4:30
Saturday, October 17
Central Washington @ Northwest Nazarene 1:00
Saint Martin's @ MSU-Billings 3:30
Seattle Pacific @ Western Washington 7:00
Western Oregon @ Concordia 7:00

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

Saturday, October 10

Whitman 0 :: 2 Whitworth 
The nearby rivals finished off the first half of the conference campaign with a tight contest, but the Pirates used their dominance in possession to control the outcome. Karl Muelheims (Spokane, WA) beat several players in the 10th minute to get the opener and a great ball from midfield played over the back line by Spencer Wolfe put Rylan Berriman on a run to goal in the 71st to add some insurance.  INWsn REPORT [+]

George Fox 4 :: 1 Pacific 
Trevor Martin (Spokane, WA) put the Bruins up three goals with a tally in the 68th minute.

Linfield 2 :: 0 Willamette
Pacific Lutheran :: PPD :: Puget Sound


Whitworth 6-0-1... Puget Sound 5-1-0... Pacific Lutheran 4-2-0... George Fox 3-3-1... Linfield 3-4-0... Willamette 2-5-0... Pacific 1-5-1... Whitman 1-5-1

Coming Up 

Saturday, October 17
Pacific @ Whitman 12:00
George Fox @ Whitworth 2:30
Pacific Lutheran @ Willamette 2:30
Puget Sound @ Linfield 2:30
Sunday, October 18
George Fox @ Whitman 2:30
Pacific @ Whitworth 2:30
Pacific Lutheran @ Linfield 2:30
Puget Sound @ Willamette 2:30

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

Saturday, October 10

Whitworth 0 :: 4 Lewis & Clark 
The Pirate ladies dropped their fourth consecutive match, finishing the first half of the conference campaign 3-5 after a promising start. They gave up three goals in the first half to Emily Thompson and Megan Ratfield finished a trio of assists on the final goal in the second half.  MORE [+]

George Fox 0 :: 3 Puget Sound
Annie Prickett (Bozeman, MT) scored the second goal in the 36th minute with a header into the upper corner off a cross.

Pacific 0 :: 1 Willamette 
The Bearcats got the win in the 67th minute when Veronica Ewers (Moscow, ID) headed in a ball from close range on a service from McKenzie Andringa (Yakima, WA).

Linfield 0 :: 1 Pacific Lutheran

Sunday, October 11

Whitman 1 :: 1 Lewis & Clark 
Lena de Guzman scored from about 25 yards out to break the stalemate in the 68th minute of the contest, but the hosts answered in the 80th.  MORE [+]

Willamette 0 :: 1 Puget Sound
The Loggers got the win on a goal from Prickett in the 68th minute.

Linfield 2 :: 0 George Fox
Pacific 0 :: 5 Pacific Lutheran


Pacific Lutheran 6-1-1... Willamette 6-2-0... Puget Sound 4-0-4... Linfield 4-3-1... Lewis & Clark 3-4-1... Whitworth 3-5-0... Pacific 2-5-1... Whitman 1-4-3... George Fox 1-6-1

Coming Up

Wednesday, October 14
Whitworth @ Whitman 5:00
Willamette @ Linfield 7:00
George Fox @ Pacific 7:00
Saturday, October 17
Puget Sound @ Lewis & Clark 10:00
Whitman @ Pacific 12:00
Whitworth @ George Fox 12:00
Pacific Lutheran @ Willamette 12:00
Sunday, October 18
Whitman @ George Fox 12:00
Whitworth @ Pacific 12:00
Pacific Lutheran @ Lewis & Clark 12:00
Puget Sound @ Linfield 12:00


  • Regis evened out its record in the RMAC at 2-2-2 with an equalizer from Maggie Saras (Boise, ID) with 16 seconds remaining on a free kick from Maison O'Neill (Boise, ID). 

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