Friday, October 30, 2015

Division II & III Round-Up: Whitworth men suffer first loss, MSUB sides split

The dominant Whitworth Pirates were handed their first NWC defeat last weekend, dropping a 2-0 contest on the road to second-place Pacific Lutheran that tightened up the race for the league championship going into the final weeks. They rebounded for a narrow victory the next day at Puget Sound in what is arguably their toughest road trip annually.

On the ladies side of things, the Whitworth women played to a pair of draws to build themselves a three-game unbeaten run while their regional foe Whitman is continuing to find semi-positive results despite a lack of offense, getting a win and a draw that makes them 1-1-5 in their last seven outings.

Meanwhile, in the GNAC it was an interesting week for MSU-BIllings on the road. The women and men combined for four 1-0 contests last weekend, each earning a split in their road trips.

The Northwest Nazarene also split, dropping the second game to Seattle Pacific, which continues to hold onto the league lead. On the ladies side Central Washington tied third-place Seattle Pacific and defeated Simon Fraser to keep themselves in the hunt for third in the conference.

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

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

Thursday, October 22

Saint Martin's 0 :: 7 Northwest Nazarene 
The Crusaders rolled to the victory, using three goals in the first half to take full control. Fernando Alvarez converted from the spot about 90 seconds into the match and then combined with Julio Castillo to set up Erik Anderson in the 18th. He scored again in the 23rd with the other two pairing up to set up the goal. Alvarez's great game continued after the break, helping set up Anderson's second in the 55th and Ebu Camara's strike in the 56th before scoring again in the 58th. Logan Wood found Austin Thomas (Lewiston, ID) for the final goal in the 81st and Ryan Foo made five saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

MSU-BIllings 0 :: 1 Simon Fraser 
Minus standout striker Ricardo Palomino due to border issues, the Yellowjackets fell in a showdown for second. The Canadian hosts used a second half goal in the 56th minute to grab the narrow win, holding on for the remainder of the contest with one of their players sent off less than a minute after they took the lead. MORE [+] 

Seattle Pacific 0 :: 0 Concordia 
Cody Lang (Spokane, WA) made two saves for the shutout.

Mary 0 :: 3 Western Washington 
Adam Talley (Spokane Valley, WA / North Idaho College) scored all three goals for the Vikings, tallying in the eighth minute for the opener. He scored the second 16 seconds after the break and capped the hat-trick with five minutes left.

Saturday, October 24

Seattle Pacific 2 :: 1 Northwest Nazarene 
Facing the league-leaders, the Crusaders were locked in a stalemate for an our before an own goal on an attempted clearance in the 61st minute put the visitors on top. Eight minutes later a penalty pushed the lead to two. The Crusaders answered quickly with Castillo finding Michael Mollay (Boise, ID / Walla Walla CC) in the 70th, but were unable to even things back up as Lang made eight saves in the win.  MORE [+]

MSU-Billings 1 :: 0 Western Washington
The Yellowjackets rebounded back on American soil, getting the win on a 26th-minute free kick goal from striker Thiago Novis, who was also not permitted to cross the border for the first game of the trip. Tom Lohmann made three saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Saint Martin's 0 :: 1 Concordia
Mary 0 :: 3 Simon Fraser

Standings (not including 10.29)

Seattle Pacific 7-1-3...Simon Fraser 6-2-3...  MSU-Billings 6-3-2... Northwest Nazarene 6-4-1... Concordia 4-2-5... Western Washington 3-6-2... Mary 2-9-0... Saint Martin's 2-9-0

Upcoming Games 

Thursday, October 29
MSU-Billings 0 :: 2 Saint Martin's
Western Washington 2 :: 4 Northwest Nazarene
Mary 1 :: 2 Seattle Pacific
Simon Fraser 3 :: 1 Concordia
Saturday, October 31
Western Washington @ Concordia 1:00
Simon Fraser @ Northwest Nazarene 3:00
Mary @ Saint Martin's 3:15
MSU-Billings @ Seattle Pacific 4:00

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

Tuesday, October 20

Western Washington 3 :: 2 Saint Martin's

Thursday, October 22

Northwest Nazarene 1 :: 3 Western Oregon
The hosts took a two-goal lead 14 minutes into the contest, and it proved to be enough as a goal from Hannah Holm (Spokane Valley, WA) off a Nicole Nsa through ball in the 18th minute was all the Crusaders could muster.  MORE [+]

MSU-Billings 0 :: OT :: 1 Concordia 
The two sides were locked in a stalemate for just over 104 minutes before McKenna Stocker (Liberty Lake, WA) delivered a cross from the right side that led to the winning tally for the hosts. Chloe Hopps had made five saves before giving up the winner.  MORE [+]

Seattle Pacific 1 :: 1 Central Washington 
Reilly Retz struck from 34 yards with a shot that the keeper could only get a piece of to give the Wildcats the lead with 14 seconds left in the first half. The visitors, though, equalized just as amazingly, tallying 65 seconds into the second half when Hannah Huesers got the ball 45 yards out and chipped Sydney Williams after beating a defender.  MORE [+]

Simon Fraser 0 :: 4 Western Washington

Saturday, October 24

Simon Fraser 2 :: 5 Central Washington
After giving up a goal two minutes in to the visitors, the Wildcats rattled off five consecutive. Retz tied it up in the 15th via Meghan Ward. Keilin Farrand (Ellensburg, WA) and Whitney Lowe combined to set up Aubrey Rodgers' go-ahead goal in the 19th and Mackenzie Nolte scored what proved to be the winner via Allie Bohnett in the 40th. Lowe then set up Cassie Ripley six minutes into the second half before scoring herself via Farrand in the 80th.  MORE [+]

Concordia 2 :: 1 Northwest Nazarene 
The visitors grabbed the lead in the 10th minute, but the Crusaders answered just before the break with Ashley Cook-Cox (Spokane, WA) finding Sarah Jenkins in the 39th. Concordia, however, netted four minutes into the second half and made the goal hold for the win.  MORE [+]

MSU-Billings 1 :: 0 Western Oregon
This time the Yellowjackets were on the right side of the one-goal contest with Dariann Oaks (Kennewick, WA) and Dana Lubieniecki combining to set up Brittney Greenback for the winner from about 15 yards. Hopps made three saves for the clean sheet.  MORE [+]

Saint Martin's 0 :: 4 Seattle Pacific

Standings (not including 10.29)

Western Washington 10-0-0... Concordia 8-1-1... Seattle Pacific 6-3-2... MSU-Billings 5-5-1... Simon Fraser 4-5-1... Central Washington 4-5-1... Western Oregon 3-6-1... Northwest Nazarene 2-7-1... Saint Martin's 0-10-0

Upcoming Games

Thursday, October 29
Concordia 0 :: 1 Central Washington
Simon Fraser 4 :: 1 Saint Martin's
Western Oregon 0 :: 2 Seattle Pacific
Northwest Nazarene 0 :: 4 Western Washington
Saturday, October 31
Central Washington @ MSU-Billings 12:00
Northwest Nazarene @ Saint Martin's 12:00
Carroll @ Seattle Pacific 1:30 (NL)
Western Washington @ Concordia 4:30
Western Oregon @ Simon Fraser 5:00

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

Friday, October 23

Willamette 3 :: 3 George Fox 
Trevor Martin (Spokane, WA) scored the first equalizer for the Bruins in a back-and-forth affair.

Linfield 0 :: 2 Pacific

Saturday, October 24

Whitworth 0 :: 2 Pacific Lutheran 
The Lutes limited the Pirates to just seven shots and scored a goal in each half to hand Whitworth its first loss of the season.  MORE [+]

Whitman 0 :: 0 Puget Sound
The Missionaries were able to keep the Loggers off the board in the scoreless stalemate with Milo Cantor making four stops in the shutout.  MORE [+]  

Sunday, October 25

Whitworth 1 :: 0 Puget Sound
The Pirates rebounded to keep the top spot in the league. Jonah Snyder and Alfredo Omelas combined to feed Sam Engle for the winner five minutes into the second half. Timmy Costa needed to make just one save.  MORE [+]

Whitman 0 :: 5 Pacific Lutheran 
The hosts grabbed the lead six minutes in and doubled it in the 35th. A goal 35 seconds into the second half put it out of reach as the Missionaries were unable to find a solution.  MORE [+]

George Fox 1 :: 2 Linfield
Pacific 0 :: 1 Willamette


Whitworth 9-1-1... Pacific Lutheran 9-2-0... Puget Sound 7-3-1... Linfield 4-7-0... George Fox 3-6-2... Pacific 3-7-1... Willamette 3-7-1... Whitman 2-7-2

Coming Up 

Saturday, October 31
Willamette @ Whitman 12:00
Pacific Lutheran @ Pacific 1:30
Puget Sound @ George Fox 1:30
Linfield @ Whitworth 1:30
Sunday, November 1
Linfield @ Whitman 1:30
Puget Sound @ Pacific 1:30
Pacific Lutheran @ George Fox 1:30
Willamette @ Whitworth 1:30

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

Wednesday, October 21

Pacific Lutheran 0 :: 1 Puget Sound

Saturday, October 24

Willamette 0 :: 1 Whitman 
The Missionaries got on the board 11 minutes into the match when Clara Merlino fed Alissa Soo for what proved to be enough for the win. Haley Case made four saves.  MORE [+]

Linfield 1 :: 1 Whitworth 
The visitors took the initial lead in the contest just shy of the half-hour mark, but a through ball from Tiara Pajimola (Spokane, WA) set up Courtney Potter for the equalizer in the 55th minute.  MORE [+]

Pacific 0 :: 2 Puget Sound 
Annie Prickett (Bozeman, MT) set up the go-ahead goal for the Loggers.

Lewis & Clark 2 :: OT :: 1 George Fox

Sunday, October 25

Willamette 0 :: 0 Whitworth 
The Bearcats outshot the Pirates 17-13, but Sienna Tanner (Spokane, WA) made nine saves for the Pirates to extend their current unbeaten run to three games. It was her second clean sheet of the year in relief for Andrea Stump.  MORE [+]

Linfield 1 :: 1 Whitman 
Lena de Guzman scored off a ball from Kathleen Daly-Jensen in the 66th minute to break the stalemate. The visitors tied it back up in the 82nd, but the Missionaries kept it even to keep their positive run of form going with just one loss in the last seven.  MORE [+]

George Fox 0 :: 3 Pacific Lutheran
Lewis & Clark 1 :: OT :: 0 Pacific


Puget Sound 8-0-4... Pacific Lutheran 9-2-1... Willamette 6-5-1... Linfield 5-4-3... Lewis & Clark 5-6-1... Whitworth 4-6-3... Whitman 2-5-6... Pacific 3-8-2... George Fox 3-9-1

Coming Up

Saturday, October 31
Whitworth @ Puget Sound 11:00
George Fox @ Willamette 12:00
Whitman @ Pacific Lutheran 12:00
Linfield @ Lewis & Clark 12:00
Sunday, November 1
Lewis & Clark @ Willamette 11:00
Whitman @ Puget Sound 11:00
Pacific @ Linfield 11:00
Whitworth @ Pacific Lutheran 12:00

  • Jacquelyn Smith (Lewiston, ID) set up a pair of equalizers for Mary Saturday against Wayne State College only to fall 4-3 in overtime. 
  • Maison O'Neill (Boise, ID) scored the game-winner Friday for Regis in a 1-0 road win versus Fort Lewis. She also helped set up the opening goal Sunday in a 3-1 victory at Adams State. 
  • Abi Yanke (Boise, ID) made four saves in a 1-0 win against New Mexico Highlands  Friday and another three for a second shutout Sunday in a 3-0 win against CSU-Pueblo. 
  • Joe Wilkes (Spokane, WA) scored the opening goal on a penalty Friday for Colorado Christian in a 3-2 loss to Adams State. On Monday, she repeated the feat in a 2-1 win against UC-Santa Cruz. 


  • Savannah Laursen (Boise, ID) scored the first two goals of the contest in leading Redlands to a 3-0 win over Chapman Saturday. 

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