Saturday, October 31, 2015

NAIA Cascade Conference Round-Up: Playoff fields taking shape

Carroll locked up the regular season title on the women's side in the first season of the newly expanded league with a pair of victories in western Oregon on the week and another Frontier side, Rocky Mountain College, secured the top spot on the mens side with a win and a draw on the road.

With a few more of the eight conference tournament berths still up for grabs going into this week's action, three other programs from the region are among the six teams that had secured berths as of last week's play with College of Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Rocky Mountain headed to the postseason.

Seeding is all that is left to be settled on the men's side with all entrants determined after last week's play. Great Falls, Carroll and the College of Idaho will be joining RMC in the postseason field.
Here is a look at action last week around the CCC:

MEN  #############

Friday, October 23

College of Idaho 1 :: 2 Evergreen
Locked in a stalemate, the Geoducks took the lead in the 61st on a 25-yard strike from Martin Ramirez (Pasco, WA / Walla Walla CC), but Mehmed Selimovic (Boise, ID) answered two minutes later with a header off a Jorge Brambila cross. The hosts got the winner via a penalty in the 77th.  MORE [+]

Rocky Mountain 2 :: 1 Northwest
Tiago Ewald put the Bears in the lead on the road 25 minutes in via a cross from Matthew Thomas, but the hosts evened things up a minute into the second half when Jacob Weaver (Spokane, WA) headed in a corner. Thomas, though, added the winner in the 70th for the Bears.

Corban 0 :: 2 Eastern Oregon
Osvaldo Martinez (Columbia Basin College) put a penalty in off the crossbar in the 54th minute after being tripped up and three minutes later Fredy Rodriguez (Columbia Basin College) served a ball to Robert Wilson (Boise, ID / North Idaho College) for some insurance. Alfredo Lara made five saves for the shutout performance as the Mountaineers registered the upset win over the ninth-ranked Warriors. It marked the first time the first-year program has ever beaten a ranked opponent.   MORE [+]

Multnomah 1 :: 0 Walla Walla
The Lions tallied the deciding goal in the 64th minute despite being outshot 22-15 by the Wolves.

Great Falls 1 :: 0 Oregon Tech
The Argos took the lead in the 20th minute when a shot from Jon-Eric Krans deflected in off the post. It stood as the winning tally as Marc Girones made three saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Carroll College 2 :: 1 Southern Oregon 
Alesseio Georgiades found Jacob Groh (Spokane, WA) inside the box 26 minutes into the contest for the opening goal and Jose Porras converted a penalty four minutes later after Isaac Bostrom (Helena, MT) was fouled going up for a header for what proved to be the winner.  MORE [+]

Northwest Christian 1 :: 3 Warner Pacific 
Mario Guizar (Kennewick, WA / Walla Walla CC) tied things up after trailing for over 50 minutes, knocking in a corner in the 68th minute and then put the game out of reach with the Knights' third in the 86th.

Saturday, October 24

College of Idaho 2 :: 4 Northwest 
Weaver put the Eagles on the board 15 minutes into the contest, but the Yotes answered immediately when Mehmed Selimovic found Joao Cardoso with a cross. Weaver restored the lead in the 61st and the Eagles added another in the 68th. Ryan Geist (Twin Falls, ID) scored in the 81st via Tyrell Johnson to keep in reach, but Weaver combined with Jake Morse (Spokane, WA) in the 89th to set up the insurance strike.  MORE [+]

Rocky Mountain 0 :: 0 Evergreen 
The two sides battled to the scoreless stalemate with Catlin Cole (Billings, MT) making two saves for the visiting Bears and Angel Guerra (Wenatchee, WA) making three saves at the other end for the Geoducks.  MORE [+]

Trinity Lutheran 4 :: 2 Multnomah (NL)

Northwest Christian 0 :: 1 Eastern Oregon 
The Mountaineers outshot the Beacons 20-4, but were only able to get one on the day with Jesus Trejo scoring off a loose ball four minutes into the second half. They nearly added some insurance with 10 minutes left, but freshman Uriel Torres-Carrillo put his effort off the left post. Lara needed just one save for the clean sheet.  MORE [+]

Carroll 1 :: 1 Oregon Tech
The Owls scored 12 minutes into the match off a corner, but Bostrom answered immediately with a header of his own just over two minutes later on a ball from Georgiades.  MORE [+]

Great Falls 2 :: OT :: 1 Southern Oregon
The Raiders scored two minutes into the second half to take the lead, but Luis Torres tallied with just under six minutes remaining, putting away a rebound of an Anthony Mota shot. The match nearly finished even, but a throw-in from Anderson Cardoso was put in by Christoffer Bisbo with 67 seconds left in the contest.  MORE [+]

Corban 1 :: 0 Warner Pacific

Sunday, October 25

Trinity Lutheran 3 :: 0 Walla Walla  (NL) 
The Wolves dropped the non-league contest, giving two goals in the first nine minutes and the third in the final minute of the first half.  MORE [+]

Monday, October 26

College of Idaho 0 :: 5 Great Falls 
The Argos dominated from the start with a 15-1 advantage in first half shots, scoring three times. Krans opened things up via Renan Zampieri in the eighth minute. Ian Ooko set up Luis Torres in the 37th and then scored himself in the 45th. Krans returned the favor for Zampieri in the 57th before getting his second of the day via Jordan Byland (Missoula, MT) just shy of the hour mark. Girones only needed to make one save for the shutout.  MORE: CI [+]  UGF [+]    


Rocky Mountain^ 11-1-1... Corban* 9-2-0... Evergreen* 8-2-1... Great Falls* 8-3-0... Northwest U* 7-4-0... Warner Pacific* 7-4-1... Carroll* 6-3-2... College of Idaho* 6-7-0... Eastern Oregon 5-7-0... Southern Oregon 5-8-0... Oregon Tech 4-8-1... Northwest Christian 2-9-0... Multnomah 1-10-0... Walla Walla U 0-11-0 -- ^ Clinched top seed, * Clinched tournament berth (8)

Upcoming Games 

Friday, October 30
Corban @ Northwest 12:00
Northwest Christian @ Evergreen 12:00
Eastern Oregon @ Trinity Lutheran 3:00 (NL)
Carroll @ Walla Walla 3:00
Great Falls @ Multnomah 3:00
Oregon Tech @ Southern Oregon 5:00
Saturday, October 31
Northwest Christian @ Northwest 12:00
Corban @ Evergreen 12:00
Jamestown @ Rocky Mountain 1:30 (NL)
Carroll @ Multnomah 4:00
Eastern Oregon @ Warner Pacific 7:00
Great Falls @ Walla Walla 7:00

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Friday, October 23

College of Idaho 3 :: 1 Evergreen 
Bailey Watson (Boise, ID) put the Yotes on the board in the 23rd on a ball from Summer Jackson (Boise, ID), and Megan Aumeier (Idaho Falls, ID), via Sabrina Mallett, doubled it with a 20-yard effort in the 36th. Mallory Cripps (Boise, ID) made it a three-goal advantage in the 55th and the shutout was spoiled with a goal from the Geoducks with 45 seconds remaining.  MORE [+]

Corban 0 :: 2 Eastern Oregon  
The Mountaineers dominated the contest and grabbed the win on a pair of goals from Crystal Schuder, both set up by Zoe Anderson. The first came four minutes before the break and the second added some insurance in the 64th. Jessica Parker (Boise, ID) made six saves to register the program's new single season record seventh shutout.  MORE [+]

Carroll 3 :: 0 Southern Oregon 
Caitlin Walter (Spokane, WA) scored in the 38th minute to put the Saints in front and Lexi Pyette (Great Falls, MT) doubled the lead in the 61st on the rebound of Michaela Kueffler's (Billings, MT) shot. An own goal off a Cassidy Hammons (Boise, ID) corner in the 81st put things out of reach and Jamie Carter made three saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Great Falls 2 :: 2 Oregon Tech 
The Argos had to equalize twice on the road to earn the point, and Ashley Klepec (Moses Lake, WA) provided both scores. They fell behind 17 minutes in, but the striker evened things up on a ball from Sandralee Deville in the 37th. They fell behind again in the 65th with Lauren Ozdowski setting up Klepec's second in the 81st.  MORE [+]

Rocky Mountain 0 :: 2 Northwest 
The Bears gave up goals in the 35th and 75th as the hosts grabbed the win.

Northwest Christian 0 :: 1 Warner Pacific

Saturday, October 24

College of Idaho 0 :: 1 Northwest
The Yotes were tripped up for just the second time as the Eagles used a goal at the 50-minute mark off a defensive miscue to pick up the decision. The goal ended Brittany Houghton's shutout span at 569 minutes.  MORE [+]

Rocky Mountain 4 :: 1 Evergreen 
After falling behind three minutes in, the Bears rallied to take the lead before intermission. Mandi Achten's (Billings, MT) corner in the 37th found the head of Chez Keehn (Billings, MT) and five minutes later she knocked in a loose ball to put them in front. Leah Hippauf scored in the 74th via Sami Kratofil (Hamilton, MT) and Janell Cabrera (Billings, MT) sent a shot over the keeper off a ball from Gabi Heflin (Billings, MT) with three minutes left.  MORE [+]

Northwest Christian 1 :: 2 Eastern Oregon
Anderson and Schuder were at it again. Anderson provided the go-ahead goal in the 56th minute for the Mountaineers on a shot that went in off the left upright. The visitors evened it up in the 73rd, but a just over a minute later Schuder struck for the winner.  MORE [+]

Carroll 1 :: 0 Oregon Tech 
A two-on-one breakaway in the 83rd minute decided the outcome and locked up the regular season conference title with Hammons delivering the ball to Pyette for the winning tally. Carter made an additional three saves for the clean sheet.  MORE [+]

Great Falls 1 :: OT :: 2 Southern Oregon 
A 35-yard Ozdowski free kick found the head of Alejandra Guzman in the 10th minute, but as the hour mark approached the Raiders pulled even, and then the hosts grabbed the win seven minutes into overtime.  MORE [+]

Corban 2 :: OT :: 1 Warner Pacific
Lexi McQueary (Kennewick, WA) took advantage of a poor pass back to the keeper to tie things up for the visiting Warriors in the 41st minute.

Monday, October 26

College of Idaho 2 :: OT :: 1 Great Falls
The Yotes closed out their campaign with a dramatic win to clinch the second seed in the playoffs. Jamiece Yizar (Pocatello, ID) connected with Reilly Coyle (Boise, ID) four minutes before the break and the visitors looked like they were going to be able to celebrate when Kayla Cobbett tied it up for the Argos in the 88th. Four minutes into overtime, however, Sydney Woods provided the winning tally.  MORE: CI [+]  UGF [+]   


Carroll^ 9-1-1... College of Idaho* 9-2-0... Eastern Oregon* 8-2-0... Rocky Mountain* 7-3-1... Southern Oregon* 7-4-0... Northwest U* 5-3-1... Oregon Tech 3-7-1... Great Falls 2-5-4... Corban 2-6-1... Evergreen 2-7-0... Warner Pacific 1-8-1... Northwest Christian 1-8-0  -- ^ Clinched top seed, * Clinched tournament berth (8)

Upcoming Games 

Friday, October 30
Eastern Oregon @ Trinity Lutheran 1:00 (NL)
Northwest Christian @ Evergreen 2:00
Corban @ Northwest 2:00
Saturday, October 31
Jamestown @ Rocky Mountain 11:00 (NL)
Carroll @ Seattle Pacific 1:30 (NL)
Corban @ Evergreen
Northwest Christian @ Northwest 2:00
Eastern Oregon @ Warner Pacific 9:00

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