Thursday, November 5, 2015

NAIA Cascade Conference Round-Up: Playoff fields are set

In the final week of play for the CCC, all eyes were focused primarily on the women's side of things where two postseason berths were still up for grabs.

Corban made a late charge with a pair of victories over playoff bound Northwest University and fellow hopeful Evergreen, which came up short. The wins were enough to give them the seventh spot despite a losing 4-6-1 record.

The eighth spot, meanwhile, went to a team even further in the hole. The University of Great Falls, having already finished their campaign a week prior, still got in with just two league wins on the campaign thanks to also having four draws on their ledger. The four extra points edged out three-win Oregon Tech and two other sides with a pair of victories.

On the men's side of the conference, seeding was still up for grabs for the teams still in action. Great Falls locked up their spot at third with a pair of blowout victories over the bottom two sides, registering 23 goals on the weekend. Carroll did similarly to finish fifth.
Here is a look at action last week around the CCC:

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Friday, October 30

Carroll 6 :: 0 Walla Walla
Facing the last-place side with a playoff spot already locked up, the Saints only scored once in the first half with Jose Porras finding Jose Mena in the 35th, but blew things open in a second half in which they outshot the hosts 32-2. James Lamont scored back-to-back goals in the 62nd and 66th minutes. Alessio Georgiades set up the first and combined with Riley Prescott to find him for the second. Porras tallied in the 72nd and and 89th with Isaac Bostrom tallying in between in the 81st. Conor Smith (Spokane Valley, WA) made three saves.  MORE [+]

Eastern Oregon 4 :: 0 Trinity Lutheran  (NL)
The Mountaineers took the lead in the 15th minute via Anthony Leavens, but were unable to put the hosts away until Aldo Rivas scored three goals in the final 15 minutes. Alfredo Lara and Luke Ridder (La Grande, OR) split the shutout with a half each.  MORE [+]

Great Falls 14 :: 0 Multnomah
The Argos scored nine in the first half and five in the second in the blowout victory. Jordan Byland netted the first in the third minute and again in the 10th. Jon-Eric Krans also scored in the third with Lewis Derrett nodding a cross home in the seventh. Luis Torres would score three times in the first half and Ian Ooko had three for the game. Also getting on the board were Renan Zampieri, Tyler Uddin, Christoffer Bisbo and Oskar Waldebrink. Henrik Sohn had to only make one save on two shots allowed.  MORE [+]

Northwest Christian 0 :: 4 Evergreen
Tanner Williams (Sandpoint, ID) set up the opening goal in the 18th and the final tally in the 65th. Connor Beck (Red Lodge, WA) set up the third in the 57th.

Corban 2 :: 1 Northwest

Saturday, October 31

Great Falls 9 :: 1 Walla Walla
The last-place hosts surprised the Argos with the opening goal, getting on the board when Brook Fesler connected with Aaron Martinez in the seventh minute to end a six-game scoreless run (four in conference) for the Wolves. The Argos answered less than a minute later via Torres and were up by five before the whistle for intermission. Zampieri scored twice in the first half and Ooko scored in each half. Byland Krans, Uddin and Bisbo added the other goals.  MORE [+]  

Jamestown 1 :: 0 Rocky Mountain  (NL)
Facing their long-time foe from the pre-CCC era, the Bears went to overtime with the Jimmies before falling on a goal 18 seconds into the extra period.  MORE [+]

Carroll 4 :: 0 Multnomah
Lamont scored his third of the weekend in the 11th minute. Then Georgiades scored three consecutive to finish the game out, tallying from 10 yards on a ball from Jonathan Taylor in the 41st, a 15 yard free kick into the upper corner in the 80th and a penalty in the 83rd. Smith did not need to make any saves as the defense limited the hosts to just two shots.  MORE [+]

Eastern Oregon 0 :: 1 Warner Pacific
Locked in a absolute defensive stalemate, it looked like a draw was guaranteed until Mario Guizar (Kennewick, WA / Walla Walla CC) drove through the midfield and unleashed a shot from 25 yards that found the back of the net with just three seconds remaining in overtime. Lara had seven saves prior to the goal.  MORE [+]

Northwest Christian 1 :: 2 Northwest
Jacob Weaver (Spokane, WA) put away the rebound of a saved penalty kick in the ninth minute.

Corban 2 :: 0 Evergreen


Rocky Mountain^ 11-1-1... Corban* 11-2-0... Great Falls* 10-3-0... Evergreen* 9-3-1... Carroll* 8-3-2... Warner Pacific* 8-4-1... Northwest U* 8-5-0... College of Idaho* 6-7-0... Southern Oregon 5-8-0... Eastern Oregon 5-8-0... Oregon Tech 4-8-1... Northwest Christian 2-11-0... Multnomah 1-12-0... Walla Walla U 0-13-0 -- ^ Clinched top seed, * Clinched tournament berth (8)

Conference Tournament (Willamalane Fields - Springfield, OR)

Wednesday, November 11
Warner Pacific v Great Falls 11:00
Carroll v Evergreen 11:00
Northwest v Corban 2:00
College of Idaho v Rocky Mountain 2:00

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Friday, October 30

Eastern Oregon 3 :: 0 Trinity Lutheran  (NL)
Crystal Schuder scored back-to-back goals in the 13th and 19th minutes on balls from Charli Torres to take command and Zoe Anderson added another at the half-hour mark from Makensie Forsyth (Prosser, WA). Three keepers combined for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Northwest Christian 4 :: 1 Evergreen
Corban 1 :: 0 Northwest

Saturday, October 31

Eastern Oregon 2 :: 1 Warner Pacific
The Mountaineers took the lead in the 18th minute via Schuder and Alexandria Cuaresma doubled the lead at the hour mark with what proved to be the winning strike.  MORE [+]

Carroll 0 :: 4 Seattle Pacific  (NL)
The hosts scored three in the first half as they dominated the action in the first half of the game.  MORE [+]

Jamestown 0 :: 1 Rocky Mountain  (NL)
Evelina Aberg scored in the 36th minute to give the Bears the victory.  MORE [+]

Corban 3 :: 2 Evergreen
Sadee Kallis (Yakima, WA) scored from the top left of the box six minutes into the match and Lexi McQueary (Kennewick, WA) doubled the advantaged off a rebound in the 60th minute to double the lead for the Warriors. The host Geoducks answered three minutes later, but McQueary set up a needed insurance goal for the win in the 82nd minute.

Northwest Christian 0 :: OT :: 1 Northwest
Whitney Weaver (Spokane, WA) scored the lone goal with a shot over the keeper from the right side in the 97th minute.


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

Conference Tournament (Willamalane Fields - Springfield, OR)

Wednesday, November 11
Northwest v Eastern Oregon 5:00
Southern Oregon v Rocky Mountain 5:00
Great Falls v Carroll 8:00
Corban v College of Idaho 8:00

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