Monday, September 12, 2016

DI ROUND-UP: Gonzaga men, EWU women continue impressive starts

A week after knocking off 16th ranked Seattle University at home, the Bulldogs registered another impressive win over a ranked side - this time on the road with a 3-1 victory at 20th ranked American University. They followed it up with another road win to move to 5-0-1, marking the first time the Bulldogs are unbeaten in the first six games since they were 8-0-0 in 1980.

The Eastern Washington women also won a pair of road contests in impressive fashion with three goals from Chloe Williams (Spokane, WA), who moved within a point of recent 2014 grad Cassie Black for the program's all-time points leader.

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Friday, September 9

Gonzaga 3 :: 1 American (20) 
Defender Sam Olson (Spokane Shadow Men's First Team) put away a rebound off a corner kick in the seventh minute. Ten minutes later another corner put the Zags up two when Ben White's service found the head of Austin Giftopoulos. The hosts answered in the 27th, but Christo Michaelson knocked in a close-range finish in the 70th on a ball from Jakob Granlund to restore the two-goal margin. Ben Willis made four saves in the victory.   MORE [+]

Sunday, September 11

Gonzaga 2 :: 1 George Mason
The Zags fell behind 21 minutes into the contest and trailed until Graison Le got to the endline and delivered the ball to Christo Michaelson for the equalizer in the 61st. In the 74th minute Gonzaga went in front when a deflected throw-in came to Ben White and he finished with a shot from the top of the box, providing what held as the game-winner to keep the Bulldogs unbeaten.  MORE [+]  

ELSEWHERE: Tyson Fox (Meridian, ID) scored Pacific's second and third goals in a 4-2 victory Friday against UNLV.

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Friday, September 9

Eastern Washington 3 :: 1 Cal State Bakersfield
Two goals from Chloe Williams (Spokane, WA) gave the Eagles the win. She scored the first two minutes into the contest on a through ball from Aimie Inthoulay and then Savannah Hoekstra (Spokane, WA) netted with a header on an Inthoulay corner that was flicked on with a Lexi Klinkenberg header at the five-minute mark. The hosts pulled one back in the third minute of the second half, but Williams notched her second less than a minute later.  MORE [+]

Idaho 1 :: 2 Seattle University 
Trailing since the 37th minute, the Vandals pulled even when Myah Merino was taken down on a play started by a free kick from Elexis Schlossarek, who would convert the subsequent penalty in the 71st. Five minutes later Olivia Baggerly put Kayla Watanabe behind the back line for the game-winner.  MORE [+]

Boise State 0 :: 1 Montana
Charlene Burger re-directed a Carlee Bates cross into the goal for what proved to be the only goal the Grizzlies needed to register the win. Kailey Norman made five saves to post the shutout.  MORE: BSU [+]  UM [+]    

Sam Houston State 0 :: 1 Idaho State 
Freshman Jazmin Lopez, who came into match with three assists, tallied a goal of her own on a great individual effort, getting past the defense and beating the keeper one-on-one to net what stood as the winner. At the other end Shawna Hennings made four saves for the clean sheet.  MORE [+]

Gonzaga 1 :: OT :: 2 Utah State 
The Bulldogs outshot the Aggies 22-9 for the game including a 9-3 advantage in the first half in which the hosts scored with no time left on the clock off a throw-in. Karley Baggerly (Spokane Shadow Women's First Team), though, evened things up less than two minutes into the second half when she put away the rebound of her own shot. The two remained deadlocked until the Aggies grabbed the win in the third minute of overtime.  MORE [+] 

Washington State 1 :: 1 TCU
The Cougars fell behind to the 5-0-0 Horned Frogs in the 36th minute and fell into a bigger hole in the 70th when star striker Kaitlyn Johnson was sent off for a second caution. The hosts bunkered in to protect the advantage and nearly pulled it off until Morgan Weaver scored off a rebounded save of a Kelsee Crenshaw shot.  MORE [+]

Sunday, September 11

Gonzaga 1 :: 0 Montana 
Five minutes into the match a cross from Taylor Kernion was put away by Kelly Bieraugel and the Zag defense did the rest, limiting the host Grizzlies to zero shots in the first half and three for the entire contest. Allison Seifert only needed to make one save for the shutout in her first start.  MORE:  GU [+]    UM [+]    

Eastern Washington 3 :: 1 St Mary's 
Aimie Inthoulay is laying a foundation as a goal creator, delivering a corner that Maia Inniss headed home in the seventh minute, giving her a seventh assist on the young campaign. The Gaels answered five minutes later, but Chloe Williams (Spokane, WA) tallied her third of the weekend immediately after in the 13th on a loose ball following a shot from Savannah Hoekstra (Spokane, WA). Driving alongside a challenging defender, Brooke Dunbar scored the third in the 15th minute with a bit of luck as her shot deflected off a defender and curled around the keeper.  MORE [+]

Idaho 1 :: 0 Boise State
Facing a state rival, the Vandals picked up their first win in Boise since 2003 when Kavita Battan tallying the lone goal when a long throw from Josilyn Daggs was not fully cleared. Torell Stewart made five saves for the clean sheet.  MORE:  UI [+]  BSU [+]    

New Mexico State 3 :: 0 Idaho State 
The Aggies tallied twice in the opening 18 minutes and then added a third six minutes into the second half to put the match out of reach.  MORE [+]

ELSEWHERE: Jess Kennedy (Spokane, WA) tallied the second goal in Portland's 6-0 victory Friday against Southern Utah... Heather Donais (Kennewick, WA) set up the lone goal for Northern Arizona in a 1-0 victory against Illinois-Chicago Friday... Dani Crawford (Moses Lake, WA) scored the second goal for Hawaii in a 2-0 win Sunday at Denver.