Thursday, September 8, 2016

LD COLLEGE ROUND-UP: Non-league action provides early tests

Here's a quick glance around the region for the lower division DII, DIII and NAIA programs that have been in action. The Whitworth men showed their power with a pair of big wins to kick off their season while quite a few other programs had impressive results on the road and against ranked opposition as they prepare for their GNAC, NWC and Cascade Conference campaigns.

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Thursday, September 1

North Idaho College 0 :: 6 Whitworth [exhibition] 
Alfredo Ornelas tallied the lone goal of the first half in the 20th and then the Pirates' talent and depth proved too much in the second half. Austin Cassity tallied in the 56th and set up Moi Diaz a minute later. Christian Haas (Lewiston, ID), Ornelas and Sam McKay (Missoula, MT) rounded out the scoring.

Hawaii Pacific 2 :: 2 Northwest Nazarene
The Crusaders grabbed the early lead when Rene Duevel and Keon Jones combined to set up Steven Garcia (Meridian, ID) eight minutes in, but HPU pulled even three minutes later and took the lead midway into the second half in the 72nd minute. With less than three minutes left, though, Logan Wood nodded in a ball from Michael Mollay (Boise, ID / Walla Walla CC / Spokane Shadow MFT) for the draw.

MSU-Billings 0 :: 1 Cal Poly Pomona  (4) 
The hosts nabbed the only goal they needed two minutes after intermission. Tom Lohmann made three saves as the Yellowjackets, otherwise, went toe-to-toe with the highly-ranked opponent.

Whitman 4 :: OT :: 3 Caltech
The two sides exchanged goals throughout the match until Jimmy Jacobson found Ridley Eastland-Fruit for the winner in the 96th minute. Jacobson also scored the opener for the Missionaries 17 minutes in on a ball from Eric Conte. Luca Barsher scored the second Whitman tally in the 29th only to see Caltech score on either side of the break for the lead. Conte, though, delivered a cross that Ben Freedman tapped in to tie things back up in the 81st.

Saint Katherine College 0 :: 6 Eastern Oregon
The trio of Cristian Anguiano, Tyler Hoiem and Julian Wells controlled the contest. Anguiano netted the opener nine minutes in and Hoiem added the next two for a three-goal lead at the break. Wells then notched back-to-back goals in the 54th minute with Anguiano's help on the first. Steven Beaudry capped the scoring.

Friday, September 2

Great Falls 0 :: OT :: 1 Biola (11)
The Argos were outshot 18-9 in the contest, but the defense kept the ranked hosts at bay for 99 minutes with Marc Girones making four saves before the decisive goal in the 99th.

Bethesda 1 :: 3 Eastern Oregon 
Julian Wells tallied in the 30th minute and then turned provider 10 minutes later, finding Tyler Hoiem for a two goal advantage. Enrique Sanchez restored the two-goal margin in the 87th.

(8) Rocky Mountain 0 :: 4 Vanguard (14)
The Bears gave up just one in the second half, but the hosts tallied three in the second half to pull away.

Saturday, September 3

MSU-Billings 0 :: 3 Cal State San Bernardino 
After a scoreless first half, the road trip caught up with the Yellowjackets as they gave up three goals after the hour mark.

Dominican 2 :: 4 Northwest Nazarene 
Michael Mollay (Boise, ID / Walla Walla CC / Spokane Shadow MFT) put the Crusaders on the board in the 14th minute on a play set up by Linus Mansson and Logan Wood, who went on to double the lead eight minutes later off a rebounded shot by Alex Mitrovic. Mollay then set up Rene Duevel in the 41st for a three-goal halftime advantage. Mitrovic scored the fourth between two Dominican tallies in the second half. Three other Shadow MFT players (Mark Caliguire, Michael Gomez and Chandler Roselli) saw action for Dominican in the contest.

Occidental 1 :: 4 Whitworth 
The Pirates took the lead on a fifth minute strike from Alfredo Ornelas. Jonah Snyder doubled the lead in the 32nd and scored the final goal of the contest in the 71st. Christian Haas (Lewiston, ID) also scored in the 68th on a ball from Sam McKay (Missoula, MT).

Whitman 1 :: 0 Cal Lutheran
Collin Faunt finished a ball from Ben Freedman three minutes into the match and the Missionaries held on for the victory. Own Davis-Bower made six saves for the shutout.

Great Falls 0 :: 1 Marymount California (21)
Marc Girones only needed to make three saves as the Argos defense kept the hosts chances limited, but their lone goal early in the second half was all the Mariners needed.

Sunday, September 4

Eastern Oregon 2 :: 0 Soka University of America
Osvaldo Martinez (Columbia Basin College) scored on a 55th minute free kick to give the Mountaineers the lead. Riley Hoiem found Tyler Hoiem in the 74th for insurance. Alfredo Lara needed just one save before his departure in the 76th for Aidan Wright.

Elsewhere: Brady Ulen (Coeur d'Alene, ID / NIC / Spokane Shadow MFT) delivered a cross in the 83rd minute that Anthony Dean put away from up close on the far post for a 1-0 Western Washington win at Chico State Thursday. He also helped lead the defense in a scoreless draw at Sonoma State Saturday... Luke Murdock (Boise, ID) tallied three assists in a 7-0 win for Puget Sound on the road against Pacific Union on Thursday... With host Pomona-Pitzer up 3-2, Joe Sammartino (Boise, ID) set up the equalizer for Pacific Lutheran as they rallied for a 5-3 win Saturday... Defender Ben Thompson (Spokane, WA / Spokane Shadow MFT) scored the second goal for Redlands as they shutout Fontbonne 4-0 Sunday in their non-conference opener.

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Tuesday, August 30

University of Calgary 7 :: 0 Great Falls

Thursday, September 1

Northwest Nazarene 1 :: 3 Stanislaus State
After falling behind by two, NNU pulled back within one on a strike from Ashley Cook-Cox (Spokane, WA) on a ball from Brooke Felzien in the 24th minute.

Central Washington 2 :: 1 San Francisco 
SFS grabbed the lead in the 16th minute but the Wildcats answered in the 25th on a long-range effort from Keilin Farrand (Ellensburg, WA). Emily Seelbach tallied the winner in the 75th courtesy of Whitney Lowe.

MSU-Billings 1 :: 2 Colorado Christian 
The hosts grabbed the lead after nearly an hour passed on a turnover, but the Yellowjackets pulled even in the 70th when Dana Lubieniecki scored off a rebounded shot. CCU, though, reclaimed the lead in the 74th for the win.

Whitworth 5 :: 1 Carleton 
After giving up the initial goal two minutes in, the Pirates took command of the match. Jenna Morris (Boise, ID) scored on a loose ball in the box in the 17th minute and Arielle Van Peursem scored from long range in the 34th. Katie Bischoff (Spokane, WA / Spokane Shadow WFT) delivered a free kick to the head of Timary Mathena in the 49th. A McKenzie Hemp (Kalispell, MT) cross was put away by Kelly Wucherer in the 59th and Van Peursem capped the contest in the 67th.

Friday, September 2

Whitworth 0 :: 2 Saint Benedict 
The Pirates gave up two first half goals in the loss.

Rocky Mountain 0 :: OT :: 1 Vanguard (10)
Lia Unterholzner made seven saves as the Bears kept the 10th ranked Lions in check before a corner kick led to the winner in the 98th.

Saturday, September 3

Central Washington 1 :: 0 Sonoma State (24)
Allie Bohnett and Keilin Farrand (Ellensburg, WA) combined to feed Jessica Haga in the 48th minute to give the Wildcats the winner against the ranked opponent. Emily Holt made nine saves for the shutout as they were outshot 16-5.

Northwest Nazarene 0 :: 1 Cal State East Bay
The deciding goal in the contest came for the visitors in the 29th minute as Daniele Ortiz made seven saves in the loss as they were outshot 14-3.

MSU-Billings 0 :: 1 Western State Colorado 
The Yellowjackets took Western all the way to overtime before giving up the deciding goal in the 94th minute. Lili Delgadillo had made eight saves to that point.

Whitman 0 :: 1 Cal Lutheran 
The hosts scored just over two minutes into the match and held on for the victory, outshooting the Missionaries 15-8. Haley Case made six saves to keep Whitman in it.

Rocky Mountain 5 :: 1 Bethesda 
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Sunday, September 4

Whitman 0 :: 6 Pomona-Pitzer
The hosts lone goal in the first half came 68 seconds in, but the Missionaries' hopes of pulling even were erased as they gave up five in the second half.

Linfield 1 :: 2 College of Idaho 
After falling behind in the 17th, Megan Aumeier (Idaho Falls, ID) pulled the Yotes even off the rebound of Jamiece Yizar's (Pocatello, ID) saved shot. Hannah Coverley scored the winner in the 106th minute on a ball from Victoria Cerda (Meridian, ID) off a corner.

Northwest Christian 1 :: 2 Eastern Oregon 
Nan Kiebert (Sandpoint, ID) and Anna Roslander combined to set up Madissen Ostergaard for the opener 15 minutes in to give the hosts the halftime lad, but the Beacons answered three minutes into the second half. Yasmin Mookerdum, though, put the Mountaineers back in front in the 56th for the win.

University of Calgary 3 :: 0 Carroll (23)
The visitors netted twice in the first half and scored a third in the second to put the game out of reach.

Elsewhere: Emma Sanders (Kennewick, WA) tallied the opening goal for Whitman in a 2-1 road win against Northwest Christian Thursday. In Evergreen State's 5-3 road win Thursday at Pacific Ellie Engel (Sandpoint, ID / North Idaho College) set up the opening goal, Kylie Gorton (Moscow, ID / Walla Walla CC) tallied the third goal and Alli Crain (Post Falls, ID) provided what proved to be the game-winner... Puget Sound posted a 2-0 home win against Oneonta State with Lura Morton (Moscow, ID) setting up the opener and Elizabeth McGraw (Moses Lake, WA) netting the insurance tally... Lexi McQueary (Kennewick, WA) tallied an assist on Corban's second goal in a 4-2 road loss to 20th-ranked Olivet Nazarane Thursday and two days later scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory at Trinity International... Mickie Piechowski (Boise, ID) scored the 87th minute equalizer for Regis in a 2-2 draw against Midwestern State Thursday... Defender Natalie Wheelock (Coeur d'Alene, ID) helped lead Adams State to a 2-0 win Friday against Texas A&M International. Anna Deleray (Kalispell, MT) helped lead Colorado School of Mines to 5-0 and 1-0 wins against Dallas Baptist and West Texas A&M in their opening games.