Tuesday, September 20, 2016

LD COLLEGE ROUND-UP: Whitworth men open NWC with dramatic late wins

Whitworth opened with a pair of close last-minute victories, but the story of the week in the NWC may have been Pacific, picked fourth in the preseason poll, registering overtime wins over both Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran, who were picked to finish third and second, respectively.

Whitworth rallied to defeat Willamette 2-1 Saturday with a pair of goals in the final 16 minutes. Rylan Berriman played a key role in the 'magic minute' by scoring the winner in the 87th minute Saturday and setting up the winner the following day in a 1-0 result against Linfield in the very same minute.

In the Cascade Conference, the Rocky Mountain men won their opener while Carroll split on the week. On the women's side, the area schools got off to a great start with Eastern Oregon and Carroll winning twice and Rocky Mountain winning their opener.

Most of the GNAC spent the week with more non-conference tune-ups, but a handful of the women's teams kicked off their league campaigns, including Northwest Nazarene, which lost.


Tuesday, September 13

Whitworth 1 :: 3 Montclair State (NL) 
In their final non-conference contest, the Pirates wrapped their east coast trip up with a loss in New Jersey. The hosts scored twice in the first 16 minutes and pushed things out of reach in the 68th. Austin Cassity, though, found Jonah Snyder in the 78th to spoil the shutout.

Saturday, September 17

Willamette 1 :: 2 Whitworth
The preseason favorite and host Pirates fell behind with just over four minutes left in the first half, Whitworth continued to put pressure on the Bearcat goal and came away with a wild finish for the win. A ball played into the box in the 74th minute found the head of Christian Haas at the right post. His downward flick fell to Moi Diaz (Shadow MFT) for the close-range finish into the open goal to even up the contest.

With overtime looming the Pirates found a bit of treasure in the 86th minute when visiting keeper Josh Fuentes took his time with possession of the ball and when he went to send it long from well out in the box, the effort was not high enough to avoid an on-rushing Alfredo Ornelas, who managed to block the ball from about 10 yards away. The deflection took the ball all the way to the left endline where Ornelas won the race to the ball and sent it into the center of the six for a tap-in by Rylan Berriman to give Whitworth the win in stunning fashion.  MORE [+]   PHOTOS [+]

Linfield 0 :: OT :: 1 Whitman
Locked in a stalemate despite 42 combined shots through regulation, the two sides went into overtime where the Missionaries came away with the victory on a goal in the fifth minute when Jadon Bachtold found Eric Conte with a cross. Owen Davis-Bower made 11 saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Pacific Lutheran 4 :: 1 George Fox
Jackson Moore (Spokane, WA) scored the third goal for the Lutes to provide some insurance, heading in a corner kick in the 74th minute.

Puget Sound 0 :: OT :: 1 Pacific 

Sunday, September 18

Linfield 0 :: 1 Whitworth 
For the second consecutive game the Pirates left it until late, the same 87th minute to be exact. And Rylan Berriman was again involved, this time setting up the deciding goal by delivering a cross in to Jonah Snyder for the finish. Timmy Costa made two saves in the contest for the shutout.  MORE [+]   PHOTOS [+]  

Willamette 3 :: 0 Whitman
The Bearcats scored twice in the latter stages of the first half with goals in the 37th and 44th for a commanding advantage in the second half, capping the contest with the final goal in the 87th.  MORE [+]  

Puget Sound 4 :: 1 George Fox 
Luke Murdock (Boise, ID) registered an assist on the Loggers' final goal of the contest and Austin Ziegler (Spokane, WA) scored the lone goal for the Bruins with a header on a corner to keep them within a goal, 2-1, at the break.

Pacific Lutheran 1 :: OT :: 2  Pacific 

This Week...

Saturday, September 24
Whitworth @ Puget Sound
George Fox @ Linfield
Whitman @ Pacific Lutheran
Pacific @ Willamette

Sunday, September 25
Whitworth @ Pacific Lutheran
Willamette @ George Fox
Whitman @ Puget Sound
Linfield @ Pacific


Wednesday, September 14

Lewis & Clark 0 :: 1 George Fox 

Saturday, September 17

Whitman 0 :: 2 Puget Sound
Annie Prickett (Bozeman, MT) set up the opening goal for the Loggers, who added some insurance four minutes into the second half.  MORE [+]

Whitworth 0 :: 1 Pacific Lutheran 
The Pirates nearly registered a surprise result against the Lutes, who were picked to finish second in the preseason poll. The hosts, though, found the winner with just under seven minutes remaining in the contest.  MORE [+]

George Fox 0 :: OT :: 1 Pacific
Sydney Virgen (Richland, WA) helped set up the winning goal for the Boxers five minutes into the second half. Freshman Annie Clark (Spokane, WA) started and played the full game.

Willamette 0 :: 2 Linfield 
Sarah Bailey (Bend, OR) made three saves for the hosts in the shutout.

Sunday, September 18

Whitman 0 :: 2 Pacific Lutheran
After a scoreless first half, the Lutes ended the stalemate midway through the second on a goal in the 65th, and then added some insurance with six minutes left.  MORE [+]

Whitworth 2 :: 5 Puget Sound 
A penalty in the 18th minute was converted by Katie Bischoff (Spokane, WA) to put the Pirates in front, but the lead was short-lived as the Loggers rattled off three goals before the break to take command of the contest. Lura Morton (Moscow, ID) scored the go-ahead goal in the 35th and what proved to be the winner a minute later. The Loggers added two more in the second half before Hannah Miller closed the match with a Whitworth goal via Kara Need in the 89th minute.  MORE [+]

Lewis & Clark 0 :: 1 Linfield 
Sarah Bailey (Bend, OR) registered her second shutout of the weekend with six saves.

Pacific 1 :: 0 Willamette 

This Week... 

Wednesday, September 21
Whitman @ Whitworth

Saturday, September 24
Lewis & Clark @ Pacific
Willamette @ Whitman
Puget Sound @ George Fox
Pacific Lutheran @ Linfield

Sunday, September 25
Pacific Lutheran @ Lewis & Clark
Willamette @ Whitworth
Linfield @ George Fox
Puget Sound Pacific


Wednesday, September 14

Rocky Mountain 4 :: 0 University of Mary (NL) 
In their final non-conference tune-up, the Bears rolled to an easy win over the Marauders. Nolan Sherwood put them on the board in the sixth and Marco Kummerle doubled it with a long 25 yard effort in the 22nd. Chasen Lasure pushed it to three in the 39th and four minutes into the second half Colin Gregory (Billings, MT) found Eddie Cass with a free kick for the final goal.

Friday, September 16

Great Falls 1 :: 2 Corban (20) 
Christopher Chavez put the Argos in front in the 25th minute on a ball from Anthony Mota (Shadow MFT). The 20th ranked Warriors, though, answered with two off set pieces in the second half, getting a free kick goal in the 57th and a header off a corner five minutes later.  MORE [+]

Eastern Oregon 1 :: 1 Evergreen 
The two sides exchanged goals late in the contest to finish in a stalemate. A goal in the 71st put the Geoducks on the board first at home but the Mountaineers answered with just over two minutes remaining when Elvis Pavon finished a ball in front after a deflected free kick ball from Osvaldo Martinez (Columbia Basin College). Goalkeeper Alfredo Lara was also key with one of his seven saves coming on a penalty a minute into the second half.  MORE [+]

Carroll 2 :: 1 Northwest Christian
The Beacons took the initial lead 14 minutes into the contest and held the advantage until Jose Porras tied things up in the 71st on a rebound of a saved Eric Hollenbaugh (Spokane, WA) shot. Isaac Bostrom (Helena, MT) chipped the keeper for the winner with eight minutes remaining.  MORE [+]  

Warner Pacific 0 :: 2 Northwest 
Jacob Weaver (Spokane, WA) added an insurance goal in the 37th minute for the Eagles

Oregon Tech 4 :: 0 Multnomah 
Brennan Gazdik (Boise, ID) scored the second goal for OIT.

Southern Oregon 11 :: 0 Walla Walla 

Saturday, September 17

College of Idaho 1 :: 2 Rocky Mountain (8) 
Nolan Sherwood put the 8th ranked Bears on the board in the 21st minute, but the Yotes answered in the 36th via Guilherme Siqueira. RMC, though, reclaimed the lead in the 44th on a strike from Alexander Taylor that proved to stand as the winner.  MORE [+]

Eastern Oregon 1 :: 3 Northwest 
The Eagles scored 12 minutes in and added a pair of goals in the second half before the Mountaineers finally answered in the 79th on a 30 yard effort from Elvis Pavon.  MORE [+]  

Carroll 0 :: 2 Corban (20) 
The Warriors needed an hour to finally break the deadlock, scoring in the 63rd and adding a second to ensure the win in the 80th.  MORE [+]

Great Falls 0 :: 1 Northwest Christian
The Beacons found the deciding goal 12 minutes into the contest and kept the Argos off the board.  MORE [+]

Oregon Tech 12 :: 0 Walla Walla 
Brennan Gazdik (Boise, ID) tallied a pair of assists on two of the first four goals, which came in the opening seven minutes.

Warner Pacific 1 :: 1 Evergreen
Southern Oregon 3 :: 0 Multnomah

Coming Up... 

Thursday, September 22
Eastern Oregon @ Carroll

Friday, September 23
Corban @ Southern Oregon
Eastern Oregon @ Great Falls
Northwest Christian @ Oregon Tech
Warner Pacific @ Carroll
College of Idaho @ Walla Walla
Rocky Mountain @ Multnomah

Saturday, September 24
Northwest Christian @ Southern Oregon
Warner Pacific @ Great Falls
Evergreen State @ Northwest
College of Idaho @ Multnomah
Corban @ Oregon Tech

Sunday, September 25
Rocky Mountain @ Walla Walla


Friday, September 16

Eastern Oregon 2 :: 0 Evergreen 
Alexandra Cuaresma broke the stalemate from the edge of the box in the 68th minute and Makensie Forsyth (Prosser, WA) found Anna Roslander a minute later to add some insurance. Jessica Parker (Boise, ID) needed just one save for the shutout.   MORE [+]

Great Falls 1 :: 2 Corban 
Serafina Robles took a throw-in from Sydney Knieriem in the 55th minute to put the Argos on the board, but Lexi McQueary (Kennewick, WA) put things back to even for the Warriors, who found the winner with four minutes remaining in overtime.  MORE [+]

Carroll 1 :: 0 Northwest Christian
Seven minutes into the second half Michaela Kueffler (Billings, MT) scored from close range off a cross from Taryn Neameyer and Jamie Carter made two saves to keep the shutout.  MORE [+]

Warner Pacific 0 :: 3 Northwest 
After a lengthy stalemate Whitney Weaver (Spokane, WA) tallied in the 79th on a ball from Brianna Sillivan (Spokane, WA) and then turned provider a minute later as the Eagles soared to the win.

Saturday, September 17

College of Idaho 1 :: 2 Rocky Mountain
The hosts grabbed an early lead when Mhari Smith tallied in the fifth minute, but the Yotes answered immediately when Katelyn Benavidez struck just nine seconds later. The two remained deadlocked until Smith found Leah Hippauf in the 57th minute for what stood as the winner.  MORE [+]

Eastern Oregon 1 :: 0 Northwest 
With overtime just moments away, Chelsey Nicol struck on a free kick from about 30 yards out in the 90th minute to give the Mountaineers the win. Jessica Carter (Boise, ID) made two saves for her second clean sheet of the weekend.  MORE [+]

Great Falls 0 :: 3 Northwest Christian 
After a scoreless first half, the Beacons went in front in the 63rd and Nikki Bevans (Coeur d'Alene, ID) set up the second as they rolled to the win.  MORE [+]

Carroll 2 :: 1 Corban   
In extremely wet and muddy conditions, an own goal by the visiting Saints gave the Warriors the initial lead just five minutes into the match, but a saved shot by Michaela Keuffler (Billings, MT) was knocked in by Charly Clements in the 22nd. At the hour mark Payton Netz (Great Falls, MT) nodded in a cross from Natalie Johnston for the victory.  MORE [+]

Warner Pacific 0 :: 0 Evergreen 

Sunday, September 18

College of Idaho 3 :: 1 MSU-Billings (NL) 
The Yotes stayed in Billings after their CCC loss to Rocky Mountain to face the Yellowjackets in a non-league contest and came away with a win. Emma Powley (North Bend, OR) put them on the board first on a cross from Katelyn Benavidez in the 23rd minute and then Bailey Watson (Boise, ID) doubled the lead on a cross from Allie Boyd (Boise, ID) in the 40th. Nine minutes into the second half a deflected shot from Powley was put away by Reilly Coyle (Boise, ID). A penalty converted by MSU-Billings' Hayley Warren in the 64th finished the scoring.  MORE:  COI [+]  MSUB [+]  

Coming Up... 

Thursday, September 22
Eastern Oregon @ Carroll

Friday, September 23
Warner Pacific @ Carroll
Northwest Christian @ Oregon Tech
Eastern Oregon @ Great Falls
Corban @ Southern Oregon

Saturday, September 24
Evergreen State @ Northwest
Northwest Christian @ Southern Oregon
Corban @ Oregon Tech
Warner Pacific @ Great Falls


The week featured a mix of league and non-conference contests for the GNAC women.

Monday, September 12

Dominican 1 :: 4 Northwest Nazarene (NL) 
The Crusaders took the lead 13 minutes in when Madi Taylor (Lewiston, ID / Treasure Valley CC) chipped the keeper, but went to the break even at 1-1. Five minutes into the second half Hannah Holm (Spokane, WA) reclaimed the advantage with a goal set up by Ashley Cook-Cox (Spokane, WA). Tennyson Young (Meridian, ID) added some insurance in the 68th and Sarah Jenkins capped the scoring in the 75th.

Tuesday, September 13

Concordia 4 :: 0 Saint Martin's 
Emma Chappell (Spokane, WA) set up the opening goal 27 minutes into the contest to give the Cavaliers the lead and Kasey Ames (Spokane, WA) pushed the lead to three at the hour mark in the first official GNAC game of the season.

Northwest 0 :: 1 Central Washington (NL)
Five minutes before intermission Whitney Lowe found Mackenzie Nolte for what stood as the deciding tally. Emily Holt made three saves for the shutout. Ashlyn Juul (Spokane, WA) made three saves playing the second half in goal for Northwest.

Friday, September 16

UC San Diego 2 :: OT :: 1 Central Washington (NL) 
Keilin Farrand (Ellensburg, WA) scored the opening goal five minutes into the match off of a corner to give the Wildcats the advantage, but the 6th ranked visitors pulled even before halftime and grabbed the win five minutes into overtime.

Hawaii Pacific 3 :: 5 Concordia (NL)
Emma Chappell (Spokane, WA) delivered a corner that Kasey Ames (Spokane, WA) nodded home in the 31st to give the Cavaliers a 3-0 lead at the break. Freshman Maia Angell (Spokane, WA) scored her first college goal for HPU in the 52nd minute to get the Sharks on the board, but Concordia scored the next two, which proved key for the win.

Saturday, September 17

Seattle Pacific 3 :: 0 Northwest Nazarene
The Crusaders gave up the opener in the fifth minute and were in the match until the Falcons scored back-to-back goals in the 76th and 77th minutes.  MORE [+]

Western Oregon 0 :: 2 Western Washington 

Sunday, September 18

College of Idaho 3 :: 1 MSU-Billings (NL)
See recap above.

Coming Up... 

Thursday, September 22
Western Oregon @ MSU-Billings
Simon Fraser @ Central Washington
Northwest Nazarene @ Concordia
Bridgeport @ Western Washington (NL)
Saint Martin's @ Seattle Pacific

Saturday, September 24
Concordia @ MSU-Billings
Northwest Nazarene @ Western Oregon
Bridgeport @ Saint Martin's (NL)
Western Washington @ Simon Fraser
Central Washington @ Seattle Pacific


The GNAC men will kick off league play Thursday, September 22.

Monday, September 12

Hawaii-Hilo 2 :: 4 Northwest Nazarene (NL) 
The Crusaders held a 1-0 lead at the break on an Ebu Camara goal in the 28th and then Rafael Junqueira scored the next two in the 48th and 68th with Fernando Alvarez (Shadow MFT) and Michael Mollay (Shadow MFT) combining to set up the latter for the three goal advantage. Camara added another goal in the 77th before the visitors scored two in the final five minutes.  

Thursday, September 15

California Baptist 0 :: 3 MSU-Billings (NL) 
After a scoreless first half Julian Toenges set up the first two goals with his shot rebounding to Julien Dragomir for the opener in the 56th and his cross finding JD Hauenstein (Spokane, WA / Shadow MFT) 10 minutes later. Dragomir set up Ricardo Palomino with a through ball in the 76th. Joe Scott (Cheney, WA / Shadow MFT) made five saves for the shutout.

Fort Hays State 0 :: 1 Western Washington (NL) 
Brady Ulen (Coeur d'Alene, ID / Shadow MFT) helped lead the defense in the shutout win over the 18th ranked visitors and was honored as the league's Defensive Player of the Week.

Saturday, September 17

Northwest Nazarene 1 :: 3 Dixie State (NL) 
Trailing at the break, Fernando Alvarez (Shadow MFT) tied things up for the Crusaders on the road in the 49th minute, but the hosts scored 10 minutes later and added one more for insurance.

Coming Up... 

Monday, September 19
Mary @ MSU-Billings (NL)

Thursday, September 22
Western Washington @ Saint Martin's
MSU-Billings @ Northwest Nazarene
Seattle Pacific @ Simon Fraser

Saturday, September 24
Simon Fraser @ Saint Martin's
MSU-Billings @ Concordia
Seattle Pacific @ Western Washington


Midfielder Trevan Estrellado (Cheney, WA / Shadow MFT) started the opening two CCAA games for CSU-San Bernardino (DII) and helped lead them to a pair of 1-0 victory at Humboldt State and Sonoma State... Dana Kowachek (Missoula, MT) set up the late equalizer for Fort Lewis College (DII) in a 2-1 overtime win against South Dakota School of Mines... Ben Thompson started all three games for Redlands (DIII) on the week, winning two and scoring their lone goal in a 2-1 loss... Midfielder Devin Leon (CC Spokane / Shadow MFT) started a pair of 2-0 wins for Biola (NAIA) over CSU-San Marcos and Antelope Valley, scoring the opening goal in the second... Brayam De La Cruz (Bellevue, ID / College of Idaho) scored twice for McPherson College (NAIA) in an 8-0 win over Manhattan Christian College.


Freshman defender Natalie Wheelock (Coeur d'Alene, ID) started both games as Adams State (DII) opened RMAC league play in a pair of 2-1 wins against New Mexico Highlands and CSU-Pueblo, tallying the opening goal in the second victory...  Lizzie Thometz (Boise, ID) set up the lone goal in a 2-1 loss for Regis University (DII) at Colorado Christian.