Thursday, September 29, 2016

NWAC East Tonight 9.28.16: Home sides dominate the day

The top three women's sides - Spokane, Walla Walla and North Idaho - were at home Wednesday and took care of business with each posting two-goal victories on the day. On the men's side, Spokane and Walla Walla were victorious at home while North Idaho used a home victory to slide into the top three.

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Wednesday, September 28

Yakima Valley 0 :: 2 Spokane 
The Sasquatch, with a growing injury list, still managed to dominate the contest, but the win would not come until after a scoreless first half in which the crossbar and several goalline stops kept them off the board. Two minutes into the second half Maddy Boyd (Spokane, WA) took ball from Anisha Nicholson (Post Falls, ID) and put it away with what was her first shot of the game. Ten minutes later Jenna Sullens (Spokane, WA) finished a ball from Stephanie Overland (Moses Lake, WA) to provide some insurance. It was her eighth of the divisional campaign. Molly Webster was called upon to make just one save for the shutout.

Treasure Valley 1 :: 3 North Idaho 
Jocelyn Cook-Cox (Spokane, WA) led the Cardinals to the victory with all three goals. She struck just four minutes in and the hosts held onto that lead until the Chukars pulled even just two minutes into the second half via Madison Wells (Nampa, ID). It didn't take Cook-Cox long though to answer. She put the Cardinals back in front in the 54th and completed her hat-trick just two minutes later.

Wenatchee Valley 0 :: 2 Walla Walla
The Warriors used a pair of first half goals to grab the win. Kylee Platt scored with the assistance of Sam Filingeri-Oleson (Yakima, WA) in the 31st minute and Tate Kautzky (Richland, WA) doubled things two minutes before the break. Jeanette Alvarado (Moses Lake, WA) made three saves for the shutout.

Columbia Basin 4 :: 0 Blue Mountain 
Facing the Timberwolves, the CBC Hawks were the only team on the day to score four and win by more than two goals. Madison Gatherum (Richland, WA) scored the only goal of the first half in the 39th minute and went on to finish with a hat-trick. She pushed the lead to two in the 63rd courtesy of Starcia Deponte, who also set up the first goal and went on to score the third herself in the 76th. Gatherum finished things off in the 78th and Kelsey Kerker (Helena, MT) recorded the shutout. The four goals more than doubled their tally of three goals in their four previous divisional matches.

Coming Up... 

Saturday, October 1
Blue Mountain @ Wenatchee Valley 12:00
North Idaho @ Columbia Basin 12:00
Treasure Valley @ Yakima Valley 12:00

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Wednesday, September 28

Wenatchee Valley 0 :: 1 Walla Walla 
It looked like the two were going to finish in a scoreless stalemate when in the final moments of the match Missael Lopez (Tieton, WA) found Brenden Kenley (Meridian, ID) for the deciding 90th minute goal. Jorge Llerenas (Pasco, WA) made six saves for the shutout and Jorge Villegas (Sunnyside, WA) nearly had one as well with eight saves at the other end.

Treasure Valley 0 :: 2 North Idaho
Muganza Katanga (Boise, ID) put the Cardinals on the board in the 22nd minute and they made the one-goal advantage hold until Katanga netted a second with four minutes left for insurance. Garrett Boyce (Coeur d'Alene, ID) made two saves for the clean sheet.

Columbia Basin 0 :: 2 Spokane 
After a scoreless first half, the division leaders finally broke through when Jonny Cortez (Spokane, WA / Shadow MFT) nodded in a cross from Jared Davis in the 55th minute [VIDEO]. Breno Rocha scored in his fourth consecutive match on a loose ball inside the six to give the Bigfoot insurance in the 72nd minute [VIDEO]. Kevin Alvarez made two stops for the shutout.

Coming Up... 

Saturday, October 1
Treasure Valley @ Walla Walla 12:00
North Idaho @ Columbia Basin 2:15
Spokane @ Wenatchee Valley 2:15

STATS  ##############

ELSEWHERE  ##############

Maddy Parton (Leavenworth, WA) tallied an assist on the third goal in a 3-0 win for the Peninsula women at Shoreline... Brianna Huggans (Missoula, MT) scored the game-winner for the Bellevue women in the 85th for a 3-2 victory at Green River.