Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DI / DII ROUND-UP: Boise State, Central Washington in title hunts

It was a tough week for area schools in Division I, but the Boise State Broncos remain in the thick of the Mountain West playoff race despite a loss at San Diego State and a scoreless draw at New Mexico. On the men's side the Gonzaga Bulldogs picked up a split on the road, winning at Santa Clara before falling in overtime to San Francisco.

In the Division II GNAC, the Central Washington women continue to excel and are solidly in the postseason picture with a pair of victories on the weekend, topping Saint Martins and MSU-Billings. The MSU-Billings men, meanwhile, split on the week with their loss coming at the hands of Northwest Nazarene in a wild 4-3 overtime affair.

DI WOMEN  ##############

Friday, October 14

Boise State 0 :: 2 San Diego State 
The Broncos gave up the opening goal on a corner in the 35th minute and the hosts added some insurance with nine minutes remaining.  MORE [+]

Washington State 0 :: 1 Utah 
In their lone contest of the weekend the Cougars nearly took the 22nd ranked Utes, unbeaten in PAC-12 play, to overtime, but a through ball split the defense in the 85th minute and gave the hosts the victory. Outshot 19-11, Ella Dederick made six saves in the loss.  MORE [+]

Idaho 1 :: 1 Weber State 
Eastern Washington 3 :: 3 Southern Utah 
Montana 2 :: 2 Northern Arizona 
Big Sky Tonight Round-Up [+]

Saturday, October 15

Gonzaga 0 :: 1 San Diego
The Zags nearly took the lead 12 minutes in, but a shot from Taylor Kernion smacked off the post instead. A cross was headed past Sarah Swanson in the 43rd minute and the Bulldogs were unable to find an equalizer on the road despite outshooting the host Toreros 6-2 in the second half.  MORE [+]

Eastern Washington 1 : 3 Northern Arizona
Idaho State 1 :: 0 Weber State  
Montana 2 :: 0 Southern Utah 
Big Sky Tonight Round-Up [+]

 Sunday, October 16

Boise State 0 :: 0 New Mexico
The Broncos were outshot 22-11 by the hosts, but Janelle Flores made seven saves to keep a crucial clean sheet in the scoreless draw for her league-leading fourth shutout in Mountain West play. Things were more even in overtime with the Broncos arguably having the best opportunity with Raimee Sherle sending an effort off the crossbar in the 96th minute.  MORE [+]  

ELSEWHERE:  Kara Marbury (Spokane, WA) scored the opening goal for Illinois in a 2-1 victory against Iowa... Averie Collins (Bozeman, MT) scored twice, including the 90th minute winner, for Stanford in a 3-2 victory over Oregon State... Sam Werner (Bozeman, MT) scored the first goal for Stanford in a 3-0 win versus UCLA.

Coming Up... 

Thursday, October 20
PAC12 - Washington State @ USC 2:00
Friday, October 21
MWC - Boise State @ UNLV 6:00 MT
PAC12 - Washington State @ Utah 6:00
WCC - Saint Mary's @ Gonzaga 6:00
Saturday, October 15
WCC - Gonzaga @ San Diego 7:00
Sunday, October 23
WCC - Pacific @ Gonzaga 1:00
PAC12 - Washington State @ UCLA 1:00
MWC - Boise State @ Nevada 2:00 MT

DI MEN  #############

Friday, October 14

Gonzaga 1 :: 0 Santa Clara 
The Bulldogs took it to the Broncos early with a 13-3 advantage in shots in the first half, but were only able to get one past the Santa Clara keeper, forcing seven saves. One of the saves came on a Jake Kempf corner that Nick Ulowetz (Shadow MFT) headed on frame. The rebound fell to Christo Michaelson for the finish, and what proved to be the deciding goal. Ben Willis made five stops for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Sunday, October 16

Gonzaga 1 :: OT :: 2 San Francisco
The Bulldogs went well into the contest deadlocked with the Dons, finally grabbing the go-ahead goal on a corner kick in the 77th minute. Jalen Crisler nodded in the set piece delivery from Jakob Granlund. Nine minutes later the hosts tied things up in the 83rd, sending the match to overtime where the Dons prevailed on a corner kick headed home in the 104th minute.  MORE [+]  

Coming Up... 

Friday, October 21
NL - Gonzaga @ Washington 6:00

DII GNAC WOMEN  ##############

Tuesday, October 11

Simon Fraser 4 :: 0 Saint Martin's 

Thursday, October 13

Seattle Pacific 1 :: 0 MSU-Billings 
Both sides struggled to put shots on target in the tight contest with three combined saves by the two keepers on 22 shots, but the visiting Falcons prevailed when a loose ball on a corner kick was put away in the 78th minute.  MORE [+]  

Saint Martin's 2 :: 3 Central Washington
Mackenzie Nolte scored the first and last goals for the Wildcats in a back-and-forth affair. Five minutes in she put the hosts on the board on a rebound goal created when Molly Mortensen sent a shot off the post. The Saints replied in the 17th minute, but a corner just over a minute later restored the Wildcats lead when Bailey Martoncik knocked it home after deflections off of defenders. The visitors struck again in the 40th for an even contest going into the second half. Nolte provided the deciding tally with 10 minutes left, breaking away off a ball from Keilin Farrand (Ellensburg, WA).  MORE [+]

Concordia 3 :: 0 Northwest Nazarene 
Kasey Ames (Liberty Lake, WA / Shadow WFT) put away a cross in the 59th minute and the Cavaliers added two more in the 71st and 83rd for the victory.  MORE [+]

Western Washington 2 :: 0 Western Oregon

Saturday, October 15

Central Washington 2 :: 1 MSU-Billings 
The Wildcats grabbed the lead in the 16th minute on an own goal when a ball into the box deflected off of a defender and the post before crossing the line. Keillin Farrand doubled the lead over a minute later when she collected a failed clearance and put it away. The Yellowjackets got on the board in the 51st minute when Dana Lubieniecki curled a shot form distance in off the far post, but they hosts were unable to complete the rally attempt.  MORE:  CWU [+]   MSUB [+]       

Simon Fraser 0 :: 3 Seattle Pacific 
Western Washington 1 :: 0 Concordia  

Coming Up... 

Tuesday, October 18
Western Oregon @ Concordia 7:00
Thursday, October 20
MSU-Billings @ Saint Martin's 2:00
Northwest Nazarene @ Central Washington 3:00
Concordia @ Simon Fraser 4:30
Western Washington @ Seattle Pacific 7:00
Saturday, October 22
Simon Fraser @ Western Oregon 11:00
Northwest Nazarene @ Saint Martin's 1:00
MSU-Billings @ Seattle Pacific 1:00
Central Washington @ Western Washington 7:00

DII GNAC MEN  #############

Thursday, October 13

Western Washington 1 : 3 MSU-Billings 
Thiago Novis scored twice and Guillaume Kremer set up two goals to help lead the Yellowjackets to the win. Kremer found Ian Bream (North Bend, OR) with a cross 11 minutes in for the go-ahead goal. Thiago Novis finished a ball from Flavio Colasanti in the 30th to double the lead and scored his second in the 54th on a ball from Kremer. Eleazar Galvan (Chelan, WA / Wenatchee FC) scored the lone goal for the Vikings in the 71st.  MORE [+]  

Simon Fraser 2 :: 0 Concordia 
Saint Martin's 2 :: 4 Seattle Pacific

Saturday, October 15

Northwest Nazarene 4 :: OT :: 3 MSU-Billings 
In a wild back-and-forth affair, the Yellowjackets took the initial lead at home in the fourth minute when a loose ball that deflected off the keeper was put away by Niklas Schregel. The hosts then saw the Crusaders rattle off the next three for a two-goal advantage late. Michael Mollay (Boise, ID / WWCC / Shadow MFT) delivered a through ball to Logan Wood for the equalizer int he 31st minute and a defensive giveaway after the resulting kick-off led to Mollay scoring just 16 seconds later. In the 64th Mollay fed Fernando Alvarez (Shadow MFT) to go up two. Julien Dragomir then came up big with two goals, scoring on a loose ball in the box in the 79th to pull within one. Moments later the visiting Crusaders were reduced to 10 following Alvarez's second yellow in less than a minute. The Jackets took advantage, but the equalizer set up on a through ball by Ian Bream (North Bend, OR) would not come until the final minute from Dragomir. Despite the dramatic rally, the hosts were heartbroken when Mollay converted on a penalty in the 97th minute.  MORE:  NNU [+]  MSUB [+]     

Western Washington 1 :: 1 Simon Fraser
Trailing late in the contest, Brady Ulen (Coeur d'Alene, ID / North Idaho College / Shadow MFT) scored the equalizer in the 84th for the Vikings.

Concordia @ Saint Martin's - Postponed  

Coming Up... 

Thursday, October 20
Concordia @ MSU-Billings 3:00
Seattle Pacific @ Northwest Nazarene 4:15
Saint Martin's @ Western Washington 7:00
Saturday, October 22
Concordia @ Northwest Nazarene 3:00
Seattle Pacific @ MSU-Billings 3:00
Saint Martin's @ Simon Fraser 7:00