Tuesday, October 11, 2016

DI / DII ROUND-UP: Bozeman's Werner leads Stanford past UW, OSU

At the Division I level it was a tough week for area sides with the exception of Boise State which posted a draw and a win on the road in California over the weekend to remain near the top of the Mountain West. The star of the week was Bozeman, MT native Sam Werner, who guided Stanford to narrow 1-0 victories against Washington and Oregon State.

Meanwhile in Division II, overtime was still a major role player for the GNAC men. Last week five of the six matches went to extra time. This week four of the six went past the 90-minute mark. It also spilled onto the women's side of things this week with four of the eight contests needed overtime.

The headliner for the week was the Northwest Nazarene men posting a 2-2 draw against second ranked Simon Fraser on the road. They went on to also pick up a victory on the weekend. The ladies at Central Washington also had a good week, also picking up a draw and a win for the week.

DI WOMEN  ##############

Thursday, October 6

Arizona 2 :: 0 Washington State 
The losing streak marring the opening of the Cougars season hit four games Thursday with the Wildcats getting a header off a free kick 12 minutes in and a second goal just five minutes later to take control of the contest. From there the Arizona keeper made eight saves as the Cougars outshot the visitors 18-13 in the contest looking to rally.  MORE [+]

Friday, October 7

San Jose State 0 :: 0 Boise State 
In a top of the table clash for the Mountain West Conference, the Broncos and Spartans played to the scoreless stalemate thanks, in large part, to Janelle Flores, who made 11 stops against a side that knocked her out of last season's contest and sent her to the hospital.  MORE [+]

Weber State 0 :: 3 Montana 
Idaho 5 :: 1 Sacramento State 
Portland State 2 :: OT :: 3 Idaho State 
Big Sky Tonight Round-Up [+]

Saturday, October 8

Portland 2 :: 1 Gonzaga 
The Pilots took the lead 11 minutes in when a saved shot was knocked in on the rebound but 10 minutes later the Bulldogs pulled even when Callie Best (Spokane, WA) scored on a ball from Karley Baggerly (Spokane Shadow WFT). It looked like the contest was headed to overtime when a long ball forward created a one-on-one for Portland with goalkeeper Sarah Swanson, but before she could make a stop the attacker was tackled from behind. The Pilots converted from the spot with just seven seconds remaining on the clock.  MORE [+]

Sunday, October 9

Fresno State 1 :: 2 Boise State 
A through ball from Baylee Blaser (Boise, ID) set up Kristina Serres for the opening strike of the contest 24 minutes in, but the visitors answered five minutes before the break to even things up. Raimee Sherle, though, was the hero yet again for the Broncos, scoring from about five yards out in the 57th minute after collecting a loose ball that was pinballing in the box. It was her fourth game-winner of the year.  MORE [+]

Arizona State 1 :: OT :: 2 Washington State
The losing skid finally came to an end for the Cougars, but it took a little extra work to do so. A penalty allowed the Sun Devils to grab the lead in the 19th minute and the visitors, despite being vastly outshot in the contest kept the Cougars at bay until a rebound of a Kaitlyn Johnson shot was put away by Katie Jones with just under eight minutes remaining. The late equalizer sent the contest to overtime where Morgan Weaver found the winner in the 106th minute off a long through ball from Grace Hancock.  MORE [+]

Idaho 2 :: 1 Portland State 
Weber State 0 :: 3 Eastern Washington 
Idaho State 1 :: OT :: 2 Sacramento State 
Big Sky Tonight Round-Up [+]

Coming Up... 

Friday, October 14
MWC - Boise State @ San Diego State 8:00 MT
PAC12 - Washington State @ Utah 6:00
Saturday, October 15
WCC - Gonzaga @ San Diego 7:00
Sunday, October 16
MWC - Boise State @ New Mexico 12:00 MT

DI MEN  #############

Sunday, October 9

Portland 5 :: 1 Gonzaga 
Things were looking hopeful for the Bulldogs when they went to the locker room in front on their only shot of the first half, a Jakob Granlund penalty kick in the 23rd minute after he was fouled in the box. The Zags, though, were outshot 6-1 in the half and it was a warning of what was about to come as the Pilots came out and just drubbed the hosts in the opening 20 minutes of the second for five goals. They evened things up in the 53rd and took the lead on a free kick in the 60th. A penalty in the 61st pushed the lead to two and another two goals put the match out of reach by the 66th minute. It was the first time the Bulldogs had allowed five goals in a game since a 5-1 road loss to Portland in October of 2009 and the first time at home since a 5-0 Pilots win in the 1999 season finale.  MORE [+]  

ELSEWHERE:  Sam Werner (Bozeman, MT) set up the lone goal for Stanford in the 78th minute for a 1-0 victory at 16th ranked Washington Thursday as well as creating the 105th minute overtime winner in a 1-0 victory at Oregon State Sunday.

Coming Up... 

Friday, October 14
WCC - Gonzaga @ Santa Clara 7:00
Sunday, October 16
WCC - Gonzaga @ San Francisco 3:00

DII GNAC MEN  #############

Thursday, October 6

Simon Fraser 2 :: 2 Northwest Nazarene
Facing the second ranked Canadians, the Crusaders found themselves trailing twice, but answered both times to earn a surprising draw against the unbeaten Clan. An own goal on a corner gave SFU the lead 33 minutes in with Logan Wood scoring in the 39th off a rebound from a Linus Mansson free kick. The visitors went back in front three minutes after the break but another set piece from Mansson created the second equalizer when his corner was punched out but put back in off the crossbar by a Rene Duevel header in the 62nd.  MORE [+]

Saint Martin's 1 :: OT :: 2 Concordia 
Western Washington 1 :: 1 Seattle Pacific 

Saturday, October 8

Western Washington 0 :: OT :: 1 Northwest Nazarene 
The Vikings outshot the Crusaders 26-10 for the contest, but it was a shot from Michael Malloy (Boise, ID / WWCC / Shadow MFT) that decided the contest, finishing off a ball from Camara Ebu in the 101st minute. Ryan Foo made 10 stops for the shutout.  MORE [+] 

Simon Fraser 1 :: 0 MSU-Billings
Looking to match or better NNU's result against the second ranked Clan, the Yellowjackets outshot the Canadians 16-4 in the contest, but MSUB was unable to find the back of the net and a free kick in the 23rd minute was all the visitors needed for the win.  MORE [+]  

Concordia 2 :: 3 Seattle Pacific 

Coming Up... 

Thursday, October 13
Western Washington @ MSU-Billings 3:30
Simon Fraser @ Concordia 7:00
Saint Martin's @ Seattle Pacific 7:00
Saturday, October 15
Concordia @ Saint Martin's 3:00
Northwest Nazarene @ MSU-Billings 3:30
Western Washington @ Simon Fraser 7:00

DII GNAC WOMEN  ##############

Tuesday, October 4

Seattle Pacific 1 :: 1 Central Washington
The host Wildcats scored just over five minutes into the match when a ball out of midfield by Keilin Farrand (Ellensburg, WA) set up Mackenzie Nolte for the go-ahead goal. The visiting Falcons answered less than a minute into the second half and the two were deadlocked from there despite 10 shots from each in the second half.  MORE [+]  

Thursday, October 6

Northwest Nazarene 0 :: 3 Simon Fraser 
The Crusaders fell behind in the 20th minute and managed to keep the Canadians off the board again despite being vastly outshot until the late stages of the game.  MORE [+]

MSU-Billings 0 :: 3 Western Washington 
The fifth ranked Vikings took the lead in the 32nd minute and doubled the advantage on a corner with just one second left in the first half. A penalty put the match out of reach in the second half.  MORE [+]

Concordia 1 :: 1 Seattle Pacific 
Western Oregon 3 :: OT :: 4 Saint Martin's

Saturday, October 8

MSU-Billings 2 :: OT :: 1 Simon Fraser 
The Yellowjackets road trip saw them fall behind again, giving up the opener 10 minutes in. A penalty converted three minutes into the second half evened things up thanks to Dana Lubieniecki, who went on to find Kylee Wolfe five minutes into overtime for the road win.  MORE [+]  

Northwest Nazarene 0 :: 5 Western Washington  
The Crusaders gave up a goal in the first minute and by the time the first half ended they the Vikings were up four.  MORE [+]

Saint Martin's 1 :: 3 Concordia 
Martha Heaps (Spokane, WA) converted a penalty in the 84th minute to provide some insurance late in the contest for the Cavaliers.

Sunday, October 9

Central Washington 3 :: 1 Western Oregon 
Keilin Farrand (Ellensburg, WA) scored twice in the first half, putting away a rebounded shot in the 18th minute and tapping in a ball from Molly Mortensen in the 39th. The hosts got on the board in the final minute of the first half but a turnover put Mackenzie Nolte on a breakaway in the 55th to restore the two goal margin.  MORE [+]

Coming Up... 

Tuesday, October 11
Simon Fraser @ Saint Martin's 2:00
Thursday, October 13
Seattle Pacific at MSU-Billings 12:30
Western Washington @ Western Oregon 3:00
Saint Martin's @ Central Washington 3:00
Concordia @ Northwest Nazarene 4:00
Saturday, October 15
Central Washington @ MSU-Billings 1:00
Simon Fraser @ Seattle Pacific 4:00
Western Washington @ Concordia 6:00