Thursday, October 27, 2016

LD COLLEGE ROUND-UP: Whitworth men sweep; berths halfway set for CCC

Playing host to the other two regular powerhouses in the league last week, the Whitworth men posted a pair of victories, one in overtime, against Pacific Lutheran and Puget Sound. With the results Whitworth put the duo essentially out of championship contention and now holds a five point lead over Pacific, which faces the powerhouse duo of Pacific Lutheran, currently third, and Puget Sound, which is fourth. The Pirates, meanwhile, face two of the bottom three teams in the league on the road.

The Whitworth women, meanwhile, are essentially in a three-way race for third in the conference, which they have not achieved since 2012. They are tied with Linfield and one point in front of Willamette. The topped regional foe Whitman in overtime midweek before dropping an overtime decision at Willamette.

In the Cascade Conference, the big match of the week was a showdown of the two unbeaten women's sides. After already posting a victory Thursday, Carroll played host to a Southern Oregon side that not only was unbeaten, but had not allowed a goal in league play either. Not surprisingly, the contest was a stalemate that was only decided by an overtime penalty for a handball in the box, ending the Raiders' shutout streak and giving Carroll the top spot in the table going into the final week of play in which they are idle.

Most of the rest of the region's sides all did fairly well with College of Idaho earning four points and the duo of Eastern Oregon and Great Falls spitting their contests.

On the men's side, it was a big week as well with contenders Southern Oregon and Evergreen making trek's eastward. Rocky Mountain had the most success with a victory and a draw, ensuring one of the eight spots in the postseason. Carroll, Great Falls and Eastern Oregon all split on the weekend to stay in the postseason picture, sitting sixth, seventh and ninth, respectively, going into the final week of the season.


Saturday, October 22

Pacific Lutheran 1 :: OT :: 2 Whitworth 
The Pirates found themselves trailing at home after 13 minutes against the second place Lutes, and were unable to find an equalizer until the late stages of the game. With just eight minutes left on the clock, Alfredo Ornelas scored on a rebounded save of a Moi Diaz shot. Seven minutes into overtime Ornelas was the hero again with the game-winner. Eric Espinoza fed a through ball to Austin Cassity, who found Ornelas with a cross for the deciding strike.  MORE [+]  

Puget Sound 0 :: OT :: 1 Whitman
The Missionaries surprised the Loggers for the second time this season, following up their road draw with a victory at home for their first unbeaten season against PLU since they did the same in 2012. Locked in a stalemate with five saves by the Loggers and three from Owen Davis-Bowen, Ben Freedman created the winning goal four minutes into overtime with a fantastic run up the left side before sending a ball into the box to Eric Conte, who redirected it to Jacob Fritz for the tap-in winner.  MORE [+]  

Pacific 3 :: OT :: 2 Linfield 
George Fox 3 :: 3 Willamette 

Sunday, October 23

Puget Sound 1 :: 2 Whitworth
Alfredo Ornelas' hot streak continued as he scored his third of the weekend on a cross from Aaron Yanagi for the early lead eight minutes into the contest. The Loggers evened things back up in the 39th, but another cross from Yanagi proved decisive when he found Moi Diaz in the 53rd minute. Timmy Costa took care of business the rest of the way with six saves for the game.  MORE [+]  

Pacific Lutheran 3 :: 2 Whitman 
The excitement from the day before was quickly erased as the Lutes scored two goals in the span of 20 seconds in the 21st minute. Collin Faunt, though, quickly answered on a ball from Jadon Bachtold in the 23rd minute. Just before intermission Bachtold leveled the contest with a header off a ball from Noah Cavanaugh with 67 seconds left in the period. The two were deadlocked in the second half before a foul in the box allowed the Lutes to snare the win from the penalty spot in the 80th minute.  MORE [+]

Linfield 2 :: 1 George Fox
Willamette 0 :: 1 Pacific

This Week... 

Saturday, October 29
Whitworth @ Linfield 2:30
Whitman @ Willamette 2:30
George Fox @ Puget Sound 2:30
Pacific @ Pacific Lutheran 2:30
Sunday, October 30
Whitworth @ Willamette 1:30
Whitman @ Linfield 2:30
George Fox @ Pacific Lutheran 2:30
Pacific @ Puget Sound 2:30


Wednesday, October 19

Whitworth 1 :: OT :: 0 Whitman
The two local foes were locked in a stalemate with Haley Case making five saves for the Missionaries before Jenna Morris slotted a ball in to Arielle Van Peursem in the 100th minute for the winner. Jenna Rogers made three saves in the first half for the Pirates and Sienna tanner made three in relief the rest of the way.  MORE:  Whitworth [+]   Whitman [+]     

Saturday, October 22

Whitman 1 :: 2 Willamette 
The contest was deadlocked until the second half when the visitors scored just after the hour mark and doubled the lead in the 73rd. An own goal in the 79th accounted for the Missionaries' only goal.  MORE [+]

Linfield 0 :: 4 Pacific Lutheran 
Pacific 0 :: 0 Lewis & Clark 
George Fox 0 :: 4 Puget Sound

Sunday, October 23

Whitworth 1 :: OT :: 2 Willamette 
After a scoreless first half the hosts got on the board with a curling 22-yard free kick in the 54th minute. The Pirates tied things up just nine minutes later with a shot from about 23 yards from Arielle Van Peursem on a ball from Dallas Nelson. It was her second tally of the week, and sent the game to overtime where a header gave the Bearcats the win in the 97th minute.  MORE [+]  

Lewis & Clark 0 :: 6 Pacific Lutheran
George Fox 0 :: 1 Linfield 
Pacific 0 :: 0 Puget Sound  

This Week... 

Wednesday, October 26
Pacific @ Linfield 12:00
Saturday, October 29
Lewis & Clark @ Whitworth 12:00
George Fox @ Whitman 12:00
Willamette @ Puget Sound 12:00
Pacific @ Pacific Lutheran 12:00
Sunday, October 30
George Fox @ Whitworth 11:00
Lewis & Clark @ Whitman 12:00
Linfield @ Puget Sound 12:00
Willamette @ Pacific Lutheran 12:00


Thursday, October 20

Oregon Tech 0 :: 1 Carroll
Jamie Carter made five saves in the shutout performance, including two in the scoreless first half. In the 58th minute Michaela Stock fed Cassidy Hammons (Kennewick, WA), who scored the winner on a long shot from about 25 yards.  MORE [+]

Friday, October 21

Eastern Oregon 2 :: OT :: 1 Corban
After starting the season unbeaten in their first five, the Mountaineers finally ended their current three-game winless run on an overtime winner from Zoe Anderson on a cross from Alexandria Cuaresma in the 103rd minute. They took the initial lead on the road in the 42nd minute when Katherine Hood nodded in a free kick from Chelsey Nicol. The hosts tied it up in the 76th.  MORE [+]

Oregon Tech 0 :: 2 Great Falls
After a scoreless first half, the Argos jumped in front in the opening minute of the second half when Eme McLaughlin (Great Falls, MT) scored from about 20 yards out on a ball from Katie Bennett (Butte, MT). She scored again in the 82nd minute on a ball from Becca Wendt to provide some insurance and Kyra Dorvall (Helena, MT) made nine saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Southern Oregon 0 :: OT :: 1 Carroll
In a showdown of the CCC unbeatens, the Saints were facing a side that had not allowed a goal in their previous seven league matches. To no surprise, the two were locked in a stalemate that went into overtime before a handball in the box allowed Natalie Johnston to put an end to the Raiders' shutout run in the 96th minute. Jamie Carter made four saves for the clean sheet. It was a spectacular way to end the campaign for the Saints, who are idle for the final week of play.  MORE [+]  

Evergreen 1 :: 3 College of Idaho
After a scoreless first half Maddie Brown (Greenleaf, ID / CC Spokane) wasted no time changing things in the second period with a goal off a cross from Jamiece Yizar (Pocatello, ID) in the 46th minute. Yizar combined with Bailey Watson (Boise, ID) in the 63rd to deliver a cross to Brown for her second of the contest. Alli Crain (Post Falls, ID) put the Geoducks on the board in the 75th minute, but it was not enough as Allie Boyd (Boise, ID) struck in the 87th to put the match out of doubt.  MORE [+]

Northwest 4 :: 3 Rocky Mountain
In a wild game of big momentum swings, the Eagles took the initial lead on the road with a penalty in the 38th minute but Lauryn Gamache tied it up with less than 30 seconds left in the half. Gamache went on to score the go-ahead goal for the Bears in the 55th minute on a ball from Brittany Greenback, who made it a two goal advantage in the 60th on a penalty. The Eagles, though, began their big rally for the win in the 62nd and tied it up just three minutes later. Rylee Rassier (Spokane, WA) set up the game-winner in the 83rd.  MORE [+]  

Warner Pacific 0 :: 2 Northwest Christian

Saturday, October 22

Southern Oregon 1 :: 0 Great Falls
After giving up their first goal - a penalty - in eight league games, the Raiders defense proved difficult to beat yet again with a goal in the 25th minute giving the visitors the victory.  MORE [+]  

Eastern Oregon 0 :: OT :: 1 Northwest Christian
The Mountaineer defense kept Northwest Christian from putting a shot on target that Cydni Cottrell (Pasco, WA) would need to save until the hosts put their second shot of the game past her for the win in the 99th minute for the win in what was EOU's fourth consecutive overtime contest.  MORE [+]  

Warner Pacific 1 :: 2 Corban

Sunday, October 23

Evergreen 3 :: 2 Rocky Mountain
Lauryn Gamache set up Evelina Aberg eight minutes into the match. Alli Crain (Post Falls, ID) put the Geoducks in front before the break, setting up Ana Vigil in the 39th and scoring herself in the 42nd minute. Ellie Engel (Sandpoint, ID / North Idaho College) set up what proved to be the winner in the 57th for the visitors with Alyssa Schneider scoring int he 59th for the Bears.  MORE [+]  

Northwest 0 :: 0 College of Idaho
Brittany Houghton made nine saves as the Yotes played to the scoreless draw, extending their unbeaten streak to five games.  MORE [+]  

Clinched Conference Playoff Berths (8 available): Carroll, Southern Oregon, Corban, Eastern Oregon

Remaining Regular Season Schedule... 

Friday, October 28
Northwest @ Corban 1:00
College of Idaho @ Southern Oregon 2:00
Rocky Mountain @ Oregon Tech 2:30
Evergreen State @ Northwest Christian 3:00
Saturday, October 29
Warner Pacific @ Eastern Oregon 11:30
Rocky Mountain @ Southern Oregon 2:00
College of Idaho @ Oregon Tech 2:30
Northwest @ Northwest Christian 7:00
Evergreen State @ Corban 8:00


Thursday, October 20

Oregon Tech 1 :: 2 Carroll 
It looked like the match was going to the break scoreless before a through ball from Jose Mena found Henry Smaldon (Spokane, WA) for the opening goal with 25 seconds left in the half. The Owls tied it up at the hour mark, but Mena set up a second when his shot was saved, rebounding to Kyle Thomson for the winner in the 71st.  MORE [+]

Friday, October 21

Evergreen 2 :: 1 College of Idaho
Joao Cardoso put the Yotes in front on a cross from Carter Perry (Boise, ID) in the 28th minute, but the Geoducks rallied to the victory in the second half. Miguel Viramontes (Wenatchee, WA) evened things up in the 48th minute and Crisantos Chavez (CC Spokane) set up the winner in the 81st.  MORE [+]  

Eastern Oregon 2 :: 4 Corban
The Warriors put four on the board in the opening 32 minutes and never looked back. Elvis Pavon would put the Mountaineers on the board 30 seconds into the second half on a cross from Oscar Munoz and Steven Beaudry tallied the second in the 72nd.  MORE [+]

Warner Pacific 2 :: 0 Northwest Christian

Southern Oregon 3 :: 1 Carroll
The Raiders went up two in the first 15 minutes and made it three in the 58th before the Saints answered in the 64th. Henry Smaldon (Spokane, WA) combined with Jonathan Taylor (Missoula, MT) to deliver a cross that James Lamont finished for their lone goal.  MORE [+]

Oregon Tech 1 :: 3 Great Falls
The first half was a stalemate, but things changed quickly in the second half. The Owls opened the scoring in the 53rd, but Adrian Gomez connected with Ian Ooko to even it up less than two minutes later. The Argos grabbed the lead a short time later on a strike from Christopher Chavez and added some insurance when a through ball from Christian Esparza set up Mohamed Oulare in the 70th.  MORE [+]

Northwest 0 :: 4 Rocky Mountain
Marco Kummerle scored on a ball from Tulio Melo in the sixth minute and Gregor Watson set up Chasen Lasure to double the lead in the 44th. Lasure scored five minutes into the second half to push the lead to three. Nolan Sherwood capped the scoring courtesy of Tiago Ewald and Cole Catlin (Billings, MT) made four saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]  

Saturday, October 22

Southern Oregon 3 :: 1 Great Falls
The Raiders opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, but the Argos answered quickly with Mohamed Oulare scoring a minute later on a through ball from Camilo Martinez. The visitors went back in front in the 39th and added some insurance in the 76th.  MORE [+]

Eastern Oregon 1 :: 0 Northwest Christian
Jorge Chavez found Elvis Pavon 10 minutes into the contest for what stood as the game-winner with Aiden Wright making a pair of saves for the shutout.  MORE [+]

Warner Pacific 0 :: 3 Corban
Walla Walla 0 :: 5 Multnomah

Sunday, October 23

Northwest 3 :: 1 College of Idaho
The Eagles were up two after 18 minutes and held the advantage until late in the game when Carter Perry (Boise, ID) tallied from about 10 yards out in the 75th. The visitors restored the two goal advantage three minutes later.  MORE [+]

Evergreen 2 :: 2 Rocky Mountain 
The Bears scored the lone goal of the first half when Tiago Ewald scored courtesy of Gregor Watson in the 26th minute. A penalty converted by Luca Wiechers in the 62nd proved key as the Geoducks rallied with Christian Segovia (Walla Walla, WA / Walla Walla CC) tallying in the 64th for the first of back-to-back goals in the less than three minutes for the draw.  MORE [+]  

Clinched Conference Playoff Berths (8 available): Corban, Southern Oregon, Rocky Mountain, Evergreen State

Remaining Regular Season Schedule...

Friday, October 28
Northwest @ Corban 11:00
Rocky Mountain @ Oregon Tech 12:00
Evergreen State @ Northwest Christian 1:00
Walla Walla @ Great Falls 1:30
Multnomah @ Carroll 3:30
College of Idaho @ Southern Oregon 4:30
Saturday, October 29
College of Idaho @ Oregon Tech 12:00
Rocky Mountain @ Southern Oregon 12:00
Multnomah @ Great Falls 1:30
Warner Pacific @ Eastern Oregon 2:00
Northwest @ Northwest Christian 5:00
Evergreen State @ Corban 6:00
Sunday, October 30
Walla Walla @ Carroll 12:00