Thursday, October 23, 2014

Triton Ladies Post Win Over Green River

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LYNNWOOD - The EdCC women's soccer team reached double-figures in wins at Triton Field Wednesday evening after they defeated Green River 2-0. The win pushes EdCC's overall mark to 10-5-2. 

With a 8-5-2 league record the third-place Tritons are just three points behind Shoreline in the NWAC North standings with two league games to play. Green River fell to 6-11, 4-11 league.

Edmonds is just four points in front of Whatcom in the standings, however, and needs to hold onto the their position to make the NWAC playoffs.

After a frustrating first half that saw Edmonds fail to finish on at least three solid chances, the Tritons finally broke through at the 63rd minute when Lauren Rodgers took a pass from Olivia Olason and placed the ball into the right side of the Gator net.

Twenty minutes later Riquelle Weaver headed in a corner from Olason to give the Trtions their final goal for the 2-0 finish.

EdCC keeper Alecia Longsine made five saves in the first half before taking the field and giving the net to Peyton Pruett.

Edmonds hosts its final regular season home game this Saturday when they host Whatcom at noon. The game will also feature a Sophomore Day ceremony at halftime. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

EdCC Tops Shoreline to Stay in First

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LYNNWOOD - The NWAC No. 6-ranked EdCC Tritons defeated visiting Shoreline 2-0 Saturday at Triton Field. Edmonds (7-6-2, 7-3-1) maintains its hold on first place in the North, one point in front of Whatcom.

The Dolphins drop to 3-9-1, 2-7-1 league with the loss.

The 1-2 scoring tandem of JJ Schmeck and Miguel Medina were at it again for Edmonds Saturday. After a scoreless first half, the Tritons finally broke through when Medina found the Shoreline net at minute 73. The score was Medina's 7th of the season

Schmeck put the game away in the 85th minute with his 11th goal of the year.

The Edmonds defense did the rest, turning back all SCC chances. Goalkeeper Arturo Oberto had three saves to earn the shutout.

The Tritons take a break from league play when they host Trinity Lutheran this Wednesday at 7:15 pm. Then its Whatcom paying Triton Field a visit this Saturday for a huge match that starts at 2:15 pm.

Tritons and Dolphins Play to a Scoreless Tie

LYNNWOOD – The EdCC women’s soccer team played visiting Shoreline to a scoreless tie Saturday at Triton Field. 

With the draw Edmonds is now 9-5-2 overall on the year, 7-5-2 in league play. The Tritons are third in the North and trail second-place Shoreline (10-5-2, 9-3-2) by six points.

With three games remaining in the regular season EdCC needs to maintain its hold on third place. Anything less would mean that the team would miss the playoffs.  

Both offenses were stifled by tough defensive efforts Saturday. The Tritons managed three shots on goal, all of which were stopped by Dolphin keeper Melissa Schuetze, and both SCC shots on goal were turned back by Peyton Pruett.

Paying EdCC a visit this week is Green River at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Whatcom at noon on Saturday. WCC is four points behind Edmonds in the standings, making that tilt especially crucial.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tritons Rally to Defeat Green River

EdCC celebrates a win Friday against GRCC
BELLEVUE - The EdCC volleyball team rebounded from two-game deficit to beat Green River 3-2 (12-25, 20-25, 25-18, 25-19, 15-13) Friday morning at the opening game of the Bellevue Crossover.

Things certainly did not look good early on for Edmonds, however. The Gators breezed through the opening set 25-12 and then edged EdCC by five points in the second to take a 2-0 lead in sets.

Edmonds responded with a convincing 25-18 win in set three. The Tritons had an 8-point advantage at one time in the third. Then EdCC set up a winner-take-all fifth set by topping the Gators 25-19 in the fourth -- despite trailing at 11-5.

The Tritons jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the deciding set only to see GRCC rally back to go up 5-4. The two teams traded leads throughout the fifth before Edmonds claimed the 2-point win and the match.

Carly Sims, Delaney Watson and Gabi Mahler all contributed some big kills with Megan Tran and Amelia McArthur providing a lot of key blocks later in the match. 

More later

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Women's Soccer Falls to Everett

LYNNWOOD – The Edmonds CC women’s soccer team were beaten by NWAC No. 3-ranked Everett CC 2-0 Wednesday night at Triton Field. The loss drops EdCC’s record to 9-5-1 overall, 7-5-1 in league play. 

The loss snapped a 3-game Triton win streak. Edmonds how holds a 3-point lead over fourth-place Whatcom. Only the top-three teams from each region qualify for the postseason.

Wednesday’s match was a quite one offensively. It wasn’t until the 73rd minute that Everett drew first blood, when Kelsie Neill scored a goal for the Trojans. Neill would score again, in the 87th minute to seal the win for Everett (14-2, 12-1).

Alecia Longsine played 90 minutes in goal for EdCC and registered 9 saves. Her counterpart, Rachel Leupold, had four saves.

Edmonds has just four games remaining in the regular season. On Saturday the Tritons host Shoreline for a North tilt that starts at noon. The Dolphins topped EdCC 5-1 earlier this season. 

Men's Soccer Moves Into First Place

JJ Schmeck scored four times Wednesday

LYNNWOOD – The Edmonds Community College men’s soccer team moved into first place in the NWAC North standings after a 7-1 victory over Everett CC Wednesday night at Triton Field. 

Leading the EdCC offense was sophomore JJ Schmeck who scored four goals against the Trojans.

The Tritons improved to 6-6-2 overall, 6-3-1 in league play while Everett fell to 3-8-2, 2-7-1.

EdCC head coach Brandon Mitalas shook up the Triton lineup with 10 new starters. Joey Briner made that decision pay off early with a goal at the 3-minute mark. Trojan Adrian Cayetano evened the score at the 12-minute mark with a ball into the EdCC net.

By halftime the usual starters were in the game and the Triton offense sprang to life. 
Schmeck scored on a penalty kick in the 48th minute, Miguel Medina sent one home in the 50th, Schmeck would put in three more at the 55th, 78th and 83rd minutes. Ivan Idro ended the barrage with a goal in the 89th minute.

Five Tritons recorded assists: Zach Bush, Cristhian Robles, Carlos Videla, Sergey Ptachik and Briner.

Arturo Oberto saved four shots on goal.

Edmonds is back in action this Saturday when they host Shoreline CC at 2:15 pm. The Dolphins come into the game with a 3-8-1, 2-6-1 record.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Women's Soccer Streak Hits Three

Riquelle Weaver scored Saturday 

LYNNWOOD – The EdCC women’s soccer team defeated Skagit Valley 4-0 Saturday afternoon at Triton Field. Four different Tritons scored against the Cardinals with the keeper tandem of Alecia Longsine and Peyton Pruett combining on the shutout. It was the third-straight triumph for EdCC.

The win gave Edmonds – which is third in the NWAC North standings – some separation between it and fourth-place Whatcom. The Tritons (9-4-1, 7-4-1 League, 22 points) are six points ahead of the Orcas. EdCC also trails Shoreline by three points. 

Since only the top three of each region qualifies for the postseason, the Tritons need to maintain their position.

The NWAC North 3-seed will travel to the East #2 seed for a Quarterfinal playoff game. At this point that team is Treasure Valley – the furthest trip in the NWAC outside of Southwest Oregon. If EdCC can climb to second in the standings, the Tritons would host a Quarterfinal game instead of traveling.

After a few missed opportunities Saturday, the Tritons finally got on the board with a Hannah Longsine to Keana King goal in the 32nd minute. Five minutes later Riquelle Weaver gave EdCC a 2-0 advantage when she headed in a corner from Olivia Olason.

The two teams went into the break with Edmonds ahead 2-0. Lexie Gray put one into the Skagit goal in the 62nd minute and Evelyn Barrientos scored the last goal of the game in the 89th minute for the 4-0 final. Lauren Rodger assisted on the last two scores.

The Cardinals fell to 3-9-2, 2-8-2 League and are last in the North following the loss.

The Tritons next host first-place Everett (13-2, 11-1) this Wednesday at 5 pm. The Trojans defeated EdCC 2-1 earlier in the season.