Monday, January 25, 2016

Triton Hoops Sweeps Shoreline

The Tritons played in front of a large crowd Saturday

The EdCC basketball teams notched a sweep of visiting Shoreline CC in Seaview Gymnasium Saturday afternoon. The Triton women rallied from an early deficit to top the Dolphins 67-63, while the NWAC No. 3-ranked Edmonds men cruised to the 92-58 triumph in front of a large crowd boosted by students from Viewlands Elementary.

The women opened up the North Region twinbill. Shoreline went up by seven points early on but the Tritons narrowed the gap to three points by the end of the first quarter and then used a 15-6 second quarter to enter intermission with a 32-26 advantage.

The Dolphins came right back and took a brief lead in the third quarter before EdCC eventually pulled ahead for good late in the fourth.

EdCC received contributions from everyone. It was Asiyah Davis leading the scoring with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Ellie Greene added 19 points, 6 boards and 3 assists. Shaleea Butler pulled in 13 rebounds and scored 5 points with Jade Garcia-Williams, Adelisa Husovic and Gabi Lofgren all contributing 6 points.

The Tritons shot 42 percent from the field and were solid at the line, going 20-24 there as a team.

Enjunay Jones-Lee had 25 points to lead SCC.

The men took the court next and continued their winning ways with a 34-point win over the Dolphins. The Tritons shot 47 percent in the game and outrebounded the visitors by 10 (36-26). In addition, EdCC poured in 11 3-pointers.

Leading the charge offensively was Loren LaCasse with another double-double, 16 points and 12 boards. Jas Coulson added 14 points and 4 assists with Zach Walton scoring 13 points and dishing out 5 assists. Dylan Carter also had 13 points with Gio Williams contributing 11 points in the win.

The Dolphins struggled shooting, making just 20-68 (29 percent). Joe Ghebrehiwot led SCC with 16 points.

The Triton men improved to 15-3 overall, 4-1 North and dropped Shoreline to 7-9, 2-3.

Both EdCC squads are on the road Wednesday, traveling to Olympic College for a twinbill. The women start at 5 pm, the men at 7 pm. Edmonds welcomes Skagit Valley to Seaview on Saturday (2 pm women, 4 pm men). 

Monday, January 11, 2016

EdCC Opens League Play Victorious

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LYNNWOOD -- The NWAC No. 4-ranked Tritons opened up North region play by defeating a game Peninsula team 66-59 in Seaview Gym Saturday afternoon. Edmonds improved to 12-2 overall, 1-0 North while the Pirates fell to 7-8 overall, 0-1.

Though the lead only changed hands twice, the game was tied on six different occasions and was close throughout. However, it looked early on that the Tritons had a chance to run away when the home team took a 16-7 lead. That advantage soon evaporated and it was Peninsula that went into halftime up 32-29.

EdCC chased the Pirates for most of the second half and finally overtook the visitors late into the stanza thanks in a large part to Zach Walton, Loren LaCasse and Dylan Carter who scored 16, 13 and 12 points, respectively in the game. LaCasse would add 14 rebounds.

Defense played a large part int the low-scoring contest but neither team was very effective shooting. The Tritons shot just 37 percent Saturday, while the Pirates were good just 30 percent to the time. Both squads struggled beyond the arc too, EdCC making just 4-25 (16%), PeC good only 5-22 (22.7%).

Leading the Pirates with 25 points was Darrion Daniels.

The Tritons will be on the road for their next two games. On Wednesday, the team will be at Everett for a 7 pm tip. The Trojans upset #2 Whatcom 72-66 Saturday. On Saturday, EdCC heads to Bellingham to take on Whatcom. Start time is 3 pm.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Tony Miranda Takes Over EdCC Volleyball Program

Edmonds CC announced the hiring of Tony Miranda as its volleyball head coach on Monday. Miranda has 25 years of coaching experience and returns to EdCC where he coached with the Tritons for five seasons (as an assistant from 2005-06 and as head coach from 2007-09). In 2008, he guided Edmonds to the NWAC North Region regular season title and a third-place finish at the NWAC tournament.

Miranda also coached at Bellevue College for four seasons (2001-04), leading the Bulldogs to the NWAC tournament each year, including a third-place showing 2002. He was named the NWAC North Coach of the Year in both 2001 and 2002 and was selected as the NWAC Coach of the Year in 2002.

“It’s time for EdCC volleyball to start winning again,” said Edmonds CC Athletic Director Jorge de la Torre. “Coach Miranda brings in a ton of experience at the collegiate and club level. I am confident that he is going to quickly turn this program around and take us back to NWACs.”

Miranda’s coaching experience includes stops as an assistant at Seattle Pacific University and Highline College, as well as stints as the head coach at Holy Names Academy, Foster High School and Inglemoor High School.  In addition, Miranda is the director of the Northwest Volleyball Foundation and was the Junior Program Director, for the Puget Sound Region, of USA Volleyball.

“I am thankful to Jorge de la Torre for having the confidence in me and for giving me this great opportunity to return to Edmonds," said Miranda. "I am excited for the challenge. I am ready to get to work and look forward getting back in the gym and bringing this program back among the top programs in the NWAC.”

A graduate of the University of Washington (1988), Miranda lives in Edmonds with his wife and step-son, a senior at Edmonds-Woodway.Coach Miranda can be reached at 206-550-6671.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Triton Men Upset Peninsula, Earn NWAC Trip

Victor Vellasenor scored for EdCC Saturday

LYNNWOOD – Edmonds CC punched its ticket to the playoffs by upsetting NWAC No. 2-ranked Peninsula 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Triton Field. EdCC wrapped up the regular season with a 7-6-2 record against North Region opposition, good for third place in the standings and good for the third postseason slot. It’s the tenth consecutive playoff appearance for the Edmonds men’s soccer program.

On Wednesday, the Tritons head to the campus of West No. 2 seed Tacoma CC, which is ranked tied for third in the league, for a NWAC First-Round playoff tilt that starts at 2 p.m. The Titans are 10-3-4 overall heading into Sunday, 8-2-1 in the West. The Tritons defeated Tacoma 2-0 in a Quarterfinal Match last year.

Saturday’s game was the third meeting in 2015 between the Tritons and the Pirates. Peninsula (13-3-3, 11-2-2 North) got the best of EdCC in the other two matches, 2-1 and 4-0.

With three starters sitting out due to an accumulation of yellows or a red received against Skagit Valley on Wednesday, Edmonds Coach Ozzy Erkut had to shake up his line up in the do-or-die match against Peninsula.

Things paid off in the 13th minute when Victor Villasenor took a pass from Ivan Idro and blasted a shot into the PC net. Mohamed Elmoghrbi gave EdCC a shocking 2-0 lead just three minutes later, Sanad Elghanai getting the assist.

The Pirates struck in the 21st minute when Vitor Maia scored. At that point it looked like it was going to be a wide-open and wild match. But, despite rain, wind and an attacking Pirate team, that would be the last goal Saturday.

Edmonds keeper Giberto Avila made four saves, including a couple of terrific stops late, while his counterpart Nick Johnson had three saves. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

EdCC Wins Maury Ray Athletic Director's Cup

The NWAC announced the two winners of its 2015 Athletic Director's Cup (Dr. Maury Ray Cup) at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet and Awards Dinner on June 4. Taking the Dick McClain Division (schools with seven or less sports) was Edmonds Community College.

"We are very pleased to have won this award," said EdCC athletic Director Jorge de la Torre. "It's gratifying to see all of the hard work put in by coaches and student-athletes pay off. I think this is just the start and I hope to see the Cup reside at Edmonds for a long time."

The NWAC awards its Athletic Director’s Cup to the school that performs the best in each of the conference’s 15 men’s and women’s championships.  Points are awarded in order of finish, equal to the number of teams that participate in each sport (i.e. 28 teams the scale would start at 28)  and are averaged between a team’s regular season finish and its NWAC championship finish.  

Teams  that do not qualify for a postseason tournament, receive postseason points equal to their regular season  finish.  Ties are not broken but instead are averaged between the tied teams. Cups are awarded to winners of two divisions (Frank Bosone division-large schools-8-15 sports offered and the Dick McClain division- small schools 1-7 sports offered).

Edmonds CC teams won three North Region titles in 2014-15, with four of its seven sports earning bids to the postseason. Men's basketball finished second at the NWAC tournament with baseball and men's soccer each placing third.

Overall, EdCC tallied 71 Director's Cup points with Wenatchee Valley (68,5), Peninsula (67), Pierce (61.5) and Lower Columbia (59,5) rounding out the top-5. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tritons Edge Treasure Valley in NWAC Tilt

Jamie Umbinetti doubles home two runs Saturday
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LONGVIEW - Edmonds CC baseball was out hit and didn't score for the final six frames but still managed to get past Treasure Valley 6-5 in a NWAC loser out game Saturday afternoon at Story Field. The Tritons advance to Sunday's round of play and will take on either hosts Lower Columbia at 5:05 pm. 

EdCC, which lost its first game at the tournament, has now won two straight. In order to claim its ninth title the second-ranked Tritons will need to keep winning, starting with LCC. The Red Devils enter Sunday with a 39-9 record and are ranked No. 1 in the NWAC. LCC defeated Tacoma Saturday night 6-4 in 12 innings. 

Saturday started out inauspiciously for Edmonds. After a first batter strikeout, starter Chandler Arends walked the next four Chukars and was pulled from the game. Nate Richards came in from the pen and fanned two to minimize the damage. EdCC trailed 1-0 at that point but it could have been much worse. 

The Tritons jumped on TVCC starter Cody Carroll in the home half of the first. Ryland Kerr singled to open the frame and Conor Plaisance followed with a walk. Jamie Umbinetti came through with a clutch, two-out double to deep right to plate both runners. 

Edmonds pushed across four more runs in the second. Alex Kiel singled and a grounder by Vinny Catanzaro was thrown into center by Carroll. A single by Kerr plated Kiel. Plaisance then rapped out a single to load the bases. David Garza dumped a single on the right field line to score two more and Jesse Moore roped a single to left for the inning's last run.

However, that would be the last run of the game for Edmonds which would strand 10 runners Saturday. Richards would yield three runs in the fourth before being replaced by Blake Randazzo who went six innings in long relief. Treasure Valley was on the verge all day but could plate just one more run as Randazzo and Edmonds would hold on, 6-5.

Randazzo (2-1) earned the win. The freshman allowed just one run on three hits. At one point he registered four outs on four pitches. Richards lasted 2.2 innings and fanned three.

Kerr was the lone Triton with two hits. 

Edmonds, the North Region champs, improved to 34-11. East champs Treasure Valley ends the year with a 33-17 mark. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Edmonds Tops Walla Walla in NWAC Loser-Out Tilt

Riley Storedahl picked up the win Friday

LONGVIEW – The Tritons regrouped after a disappointing loss in the opening game of the NWAC tournament to beat Walla Walla 6-2 in a loser-out game Friday at Story Field. No. 2-ranked Edmonds survives another day and will face the loser of tonight's Lower Columbia/ Treasure Valley contest at 2:05 pm on Saturday.  

The Warriors scored Friday’s first run when Cody Price singled home Clayton Ayers in the top of the second. EdCC responded with three in the home half of the frame, however, aided by a couple of WWCC errors. Steven Weber and Vinny Catanzaro both came through with RBI singles in the inning.

Jesse Moore hit a sac fly in the third and Ben Roquet singled home Jamie Umbinetti in the sixth to give Edmonds a 5-1 advantage. The Warriors plated a run in the seventh but EdCC answered with a run of its own in the eighth for the 6-2 final score.

Riley Storedahl improved to 7-2 by pitching 6.2 strong innings. The freshman allowed two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts. Brian Way and Brady Batt were used in relief roles and both kept the Warriors off the board.

Umbinetti was the lone Triton with two hits. Ayers went 3-for-4 in the losing effort for Walla Walla.

With the win Edmonds improved to 33-11 on the year and stays alive in a quest for a ninth NWAC title. The Warriors end the year with a 31-17 mark.