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. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

EdCC Soccer Ties at Whatcom

Miguel Medina scored for EdCC Wednesday

WHATCOM – NWAC No. 5-ranked Whatcom CC and No. 8 Edmonds battled to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday, meaning that the two squads will remain where they were in the atop North standings. WCC (7-2-2, 5-2-2 league) stays in first place one point in front of EdCC(5-5-2, 5-2-1).

Trailing the Tritons by four points is Skagit Valley (6-4-0, 4-4). The Cardinals pay Edmonds a visit for a 2:15 pm game this Saturday. The match on Triton Field will be the first for EdCC since September 20, but it will be the first of five straight home tilts for Edmonds.

Though the Tritons tied the Orcas on the road Wednesday, the result was a frustrating one for the team due to the fact that EdCC had a 2-1 lead late and WCC was playing a man down due to a red card when the Orcas scored the tying goal.

WCC would be issued its second red card at the 88th minute and would field just nine players but EdCC wasn’t able to take advantage.

The Orcas scored the game’s first goal at minute 16. The Tritons responded with goals by Miguel Medina and JJ Schmeck in the 27th and 32nd minute.

That’s how the score would remain until Arturo Torres scored in the 69th minute to even the game at 2-2. 

Tritons Win Second Straight

Claudia Brasino scored against Whatcom
box score

WHATCOM – The EdCC Tritons snapped a 3-game skid last week with a win at Green River.  The squad followed that with a 1-0 triumph at Whatcom CC on Wednesday for two in a row.

First things first, with the 1-0 victory at Whatcom Edmonds CC improved to 8-4-1 overall, 6-4-1 in league play, good for third in the NWAC North standings. EdCC currently holds a 6-point lead over fourth-place Whatcom (4-8-1, 4-6-1).

The midway point to North play is on Saturday and it’s important that the Tritons at least maintain their positioning in the standings as only the top three teams from each region advance to the NWAC playoffs.

Earning her second shutout in as many games Wednesday was EdCC keeper Alecia Longsine who saved eight Whatcom shots on goal.

Even with a steady defense and nearly double-digit saves, the match looked like it was going to result in a 0-0 draw until the 84th minute when a Triton shot was saved by but bounced off Orca keeper Megan O’Keefe. Edmonds forward Claudia Brasino was at the right place at the right time and chipped in the deflection for the game’s lone goal from about eight yards out.

O’Keefe would register four saves in the loss. 

Edmonds returns to Triton Field on Saturday after five straight games on the road. EdCC will host Skagit Valley starting at noon.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Tritons Back on Winning Track

Olivia Olason scored the game-winner
box score

KENT - The EdCC women's soccer team snapped a 3-game losing skid by beating Green River CC 3-0 Saturday at the Wilson Playfields. The Tritons improved to 7-4-1 overall, 5-4-1 in league. The team's 16 points has them third in the North standings, three ahead of Whatcom.

The match was the fourth road tilt in a row for EdCC.

Three different players scored for Edmonds against the Gators Saturday evening. The first goal was Lexie Gray to Olivia Olason in the 17th minute. 

Olason's shot would be the only goal that EdCC needed against the Gators, but Lauren Rodger scored in the 52nd minute and Keana King scored in the 69th minute. Assists went to Claudia Brasino and Gray.

Earning the shut out was sophomore Alecia Longsine. She recorded four saves.  Her counterpart, Molly Lambert had 10 saves, preventing a would-be blowout.

Green River fell to 6-6, 4-6 league and slipped into fourth place.

The Tritons travel to Whatcom (4-7-1, 4-5-1) on Wednesday for a huge match with the Orcas that starts at 3 pm. EdCC returns to Triton Field for the first time in three weeks on Saturday with a noon game against Skagit Valley.