Monday, October 27, 2014

Tritons Tie Whatcom, North Title on the Line Saturday

Triton Sophomores who participated in their last
regular season home game Saturday. 
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LYNNWOOD - The EdCC men's soccer team played visiting Whatcom to a 0-0 draw Saturday at Triton Field. The tie insures the Tritons (7-7-3, 7-3-2) can finish no lower than second in the NWAC North standings. 

The Tritons are currently atop the North standings with 23 points, one point ahead of Skagit Valley (9-5-1, 7-4-1). The North championship comes down to the final regular season game of the year this coming Saturday at Skagit Valley. In order to win its third North title in four years, Edmonds needs a win or a tie in Mount Vernon. A Cardinal victory on Saturday gives SVC the North title for the second-straight season.  

Both teams had its chances Saturday, but neither were able to finish. Making five saves for Edmonds was freshman keeper Cristhian Robles, while Orca keeper Andrew Wildfong turned back three EdCC shots.

Edmonds honored its sophomores at half time: Arturo Oberto, Carlos Videla, Reese Knudsen, Kevin Carroll, Nathan White, JJ Schmeck, Miguel Medina, Jose Aquiniga, Topher Mitalas, Evan Zhang, Mike Curry, Obi Esuno, Kobi Nuss and manager Chris Guardiano. Thanks to all for your hard work and dedication to the EdCC men's soccer program!

EdCC versus SVC game will begin at 7:15 pm on the campus of Skagit Valley College.

Tritons Win Home Finale, Locked Into #3 Seed

EdCC sophs: Lauren Rodger, Michaela Moren,
Alecia Longsine and Lexie Gray
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LYNNWOOD - The EdCC women's soccer team defeated Whatcom 1-0 Saturday at Triton Field thanks to an outstanding goal from Kylee Billings and a tough defense. The North tilt was the final home contest of the year for EdCC as well as Sophomore Day.

Edmonds' win, combined with Shoreline's triumph later in the day, locked the Tritons into third place in the NWAC North standings, despite one more game to play in the regular season. EdCC will be a #3 seed in the NWAC playoffs and will travel to East #2 seed Treasure Valley for a 1 p.m. first round game on November 5.

The Tritons had a few scoring opportunities but it wasn't until the 43rd minute that until one was finished. That was when Billings blasted a shot from about 30 yards out that sailed just over the Orca keeper and just below the crossbar.

That goal would be the only one on the day, thanks to both defenses. EdCC sophomore keeper Alecia Longsine earned the shutout and saved five shots. WCC keeper Megan O'Keefe had three saves.

Whatcom finishes the year with a 7-10-1 overall mark, 7-8-1 against league opponents.

At halftime Edmonds recognized four sophomores who were participating in their final game on Triton Field: Lexie Gray, Alecia Longsine, Lauren Rodger and Michaela Moren. Thanks to all the ladies for their hard work and contributions to the EdCC women's soccer program. 

The Tritons (11-6-2, 9-5-2 League) will finish the regular season this Saturday when they travel to Mount Vernon to play Skagit Valley (4-12-2, 3-11-2) at 5 pm.

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.