Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tritons Tie One, Lose One on Road Trip

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The Edmonds Community College men's soccer team went 0-1-1 on a two-game road trip against some of the NWAC's toughest teams. On Monday the Tritons tied Walla Walla 0-0 before losing 3-0 at North Idaho on Tuesday.

The two games puts Edmonds at 1-4-1 on the season. 

EdCC recorded five shots on goal at Walla Walla but all were turned back by Warrior keeper Francisco Flores. Triton goalie Arturo Oberto was outstanding, recording 11 saves on the day.

Walla Walla's record now stands at 4-3-2.

The North Idaho Cardinals improved to 6-0 on the year following its triumph against EdCC. NIC scored in minutes 28, 67 and 80, posting goals against both Arturo Oberto and Brandon Swanson. 

Kyle Bender scored two of the Cardinal goals.

EdCC returns home for two contests at Triton Field this weekend. On Friday the team hosts West Foes Bellevue at 7:15 pm and Tacoma on Saturday at 5:15 pm.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Triton Ladies Post Shut Out at Grays Harbor

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ABERDEEN -- The EdCC women's soccer team blanked Grays Harbor 8-0 Saturday afternoon to improve to 5-1 overall on the year, 3-1 in league action. 

Lexie Gray and Keana King each scored twice in the victory with Claudia Brasino, Alecia Longsine, Lauren Rodger and Hannah Longsine adding a single goal to the triumph.

The Tritons took a 3-0 into intermission thanks to a goal by Gray (14 min) and two by King (32 and 34). Gray opened up the second with a goal in the 50th minute and Brasino tallied her first of the season in minute 70 to make the score 5-0. 

Alecia Longsine, Rodger and Hannah Longsine scored in minutes 76, 83 and 88, respectively. 

Alecia Longsine and Peyton Pruett recorded halves in goal to combine on the shut out. The Triton back line of Tara Gregory, Haylee and Hanna Longsine, Michaela Moren, Olivia Olason and Riquelle Weaver allowed five shots on goal.

Edmonds returns home for two games this weekend, hosting Bellevue Friday at 5 pm and Tacoma Saturday at 3 pm.

Friday, September 12, 2014

EdCC Men Register First League Win of 2014

Miguel Medina scored EdCC's first goal Thursday
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LYNNWOOD - Edmonds CC picked up its first win of the year Thursday night at Triton Field by beating Olympic College 3-1. The league triumph puts EdCC's record at 1-3 overall, 1-1 in league play.

The Tritons looked sharp against the visiting Rangers (1-3-2, 0-3-1). It didn't take long for EdCC to get on the board thanks to a Miguel Medina goal in the 11th minute of play. The score was assisted by Nathan White.

Edmonds took a 2-0 lead in the 27th minute when JJ Schmeck took a pass from Kevin Carroll and shot the ball in from the top of the box. The Tritons entered the half with a 3-0 advantage after a Cristhian Robles to Sergey Ptachik score.

The Tritons emptied their bench and created more scoring opportunities but the Rangers would hold them off for the remainder of the game. OC scored its lone goal in the 82nd minute.

Arturo Oberto saved six shots with Olympic's Robin Potts registering 8 saves.

Edmonds will take the weekend off before traveling to Walla Walla and North Idaho for matches on Monday and Tuesday.


EdCC Women's Soccer Rallies Past Olympic

Keana King scored twice Thursday
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LYNNWOOD - The Edmonds Community College women's soccer team trailed visiting Olympic College 2-0 deep into the second half of its NWAC league game Thursday. But the Tritons would score five goals in an 18-minute span en route to a 5-3 win. Keana King and Lexie Gray each notched two goals in the victory, with Alecia Longsine scoring the other.

Emily Wilkins gave the Rangers a 2-0 advantage with two breakaway goals in minutes 15 and 56. 

Though the Tritons were pushing for much of the contest it wasn't until the 65th minute that the team was able to finish a shot. That's when King ripped a shot past the Ranger defense for EdCC's first score. Longsine, normally a keeper, evened the score 7 minutes later when she took a deflected shot and calmly guided the ball into the OC goal.


King gave Edmonds the lead a minute later with her second goal of the game. Gray scored on two nice shots in minutes 81 and 86.

The Rangers (3-3-1, 1-3-1) did pull within one when they netted a shot between Gray's goals, but the Tritons would come away with the wild win. Olivia Olason contributed two assists in the game with Longsine adding another.

Peyton Pruett saved nine shots with her counterpart, Cassady Orstad, turning back 10 Triton attempts. 

With the comeback, EdCC improves to 4-1 overall, 2-1 in league play. The Tritons travel to Aberdeen on Saturday where they will meet West foes Grays Harbor at 1 pm.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tritons Fall in Four at Pierce

Riley Stewart had 12 kills Tuesday
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TACOMA -- Edmonds Community College volleyball lost in four sets at Pierce College Tuesday night (23-15, 25-18, 25-19, 25-21). The loss drops EdCC to 0-7 on the year.

The Tritons opened up the first set with a two-point victory, hitting .209. But Edmonds' hitting percentage began to slip from that point on which led to three close losses in sets 2-4.

Edmonds ended up hitting just .057 for the match. Riley Steward led the offense with 12 kills and a .281 hitting percentage. Stewart also had 8 digs. Amelia McArthur was next with 8 kills and 7 digs with Carly Sims adding 6 kills.

Setter Kiani Clissold contributed 18 assists with Carly Reese adding 26 digs. 

The Raiders (4-1) hit .113 Tuesday, paced by 13 kills and 20 digs by Brianna Hardee. Taylor Buell had 10 winners and 18 digs. Brittany Smith added 36 assists in the win.

The Tritons play their first home game of the year this Friday when Lower Columbia pays Seaview Gym a visit. Game time is at 7 p.m.




Monday, September 8, 2014

Volleyball Seeking First Win

The EdCC volleyball team dropped all five of its contests at the Spokane Falls CC Tournament this past weekend and fell to 0-6 on the season. Shorthanded due to injuries, the Edmonds squad did its best to compete at one of the NWAC's best events.

On Friday, the Triton ladies lost in three sets to Linn-Benton, Clark and Blue Mountain. A day later it was EdCC falling to Wenatchee Valley 3-1 and Chemeketa 3-0.

The Tritons travel to Pierce College for a 7 pm match on Tuesday before hosting their first match of the year on Friday when Lower Columbia pays Seaview Gym a visit. Game time is slated for 7 pm.

General admission to Seaview is $5, an EdPass gets you in free.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Women's Soccer Splits Weekend Series

Lauren Rodger scored 3 times Saturday
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LYNNWOOD -- The EdCC women's soccer team split its two NWAC league games at Triton Field this past weekend, losing to Highline 3-0 on Friday and beating Lower Columbia 4-0 on Saturday. The Tritons now stand at 3-1-0 overall on the year and are 1-1 in league play.

Friday's contest against Highline was a frustrating one for Edmonds. The athletic and deep Thunderbirds (5-0, 3-0 league) controlled the pace of play all game, scoring in the 25th, 37th and 60th minutes. 

EdCC utilized both keepers, Alecia Longsine playing the first half and Peyton Pruett the second. Longsine would save four shots with Pruett turning back eight. The Tritons attempted just two shots on goal, both of which were saved by HCC's Tessa Bruland. 

The situation was reversed on Saturday. Edmonds scored three goals against Lower Columbia in the opening eight of play minutes to take a 3-0 advantage. The Tritons blasted away all game but wouldn't score again until the 76th minute.

Lauren Rodger was the offensive star of the game, recording a hat-trick against the Red Devils (4th, 8th and 76th minute). Two of Rodger's goals came on penalty kicks and one on a breakaway. EdCC's other goal was by Keana King (minute 8).

The score would have been even more lopsided if not for 12 saves by LCC's Alexandria Aspinwall. The Triton defense kept the Red Devils at bay with LCC (1-3-1, 0-3) taking just one shot on goal. Pruett recorded her second shut out of the season.

EdCC takes a few days off before hosting Olympic College on Thursday as part of a league doubleheader. The women start at 5 pm, followed by the men at 7:15 pm. OC comes into the match with a 2-2-1 overall mark and are 0-2-1 in region play.