Wednesday, December 31, 2014

EdCC Claims Clackamas Tournament Title

EdCC, Clackamas Tournament Champions 
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OREGON CITY - The Tritons claimed the 2014 Clackamas Holiday Tournament championship on Tuesday by defeating Walla Walla 90-79. Edmonds improved to 10-13 with the triumph and dropped the Warriors to 7-6.

The Tritons shot 44 percent (36-81), controlled the boards (49-39) and had 26 second chance points. Edmonds forced 15 WWCC turnovers which led to 20 points. The Triton bench continues to shine, adding 24 points to the win Tuesday.

Charlie Smith led EdCC with 27 points and six assists. Tournament MVP Zach Pederson added 15 points and 10 rebounds to the win with Blake Fernandez contributing 10 points. Sam Omondi pulled in seven rebounds with Devin Stoen scoring six and grabbing six boards.

Matt Grooms and Satchel Schetzie had 26 and 24 points for the Warriors, respectively. 

Aside from Pederson, Smith and Destine Kawaka were named all-tournament.

The Tritons return home for a pair of non-league contests before playing their first NWAC North contest. On Friday, January 2, EdCC hosts an Alumni game at 7 pm. 

All Tournament Team
MVP: Zach Peterson- Edmonds
Vince Bouman-Clackamas
Derek Brown JR- Everett
Dustine Kawaka- Edmonds
Dominique McClendon_-Everett
Tra’Von McCray- Tacoma
Nate Richard- Walla Walla
Satchel Shetzel- Walla Walla
Charley Smith- Edmonds
Adam Moore- Linn-Benton
Shayne Rixie- Clackamas

Tritons Lose Lead and Game to TCC

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LYNNWOOD -- The EdCC women's basketball team lost a five-point half time lead and the game to visiting Tacoma CC Tuesday night in Seaview Gym. The Tritons fell to 1-8 with the loss while TCC improved to 2-6. 

Edmonds came out of the gate strong and took a 8-1 lead. The Titans rallied and eventually took a one-point lead with 4:31 left in the first half. EdCC's Taylor Carpenter made a pair of treys late, however, and the Tritons went into intermission with a 27-22 advantage.

Tacoma, behind the sharp shooting of Carsen Stanley and the rebounding/ scoring of Jemila Leppard, went ahead at the 10 minute mark of the second stanza and never looked back. The Titans were up by as much as much as 12 before settling for the nine-point win.

Leading Edmonds with 14 points was Asiyah Davis. Shaleea Butler added 13 points with Carpenter contributing nine points. The Tritons shot 39 percent from the floor but struggled at the arch (3-13) and the line (4-12). EdCC also turned the ball over 21 times.

Stanley had 17 points for TCC with Leppard adding 16 points and 14 boards.

The Tritons play twice this coming weekend. On Saturday they host Wenatchee Valley and on Sunday the team welcomes Northwest Indian. Both contests start at 3 pm.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

EdCC Men Advance to Clackamas Title Game

Zach Pederson scored 26 points Monday

OREGON CITY – Edmonds CC advanced to the championship game of the Clackamas Holiday Classic by beating Tacoma CC 74-67 Monday evening. The Tritons will face Walla Walla in Tuesday’s 3 pm title tilt.

Edmonds was off of their shooting game when compared to Sunday’s 114-point effort against Yakima Valley, but the Tritons did manage to shoot 40 percent against Tacoma from the field, though the team was a poor 4-for-14 from behind the arc.

What made the difference was EdCC pulling down 47 rebounds, 13 more than did the Titans. Edmonds took 12 more shots than did TCC during the 60 minutes of non-league action.

Leading the way with 26 points and 18 rebounds was Triton forward Zach Pederson. The sophomore went 12-22 from the field and made both of his free throw attempts. Charlie Smith added 15 points and Sam Omondi chipped in with 13 points.

Andre Lewis scored 23 points for Tacoma in the losing effort.

Edmonds improved to 9-3 on the year and dropped the Titans to 3-7.  Walla Walla heads into Tuesday with a 7-5 mark. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Tritons Score 114 in Win Over Yakima Valley

Devin Stoen scored 18 with 4 assists Sunday
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OREGON CITY -- The Tritons scored a season-high in points when they defeated Yakima Valley 114-69 Sunday afternoon in game two of the Clackamas Holiday Classic. Charlie Smith led Edmonds with 25 points on an 8-for-10 shooting performance. Smith also pulled down 7 rebounds.

With the win the Tritons improved to 8-3 on the year and advances in the winner's bracket to play Tacoma CC at 5 p.m. Monday. The winner of that contest reaches Tuesday's championship game.

EdCC shot an impressive 57 percent from the floor Sunday and made 9-of-19 (47%) 3-pointers. Additionally, the Tritons made 37 shots from the free-throw line and out rebounded the Yaks by a 53-26 margin. 

The Tritons scored 23 points off of 14 YVCC turnovers and got 55 points from the bench. 

Yakima Valley (2-10) lost for the third time in as many games to EdCC, shooting just 32 percent Sunday afternoon. 

Besides Smith, five other EdCC players reached double-figures in points. Devin Stoen had 18 points and 4 assists, Zach Pederson scored 18 and pulled in 8 rebounds, Blake Fernandez had 15 points, Sam Omondi added 12 points and 7 boards and Jas Coulson had 10 points and 3 assists. 

Tacoma (3-6) defeated Linn-Benton 91-62 in another opening-round game Sunday. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tritons Fall to Treasure Valley at GRCC Crossover

Asiyah Davis had 19 points
for Edmonds CC on Thursday
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AUBURN -- The EdCC women's basketball team was defeated by Treasure Valley 79-55 Thursday afternoon at the Green River Crossover. Though Tritons lost, they played much better against the Chukars than they on December 6, when the result was a 101-39 loss. 

TVCC (6-4) entered the break Thursday with a 54-31 lead but Edmonds played the Chukars close in the second stanza and were outscored by just one point, 25-24.

Edmonds shot 42 percent from the field led by 19 points from Asiyah Davis. Shaleea Butler added 10 points with Mariah Martin contributing 9 points. 

Three Chukars scored in double-figures led by Heather Waldemar's 15.

The Tritons (1-6)  will take on host Green River (3-6) at noon Friday. GRCC fell to Portland 83-75 on Thursday. The loser of that contest is eliminated from the tournament while the winner advances to Saturday's noon consolation game.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Second Half Surge Propels EdCC Over Clippers

Destine Kawaka scored 13 points Wednesday
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LYNNWOOD - The EdCC men's basketball team rallied from a 10-point halftime defect to defeat visiting South Puget Sound CC Wednesday night in Seaview Gym, 86-74. 

With an 85-73 win in Olympia earlier in the year, the Tritons swept the non-league home-and-away series with the Clippers and improved to 5-2 on the year. 

Edmonds came out of the gate red-hot Wednesday, taking an 8-0 and a 15-6 lead over SPSCC. The Clippers stormed back to tie the game at 15-15, however. The two sides traded shots for awhile but South Puget Sound would go up by as much as 12 points before heading into the break with a 49-39 advantage. 

The Clippers (4-6), which knocked off #1-ranked Spokane on Monday, would lose some of their shooting touch in the second stanza while the Tritons, led by Zach Pederson, warmed up. The deficit was just one point at the 14:34 mark and a bucket by Sam Omondi at 11:01 tied the game at 60-60.

A 3-pointer from Blake Fernandez put EdCC ahead for the first time in a long time. The Clippers hung tough for awhile but a pair of free throws and a jumper from Omondi put Edmonds ahead by four and the team would never look back. 

The Tritons stretched their lead to 13 points just two minutes later and that was basically the ball game.

Pederson led EdCC with 26 points and 10 rebounds with Charlie Smith adding 15 points and Destine Kawaka contributing 13 points.

Four Clippers scored in double-figures led by Jordan Higgins and Elijah Sanders, each of whom scored 15. 

Edmonds had a slim advantage in shooting percentage (42 to 39 percent), but out rebounded the Clippers 54-44. What kept SPSCC in the game early was free throws. The Clippers made their first 16 attempts from the stripe and ended up going 22-28.

The Tritons head over to South Puget Sound on Friday to participate in a NWAC Crossover Tournament. EdCC's first tilt is versus Yakima Valley Friday at 2 pm.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tritons Edge Gators in Overtime Thriller

Coach Gray talks to the Tritons during Friday's game
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LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds Community College got a measure of revenge Friday night in Seaview Gym when the Tritons defeated Green River 88-82 in an overtime thriller. The Gators topped EdCC 76-61 earlier in the year. Friday's win pushed EdCC's season record to 4-2.

Zach Pederson led Edmonds with 21 points and 11 rebounds but it was Charlie Smith and his four three-pointers that were the difference. Three of Smith's treys came in during the last seven minutes of Friday's non-league tilt and two were on back-to-back possessions in overtime. 

The score went back-and-forth all game. Edmonds trailed by as much as six in the first but went into the break with a six-point lead. The Gators stormed back and retook the lead at 15:55 in the second stanza. The Tritons fell behind by as many as seven points (71-64) with six minutes remaining in regulation.

Buckets by Smith, Sam Omondi and two free throws by Pederson brought EdCC to within one. But the Gatos would hold off the Tritons and be in front by four with just 46 seconds left. Pederson sank a jumper and Smith would force a steal on the next Gator possession which led to a bucket by Destine Kawaka. That shot evened the score at 77-77. 

A Green River offensive foul gave Edmonds the opportunity to win the game in regulation by Jas Coulson's layup circled in and out of the hoop when time expired.

Pederson made the first basket of overtime, followed by another by Omondi (who would score 19 points). The Gators evened the score with four consecutive points and eventually led by one until the back-to-back threes from Smith gave EdCC the lead for good. 

Edmonds shot 45 percent and scored 27 points on three-pointers. The Gators shot 49 percent and had 24 points off of treys. The Tritons out-rebounded GRCC 40-33. 

Blake Fernandez added 11 points and five assists for EdCC.

Bernard Sanders led Green River (5-3) with 20 points with both CM Garrett and Damon Cikanek adding 17 points. 

The Tritons will be at home on Wednesday to host South Puget Sound. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 pm.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tritons Reach Century Mark Against YVCC

Umut Akkepenek scored 22 points
 for Edmonds on Wednesday

LYNNWOOD – The Edmonds CC Tritons (3-2) climbed above .500 on the season after defeating Yakima Valley CC 103-77 Wednesday night in Seaview Gym. The Tritons were paced by 22 points from Umut Akkepenek and 21 points from Zach Pederson.

EdCC started slowly, however, and trailed 13-5 seven minutes into the first half. But a 17-2 run reversed the tide and put Edmonds out in front for good. The Tritons entered the break with a 46-32 advantage and had game-best 30-point lead with 2:20 to go in the game.

A field goal by Alec Calloway with 41 seconds left put the Tritons over the 100-point mark. The last time the Tritons scored triple figures was last December against South Puget Sound.

Edmonds shot 55 percent Wednesday, scored 19 points off of turnovers and outrebounded YVCC 56-42. The Triton bench had a major impact and contributed 49 points in the win. 

Akkepenek was 7-for-7 from the field and made a pair of three-pointers. Pederson was 8-of-12. Sam Omondi and Destine Kawaka added 14 and 10 points, respectively. Omondi had nine rebounds to lead EdCC.

The Yaks shot 39 percent. Marshaun Williams had 18 points to lead YVCC (2-6).

The Tritons will be at home this Friday for a 7 p.m. contest against Green River. The Gators beat EdCC 76-61 on November 25. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tritons Top Titans in Non League Tilt

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TACOMA -- The EdCC women's basketball team claimed its first win of the year Tuesday night by beating Tacoma CC 51-49 in a non-league game. The win moves the Triton's record to 1-3 on the season.

Mariah Martin led Edmonds with 18 points after going 8-for-13 from the field and hitting both of her three-point attempts. Asiyah Davis chipped in with 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists with Mia Hayek adding 12 points. Brianna Joki grabbed 12 rebounds for the Tritons.

Three Titons (0-3) scored in double-figures, paced by 15 points from Carsen Stanley. Samira Miller pulled down 18 boards.

Neither team shot well, with TCC actually outshooting EdCC 37 to 33 percent and it was the Titans with 10 more rebounds (52-42). The Tritons took 10 more shots than did Tacoma, however, and the Titans were dreadful at the free throw line, making just 5 of 21 attempts.

Edmonds scored 15 points on treys, compared to just six from TCC.

The Tritons led 24-23 at the half and also had one more point than did Tacoma in the second.

EdCC will next play at the Everett Tournament this weekend. The team's first tilt is against Spokane on Friday starting at 2 pm.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Pederson Scores 30 to Lead Men's Hoops

Zach Pederson scored 30 and had 11 boards vs. Pierce
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TACOMA -- The EdCC men's basketball team snapped a two-game skid by defeating Pierce College 88-83 Saturday night. The win evens the Tritons mark to 2-2 on the season. 

Edmonds shot a robust 51 percent against the Red Raiders, a vast improvement from the prior two contests. Leading the Tritons in scoring was Zach Pederson who had 30 points on a 14-23 shooting effort. Pederson also pulled in 11 rebounds in the win.

Three other Tritons scored at least 10 points: Charlie Smith (15), Jas Coulson (10) and Devin Stoen (10). Blake Fernandez contributed six assists and five points, Smith and Stoen added five and four assists, respectively. 

Edmonds outshot the Raiders (51 to 47 percent) but were outrebounded 42-39. Both teams struggled at the free throw line, EdCC making just 9-of-18 at the stripe.

Keasen Kelly led PC with 18 points with Hussayn Ford scoring 14 and grabbing 13 rebounds. The Red Raiders fell to 2-4.

The Tritons led by three at the half (39-36) and outscored Pierce in the second 49-47 in the second for the five-point margin of victory. EdCC scored 15 second chance points and made seven threes, both of which were difference makers in the non-league tilt. 

EdCC will be at home for three straight contests starting with Yakima Valley on Wednesday, December 10. Tip-off is at 7 pm. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tritons Split First Two Games of 2014

SPSCC box | BMCC box

The Edmonds CC men's basketball team split its first two games of the 2014-15 season this past weekend, defeating South Puget Sound 85-73 in Olympia on Friday before dropping a 51-50 heartbreaker in Seaview Gym to Blue Mountain CC on Saturday. 

Against SPSCC the Tritons shot just 37.5 percent (28-78) but managed to take 16 more shots than the Clippers did. The team was led by 19 points from Devin Stoen. Charlie Smith chipped in with 15 points with Blake Fernandez and Zach Pederson contributing 11 and 10 points, respectively. 

Fernandez pulled down eight rebounds and had a team-best four assists. 

Leading SPSCC was Elijah Sanders with 25 points and eight boards. The Clippers shot 41.8 percent and pulled down 45 rebounds.

Edmonds had a mere two-point lead heading into halftime (37-35) but pulled away from SPSCC in the second by going on a 12-0 run to start the stanza. EdCC would eventually win by 12.

The Tritons had another sub par shooting night against the Timberwolves on Saturday, making just 19-66 (28.8%) of their attempts. Edmonds was good on just 3-15 three-pointers as well. 

The game was a back-and forth wit each side struggling to make a shot. The teams were squared up a 23-23 at intermission but the Tritons went ahead by seven points in the second. Blue Mountain fought back and led by one point with 14 seconds left. 

Charlie Smith made a layup with seven seconds to go to put EdCC up by one, but the Timberwolves would silence Seaview when Jarrell Bell dished off a pass to Max Mueller who laid in the ball with 0.7 seconds to go. That would be the game-winner.

Smith scored 13 points for Edmonds with Sam Omondi pulling down 11 boards. Muller led BMCC with 19 points.

The Tritons travel to Green River CC on Tuesday, November 25, for a non-conference tilt that starts at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Men's Soccer Falls in OT in NWAC Semis

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TUKWILA -- The Edmonds CC men's soccer team lost to North Idaho 1-0 in a NWAC semifinal playoff game Saturday afternoon in front of a great crowd at Starfire Sports Complex. Scoring the game-winning goal in the 99th minute for NIC was Brady Ulen.

Edmonds, champs of the NWAC North, ends the 2014 campaign with a 8-8-4 overall record and went 1-1 in the postseason, good for third place in the NWAC tourament. East champs North Idaho improved to 17-1-2 and advanced to the NWAC finals set for Sunday evening. 

Saturday's contest was mostly a defensive one, though the Cardinals were the ones who pressed the most and had the most chances. EdCC keeper Arturo Oberto kept NIC off the board for 98 minutes, however, by making a few terrific saves. 

After 90 scoreless minutes of play the contest went into sudden-death overtime. It would be much of the same with NIC playing on the Triton's end of the field. With a minute in the first overtime, Ulen got a good look and snuck a shot past Oberto.

Goal keeper Mitchell Markovetz recorded the shutout for North Idaho.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

EdCC Volleyball Closes Out the Year

EdCC Sophs Carly Reece, Carly Sims and Riley Stewart
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LYNNWOOD -- The EdCC volleyball team ended a frustrating season with 3-0 loss to NWAC No. 1-ranked Olympic College Tuesday night in Golden Gym (25-14, 25-9, 25-14). The setback completes a 2-17 overall campaign from the Tritons. Edmonds finished with a 1-11 mark in league.

Ending their EdCC careers were sophomores Carly Reece, Carly Sims and Riley Stewart. Sims led the Tritons with 7 kills, Reece had 10 digs both Gabi Mahler and Mariah Martin each with 6 digs. Martin and Delaney Watson both contributed 7 assists.

Olympic hit a robust .356 Tuesday and led EdCC in every statistical category. Danielle Chu led the Rangers with 9 kills, with Ashlee Trane dishing out 23 assists.

The Rangers, won the North with a 12-0 mark and head into the NWAC tournament with a 27-6 overall record.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Men's Soccer Reaches the NWAC Final Four

Cristhian Robles scored the game-winner
Saturday against TCC
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LYNNWOOD -- The EdCC men's soccer team punched its ticket to the NWAC Final Four by defeating Tacoma CC 2-0 Saturday afternoon in a quarterfinal match at Triton Field. The Tritons, the No. 1 seed in the North, improved to 8-7-4 on the season while TCC, the # 3 seed in the West, ends the year with a 10-9-2 mark.

Edmonds will face North Idaho in Saturday's 3:30 p.m. semifinal held at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. The 6 p.m. semifinal pits Highline against Skagit Valley. The winner of those two contests will face each other 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday's home tilt against Tacoma CC was scoreless -- thanks to a couple of outstanding saves from EdCC keeper Aurturo Oberto -- until Cristhian Robles found the Titan net in the 33rd minute off of a pass from Kevin Carroll. The freshman's shot was a beauty taken from about 15 yards out and over the TCC keeper.

Then in first-half stoppage time, Triton forward Miguel Medina blasted a foul kick from the right side of the field past Titan keeper Ian Fry to put EdCC up 2-0.

That would be the final goal of the game and more than enough for the Triton defense. Oberto recorded the shutout by making 9 saves.

The other quarterfinal scores had Highline defeating Whatcom 4-2; Skagit Valley topping Clark 2-1 and North Idaho defeating Peninsula 2-0. North Idaho, EdCC's opponent on Saturday, beat the Tritons 3-0 earlier in the season.

Edmonds Volleyball Drops Heartbreaker to Bellevue

LYNNWOOD – The Edmonds volleyball team fell in five sets to visiting Bellevue Friday night in Seaview Gym (26-24, 25-12, 20-25, 21-25, 15-8). The Tritons will finish out the regular season on Tuesday when they host Olympic College at 7 p.m. EdCC sophomores will be recognized prior to the contest.

Friday’s loss was a tough one for the Tritons because they had a great chance to win the opening set and possibly the match. The first eventually went to the Bulldogs in extra points 26-24.

Bellevue cruised through the second set and it seemed at that point that BC would finish off EdCC in three. But the Tritons rallied and claimed the next two sets to push the match to a deciding fifth set. The Bulldogs would take the fifth, though 15-8, and the match.

EdCC outside hitter Carly Sims led all players with 18 kills and also had 7 digs. She was the only Triton to record double-figure winners, though three others: Gabi Mahler, Riley Stewart and Amelia McArthur had five kills. Mahler also had 10 digs and three aces.

Delaney Watson registered 14 assists, four aces and five digs with Mariah Martin dishing out 20 assists.

The Tritons had 8.5 team blocks, led by 6 total blocks from Megan Tran. EdCC hit .135 as a team to BC’s 142. The Bulldogs accumulated more kills (52-41), assists (50-41) and digs (60-54) than did Edmonds.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tritons Fall in Three at Everett CC

Carly Sims led EdCC with 11 kills

EVERETT – Edmonds CC fell in three tough sets (27-25, 25-20, 25-22) at Everett CC Wednesday night despite double-digit kills from both Carly Sims and Gabi Mahler. The loss drops EdCC to 2-25 overall, 1-9 in NWAC North action. Everett improved to 21-13, 6-4.

The match, though decided in three, was a tough one, with Edmonds pushing Everett the entire time. The first set went into extra points before the Trojans wrapped up the 2-point win. EvCC went on to take sets two and three.

Sims led the Tritons with 11 kills on 22 attempts and also registered 7 digs. Mahler contributed 10 winners and 3 digs. Mariah Martin and Delaney Watson split the setting duties, with 15 and 13 assists respectively.  Carly Reese led Edmonds with 9 digs and also had 4 assists.

Leading all players with 15 kills was Everett’s Natalia Sulantay.

The Tritons will return home Friday to host Bellevue after playing 12 games away from Seaview Gym. Friday’s contest starts at 7 pm as does the regular season finale on November 11 against Olympic College. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tritons Fall in Epic Playoff Match

EdCC ready for introductions Wednesday
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ONTARIO, OR -- It's hard to imagine a NWAC first round match that was as hard-fought and as drama-filled as Wednesday's EdCC at Treasure Valley tilt. Edmonds represented the North as the #3 seed, while Treasure Valley CC Chukars came into the game as the #2 seed from the East. 

The two squads battled for more than 110 minutes -- but that still wasn't enough as the 2-2 stalemate was finally decided in TVCC's favor on penalty kicks, 3-1.

Edmonds finished the 2014 campaign under first-year head coach Brittney Beitel with an impressive 12-5-3 overall record. The Tritons, with just 14 on the roster, were short-handed all season but never used that as an excuse. 

Making matters worse on Wednesday, though, was the fact that starting defender Hannah Longsine was nursing an injury received at Skagit Valley last Saturday and was unable to play, forcing Coach Beitel had to juggle the Triton lineup. 

Treasure Valley started the game by attacking EdCC's defense. However, despite pressing for much of the first half, the Chukars were unable to finish, thanks to a couple of crossbar hits and a handful of saves from Triton goalkeeper Alecia Longsine. 

Brooke Thomas broke through for Treasure Valley in the 29th minute when she managed to shake the EdCC defense and take an unopposed shot from the far right corner, the ball spinning in past the post and into the net. 

Edmonds, listless for much of the opening stanza, would even the score in the 37th minute. A Chukar foul committed in the box on a corner kick, led to a PK and Lauren Rodger delivered for EdCC. 

Lexie Gray, a late addition to the Triton club this summer, scored her team-high ninth goal of the year a minute later to put Edmonds up 2-1. Gray's shot was a beauty, lobbed over Chukar keeper Tessa Pitzer from the 15-yard mark

Unfortunately, as EdCC was holding onto its slim lead, midfielder Olivia Olason had to leave the pitch due to injury. 

The Chukars would even the score in the 83rd minute when Madison Johnson lobbed in a terrific shot from 25-plus yards out, and from the left side of the box. Her ball went in just under the crossbar.

Banged up, tired and with people playing out of position, it seemed that Edmonds wouldn't be able to turn away a deep TVCC squad. The Tritons showed their mettle, however, and would hold off Treasure Valley for another 27 minutes, including two sudden-death overtimes. 

The match then went into penalty kicks. EdCC backup keeper Peyton Pruett made two outstanding saves but Pitzer also turned back two shots and TVCC would prevail 3-1. The game officially goes down as a 2-2 tie with TVCC advancing on PKs.

Alecia Longsine would make seven saves for Edmonds, Pruett had two saves.   

Treasure Valley (15-3-4) will head over to West No. 1 Peninsula College on Saturday to take on the Pirates in a quarterfinal tilt.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Triton Women Finish Regular Season Victorious

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MOUNT VERNON -- Two goals by Riquelle Weaver and a stingy defense lifted the EdCC women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Skagit Valley Saturday night at Mount Vernon High School. 

Edmonds (12-5-2, 10-5-2 league) finish third in the North standings and will travel to East #2-seed Treasure Valley (15-3-3, 12-3-3 league). That NWAC first round tilt will be at 1 pm on Wednesday, November 5. The winner of that contest travels to West #1 seed Peninsula for a quarterfinal match on Saturday, November 8. 

Saturday's contest with SVC was moved to Mount Vernon HS due to unplayable field conditions at Cardinal Field. The Tritons, who play on turf, scored both of their goals in the second half. Weaver knocked on in one minute after the second half started and then headed in a corner from Olivia Olason in the 75th minute.

The EdCC defense kept the Cardinals off the board for its 12th shut out and fourth in a row. The Tritons have allowed just 18 goals all season. Keepers Alecia Longsine and Payton Pruett each played 45 minutes in goal.

EdCC Men's Soccer Ties, But Wins North Title

MOUNT VERNON – The EdCC Tritons tied with Skagit Valley 0-0 Saturday night at Mount Vernon HS. But the tie was essentially a victory for Edmonds which finished the regular season one point ahead of the Cardinals (24-23) to claim the 2014 NWAC North title.

The North regular season championship is the third in four years for the EdCC men’s soccer program (2011, 12, 14) and head coach Brandon Mitalas. The Tritons will now host one of three teams in a NWAC Quarterfinal Match at 2 pm on Saturday, November 8: Tacoma, Bellevue or Chemeketa. The quarterfinal winner advances to the NWAC “Final Four” November 15 and 16 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

The Tritons head into the NWAC postseason with a 7-7-4 overall mark and a 7-3-3 league record. Skagit Valley (9-5-2, 7-4-2) is the North No. 2 seed and will host Wenatchee Valley in a first round tilt on Wednesday, November 5.

Saturday’s match was moved from Skagit Valley College to Mount Vernon High School’s turf field because recent rain had made Cardinal Field unplayable. That might have helped the Tritons who play on a turf field. What also helped EdCC was five saves from keeper Arturo Oberto, including an amazing one in the 88th minute on a free kick on a ball that looked like a sure goal.

The Tritons actually pressed early and had a few good chances in the first half. The Cardinals, knowing a win was the only way to claim a second consecutive North title, went after it in the second and seemed to be on the verge of a score for much of the half. But the Tritons would hold off SVC to grab the tie and the crown.

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. 

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
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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
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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.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Men's Soccer Blanks Shoreline 1-0

The EdCC defense did not allow a shot on goal Wednesday
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SHORELINE -- The EdCC men's soccer team edged closer to the top of the NWAC North standings after a 1-0 defeat of Shoreline Wednesday at Twin Ponds Park. The win lifted Edmonds to 5-5-1 overall, 5-2 league.

Just like last Saturday's game at Everett, Wednesday's tilt at SCC came down the the wire. After a scoreless first half and 30 minutes of no goals in the second, Triton JJ Schmeck was able to get the ball in to the Dolphin net. 

That goal would be just enough, thanks to a tough EdCC defense. Triton keeper Arturo Oberto has 42 saves and four shut outs to his credit so far in 2014.

The Dolphins are now 2-5-2 overall, 1-4-1 league.

Edmonds will travel to Whatcom on Wednesday, October 8, to take on the first place Orcas. That contest starts at 5:15 pm.

EdCC Volleyball Sweeps Skagit Valley

LYNNWOOD – Edmonds Community College volleyball recorded a sweep of Skagit Valley College in a NWAC North tilt Wednesday night in Seaview Gym. The relatively easy 25-15, 25-21, 25-22 triumph was the first of the year for the Tritons (1-14, 1-2 league).

EdCC outside hitter Carly Sims led all players with 10 kills. Teammate Gabi Mahler was next with eight winners and seven digs, Riley Stewart added six kills.

Defensively EdCC was paced by 12 digs from Carly Reese. The sophomore libero also had five aces, many of which came at a crucial point in the second set. Mariah Martin tallied 19 assists.

The Tritons registered nine team blocks led by three solo blocks from Sims and three total blocks from both Stewart and Tran. Edmonds outhit the Cardinals in hitting (.128-.019), though Skagit had more kills and digs.

SVC (4-16, 1-1 league) was led by both Hanna Pitsch and Marley Reynolds’ six kills.

The Tritons take a few days off before hosting Everett on Wednesday, October 8. Game time is 7 pm.