Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gray scores twice, Pruett records 12 saves in Triton win

Lexie Gray Scored Twice Wednesday
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TUKWILA, WA -- Lexie Gray scored two goals and goalkeeper Peyton Pruett saved 12 shots as EdCC women's soccer defeated Clackamas 3-0 Wednesday at Starfire Sports Complex. 

With the triumph the Tritons improved to 2-0 on the 2014 season. 

Both sides had chances early on but neither came through until Gray spun in her first goal of the season from 15 yards out in the 35th minute of play. 

The Cougars had a golden opportunity to tie the match but hit the crossbar on a penalty kick. Everything else shot at the EdCC goal was saved by Pruett who was making her first collegiate start. 

Haylee Longsine made the score 2-0 Edmonds with a point-blank goal off a deflection in the 80th minute. Lauren Rodger got the assist when her shot from 30 yards out careened off the crossbar.

Gray headed in the third goal of the game eight minutes later for the final 3-0 score. Clackamas keepers saved five shots on the day.

The Tritons host Highline CC at Triton Field for a league tilt on Friday, September 5, starting at 5:00 pm. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Women's Soccer Opens Year with a Win

TUCKWILA, WA – Edmonds Community College women’s soccer defeated Walla Walla 2-1 Tuesday morning at Starfire Sports Complex. The win not only kicked off the 2014 season, it was the first for new head coach Brittney Beitel.

EdCC’s small squad of 14 players -- 11 of which are freshmen -- had the jitters early, however, allowing a Warrior goal by Oryian Matheny in the first minute of action.

The Tritons took the early hit and began to gather themselves, asserting control midway into the first half.  Edmonds had a couple of scoring opportunities before Keana King cashed in with a goal in the 34th minute of play to even the score at 1-1. Earning the assist was Olivia Olason.

The two sides would go into the break tied 1-all and that’s the way the score would stay until minute 80 when Hannah Longsine headed in the go-ahead shot off another header.

Both sides had chances but six saves from Warrior keeper Sasah Holt and five from Alecia Longsine would prevent any further scoring.

The Tritons will van down to Tukwila on Wednesday to take on Clackamas at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, August 4, 2014

EdCC Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

2013 EdCC Volleyball Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 4, 2014) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 676 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2012-2013 season. 

The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

Edmonds Community College, with a team GPA of 3.34 during 2013-14, was one of the schools recognized by the AVCA. Just two Northwest Athletic Conference squads earned Team Academic Award honors, the other being Clackamas Community College.

"Too often athletic participation is associated with academic underachievement and this stereotype is simply false when it comes to volleyball," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "Couple the smarts represented by these teams with the competitive experience and team-focused training gained on the court and we have a potent formula for future leadership! What a significant contribution that is by their coaches and schools."

The AVCA Team Academic Award has become one of the AVCA's fastest growing awards programs, seeing an impressive surge in teams honored over the past several years. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients have increased every single year but one, while amassing an overall 500% increase over the span of the last decade. Since the award's inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 676. 

Over 1,000 different schools have earned the award in the program's 22-year history, with exactly 6,126 awards been given out in total. Additionally, there were six programs to earn recognition in the inaugural sand category.

For a list of all 676 team winners, click here