Monday, September 29, 2014

EdCC Women Fall 2-1 at Everett

Kylee Billings scores on Saturday

EVERETT – The EdCC women’s soccer team suffered a tough 2-1 defeat to NWAC No. 2-ranked Everett CC at Kasch Field Saturday. The loss dropped the No. 7-ranked Tritons to 6-3-1 overall, 4-3-1 league and into a tie for third place in the North standings.

Saturday’s tilt was the first for both squads against a North team in 2014. A very even contest for most of the contest, it took until minute 62 to see a score when Lauren Allison found the net for Everett. Matti Norton gave the Trojans a 2-0 advantage with a goal 18 minutes later.

A Riquelle Weaver to Kylee Billings goal in the 82nd minute cut the deficit to just one goal. With time running down Billings put herself in great position to even the score but Everett keeper punched the ball out before Billings was able to head it in.

Alecia Longsine started in goal and made a few terrific saves before taking the field as a forward in the second. Peyton Pruett played the final 45 minutes as keeper.
Everett improved to 9-2, 7-1 with the win.

The Tritons have a huge week coming up, traveling to Shoreline for a 12:30 pm match on Wednesday and then head to Green River on Saturday for a 7 pm tilt.

EdCC Men's Soccer Tops Everett

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EVERETT - The Edmonds CC men's soccer team defeated Everett CC 1-0 Saturday at Kasch Park thanks to a late goal and a tenacious Triton defense. It was the first NWAC North contest for both squads and pushed Edmonds to 4-5-0 overall, 4-2 league. Everett falls to 2-4-2, 1-4-1 league.

The league match had just one goal, but there was plenty of excitement and both teams had scoring chances. But shots on target were either saved or went just high or wide until the 80th minute. That's when the Tritons forced a turnover and charged down the pitch towards the Trojan goal. 

JJ Schemek took possession and crossed a perfect shot to a running Miguel Medina who headed the ball into the net past EVCC keeper Sergio Barrera.

The Trojans pressed the last 10 minutes but were unable to convert. 

Arturo Oberto had five saves for Edmonds and recorded the shut out with Barrera posting nine saves.

The Tritons play just once this coming week, a 2:45 pm league game versus Shoreline (2-5-1, 1-3-1) at Twin Ponds Park in Shoreline. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Men's Soccer Battles but Edged at PC

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PORT ANGELES -- The Tritons played extremely well at No. 1-ranked Peninsula College on Wednesday but a goal by the Pirates in minute 7 would be enough, the Tritons falling 1-0

The lone score of the game was by Caio Maciel with Victor Sanchez on the assist.

Both keepers prevented any further finishes, EdCC's Arturo Oberto saving five shots and PC's Aaron Zavolokin saving four tries.

The Tritons fell to 3-5-1 overall, 3-2 in league, which has the team sitting second in the North standings. 

Peninsula, the two-time defending league champs out of the NWAC West, are now 8-0, 6-0 league. 

Edmonds travels to Everett on Saturday for a 2:15 pm game at Kasch Park. The Trojans are 2-3-2 overall, 1-3-1 in league play. Saturday's tilt marks the start of North play for both squads.

Volleyball Falls to Shoreline in Heartbreaker

Carly Sims recorded 11 kills Wednesday
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LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC volleyball opened up league play against Shoreline Wednesday night in Seaview gym. The Tritons and Dolphins battled for five sets with the visiting Shoreline eventually prevailing 3-2 (25-11, 23-25, 17-25, 25-13, 15-12).

The Dolphins outhit the Tritons .133 to .064, mainly due to a pair of dominating set wins. Yet, despite this -- and a 25-11 loss in the opening set, Edmonds was in a good position to take the conference match. That's because the Tritons took the next two sets, 25-23 and 25-17 and were ahead 2-1.

Just as in the first set, Shoreline cruised to an easy set four win 25-13 to even the match at 2-2. The Dolphins opened up a four-point lead in the deciding fifth set only to see EdCC charge back to even the score at 11-11.

SCC won the next three points and were a point from taking the match. The Tritons came back to win the next point. A serve by EdCC looked like an ace but a foot-fault was called to give the Dolphins the match.

Both teams made 12 service errors in the five-setter, but SCC had distinct advantages in kills (51-33), assists (47-32) and digs (78-73), though EdCC had the advantage in team blocks (9-5). 

Two Tritons: Carly Sims and Gabi Mahler posted double-digit winners, 11 and 10 respectively. Newcomer Mariah Martin dished out 29 assists and had 19 digs. Delaney Watson had 14 digs in the loss with Mahler digging out 11 and blocking 3 shots. 

The Dolphins (2-7, 1-0 North) were paced by Anya Golubitskikh's 19 kills. M'Kailah Redden had 17 kills in the win. Malia Parilla contributed 37 assists. 

Edmonds (0-13, 0-1 North) will host Whatcom Friday at 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Edmonds Comes Up Short at Peninsula

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PORT ANGELES -- The NWAC No. 7 EdCC Triton women's soccer team battled and had it's chances, but would lose 2-0 Tuesday afternoon to No. 2-ranked Peninsula College. The game against their West rivals was the last non-North contest of the year for Edmonds and was a rematch of last year's NWAC title game

With the loss EdCC falls to 6-2-1 overall, 4-2-1 in league play while the Pirates improved to 8-1, 6-1 league.

Both Peninsula goals came on corner kicks, the first in minute 17 when Paxton Rodocker headed a corner into the goal. Edmonds keeper Alecia Longsine deflected the shot and when the ball came down Mary Pierce took advantage and scored.

That's how the score remained until the 60th minute when Larkyn Nelson knocked home a corner from Alyssa Bertuleit. 

The Tritons had their chances but could not finish against the stiff Pirate defense.

EdCC keeper Alecia Longsine saved four shots, including one on a spectacular that even the PC faithful appreciated. Peyton Pruett played the second half and recorded one save.

Emily Flinn saved both EdCC shots on target.

The going doesn't get easier as the Tritons head over to Everett on Saturday to take on the top-ranked Trojans. Start time against their North foes at Katch Park is at noon.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tritons Collect 6 Points

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LYNNWOOD - The EdCC men's soccer team posted two league wins over the weekend, beating Bellevue 3-1 on Friday and Tacoma 1-0 on Saturday. More importantly, the Tritons collected six points and are now second in the NWAC North region standings with a 3-1 record. Edmonds is 3-4-1 overall.

Bellevue jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute Friday but two Miguel Medina goals, in the 52nd and 63rd minutes, propelled the Tritons in front.

Down 2-1 the Bulldogs (5-4, 3-4) pulled their keeper in an attempt to gain more offense. That move backfired when EdCC keeper Arturo Oberto lined a long kick past midfield after a save. 

The ball was controlled by JJ Schmeck on a breakaway, past the BC keeper. Schemeck then found Max Zambrowsky who sent in a 30 yard shot into a vacated goal.

Oberto pulled in two saves in the win.

Tacoma (5-5, 2-4) paid Triton Field a visit the very next day. A very hard-fought and chippy game ensued. Scoreless through 72 minutes, Schemeck was fouled in the Titan box. He lined up for a PK and zipped in the shot, the only time anyone found the back of the net Saturday.

Oberto and the defense earned the shut out, Oberto saving five TCC shots on goal.

Edmonds will be on the road for the next few contests, starting with a 4 pm game at Peninsula on Wednesday. The two-time defending champion Pirates are 7-0 overall, 5-0 in league play.

Tritons Win One, Tie Another

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LYNNWOOD - The EdCC women's soccer team hosted a pair of NWAC West rivals over the weekend and came away with four points: 3 from a 1-0 win over Bellevue Friday night and one point after a 0-0 tie with Tacoma CC on Saturday.

The Tritons are now 6-1-1 overall on the season and are 4-1-1 in league play, which has the team sitting second behind Everett in the North standings.

Edmonds and Bellevue (3-2-5, 2-2-4) each attempted seven shots on goal Friday but the lone score came in minute 38 when Claudia Brasino took a pass from Olivia Olason and slipped the ball past Bulldog keeper Maggie Alikpala-Wilson.

EdCC would make that score hold up thanks to a tough defensive back line and the Triton keeper tandem of Alecia Longsine and Peyton Pruett who had three and four saves respectively.

Saturday's contest against Tacoma (2-8-1, 1-5-1) was a frustrating one for Edmonds which heavily outshot the Titans. TCC keeper Tona Southworth saved seven shots, however, and many of the Triton's other attempts went just wide or high.

Edmonds faces its last West opponent on Tuesday when the team heads over to Port Angeles to take on the Peninsula Pirates for a 2 pm tilt. PC is 7-1 overall, 5-1 in league. Last year the two teams battled for the NWAC title with Peninsula outlasting Edmonds 2-1.

The Tritons then head to Everett on Saturday for a noon contest that opens up North play.

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. NIC keeper Robert Powell tallied 10 saves to preserve the shut out.

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.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

EdCC Men's Soccer Falls in League Opener to HCC

JJ Schmeck scored EdCC's lone goal Wednesday

LYNNWOOD – The EdCC men’s soccer team lost to visiting Highline CC 3-1 Wednesday night at Triton Field in the team’s league opener. With the loss the Tritons fall to 0-3 on the season, 0-1 in league play. The Thunderbirds improved to 1-1-1, 1-0 league.

Though EdCC lost, the team generated plenty of good chances but was only able to convert on one. That came in the 20th minute when JJ Schmeck dribbled past the Thunderbird defense slipped a shot past keeper Grayson Raffensperger, giving the Tritons an early 1-0 lead.

That lead would last just five minutes as HCC’s Brandon Madsen would even the score with a goal. Teammate Garrett Brewer gave the Thunderbirds a 2-1 advantage with a goal in minute 21.

The two sides went into the break with HCC up 2-1. Italo Mota scored eleven minutes in the second stanza to put the Thunderbirds up 3-1. That would be the final goal of the game despite opportunities for both sides.

The match was an offensive-minded one that saw HCC attempt 17 shots with EdCC taking eight. Raffensperger turned back five attempts on goal with Triton keeper Arturo Oberto rejecting six – including three diving or leaping saves.

Isidro Prado-Huerta assisted in all three Highline goals.

Edmonds welcomes Olympic College on Thursday, September 11, for a 7:15 p.m. region tilt under the lights.