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.