Picture Perfect: Northwest takes two from Walla Walla U

Picture Perfect: Northwest takes two from Walla Walla U

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KIRKLAND, WA —In an unusual bit of scheduling Northwest University Eagles hosted the Walla Walla University Wolves on back-to-back nights Wednesday and Thursday in Men’s soccer. Northwest dominated the two-leg series 11-0. See photos from Dale Garvey and school reports below. Dale’s gallery is at Facebook.com/goalWA.

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Northwest-6 Walla Walla-0 (Wednesday Sept.10)

Box Score KIRKLAND, Wash. – Northwest University registered their third straight shutout of the 2014 season as they defeated Walla Walla Univ., 6-0, this afternoon under sunny skies and temperatures in the 70’s.

Odason Pelogi scored one of the quickest goals in NU history as he scored just 13 seconds into the game as he dribbled through the WWU defense and put a bullet in from the left into the right side of the net for the 1-0 lead. Pelogi then scored his second goal of the day in the 19th minute when he tookJonathan Ellis‘ through ball over the top, beat the goalkeeper and put the ball into the back of the net.

In the 40th minute, NU’s freshman midfielder, Chris Iacolucci beat his defender on the right side and scored from 18 yards out. Todd Siedenburg was credited for the assist. Siedenburg then set up teammate Taylor Young for his third goal of the season (41:23) as Young bent his shot into the upper left corner from 18 yards out. Josimar Evangelista would give NU a 5 goal lead in the 43rd minute as he took Ryan Gamache‘s well-placed corner kick and finished from 6 yards out on the left side. While the offense was pressing and finishing, the Eagle defense would continue to hold the Wolves scoreless.

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Jacob Weaver scored the only goal of the second half as his shot from the middle, inside the box would sail into the lower right corner of the net for the Eagles’ final score of the day.

Walla Walla’s Josh Frey saved 11 of Northwest’s 17 shots on goal as Northwest (3-0-0) outshot the Wolves 39-4. Daniel Christenson earned the shutout for the third time this season and finished with two saves.

Said Gary McIntosh, NU men’s soccer coach, “I felt we came out focused and paid attention to the little things that will help us win games throughout the season.  Odi (Pelogi)started us off with a bang today scoring in the first 13 seconds and it really set the tone for the game. Our top four players all contributed today in big ways and it allowed us to score some nice goals.  It’s allways nice to get the shutout.”

The two teams meet again tomorrow in Kirkland at 4 p.m.

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Northwest-5 Walla Walla-0 (Thursday Sept. 11)

Box Score KIRKLAND, Wash. – Northwest University scored four second half goals to shutout visiting Walla Walla University, 5-0, for the second straight day and the non-conference victory.

NU head coach Gary McIntosh went with a different starting line-up today and the starters gave the Eagles a 1-0 halftime lead. Freshman Branson Corwin scored at the 28:21 mark after taking freshman Tyler Ptacek‘s cross and headed it from 6 yards out for the score.

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A new 11 took over the second half and senior Taylor Young scored his 4th goal of the season in the 64th minute as he beat a defender at the 18 yard mark and put a shot inside the lower left post. Young then assisted on the following goal by freshman Chris Iacolucci who placed his shot in the left corner from 7 yards out from the right side.

In the 83rd minute, it would be Odason Pelogi took Taylor Young‘s through ball and scored from 12 yards out in the middle. Aaron Becerril put the capper on the game as he one touched a centering pass from Hunter Madich and placed his low shot in the left side of the net from 12 yards out.

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Northwest (4-0-0) took 40 shots and 16 corners while the Eagle defense limited the Wolves to 1 shot and 1 corner for the afternoon.

“I thought Walla Walla came out today very organized and disciplined,” commented Gary McIntosh, Eagle head coach “It took us some time to break them down and score. I am pleased with effort of my team and to keep the tempo where it needed to be and we are seeing quality goals scored again from the right places. It’s now time to turn our focus to conference play which begins next week at OIT.”

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