Women's Soccer Playoffs - First Round Preview
Photo: Wilson Tsoi
Women’s 1st Round – November 4th
North #3 Shoreline at West #2 Bellevue
Shoreline defeated Whatcom 1-0 in the last game of the regular season to claim the 3rd playoff spot in the North. 10 different players have scored goals for Shoreline lead by Caty Miller (6). Bellevue enters the playoffs as one of the NWAC’s hottest teams, winners of 10 straight. They are lead by So. Anna Roslander (15 goals) and So. Goalkeeper Catie Getzendaner (83.9 SV%).
The winner plays Lane on November 7th in Eugene, OR.
West #3 Tacoma at North #2 Everett
Tacoma avoided a potential 3 team tie for the final playoff spot in the West when they defeated Pierce 2-1 in the final game of the regular season. The Titans are lead by the combo Port Orchard natives Emily Wilkins (10 goals, 7 assists) and Anna Gentile (7 goals , 6 assists). Everett, the 2nd ranked team in the NWAC has statistically one of the best defenses in the league giving up just 7 goals all season and recording 14 shutouts. The Trojans have plenty of offensive firepower with 7 different players scoring 5 or more goals this season lead by So. Lauren Allison with 19 (2nd highest total in the NWAC).
The winner plays Spokane on November 7th in Spokane, WA.
East #3 Treasure Valley at South #2 Clark
Treasure Valley has played great soccer as of late having not lost since September 26. Included in their 7 game winning streak through October was a 4-0 victory against Clark, a game in which Fr. Midfielder Madison Wells recorded 2 goals and 1 assist. Clark looks to bounce back after a 1-1 draw against Lane on Halloween, a game that would have meant the South Region Championship had the Penguins secured the win. Offensive juggernauts Brenna Bogle (17 goals, 4th in NWAC) and Ellie Quercia (12 assists, 2nd in NWAC) will need a good showing for Clark to advance.
The winner plays Highline on November 7th in Tukwila, WA.
South #3 Chemeketa at East #2 North Idaho
After losing to Clackamas on Oct. 21, Chemeketa got the job done in the final two games of the regular season securing 6 points, enough to stay 3 points ahead of Clackamas in the final South standings. The Storm’s 17 goals allowed is the best among all of the #3 seeds and Goalkeeper Alyssa Flores is one of the best in the league with a 75.9 SV%. Chemeketa also has a balanced attack with 5 players totaling 8 or more goals this season. North Idaho is the #2 seed out of the most competitively diverse region, the East. As one of the most battle tested teams in the tournament the Cardinals will rely on a balanced attack lead by Fr. Forward, Megan Lowery (12 goals).
The winner plays Peninsula on November 7th in Port Angeles, WA.