Friday (6/29) games:
Portland Timbers U-23s at Fraser Valley Mariners FC, 2-0
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Washington junior goalkeeper Spencer Richey became the first Timbers U-23s goalkeeper to record an offensive point with his assist that set up the second goal in the 2-0 Portland victory against Fraser Valley.
In the final minutes of the contest, a long ball played over the top by Richey set up the insurance goal. Richey recorded his second shutout of the season and was credited with an assist to help lead the Timbers U-23s (8-3-1, 25pts) to their third win in the last four matches.
Washington Crossfire at Kitsap Pumas, 1-2
BREMERTON, WASH. - Washington transfer Nathan Sackeyfio recorded an assist for the Washington Crossfire in a 1-2 loss against current first-place Kitsap Pumas. Kitsap claimed the first ever Ruffneck Cup. Along with Sackeyfio, Huskies Ben Fisk and Andy Thoma played all 90 minutes for Crossfire.
Sounders FC U-23 at North Sound SeaWolves FC, 5-0
EDMONDS, WASH. - The Sounders U-23 defeated the North Sound SeaWolves FC Friday night 5-0 in an impressive performance. Goals by five different Sounders U-23s, paired with solid play at the back, helped earn the victory.
Incoming Husky forward Darwin Jones scored for the Sounders in the 84th minute while junior defender Michael Uyehara helped with the shutout. For the SeaWolves, Quinton Beasley and Abdul Aman played some quality minutes, where Aman had two shots in the game.
Saturday (6/30) games:
Portland Timbers U-23s at Victoria Highlanders FC, 1-1
VICTORIA, B.C. - The Portland Timbers U-23s extended their unbeaten streak to three games after drawing against Victoria Highlanders FC 1-1. Completing a stretch of three road games in eight days with a record of 2-0-1, the team is unbeaten since a 4-3 loss to Seattle on June 22.
North Sound SeaWolves FC at Kitsap Pumas, 1-2
BREMERTON, WASH. - The Kitsap pumas battled from behind to take over first place in the PDL Northwest Division and clinch a playoff spot. After the SeaWolves scored in the fourth minute, Kitsap came back with two goals before half time.
Sunday (7/1) games:
Sounders FC U-23 at Washington Crossfire, 1-0
REDMOND, WASH. - The Sounders U-23 got a late game winner from Aodhan Quinn to take a 1-0 victory over the Washington Crossfire to secure the Sounders a spot in the playoffs.
Darwin Jones took a shot for the Sounders. Ben Fisk, Andy Thoma, and Nathan Sackeyfio played 90 minutes for the Crossfire; Sackeyfio had one shot.
About the PDL Playoffs:
This year, the PDL Northwest will do its own playoff series of 1 v. 4 and 2 v. 3 to see who is sent on to the Conference Finals. The Pumas and Sounders have secured a spot in the playoffs, as they are guaranteed no worse than 4th place in the standings. Crossfire can clinch a spot with one win or one Whitecaps loss (goalwa.com).
Here are the full standings (up until July 1):
Kitsap Pumas, 29pts, 9-3-2
Sounders U-23, 27pts, 8-2-3
Timbers U-23s, 26pts, 8-3-2
Wash. Crossfire, 25pts, 8-5-1
Whitecaps U-23, 18pts, 5-5-3
Highlanders FC, 13pts, 3-6-4
N.S. SeaWolves, 12pts, 4-9-0
F.V. Mariners FC, 1pt, 0-12-1
Former Husky and current Sounders Women defender/midfielder Kate Deines posted her second video blog (courtesy of Prost Amerika).
Deines, along with fellow Husky legend Veronica Perez, takes viewers along their week, which consists of coaching, pulling pranks on teammates, dancing before a game, and working on their Spanish on ESPN Deportes.
Check out the segment here: http://youtu.be/sO8zOmOrnsk
Tune in next time for more "Kickin' It With Kate" episodes!
Upcoming UW senior Ben Fisk (right; photo: Dale Garvey) scored the game-winner for Crossfire in the 54th minute after he took the shot from the edge of the Vancouver box. Fisk also assisted the first goal by Zach Hammond in the fourth minute. Former Husky Nick James and senior Nathan Sackeyfio played a full 90 minutes for Crossfire; Sackeyfio took two shots.
Crossfire now has 25 points after the victory, two points ahead of second place Kitsap (23). The two teams will meet on Friday in Bremerton, where they will compete for The Ruffneck Cup. The Cup, in its inaugural year, is awarded to one of the four Puget Sound clubs (Kitsap Pumas, Washington Crossfire, Sounders U23, North Sound SeaWolves FC) that finishes with the most points in seven matches played against each other. Kitsap can become the "2012 Ruffneck Champions" if it beats Crossfire, since it is 4-0-0 in Cup play.
AKRON, OH - The Akron Racers (5-7) started off the game, in the bottom of the first, with two runs scored by the first two batters when Sharonda McDonald took a hit-by-pitch to reach first base and Lisa Modglin singled to reach safely. One batter later, after another hit-by-pitch, the Racers scored their first run when they had the bases loaded; Nicole Pauly drew a walk to set the score at 1-0.
Taylor Schlopy followed her up with a fielder's choice single to second base, earning an RBI on the play to give the Racers two runs.
The Racers scored three more, but it would not be enough as the Bandits (9-3) rallied behind two Kristen Butler home runs to defeat the Racers, 8-5, sweeping the weekend series.
In the top of the first inning Kristen Butler blasted a three-run home run, putting the Bandits on the board with an early 3-0 lead. She then had a two-run home run in the second inning and an RBI single in the third. Butler assisted in scoring six of the eight runs from the Bandits in today's ball game.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Racers slugging Nicole Pauly blasted a solo home run to close the scoring gap to 7-4. Herron pinch ran for Trimboli and scored in the sixth inning but the Racers couldn't come back to beat the Bandits in the seventh.
Hillary Bach (1-2) started the game off in the pitching circle for Akron, pitching 1.2 innings allowing six runs on eight hits and now has an ERA of 3.39.
Lisa Norris (1-2) pitched five innings for the Racers; she had eight strikeouts, one walk, and allowed two runs on 10 hits. Thorson finished the game pitching 0.1 innings and has an ERA of 3.70 after today's game.
Nikki Nemitz (3-1) started in the pitching circle for the Bandits, tossing 5.1 innings with nine strikeouts, one walk, and five runs on seven hits.
Michelle Moses also saw the pitching circle for one inning, giving up one hit and had one walk. Monica Abbott finished the game off for the Bandits pitching 0.2 innings and has an ERA of 1.24.
About National Pro Fastpitch:
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fastpitch softball since 2002. Visit www.profastpitch.com for more information.
Former Husky All-American Hope Solo talked with SeattlePi.com about the last few major tournaments (Olympics and World Cup), the upcoming London Summer Olympics, and everything that she's done in-between those events.
Check out the full article and a photo gallery of Solo in the Seattle PI Sports Blog.
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Sounders U23 defeated the Timbers U-23s 4-3 in a thrilling match at the Kiggins Bowl on a rainy Friday night in Vancouver, Washington.
There was no steady lead for either team, as the match was tied 1-1, then 2-2, and 3-3, the goals being from 5 minutes to, at most, 25 minutes apart. It wasn't until the 88th minute that the Sounders U-23 got the game winning goal from Fernando Monge. The Sounders handed Portland its first home loss of the season.
The Sounders win gets them right back in the hunt for the Northwest Division crown, as they leap over the Timbers in the standings to 3rd place with 21 points, only two points behind the Division-leading Kitsap Pumas. The Timbers fall to 4th place with 19 points.
Huskies Chris Brundage and Michael Uyehara made the starting 18 for the Sounders U23. Goalkeeper Spencer Richey played in all 90 minutes for the Timbers U-23s, recording four saves.
Portland face a second game in four days as they visit the North Sound SeaWolves Monday night at Edmonds Woodway High School; kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The Sounders continue on the road and will also play the SeaWolves on June 29.
EDMONDS, Wash. - The North Sound SeaWolves overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Victoria Highlanders 3-2 in a PDL match-up Friday at Edmonds Stadium. The win snapped a three-match losing streak for the SeaWolves, who improved to 4-6 with six games left. Victoria fell to 2-6-3.
North Sound's rally started in the 40th minute after being down 2-0 when Victoria defender Kalem Scott fell on the ball in the penalty area and was whistled for a handball. Washington red-shirt senior Abdul Aman converted from the penalty spot, the North Sound forward's team-leading fifth of the season. Aman and fellow UW senior Quinton Beasley started for the SeaWolves, recording one shot each.
The SeaWolves tied it at two in the 54th minute with a goal from Brady Ballew and got the game winner int he 65th minute when Marshall Kosaka tapped in for his first goal of the season.
The SeaWolves have two home matches remaining, including Monday's 7:30 p.m. match with the Portland Timbers U-23s and then against the Sounders FC U23 on Friday, June 29.
The USSSA Pride and the Carolina Diamonds face off at the NTC Softball Complex in Clermont, FL on Saturday, June 22nd at 1 pm and 4 pm EDT. The games will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com and on WatchESPN.com.
Former Husky greats Danielle Lawrie, Ashley Charters, Jenn Salling, and Niki Williams will suit up for the Pride.
The two teams have already played a double header Thursday night, the Pride being victorious in both. In the first game of the series, Charters hit her first home run of the season to lead the Pride to an easy victory. The Pride put up at least a run in five of the six innings, having their biggest outburst in the 4th inning when they scored six.
Go to http://usssapride.com/ to follow the team throughout the season.
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) affiliate, USSSA Pride, has struck a deal with Comcast Sports (CSS) to air two regional regular season games. The broadcasts will feature the USSSA Florida Pride and the Carolina Diamonds.
Here are the dates that the match-ups will be aired on CSS:
Saturday, June 30th, 12:00 p.m. EST (game recorded on June 21st)
Sunday, July 15th, 12:30 p.m. EST (game recorded July 6th)
The final softball statistics have been set and are available at NCAA.org.
The Washington softball program finished 18th in RPI rankings among the 289 Division I schools for the 2011-2012 season.
Here are the final rankings for Washington (team and individual):
Categories (Top 300 ranked): rank (average)
Triples per Game: 25 (0.24)
Scoring: 26 (5.33)
Batting Average: 37 (0.294)
Stolen Bases per Game: 38 (1.43)
W-L %: 43 (0.672)
Fielding Percentage: 42 (0.968)
Double Plays per Game: 49 (0.36)
Slugging %: 50 (0.436)
Earned Run Average: 69 (2.54)
Home-Runs per Game: 91 (0.71)
Doubles per Game: 118 (1.12)
Kaitlin Inglesby: 78 (0.385)
Kimi Pohlman: 142 (0.366)
Home Runs per Game
Kylee Lahners: 151 (0.19)
Kaitlin Inglesby: 190 (0.18)
Runs Batted In per Game
Kaitlin Inglesby: 11 (1.13)
Doubles per Game
Kaitlin Inglesby: 64 (0.27)
Triples per Game
Niki Williams: 22 (0.09)
Earned Run Average
Kaitlin Inglesby: 127 (2.24)
Bryana Walker: 147 (2.36)
Kimi Pohlman: 51 (0.42)
Victoria Hayward: 77 (0.36)
Strikeouts per Seven Innings
Kaitlin inglesby: 151 (6.0)
Bryana Walker: 171 (5.7)
Victories (100 ranked)
Kaitlin Inglesby: 81 (19.0)
Saves (100 ranked)
Kaitlin Inglesby: 9 (5.0)
Bryana Walker: 96 (2.0)
Niki Williams: 23 (0.76)
Kaitlin Inglesby: 221 (0.48)
Kaitlin Inglesby: 76 (0.673)
Niki Williams: 198 (0.575)
Hit by Pitch per Game (30 ranked)
Kimberlee Souza: 30 (0.31)
Triples (30 ranked)
Niki Williams: 14 (5.0)
Sacrifice Flies (30 ranked)
Kaitlin Inglesby: 23 (4.0)
Shawna Wright: 23 (4.0)
Niki Williams: 23 (4.0)
To see more softball statistics, go to www.ncaa.com/stats/softball/d1.
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