Brian Ching and Simeon Enemuo each scored in a span of 2:17 in the second half as Gonzaga University rallied for a 2-1 West Coast Conference men’s soccer victory over the University of San Diego at Spokane’s Martin Field.
The Bulldogs (12-3-0, 3-2-0) picked up their third straight conference win and their 12th win of the season, one shy of the school record. Gonzaga and Portland are tied for the WCC lead with nine points.
The Toreros (6-7-1, 0-3-0) held a 1-0 lead at the half on a goal by Daniel Blake at the 14-minute mark.
Gonzaga is idle until next Friday when the Bulldogs host the University of Washington in a non-league match.
The University of San Diego got a pair of first-half goals from Sherice Bartling and the Toreros (6-9-1, 3-1-0) held off a late Gonzaga University comeback to down the Bulldogs (7-9-0, 1-3-0) 2-1 in a West Coast Conference women’s soccer match at Spokane’s Martin Field.
The Bulldogs pulled within a goal in the 85th minute when Kellie Leaf found the net off a Megan Keaty corner kick. The goal was Gonzaga’s first against San Diego in a five-match span.
Gonzaga will host Western Washington University Sunday in an 11 a.m. non-conference match.
Emily Burt scored the game’s only goal just 48 seconds into sudden-death overtime as the Stanford Cardinal (7-7-0, 2-2-0) edged the Washington State Cougars (7-7-0, 2-3-0) 1-0 in Pac-10 action at Stanford, Calif.
Gonzaga lost a heartbreaking five-set West Coast Conference match at Santa Clara 15-7, 13-15, 8-15, 15-5, 19-21 Friday night.
The Broncos (14-5, 3-3) were led by the 20 kills and six blocks of Jaime Jochums.
Nora Grasham and Diane Pascua each had 18 kills for the Bulldogs (8-10, 2-2). Teammate Nicole Lamoure piled up 55 assists.
Meet Coug basketball teams
The WSU men’s and women’s basketball squads have a public exhibition called “Meet the Teams” scheduled in Pullman’s Bohler Gym approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the WSU-Arizona football game today.
NIC roster smaller
The North Idaho College men’s basketball team, one week from its season opener, is a bit shorthanded.
Highly touted freshman guard Nick Irvin has been suspended to address academic deficiencies. He could be reinstated by next week, coach Hugh Watson said.
Eihab Al-Arorey, a 6-foot-11 freshman center from Kuwait, is ineligible until he can earn his GED . He might miss NIC’s first four or five games, Watson said.
The Cardinals held an intrasquad scrimmage last week in Wallace. The final score was 121-120.
“We can score,” Watson said. “We’ve just got to get everybody playing together.”
NIC opens against Lethbridge, British Columbia on Nov. 1, at 1 p.m. in Christianson Gym.
Track aide resigns
Mike Ramos, an assistant track and field coach at the University of Montana the last eight years, has resigned to concentrate on some business ventures.
Ramos will be replaced by Brian Schweyen, who has been coaching UM athletes on a part-time, volunteer basis.