NWAC decides semifinalists on dramatic soggy soccer Saturday

The NWAC has its semifinal matchups set after a soggy Saturday of high drama around the state of Washington that saw the #1-ranked men’s side get knocked out and two schools from Pierce County advance.

NWAC Men

In Men’s play, Tacoma’s Titans went to penalty kicks after a 2-2 standoff with top-ranked Peninsula’s Pirates. The Titans took it 4-3 in kicks from the spot. Meanwhile another match was headed for a shootout as the Raiders of Pierce College drew 1-1 with the Chemeketa Storm before scoring all 5 PK’s in a 5-3 shootout advance.

The Bigfoot of Spokane left little doubt as their Men knocked around the Edmonds Tritons 5-0. Highline’s Thunderbirds edged Whatcom’s Orcas 1-0.

It will be a county derby next weekend in Starfire as Tacoma plays Pierce. Highline and Spokane will play in the other NWAC Men’s Semifinal

Men’s Semis Next Saturday

Pierce Raiders v. Tacoma Titans

Highline Thunderbirds v. Spokane Bigfoot

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Tacoma Titans Saturday at Peninsula College knocked off the Pirates.

From TCC coach Jason Gjertsen…

“TCC Men just upset #1 nationally ranked Peninsula College to get back to the NWAC final for next weekend!!! I have never been more proud of a group of young men in my life!!!

NWAC Women

Three of the Women’s matches were shutout wins as the NWAC decided the final four. Peninsula’s Pirates beat the Walla Walla Warriors 5-0.  Spokane’s Bigfoot blanked Lane 2-0. The Highline T-Birds beat the Everett Trojans 2-0. North Idaho knocked out the Clark Penguins 2-1.

Women’s Semis Next Saturday

North Idaho Cardinals v. Peninsula Pirates

Highline Thunderbirds v. Spokane Bigfoot

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Pirates are happy after routing Walla Walla. (Jay Cline gallery)

 

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