Plenty of Shadow alumni featured in successful results in their collegiate play last week, but chief among them were the performances of several First Team players as their results grabbed headlines. Here's a look around the region and beyond and how Shadow alumni are doing.
Plenty of Shadow alumni featured in successful results in their collegiate play last week, but chief among them were the performances of several First Team players as their results grabbed headlines.
Graison Le and Nick Ulowetz highlighted a group of former Shadow Men's First Team players that helped guide Gonzaga to a pair of victories over the weekend. Ulowetz provided the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Oral Roberts and Graison Le scored the opening goal in a 4-2 upset win over 16th-ranked Seattle University, which gave the Zags their first four-game unbeaten start (3-0-1) since 1997.
Also grabbing headlines among Shadow MFT alumni was Timmy Mueller. The Post Falls native tallied a hat-trick for the Oregon State Beavers in a 3-0 win against San Jose State.
Shadow Women's First Team player Karley Baggerly was instrumental for the Lady Zags on the weekend with a pair of goals in a 5-2 win over Portland State in which fellow Shadow WFT player Lauren Luke also scored. Baggerly also scored the lone goal in a match against Eastern Washington that was ruled a No Contest after being cancelled by a storm with the Eagles leading 2-1.
Also among the local schools, Katie Bischoff delivered a free kick that set up a goal for Whitworth in a 5-1 win at Carleton to open Whitworth's non-conference slate with a victory. On the men's side, Christian Haas scored for the Pirates in a 4-1 win over Occidental. He also tallied earlier in the week in a 6-1 exhibition win against North Idaho College.
Maegan O'Neill started in defense for the WSU Cougars for a pair of victories as they rallied for a 2-1 win over Montana and drubbed North Dakota State 5-0.
Midfielders Larkin Russell and Jess Kennedy both started for Portland in a pair of 1-1 draws at the Husky Invitational in Seattle over the weekend, finishing level with Seattle University and Cal Poly.
McKenna Stocker (D), Martha Heaps (D), and Kasey Ames (M) got starts over the weekend for Concordia with Emma Chappell and Michaela Prothe coming off the bench as the Cavaliers blanked Dixie State University and Humboldt State 2-0 and 1-0, respectively, over the weekend.
Defender Ben Thompson scored for the University of Redlands in a 4-0 victory over Fontbonne.
In town this weekend, the CC Spokane Bigfoot kick off their divisional schedules at home against Wenatchee Valley College Saturday in a doubleheader at Spokane Falls Soccer Stadium. The women kick off at 5:00 with the men following at 7:15.
The nationally ranked CCS Women, looking to repeat as the NWAC champions under sophomore leadership of Shadow alumni Maddy Boyd, Erica Simpson, Kelsi Walker and Taylor Morscheck, have gotten off to a fantastic non-league start with a 3-0-2 start in which they downed Highline in a rematch of the championship game, and tied Peninsula, both of which were nationally ranked. They also tied nationally ranked Paradise Valley on the road and earned a stunning draw against NAIA side Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which was 24 in the national preseason NAIA poll.
The Bigfoot Men, who won the East Division last year, feature returning Shadow alumni Jonny Cortez and Kelly Kyllo as they look to repeat and get back to the championship game, where they came up a goal short a year ago.