Seattle University picked up an early score and goalkeeper Jake Feener made 10 saves to beat Air Force 2-0 Friday in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference men’s soccer tournament in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Renato Bandeira scored in the 12th minute for the Redhawks (9-8-4) and Jeff Rose got a late insurance goal in the 88th minute.
Seattle U advanced to the WAC title game against San Jose State on Sunday. San Jose State beat Cal State Bakersfield 1-0 in the other semifinal.
“We know what’s on the line Sunday,” Seattle U coach Pete Fewing said. “It’s the WAC championship and an opportunity to go to the NCAA tournament.”
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Katie Flood and Aaron Nelson had top-10 finishes to lead Washington at the NCAA West Regional Championships in Sacramento, Calif. The women finished fifth and will await an at-large bid for next weekend’s NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.
The Huskies men were ninth, leaving Nelson as a potential individual qualifier for nationals. He finished a career-best eighth in 29 minutes, 54 seconds over 10,000 meters.
Flood was a career-best fourth in 19:27 over 6,000 meters. Liberty Miller was 23rd.
Washington State was eighth in the men’s race, Gonzaga 11th, Eastern Washington 19th and Seattle U 25th. Andrew Gonzalez was 21st for the Cougars in 30:16.
In the women’s race, Washington State was 14th, Gonzaga 17th, Seattle U 20th and Eastern Washington 22nd. Ruby Roberts was 15th for the Cougars in 20:02.
Tyler Sandhu scored two goals as the host Everett Silvertips held on to beat the Portland Winterhawks 3-2 in Western Hockey League action.
Manraj Hayer also scored for the Silvertips (15-3-4-0), who led 3-0 after two periods and survived two goals by the Winterhawks (16-5-1-1) in the third period.
Austin Lotz made 26 saves for Everett, which tied Portland for first place in the U.S. Division and the best record in the league.
• Logan Nelson scored in overtime as the Victoria Royals defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 2-1.
Branden Troock scored the lone goal for Seattle (11-8-1-2) in the first period. Brandon Magee got the equalizer for Victoria (13-9-0-1) in the second period.
Danny Mumaugh made 32 saves for the T-birds.
• Two Thunderbirds and two of the team’s prospects were named to the 22-player roster that will represent Team West at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
The four players are right wing Keegan Kolesar, defenseman Ethan Bear, center Lane Pederson and goalie Logan Flodell.
Garfield High School guard Tramaine Isabell signed a letter of intent with Washington State.
Isabell spent his first three years at Lakeside High School. Last season, he averaged 19.9 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals as Lakeside fell in overtime in the state-championship game to Rainier Beach.
• Guard Richard Woodworth had 18 points and four assists as host Western Washington defeated Notre Dame de Namur 77-67 in the season opener for both schools.
The 10th-ranked Vikings also got 13 points and nine rebounds from center Austin Bragg in extending their school and conference record home-court winning streak to 28 games.
• Dixie State beat Central Washington 106-89 at the Sodexo Tip-Off Classic at Brougham Pavilion. Mark McLaughlin scored 18 points for the Wildcats (0-1).
Katie Benson had 16 points and eight rebounds as Seattle Pacific rolled past Montana Tech 65-46 on the opening night of the Sodexo Tip-Off Classic in Brougham Pavilion. Suzanna Ohlsen added 13 points for the Falcons (3-0).
Seattle Pacific will take on Point Loma Nazarene on Saturday. Point Loma Nazarene beat Central Washington 74-62. Jessica VanDyke had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (0-1).
• Simpson beat Northwest U 70-58 in Redding, Calif. Freshman Paige Burson led the Eagles (4-2) with 16 points.
Other men’s soccer
Host Gonzaga (9-6-3, 4-4-3 West Coast) lost 1-0 to San Francisco, severely compromising the Bulldogs’ hopes of an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament.
UCLA beat host Washington State 20-25, 25-12, 25-15, 21-25, 15-13. Freshmen Kyra Holt and Emmy Allen combined for 31 kills for the Cougars (16-12, 3-12 Pac-12). Karsta Lowe had 22 kills for the Bruins (14-12, 5-11).
• Northern Colorado beat host Eastern Washington 22-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-17, 15-7. The Eagles are 9-19 overall, 6-11 in the Big Sky. The Bears improved to 12-15, 8-9.
• Leilani Akiyama of Bellevue won a gold medal in judo at the Oceania Open in Samoa. Competing in the 63 kg division, Akiyama first bested Australia’s Tabitha Croton, then Great Britain’s Jodie Mullen to reach the finals where she defeated New Zealand’s Joy Williams.
“Going into the tournament, I had made the decision that I was going to win,” Akiyama said. “I have been working so hard to improve myself and my judo, so when it finally paid off, it was a great feeling.”
From sports-information reports.