NIC ROUNDUP: Cardinal women yield two late goals, settle for tie

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MEDFORD, Ore. — North Idaho College led by two goals after 76 minutes, but Rogue Community College scored twice in four minutes to tie the Cardinals 3-3 in nonconference play on Saturday.

NIC (1-1-2) led 2-0 at halftime on a pair of goals by Kelsey Wilkins, assisted by Tiana Cydell. Both goals came when Cydell, a Lake City High product, took the ball across midfield from her right back position and hit a diagonal ball behind the defense to Wilkins, who played the ball past the Rogue keeper.

“We played a very solid first half, and probably should have scored more goals than we did,” said NIC coach Dan Hogan, whose squad outshot the Ospreys 21-14 for the match.

Autumn Stewart beat a Rogue defender and drove a shot past the keeper for a 3-1 NIC lead late. But Rogue scored twice on long shots that dropped over the NIC keeper’s hands and into the goal.

NIC plays at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore., today at noon. The Cardinals defeated Lane 4-0 two weeks ago in Tukwila, Wash.

First half — 1, NIC Kelsey Wilkins (Tiana Cydell), 25:00. 2, NIC, Wilkins (Cydell), 30:00. Second half — 3, Rogue, Christian Hendrix (unassisted), 72:00. 4, NIC, Autumn Stewart (unassisted), 76:00. 5, Rogue, Taylor Marshall (unassisted), 77:00. 6, Rogue, Faith Aurello (unassisted), 80:00.

Shots on goal — NIC 21, Rogue 14.

Saves — NIC, Hailee Mize 1, Mackenzie Warnock 3; Rogue, Alycea Jones 6, Lauren Elmore 4.


Rogue 2

North Idaho 0

MEDFORD, Ore. — Rogue scored twice in the final 15 minutes to defeat the Cardinals in a nonconference match.

“It was a failure on us to clear or secure the ball in the penalty box,” NIC coach Ken Thompson said of both goals allowed by the Cardinals. “We didn’t get to the ball and clear it. We attacked a lot better in the second half, but needed to be less predictable on the attack.”

NIC (2-2) travels to Lane Community College of Eugene today at 10 a.m.

Rogue is 2-1-2.

First half — none. Second half — 1, Rogue, Bryan Garcia (unassisted), 78:00. 2, Rogue, Julian Jackson (unassisted), 89:00.

Shots on goal — NIC 8, Rogue 6.

Saves — NIC, Max Warnell, 4; Rog, Joel Witts, 8.


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GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Lake City High product Chloe Knudson had 11 kills and 24 digs for the Cardinals in a 18-25, 25-15, 25-20, 20-25, 15-12 loss to the NAIA Diggers of Butte, Mont., in the University of Providence Fall Classic.

Journey Tupea had 18 kiills, Hokuela Vargas 38 assists, Brooklyn Henley 19 digs and Hannah McPhethridge six blocks for NIC (8-2), which opens Northwest Athletic Conference play against Big Bend at Christianson Gym on Wednesday.

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