Pirates Finish NWC Play Against Whitman

Pirates Finish NWC Play Against Whitman

by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant

SPOKANE, Wash. – After back-to-back wins against George Fox and Pacific (Ore.), the Whitworth Pirates return home this weekend to finish out Northwest Conference play against Whitman.

The Pirates take on the Blues at 2:30 p.m. on the Whitworth Soccer Field. 

The Whitworth men's soccer schedule will have live links to this weekend's matches.

The Pirates: Whitworth (10-7-1, 8-4-1 NWC) comes off a weekend which featured two come-from-behind victories. The Pirates rallied in the final minute to tie George Fox before winning in overtime, and defeated Pacific on an 88th minute match-winner.

Jonah Snyder scored both of Whitworth's match-tying goals. He booted in a penalty kick in the 89th minute against the Bruins and tied the Boxers with a 78th minute goal.

Tyler Pangia and Daniel Alvarez were the heroes of the weekend for the Pirates. Pangia scored on a rebound after a corner kick to give Whitworth its overtime win and Alvarez knocked in a cross from Austin Cassity to beat the Boxers.

How May We Assist You: The Pirates' league-leading offense is facilitated by league-leading passing, topping the Northwest Conference with 27 assists. Snyder leads the conference with eight assists and two teammates (Cassity and Eric Espinoza) are hot on his heels in second and third. 

Student-Athlete of the Month: After a stellar September in which he totaled up 11 points with four goals and three assists, Snyder was named the Whitworth / Subway men's soccer athlete of the month. This is the third time Snyder has earned student-athlete of the month recognition.

The Blues: Whitman (8-7-3, 7-3-3 NWC) is right behind Whitworth in the NWC standings, trailing the Pirates by just a point in fourth place. The Blues enter the weekend on a three-match winning streak.

Noah Cavanaugh leads the Blues in scoring with eight goals, which is also good enough for second-most in the NWC. Goalkeeper Owen Davis-Bower has the fourth-best goals against average in the conference (1.05).

In the last Battle of the Whits, Snyder's 88th minute volley earned the Pirates a 3-2 win. Eric Espinoza and Ethan Kem also scored.