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* SCC Women Third In NWAACC Soccer Championship

After a tough loss on Saturday, Nov. 22, the Lady Dolphins came back out on Sunday and exploded for four goals in the first half to defeat Clackamas for third place in the NWAACC Women's Soccer Championship.

On Saturday, the SCC squad faced undefeated Walla Walla Community College in the semi-finals. WWCC came into the game with a 23-0-0 record on the season. Walla Walla scored a goal just 52 seconds into the match and that was the end of the scoring for the day. WWCC controlled the first half, as Shoreline struggled to cross the midfield line, but the Dolphin defense held firm against the much larger Walla Walla squad and went into halftime down by one goal.

The Lady Dolphins came out in the second half fired up and control the action from the start and put themselves into opportunities to score multiple times but could not put the ball into the goal.

On Sunday, Shoreline game out much fresher than Clackamas Community College from Oregon. The Lady Dolphins scored early and often and gained a bit of revenge from the 2007 NWAACC Championship, as Clackamas defeated Shoreline 2-1 in the semi-finals last year on the way to the NWAACC Championship.

Lacee Ross scored two goals for the Dolphins and Brittany Willis and Amber Vinegar added one each. Julee Thomas added an assistant as well.

SCC finished the season 19-2-2 (one defeat by forfeit) and third at the NWAACC Championship for the second year in a row.

* SCC Women Runners-Up In Turkey Shoot Basketball Tournament

The Lady Dolphin basketball team started its season off on a strong note, finishing second in the SCC Turkey Shoot Basketball Tournament.

On Friday, Nov. 21, SCC defeated Blue Mountain CC 71-62 and South Puget Sound CC in the quarterfinals and semi-finals but were defeated CC of Spokane 69-56 in the finals on Nov. 22. Spokane finished second last in the NWAACC Women's Basketball Championship.

In the final, the game was close until the final 5 minutes. Shoreline held a 49-43 lead with just under five minutes to play but Spokane went on a 22-0 run to capture the lead and put the game away.

Shoreline is now 2-1 on the season.

* Shoreline Women's Soccer Team in Semifinals

The Shoreline Community College's women's soccer team faces Walla Walla Community College in the semifinals of the NWAACC Women's Soccer Championship at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila, Wash.

Walla Walla is 23-0-0 on the season and is the top ranked team in the NWAACC women's soccer division. Shoreline is 18-1-2 on the season, with the one defeat by virtue of a forfeit, and the Lady Dolphins are ranked third in the NWAACC women's soccer rankings.

Shoreline defeated Clark College on Saturday to advance to the semifinals in a penalty-kick shootout after the game ended in a 0-0 tie through regulation and overtime. The Lady Dolphins dominated the shootout, winning 4-2 on penalty kicks. Walla Walla defeated Lane College on Saturday, 5-1 to earn the right to play SCC.

The other two teams in the women's championship are Clackamas Community College (13-6-4), champions of the South Region, and Columbia Basin College (16-3-3), runners-up to Walla Walla in the Eastern Region.

If Shoreline wins on Saturday, they will advance to the finals at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23. If they lose, SCC would play the loser of Clackamas/Columbia Basin for third place at 10 a.m., Sunday.

* SCC soccer teams host NWAACC play-off games

The Shoreline Community College (Shoreline CC) soccer teams host two NWAACC play-off games this week.


Shoreline Men’s Soccer:

The SCC men’s soccer team will host an opening round match in the NWAACC play-offs at 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 12 at the Shoreline Stadium Field, behind the Shoreline Center and Spartan Gym.  Admission is free.

Shoreline CC will face Wenatchee Valley Community College (11-3-4) who tied for second place in the NWAACC Eastern Region with 37 points each.  If Shoreline CC wins on Wednesday, they will travel on Saturday, November 15, to play Chemeketa Community College (CCO) in Oregon.  CCO won the South Region with a 10-2-6 record.


The Shoreline CC team finished with a 6-8-4 record for the season and finished second in the NWAACC Northern Division behind Whatcom Community College, who was the region champion, and rival Edmonds Community College, who finished third.


The NWAACC Final Four is at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila on Saturday and Sunday, November 22-23.


Shoreline Women’s Soccer:

The Shoreline CC Lady Dolphins, the Northern Region NWAACC Champion, will host a second round NWAACC play-off game Saturday, November 15 at 1 p.m. at the Shoreline Community College soccer field.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens and Shoreline CC students.  No admission for kids six and under.  

The Lady Dolphins will play the winner of the Highline Community College and Clark College game to be played on Wednesday, November 12.  SCC has defeated Highline (8-5-7) twice this year but has not played Clark (10-7-3).  The SCC squad brings a 17-1-2 record into the contest.


If the Shoreline CC team wins the game, they will make the NWAACC Women’s Soccer Final Four and play on November 22 at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila against an opponent to be yet determined.



SCC women’s soccer team forfeits one game

The Shoreline Community College women’s soccer team may be undefeated on the field but that won’t keep their official record from reflecting at least one loss this season.


Officials from the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, the league in which SCC plays, have ruled that a player who appeared in the Shoreline Community College game against Edmonds Community College on Sept. 24, was ineligible. Because of that, league officials have awarded the game to Edmonds. Shoreline won the game 1-0 and the ineligible player was not on the field at the time of the SCC goal. The player appeared only in the Sept. 24 game.


“I take full responsibility for the error, I should have gotten a second opinion from the conference office but I felt very comfortable with my evaluation of the situation at the time,” SCC Athletic Director Doug Palmer said Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. The regular season ends Nov. 8. Playoffs run Nov. 12-23. “I determined that this young woman was eligible to play, but the league has ruled otherwise. If we were a member of the National Junior College Association, the player would have been eligible but the NWAACC does not share the exact same rules.”


Without divulging details that might infringe on the player’s privacy rights, Palmer said the crux of the problem involves differences in how the college and league view high school completion in such programs as the GED. Another concern is the timing of a player’s participation as it relates to the date of their high school graduating class. The player’s status was brought to the league’s attention by officials at another school. The situation had been under review by the league for several weeks.


Palmer said the player has continued to practice with the team and will be eligible to play starting next season and the NWAACC did not count her appearance in the Sept. 24 game against her eligibility and she has four years of competition left, two of which can be with Shoreline or another community college.