Championship-#1 Seattle U 2, #6 San Jose State 1
Top-seeded Seattle U won the tournament title following a 2-1 victory over San Jose State. The Spartans took a 1-0 lead in the first half on an unassisted goal by Ben Cowdrill. The Redhawks tied it up in the 57th minute on a goal by Miguel Gonzalez. Hamza Haddadi hit the game-winner in the 71st minute. Both goals were assisted by Ian Hines-Ike. The Redhawks earn the WAC's automatic bid into next week's NCAA tournament.
Joe Masumiya, Jr., MF, Bakersfield
Jonathan Colunga, Fr., MF, Bakersfield
Caleb Downey, Sr., D, Air Force
Matt Payne, Jr., MF, Air Force
Rory Knibbs, Fr., F, San Jose State
Jamison Loveless, Jr., MF, San Jose State
Manny Espinosa, So., GK, San Jose State
Kyle Bjornethun, Fr., D, Seattle U
Ian Hines-Ike, So., MF, Seattle U
Miguel Gonzalez, Sr., F, Seattle U
MVP: Jake Feener, Sr., GK, Seattle U
Semifinal 2-#6 San Jose State 1, #2 Bakersfield 0
After beating the three seed on Thursday, San Jose State dropped No. 2 Bakersfield, 1-0, to advance to the championship match on Sunday. The game was scoreless until Spartan Eric Mendez found the back of the net in the 77th minute. Manny Espinosa made seven saves in notching his third shutout of the season.
Semifinal 1-#1 Seattle U 2, Air Force 0
Top-seeded Seattle U defeated Air Force, 2-0, to advance to Sunday's championship. The Redhawks scored in the 12th minute on a shot from Renato Bandeira for his first goal of the season. Jeff Rose put the match away in the 88th minute with a goal assisted by Miguel Gonzalez. Seattle U's Jake Feener, the nation's saves leader, added 10 more saves in recording his fifth shutout of the season.
Match 3-#6 San Jose State 2, #3 UNLV 2 (2OT, SJSU advances on PK 9-8)
Following two overtimes and 10 rounds of a shootout, San Jose State defeated UNLV 9-8 on penalty kicks to advance to Friday's semifinals. Manny Espinosa made a save in the 10th round before the Spartans' Uriel Ayala put in the winning kick. Rory Knibbs opened the scoring in the first half for San Jose State while UNLV's Joaquin Rivas tied it up later in the period. In the second half, the Spartans' Frankie Beauchamp converted a penalty kick in the 81st minute to give SJSU a 2-1 lead, but UNLV's Irvin Somera tied it up again with just over two minutes left.
Match 2-#2 Bakersfield 1, #7 Kansas City 0 (2OT)
Bakersfield's Hugo Vinales scored in the 108th minute to give the Roadrunners a 1-0 victory over Kansas City in double overtime. Mario Ortiz had the assist. Bakersfield outshot the Kangaroos, 33-15, while Anthony Perez made eight saves to record the shutout. The 'Runners advance to Friday's semifinals and will play the winner of the match between UNLV and San Jose State.
Match 1-#4 Air Force 2, #5 Houston Baptist 1
Host Air Force advanced to the semifinals following a 2-1 victory over Houston Baptist. The Falcons got on the board in the 66th minute on a goal by Ryan Ward. The Huskies came back in the 80th minute when Kristopher Tyrpak found the back of the net to tie the game. With three and a half minutes left, AFA's Brian Klazura was fouled in the box by HBU's George Kelley, resulting in a red card and a penalty kick for the Falcons. Klazura capitalized, giving the Falcons a 2-1 lead. GK Jake Schenk made 12 saves for Air Force. The Falcons face top seed Seattle U at 3:00 on Friday in the semifinals.