Sunday, April 5, 2015

Spokane-Plus HS Boys Weekly Report - April 5

Cheney and East Valley played to a stalemate before penalties decided the outcome

Now into the second week of the soccer season, everyone has hit the pitch across the Greater Spokane League, Great Northern League and Northeast A League. Of all the teams that have played three games, Central Valley is the lone unbeaten thanks largely to a surprising upset of Cheney Thursday at East Valley.

LEAGUE PLAY :: March 31 - April 2 

Lakeside ran past the opposition this week
Northeast A League - The week opened with a set of one-sided contests as the winners outscored the opposition 15-4 on the day. Lakeside dominated Deer Park 7-1 with Kelly Kyllo involved in six of tallies, scoring four.

Medical Lake was a 4-2 winner at Newport  (no details available) and Colville won 4-1 at Riverside, getting a goal and two helpers from Alberto Cisneros, who set up the opening two goals by Chris Benson in the first 11 minutes.

On Thursday, two of the losing sides scored three goals in a goal-fest afternoon. Colville defeated Newport 7-4 in an odd game. The hosts took the lead by two before Newport got on the board with an own goal. They would push the advantage to 4-1 before Newport scored two more to close the half, both penalties converted by Matt Solis. Colville, though, put it out of doubt in the second half as Benson finished with three goals and an assist on the day.

Lakeside celebrates during win over Deer Park
In Deer Park, the hosts took the lead twice only to see Medical Lake blitz by them with a four-goal second half for a 5-3 win. Meanwhile, Lakeside cruised to a 9-0 win against Riverside in which Kyllo scored five times.

Tuesday - Deer Park 1 :: 7 Lakeside
Tuesday - Colville 4 :: 1 Riverside
Tuesday - Medical Lake 4 :: 2 Newport
Thursday - Medical Lake 5 :: 3 Deer Park
Thursday - Riverside 0 :: 9 Lakeside
Thursday - Newport 4 :: 7 Colville

Sanchez (11) helped lead PHS to two wins after LC friendly
Great Northern League - On Tuesday, Pullman blanked visiting Clarkston, 4-0, with Matt Winchell tallying a goal and an assist. At West Valley, nearby rival East Valley came out on top, 2-1, thanks to a pair of goals in the first 14 minutes set up by Devonte Gorman.

On Thursday, the flu bug going around at Cheney cost the Blackhawks as they suffered their first league loss in four years, albeit by penalty kicks. The short-handed visitors jumped in front just after the half-hour mark, but Gorman tied it up just seven minutes later for the hosts, who went on to take the win after a scoreless second half and overtime.

East Valley's Tomcho about to stop first penalty attempt
Kohl Tomcho was the hero of the shootout, denying the first two Cheney attempts as the Knights held on for the shootout win.

Down south, Pullman put another four on the board with four different scorers, though Druffel scored one and set up two in the 4-1 win.

Tuesday - Clarkston 0 :: 4 Pullman
Tuesday - East Valley 2 :: 1 West Valley
Thursday - Cheney 1 :: APK :: 2 East Valley
Thursday - West Valley 1 :: 4 Pullman

Dominic Deatherage (6) celebrates second NC goal
Greater Spokane League - Weird spring weather played a big role Wednesday in the day's action in Spokane. Three minutes into the match, Shadle and North Central were sent to the locker rooms at Joe Albi for lightning, which proved to halt several other games and pushed one back to Thursday. When the two northside rivals returned, North Central grabbed a 2-0 win, getting a goal and assist from Drew Williams in the second half.

As the game ended, storm clouds rolled in once again for the second half of the doubleheader and delivered some more strange meteorological events for Lewis & Clark, still using Albi for their flood-damaged field, and Mt Spokane. Shortly into warm-ups the facility was peppered with a thorough flurry of graupel. The cross between snow and hail, though, was not an issue unlike the lightning that accompanied it, bringing about another delay. Once they did take the pitch, the Tigers took a two-goal lead and went into the half up 3-1 via three different scorers. Mt Spokane tallied in the second half but couldn't find the equalizer in the 3-2 loss.
JD Hauenstein scored the second CV goal

Elsewhere, Terry Cox set up the opening goal en route to a two-goal Ferris lead over visiting Mead. A penalty closed it shortly later, but Cox scored one himself in the second to restore the insurance goal for a 3-1 win.

In a showdown of two of the top sides, the Bears maintained their unbeaten start with a 2-0 at Gonzaga Prep. Chase Reidt scored in the first half and set up the second at the hour mark. On Thursday, University grabbed its first win, nipping host Rogers 1-0 on a goal from Travis Reeder an hour into the match.

Wednesday - Shadle Park 0 :: 2 North Central
Wednesday - Mt Spokane 2 :: 3 Lewis & Clark
Wednesday - Mead 1 :: 3 Ferris
Wednesday - Central Valley 2 :: 0 Gonzaga Prep
Thursday - University 1 :: 0 Rogers

NON-LEAGUE PLAY :: March 30 - April 2 

Goal and assist for LC's Thompson 
The week started off with a series of non-league games Monday in Spokane. Gonzaga Prep downed Medical Lake 2-1 with Spencer Ceballos setting up the opener 22 minutes in and tallying the game-winner in the 71st. At University, the Titans went back-and-forth with GNL power Cheney, playing to a 2-2 draw. Four different scorers tallied on the day with U-High holding the advantage at half and reclaiming the lead with five minutes left in the game only to see the visitors tie it up again with two remaining. Moved away from their flood-damaged home pitch, Lewis & Clark rolled to a big win over Pullman, but the Tigers only led by one at the break via an Adam Thompson tally. Thompson then found Chandler Goff to make it two at the hour mark. Alex McNeill pushed it well beyond reach with the final two goals on balls from Henry Smaldon.

On Tuesday, Cheney blanked Ephrata with a first half goal from William Bassebas and a second half penalty from Cruz Galm. Walla Walla visited Ferris Thursday in the final non-league meeting of the week, falling 2-0. The Saxons scored through Callan Martin after seven minutes and Terry Cox added insurance with a minute left in the contest.

Monday - Medical Lake 1 :: 2 Gonzaga Prep
Monday - Cheney 2 :: 2 University
Monday - Pullman 0 :: 5 Lewis & Clark
Tuesday - Ephrata 0 :: 2 Cheney
Thursday - Walla Walla 0 :: 2 Ferris


Monday - Pullman @ Lewis & Clark JV [+]
Monday - Pullman @ Lewis & Clark [+]
Tuesday - Deer Park @ Lakeside [+]
Wednesday - Shadle Park @ North Central [+]
Wednesday - Central Valley @ Gonzaga Prep [+]
Thursday - Cheney @ East Valley [+]

FIVE STARS - Top performers of the Week

Kyllo (2) was unstoppable in pair of wins
Chris Benson (Colville) :: Scored five goals to lead his side to a pair of big wins, downing Riverside 4-1, scoring twice, and Newport 7-4, tallying three more.

Sam Druffel (Pullman) :: Tallied in the team's 4-0 win against Clarkston  Tuesday and then played a big role in Thursday's 4-1 victory against West Valley, scoring the opening goal and setting up the final two.

Kelly Kyllo (Lakeside) :: Sure, they dominated in a pair of lopsided wins, but nine goals and three assists in one week is a pretty outstanding performance. He netted four with two helpers in a 7-1 win against Deer Park Tuesday and followed it up with the the squad's first three goals in a 9-0 route of Riverside Thursday in which he added another two and an assist.

Gorman also tallied the winning penalty for East Valley
Chase Reidt (Central Valley) :: Helped lead the Bears to big road win over fellow contender Gonzaga Prep, scoring the opener and setting up the second in a 2-0 victory.

Kohl Tomcho / Devonte Gorman (East Valley) :: Tomcho played well in goal for the Knights in a game that finished 1-1 with powerhouse Cheney. He then proceeded to deny the first two attempts in the shootout to spur his team onto the victory, handing Cheney their first league loss in four years. Meanwhile, Gorman set up both goals in Tuesday's 2-1 win at West Valley and netted the first half equalizer in the shootout victory against Cheney.

Standings & Stats (league games only)