Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Week One HS Round-Up: Defending CBB9 champs fall in opener

The Columbia Basin Big Nine kicked off league play Friday throughout central Washington, joining the Mid-Columbia Conference and Great Northern League, who kicked off league play earlier in the week.

In the CCB9, last season's league champion Wenatchee were handed a loss in their first game of the campaign in a shootout defeat at home after a 2-2 stalemate against visiting Davis, which was fourth a year ago. The outcome was a replay of last year's league opener between the two in which Davis won at home 1-0, giving Wenatchee its lone loss.

Another surprising result in the CCB9 was West Valley, last place a year ago, answering both goals from Eastmont and getting a last minute winner to down last season's third place finisher.

In the MCC, last year's unbeaten champion Pasco dominated last place finisher Walla Walla 5-0 in the opener, but in a showdown of second and third place finishers, Chiawana delivered a statement with a 5-0 victory over the 2015 runners-up.

In eastern Washington, the GNL continued as the only league with official play. The results were no surprise based on last year's table, but Saturday did provide a historic moment as Pullman registered the school's first-ever victory on the road at Cheney in the long history of the two foes with Matt Winchell hitting from about 18 yards for the 2-1 overtime victory.


Edwin Aquina (Pasco) :: Assisted on both goals in a 2-1 overtime win at Richland to avoid the upset for the defending champions, and then tallied an assist in the 5-0 win against visiting Walla Walla.

Austin Stromme (West Valley) :: Scored the game-winning tally with just over a minute remaining to give West Valley, the bottom team in 2015, a 3-2 victory in the opener against Eastmont.

Shambel West (Chiawana) :: In a pair of blowout wins on the road, West tallied three assists in a 4-0 victory at Southridge and then provided two goals and an assist in the 5-0 victory at Kennewick.


Sam Druffel (Pullman) :: Scored the second goal in the 2-0 win against visiting West Valley Thursday and tallied a goal and assist in the 2-1 road win against Cheney Saturday. 

Will Pitzer (Pullman) :: Allowed just one goal, playing a half in the 2-0 home win Thursday against West Valley and playing the entire contest Saturday in the 2-1 win at Cheney. 

Matt Winchell (Pullman) :: Tallied a goal and assist in a 2-0 victory at home versus West Valley Thursday and repeated the feat on the road Saturday in Cheney for a 2-1 victory.

** Three Stars: CW selections for CBB9 & MCC league/playoff games and EW selections based on GSL, GNL & NEA league/playoff games


Friday, March 18

Eastmont 2 :: 3 West Valley
E: Christian Thorn (Sebastian Aviles) 2, Thorn 30; WV: Edgar Ramirez (Quinton Stromme) 5, Brooks Bendall (Noah Zepeda) 39, Austin Stromme 79 :: GK - E: Alfonso Romero; WV: Andrew Villegas

Moses Lake 1 :: 3 Sunnyside
S: Gonzalo Frausto (Jose Marquez) 10, Juan Acevedo 18, Eduardo Ramirez (pen) 48; ML: Saul Maciel (pen) 80 :: GK - S: Carlos Hernandez; ML: Eddie Reyes

Davis 3 :: SO :: 2 Wenatchee
D: Michael Raya (Samuel Rodriguez) 49, Raya (Juan Mendoza) 60; W: Jason Sheppard 51, Fabian Soto 62 :: GK - D: Cuahtemoc Munguia; W: Alexis Calderill / Rapfeal Jimenez


Chiawana celebrates in big win  |  photo: John Sokol 
Saturday, March 19

Walla Walla 0 :: 5 Pasco
P: Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez (g, 2a), David Uribe (g), Joel Valle (g), Hector Magana (g), Oscar Ortiz (g, a), Edwin Aquino (a) :: GK - P: Francisco Moreno / David Armenta; WW: NA

Chiawana 5 :: 0 Kennewick
C: Shambel West (2g, a), Gabe Aguilar (g), Adam Morales (g), Jose Rodriguez (g), Jose Huizar (a) :: GK - C: Jorge Llerenas; K: Daniel Blehm   PICS [+]

Southridge 1 :: SO :: 0 Hanford
GK - S: Martin Ruiz; H: Kaleb Stinson

Richland 2 :: 1 Kamiakin
R: Trevor Hoyt (Jason Pietrok), Trevor Hoyt (pen); K: NA :: GK - NA

Tuesday's Results [+]


Saturday, March 19

Pullman 2 :: 1 Cheney
P: Sam Druffel (Matt Winchell) 42, Winchell (Druffel) 84; C: Camden Verstrate 48 :: GK - P: Will Pitzer; C: NA

Clarkston 1 :: 3 West Valley
WV: Newsome (Howat) 35, Kual Nyiang (pen) 50, Nyiang (pen) 65; C: Jake O'Shaughnessy 56 :: GK - WV: Babinski; C: Bryton Lejameyer

Thursday's Results [+]


Friday, March 18

(3A) Rogers 4 :: 0 Medical Lake (1A)
R: Javier Rosales 5, Said 10, Muse 64, Rosales 80 :: GK - R: Vince St John; ML: Matt

Mead 0 :: 1 Gonzaga Prep
GP: Vandiver (Coston) 20 :: GK - GP: Taylor / Davey; M: Andrew Huffman

University 6 :: 0 North Central
U: Sterner (Garcia) 16, Kemp (VanSlyke) 19, Kemp (Little) 57, Garcia 60, Little (Garrison) 68, Sterner (Haskew) 78 :: GK - U: Atwood; NC: Ruff

(4A) Lewis & Clark 1 :: 4 Mt Si (4A)
MS: NA; LC: Jackson Moore (Chandler Goff) 10 :: GK - LC: Josh Via; MS: NA

(2A) East Valley 4 :: 1 Eisenhower (4A)
EV: Paul Cuevas 15, Raul Acevedo (Fabian Kirby) 31, Cuevas (Juan Soto) 39, Cuevas (pen); EIS: Rene Licea (Jorge Valencia) 55 :: GK - EV: Chris Kirby; EIS: Juan Rivera

Saturday, March 19

(4A) Lewis & Clark 1 :: 2 Woodinville (4A)
LC: Jackson Moore (Eric Huber); W: NA (pen) 59, NA (pen) 66 :: GK - LC: John Zylak / Josh Via; W: NA

(3A) Shadle Park 0 :: 0 East Valley (2A)
GK - SP: Connor Harlow; EV: Kohl Tomcho

(2A) Prosser 1 :: 6 Eisenhower (4A)
E: Crue Gilman (Rene Licea) 6, Gilman (Fernando Muro) 37, Mario Pacheco (Jose Guerrero) 48, Guerrero (Licea) 53, Pacheco (Ian Reynoso) 58, Sinan Sommermeyer 67; P: Emanuel Herrera 72 :: GK - E: Juan Rivera; P: NA

(2A) Quincy 1 :: 1 Eastmont (4A)

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