|Chiawana and Davis celebrate dramatic wins in top of table clashes (John Sokol & Tracie Fowler)|
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Things transpired normally for Pasco during the two midweek contests, drubbing Richland and Walla Walla to a combined score of 11-0. Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez tallied two goals and an assist in the 4-0 win over visiting Richland and added another two goals at Walla Walla in a 7-0 win. Hector Magana also provided two goals and an assist against the Bombers along with a goal and two assists at Walla Walla.
Right on the heels of Pasco, Chiawana blanked Southridge 3-0 thanks in part to two goals from Isaac Ponce, but perhaps got caught looking forward to Saturday when they hosted Kennewick on Thursday. Ponce scored the lone goal, but a 1-1 stalemate went to a shootout and the Lions were able to snare the victory.
Saturday's big showdown was a wild one as Pasco twice took the lead against Chiawana with goals from Magana and Sergio Avalos, but Jose Rodriguez answered twice for the Riverhawks and Shambel West provided the winning tally in overtime.
With the top 4A sides battling for the outright league title, the race for the top spot among the 3A schools is mired in a log-jam mid-table. Hanford topped Kamiakin 2-1 on Monday with a pair of goals from Will Eldrid, but a pair of assists from him on Thursday was not enough as they fell 3-2 in a shootout at Southridge, which was led by a pair of assists from Emilio Sanchez.
Kamiakin escaped a close call Thursday at Richland with a 2-1 win. On Saturday, Kennewick topped visiting Southridge 3-1 with a goal and assist each from Eddie Castillo and Armando Ponce. Unlike Kamiakin, Hanford was unable to get past Richland, falling 4-3 to the Bombers after two goals and an assist from Eldrid and a pair of goals from Miguel Ramirez on the other side.
|Michael Raya (Tracie Fowler)|
Two of the league's top sides squared off on Tuesday in the Big 9 and needed a shootout to decide the outcome with Davis coming out on top for a 2-1 victory over visiting Wenatchee. Later in the week Davis squared off against another contender, squeaking out a narrow 1-0 road win at Sunnyside with a goal from Michael Raya in the first half holding up.
Eastmont swept their two games on the week against the cellar dwellers, downing visiting West Valley 2-1 and drubbing host Eisenhower 5-1. Johan Espinoza scored three goals in the second win and Farace Nassar scored once in each.
Moses Lake split on the week with a 2-0 win over Sunnyside, but in what has become a very up-and-down season they fell later in the week against West Valley.
INWsn's CENTRAL WASHINGTON THREE STARS - Week 5
Will Eldrid (Hanford) :: Tallied both goals in a 2-1 victory over Kamiakin, two assists in a 3-2 shootout loss at Southride and two goals and an assist Saturday in a 4-3 shootout loss versus Richland.
Johan Espinoza (Eastmont) :: Hat-trick in a 5-1 win at Eisenhower completed a sweep on the week that put the Wildcats in the middle of the table.
Jose Rodriguez (Chiawana) :: Scored two goals to help lead Chiawana to the streak-busting victory over Pasco Saturday.
MID-COLUMBIA CONFERENCE -- WEEK FIVE (April 11-16)
Monday, April 11
H: Will Eldrid (Iovani Rodriguez), Eldred (Rodriguez); K: Christian Egli (Christian Anguiano) :: GK - H: Kaleb Stinson; K: Marco Covarrubias
|Isaac Ponce (John Sokol)|
Walla Walla 0 :: 5 Kennewick
K: Alexis Reyna (Juan Cruz), Cruz (Daniel Biehm), Cruz (Armando Ponce), Biehm (Castillo), Cortez :: GK - K: Zane Flannery; WW: Quinn McHie
Richland 0 :: 4 Pasco
P: Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez (Hector Magana), Meraz-Rodriguez, Magana (Saul Chavez), Magana (Meraz-Rodriguez) :: GK - P: Armenta / Israel Garcia; R: Jake Voordepoorte
Southridge 0 :: 3 Chiawana
C: Isaac Ponce (2g), Giovanni Gonzalez (g), Shambel West (a), Jose Huizar (a) Andy Arroyo (a) :: GK - C: Cole Parker; S: Martin Ruiz
Thursday, April 14
Hanford 2 :: SO :: 3 Southridge
S: Alan Pena (Emilio Sanchez), Jorge Mendez (Sanchez); H: Shiv Sanan (Will Eldrid), Iovani Rodriguez (Eldrid) :: GK - S: Ruiz; H: Brandon Alexander
|Hector Magana (John Sokol)|
P: Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez (Hector Magana), Saul Chavez, Magana, Meraz-Rodriguez, David Uribe (Nathan Martinez), Liban Hussein (Magana), Martinez (Ruzy Khoyi) :: GK - P: Armenta / Garcia; WW: Quinn McHie / Jose Galvan
Kennewick 2 :: SO :: 1 Chiawana
K: NA; C: Isaac Ponce :: GK - K: Flannery; C: NA
Kamiakin 2 :: 1 Richland
K: Isaiah Arechiga (Kaleb Rainsberry), Andrew Scrimsher (Brandon Weimar); R: Ybarra :: GK - K: Covarrubias; R: Jake Voordepoorte
Saturday, April 16
Pasco 2 :: OT :: 3 Chiawana
C: Jose Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez (Gabe Aguilar), Shambel West (Isaac Ponce); P: Hector Magana (Nathan Martinez), Sergio Avalos :: GK - C: NA; P: Armenta PHOTOS [+] TV VIDEO [+]
Southridge 1 :: 3 Kennewick
K: Eddie Castillo, Alexis Reyna (Armando Ponce), Ponce (Castillo); S: Jorge Mendez (David Ramirez) :: GK - K: Biehm; S: Martin Ruiz
Richland 4 :: SO :: 3 Hanford
R: Miguel Ramirez, Miguel Ramirez, NA H: Moamel Abd Ali (Will Eldred), Eldred (Iovani Rodriguez), Eldred (Rodriguez) :: GK - R: NA; H: Brandon Alexander
Walla Walla 1 :: 2 Kamiakin
K: Alex Sotelo, Isaiah Arechiga (Zack Woods); WW: Juan Montero :: GK - K: Covarrubias; WW: Quinn McHie
COLUMBIA BASIN BIG NINE -- WEEK FIVE (April 11-16)
Tuesday, April 12
Wenatchee 1 :: SO :: 2 Davis
D: Cole Mattson (Samuel Rodriguez) 22; W: NA 80 :: GK - D: Luis Birrueta / Cuauhtemoc Munguia; W: Rafael Jimenez PHOTOS H1 - PHOTOS H2
West Valley 1 :: 2 Eastmont
E: Farac Nassar 16, Omar Mendoza 24; WV: Noah Stucki (Austin Stromme) 12 :: GK - E: Alex Pease; WV: Andrew Villegas
Sunnyside 0 :: 2 Moses Lake
ML: Saul Maciel 52, Tyler Mullan 80 :: GK - ML: Eddie Reyes; S: Carlos Hernandez
Friday, April 15
Eastmont 5 :: 1 Eisenhower
EAS: Johan Espinoza 2, Espinoza (pen) 4, Espinoza 63, Farace Nassar, Jorge Cabrera; EIS: Mario Pacheco (Santana Gonzalez) 19 :: GK - EAS: Alfonso Romero; EIS: Juan Rivera
Davis 1 :: 0 Sunnyside
D: Michael Raya (Luis Valle) 35 :: GK - D: Luis Birrueta / Cuauhtemoc Mungia; S: Carlos Hernandez
Moses Lake 0 :: 2 West Valley
WV: Edgar Ramirez 35, Logan Gamache (Noah Zepeda) 55 :: GK - WV: Andrew Villegas; ML: Eddie Reyes
MISSING DATA -- Believe it or not, HS coaches are not the greatest at reporting basic info, so if you can provide any of the following info, INWsn would greatly appreciate it. :: Chiawana goal scorer at Richland 4/2... Kennewick goal scorer at Chiawana 4/14... Third Richland goal scorer at Hanford 4/16... All scoring info from Eastmont at Wenatchee 4/5... Wenatchee goal scorer at Davis 4/12... West Valley goal scorer at Eisenhower 4/8
STATISTICAL LEADERS THROUGH WEEK 5 GAMES...