Friday, April 15, 2016

Week Three & Four EWA HS Round-Up: Pullman falters and NEA kicks off with 41 goals in six games

Connor Harlow's first save in shootout versus NC; Nick Wolf and Alberto Cisneros leading Colville attack 
Before taking a moment for Spring Break, the three Spokane area leagues saw some interesting results. Chief among them was Pullman suffering its first loss in the GNL, Mead needing overtime to defeat Rogers in the GSL and a bevy of high scoring games in the opening week of play in the NEA.

In the Greater Spokane League, the biggest surprise of the week nearly took place at Mead. Rogers grabbed the initial lead just before halftime on a strike from Abdul Muse. The Panthers pulled even on a penalty midway through the second half, but were unable to put the Pirates away until overtime when defender Joe Ammatelli scored the winner three minutes in.

Two other contests were tight affairs on the day. The Saxons made a 25th minute Curt McCune goal stand up for a 1-0 Ferris victory over Gonzaga Prep and Shadle Park came out on top against rival North Central in a game that went the distance and more.

Scoreless at the break, LaQuan Crump put North Central on the board a minute into the second half but the Highlanders answered through Andreas Wilson 12 minutes later. The two remained deadlocked the rest of the way, sending the match to penalties, which also went long. Both goalkeepers made a pair of saves in the initial five shots with Josh Ruff making the first stop for NC to put pressure on Shadle. Connor Harlow, though, made a pair of great stops and then added a third in the eighth round to give the Highlanders the win.

The other two contests were one-sided affairs with Central Valley posting a 7-1 win over Mt Spokane while Lewis & Clark registered a 4-1 win over visiting University. Mark McClain scored four for the Bears and Jared Mahaffey assisted on three for the Tigers.

The Great Northern League is proving to be a competitive league after all with the Pullman Greyhounds proving not to be invincible after all. Having won their first four games by an aggregate tally of 11-3, the Greyhounds suffered their first defeat in the second half of Week 3, dropping a 2-1 overtime decision at West Valley. The Eagles used a pair of goals from Kual Nyiang, who provided the lone goal earlier in the week in a 1-0 win over rival East Valley, to rally for the win after Ryan Tattershall had put the Greyhounds on the board in the opening minute. He scored the first in the 10th to quickly even it up, but the second did not come until the first minute of extra time.

Meanwhile, East Valley rebounded with an comeback overtime win as well. Cheney built a two-goal lead at home on a pair of penalties, one in each half, before the Knights answered with a conversion from the spot themselves with five minutes left. They managed to force overtime with a Demitri Konzenya strike in the final minute of the half and then Trevor Jacobs scored three minutes into the golden goal session.

Pullman and West Valley went on to post shutout wins over Cheney and Clarkston, respectively, the following Tuesday in the only action of Week Four in the area.

The Northeast A League opened up its league play in Week Three with a trio of one-sided affairs that saw the winners outscore their opponents 19-5. Colville rocked Riverside 6-2 with goals from five different players, including two from Alberto Cisneros, and Lakeside drubbed Deer Park 9-2 in which Caio Hessel tallied three goals and an assist and Ethan Williams had two goals and two assists. Newport surprised last year's regular season co-leader Medical Lake 4-1 with a pair of goals each from Kai Thomas and Johnny Quandt.

The high goal tallies continued in the second half of the week. Colville won 5-3 at Newport with three goals from Cisneros and Medical Lake rebounded with a 6-2 win over Deer Park, getting a pair of first half goals from Peter Hansen. Lakeside, meanwhile, escaped an upset at the hands of Riverside. After an initial fourth-minute goal from Hessel, the Eagles fell behind with Jeff Thompson equalizing two minutes later and Pratt giving the hosts the lead in the 18th. Lukas Ousley evened it up in the 63rd for Lakeside and Jeffery Friedman provided the winner with nine minutes left.


Alberto Cisneros (Colville) :: Tallied two goals and an assist in a 6-2 home win versus Riverside and scored three goals to propel them to a 5-3 road win against Newport.

Connor Harlow (Shadle Park) :: Made three saves in an eight-round shootout to give the Highlanders a shootout victory against North Central

Kual Nyiang (West Valley) :: Scored the deciding tally in a 1-0 victory at East Valley and both goals in a 2-1 overtime victory over previously unbeaten Pullman. He also added a penalty kick tally in a 2-0 win at Clarkston.


Tuesday, March 29 

Mt Spokane 1 :: 7 Central Valley
CV: Mark McClain (Chase Reidt) 15, Reidt 27, McClain (Riley Baker) 34, Reidt (Jared Creighton) 44, McClain (Reidt) 54, McClain (Reidt) 55, Nathan Grinalds (McClain) 56; MS: Peter Wilkes 52 :: GK - CV: Kendall Findley; MS: Hunter Prudden  ::  PHOTOS [+]

Wednesday, March 30 

Gonzaga Prep 0 :: 1 Ferris
F: Curt McCune 25 :: GK - F: Henry Jones; GP: Taylor

University 1 :: 4 Lewis & Clark
LC: Chandler Goff (Jared Mehaffey) 14, Henry Smaldon (Mehaffey) 21, Bailey Rosenau (Colby Aitchison) 32, Goff (Mehaffey) 54; U: Own goal 57 :: GK - LC: Josh Via; U: Hunter Atwood

North Central 1 :: SO :: 2 Shadle Park
NC: LaQuan Crump (Aidan Chapparo) 41; SP: Andreas Wilson (Eddie Montiel) 53 :: GK - SP: Connor Harlow; NC: Josh Ruff  ::  PHOTOS [+]

Rogers 1 :: OT :: 2 Mead
M: Koby Wilburn (pen) 50, Joe Ammatelli 83; R: Abdul Muse 36 :: GK - M: Andrew Huffman / Brady Sohn; R: Daunte Demarce


Idle for Spring Break


Tuesday, March 29 

West Valley 1 :: 0 East Valley
WV: Kual Nyiang (Chase Howat) 68 :: GK - WV: Sior / Zack Babinski; EV: Kohl Tomcho

Pullman 4 :: 1 Clarkston
P: Will Konkel (Matt Winchell) 6, Micah Gross 23, Mason Petrino (Winchell) 59, Won-Jun Kim (Winchell) 73; C: Theodore Baiye 36 :: GK - P: Will Pitzer; C: Bryton Lejameyer

Thursday, March 31

East Valley 3 :: OT :: 2 Cheney
EV: Devonte Gorman (pen) 75, Demitri Konzenya (Joey Gresch) 80, Trevor Jacobs 83; C: B Smith (pen) 30, Smith (pen) 65 :: GK - EV: Tomcho; C: NA

Pullman 1 :: OT :: 2 West Valley
WV: Kual Nyiang (Paine) 10, Nyiang (Lucas) 81; P: Ryan Tattershall 1 :: GK - WV: Zack Babinski; P: Will Pitzer


Tuesday, April 5

Cheney 0 :: 3 Pullman
P: Ryan Tattershall (Matt Winchell) 5, Own goal 33, Ryan Campbell (Sam Druffel) 48 :: GK - P: Will Pitzer; C: Dalton Mauzay

West Valley 2 :: 0 Clarkston
WV: Kual Nyiang (pen) 43, Chris Lucas 75 :: GK - WV: Zack Babinski; C: Bryton Lejameyer

NORTHEAST A LEAGUE -- WEEK THREE (March 28 - April 2)  

Tuesday, March 29

Riverside 2 :: 6 Colville
C: Nick Wolf (Alberto Cisneros) 6, Jimmy Lepp 15, Noah Rarrick (Lepp) 20, Cisneros (Wolf) 44, E Zarate 51, Cisneros 67; R: Batle-Fuentes 58, Jeff Thompson 76 :: GK - C: Cyrus Butterfield R: Redmond

Lakeside 9 :: 2 Deer Park
L: Caio Hessel (Ethan Williams) 19, Williams 31, Williams (Hessel) 34, Hessel (Day) 40, Williamson (Williams) 43, Hessel 44, Devyn Schmidt 53, Humphrey 57, Own goal 76; DP: Ashley (Travis) 26, Sanchez 35 :: GK - L: Tenney; DP: St Amand

Newport 4 :: 1 Medical Lake
N: Kai Thomas 20, Thomas 21, Johnny Quandt 25, Quandt 61; ML: Nick Rosenbeck 30 :: GK - N: Morehead; ML: Sam Matt

Thursday, March 31

Colville 5 :: 3 Newport
C: Jimmy Lepp 17, Mitchell 28, Alberto Cisneros 31, Cisneros 45, Cisneros 76; Battle 30, Quandt 48, Thomas (Quandt) 59 :: GK - NA

Deer Park 2 :: 6 Medical Lake
ML: Peter Hansen 28, Hansen (Ty Masteller) 30, Nick Rosenbeck 42, Jacob Matt (Mark Jensen) 51, Masteller 54, Austin Geiger 71; DP: Douglass (Elmore) 36, Moeckel 52 :: GK - ML: Sam Matt; DP: St Amend

Lakeside 3 :: 2 Riverside
L: Hessel (Williams) 4, Ousley 63, Jeffery Freidman 71; R: Jeff Thompson 6, Pratt (Friedman) 18 :: GK - L: Tenney; R: Redmond


Idle for Spring Break




Monday, March 28

(4A) University 1 :: 2 Cheney (2A)
C: Noah Prophet (Trevor Babcock) 13, Babcock (Christian Lamphere) 87; U: Austin Sterner (Adam Drassen) 55 :: GK - C: Dalton Mauzay; U: NA

Lewis & Clark 5 :: 1 Mead
LC: Jared Mehaffey (Jackson Moore) 11, Moore (Mehaffey) 21, Adam Thompson (Will Hoefer) 46, Chandler Goff (Mehaffey) 51, Thompson (Jackson Snyder) 76; M: Peter Weller (Cole Johnson) 18 :: GK - NA

(2A) West Valley 5 :: 0 Rogers (3A)
WV: Drake Peterson (Kual Nyiang) 15, Mike Silva 28, Chris Lucas (Chase Howart) 57, Jayden Payne 64, Howart 75 :: GK - WV: Zack Babinski; R: Vince St John

Friday, April 1

(3A) North Central 3 :: SO :: 4 Medical Lake (1A)
ML: Nick Rosenbeck (Mason Williams) 2, Rosenbeck 26, Ty Masteller 78; NC: Aidan Chaparro (Dominic Deatherage) 5, Jake Healy (LaQuan Crump, Deatherage) 14, Deatherage 59 :: GK - ML: Jacob Matt; NC: Josh Ruff  ::  PHOTOS [+]

(1A) Newport 0 :: 8 Mead (4A)
M: Hayden DelPizzo 5, Koby Wilburn (Michael McLeod) 24, Peter Weller (Justin Richardson) 27, Weller (McLeod) 30, McLeod (Dominic Welch) 31, Wilburn (Conaire Shaffer), Welch 38, Brendan Hoagland (Adam Nevdahl) 67 :: GK - M: Andrew Huffman / Koby Wilburn; N: Cockrell