Davis and West Valley swept their two opening games this week as the Columbia Basin Big Nine began play, but the Mid-Columbia Conference is a full two weeks into their campaign with three teams posting three wins in the first four game days. Southridge is nearly perfect through three outings with one shootout win in its 3-0 record while Chiawana and Kamiakin are each 3-1.
Junior Summer Yates is absolutely tearing it up in the MCC for the Riverhawks. Since their 2-1 overtime loss to visiting Southridge in the opener, she has scored at least two goals in every game for a total of nine. Since halftime of Tuesday's game at Walla Walla when they led 2-1 at the break, she has scored every goal. She tallied all four in the second half for a 6-3 win over the Blue Devils and then tallied all three Thursday in a 3-2 win over Kamiakin.
A 4-0 win over Kennewick aside, the Kamiakin Braves have had close contests. They opened with a 2-0 win over Pasco and then edged Hanford with an overtime winner from Isabelle Conover, who also scored in the blowout of Kennewick Tuesday.
In Thursday's other close contest in the two leagues, Davis came from two down to pull even and get the win in a shootout against Eastmont. Maddie Chandler put the Wildcats in front and Emma Simpson doubled the lead in the 53rd, but Liz Cantu tallied 10 minutes later to give the Pirates hope. It proved huge as Tati Aills struck in the final minute to send the game to overtime and ultimately penalties.
Moses Lake is also unbeaten in the CBBN, though they have only played once. The contest was a 4-2 road victory over Eastmont Tuesday.
Hanford, which is 2-1 currently and finished second in the league last year, has added a wrinkle to things in the MCC and for the GSL with their move up to 4A this year. With a drop to seven combined 3A teams between the two leagues, the region will now only have one guaranteed berth to the state tournament available for the regional tournament participants and a second berth every other year. According to the Tri-City Herald, there is potential for this to change, but it would involve having the top two winners from regionals play teams from another district and have both potential seeds and state berths at stake instead of having at lea st one guaranteed entry to the state championship tournament. Full story [+]
If you have scoring / goalkeeping information for the following games, please email to gbarnsoccer-at-gmail or message INWsoccernews on Facebook: 9.6 All MCC games... 9.8 Walla Walla @ Kennewick... 9.13 Southridge @ Richland... 9.13 All CBBN games... 9.15 Eisenhower @ Wenatchee
9.2.16 Kamiakin @ Gonzaga Prep
9.7.16 Moses Lake @ Lewis & Clark
9.7.16 Moses Lake @ Lewis & Clark JV
Non-league action continues for Greater Spokane League teams until the league schedule kicks off Wednesday, September 21.
Saturday, September 17
Hanford @ Southridge 1:00
Pasco @ Kennewick 1:00
Seattle Academy @ Kamiakin 10:00
Eisenhower @ La Salle (NL) 11:00
Davis @ Toppenish (NL) 12:00
North Central @ Eastmont (NL) 1:00
Gonzaga Prep @ West Valley (NL) 2:00
Tuesday, September 20
Wenatchee @ Davis 5:00
Moses Lake @ West Valley 7:00
Eisenhower @ Sunnyside 7:00
Southridge @ Walla Walla 5:00
Kennewick @ Hanford 7:00
Richland @ Kamiakin 7:00
Chiawana @ Pasco 7:00