Friday, September 30, 2016

HS DAILY - 9.30.16: Shootouts, Big 9 upsets highlight the night

Two of the three contests in the Northeast A League went to shootouts Thursday with Medical Lake escaping an upset at Freeman and Lakeside doing the same at Riverside. Meanwhile, minus injured standout striker Riley Martinson, Deer Park continues to dominate things, posting a 4-1 victory on the road in Colville.

The two matches, meanwhile, in the Great Northern League were both shutouts as Cheney became the first side to blank Clarkston and East Valley once again dominated Pullman.

Out in the Mid-Columbia Conference and Columbia Basin Big Nine, the there were a few of eye-openers. In the MCC, Kamiakin survived a scare on the road versus Pasco, winning in a shootout, to keep close to unbeaten Southridge while in the CBBN Wenatchee and Davis were not as fortunate. Wenatchee fell to one-win Eastmont in a shootout on the road while Davis were narrowly topped at home by one-win Sunnyside, giving unbeaten West Valley a two-game advantage in the table over the rest of the field, that features three teams - Wenatchee, Moses Lake and Davis - tied with three wins.

Here's a look around the action from Thursday night...

NEA #####

Medical Lake 2-1 SO Freeman: The Cardinals took the lead 22 minutes in on a goal from Jaxyn Farmen, but Claire Love connected with Luhr with two minutes left in the first half. They went scoreless the rest of the way with Medical Lake prevailing 4-3 in a shootout.

Deer Park 4-1 Colville: Emmy Moore put Deer Park in front on the road 10 minutes in, but the Indians answered in the 20th via Keren Torres and things were level at halftime. Jessie Thomas scored two minutes after the break and Moore pushed the lead to two in the 47th for a quick, commanding advantage. McCoolough rounded out the scoring in the 68th.

Lakeside 3-2 SO Riverside: Jamie Conner set up the opening goal two minutes in by Taylor Yaws to give the hosts the lead but Lexi Torok evened things up in the second minute of the second half with Maddie Hall putting the Eagles in front just before the hour mark. Ava West tied things up for Riverside with five minutes left, but the Rams were unable to complete the upset, falling in the shootout.

GNL #####

East Valley 6-0 Pullman: It was over in a flash for the Greyhounds. Chloe Gellhaus set up goals from Shannon Frucci in the first minute and Elle Burland in the fourth for a two goal advantage. Frucci then set up Taryn Baxter in the 14th and Burland tallied her second in the 22nd. Sydney Moore made it a five goal first half with Gellhaus scoring the lone tally of the second period.

Cheney 2-0 Clarkston: Emma Scott put the Blackhawks on the board 12 minutes into the contest and Kailey Estrellado provided some insurance late in the contest for the visitors. Nicole Rowley and Melissa Aris combined for 12 saves in the shutout, the first Clarkston has suffered, to maintain first place for the Blackhawks.

MCC #####

Kamiakin 2-1 SO Pasco: Zyree Raban put the Bulldogs up 26 minutes into the contest to and took the lead to the break. The Braves finally pulled even in the 56th minute through Maddie Morgan, and the game was a stalemate the rest of the way. A save in the second round of the shootout for Kamiakin gave the Braves the 5-4 shootout victory.

Walla Walla 1-4 Hanford: Just three minutes into the contest, the Blue Devils grabbed the early lead when Reese Fewell found Lorena Ramirez for the opening strike and Walla Walla nearly took it to the break, but Hanford spoiled everything. The Falcons pulled even on a corner from Natalie Clossey with two minutes left in the first half and then grabbed the lead with a 30 yard chip over the keeper by Anabel Lin for the halftime advantage. Another corner in the 54th was knocked home by Blake Danna for a two goal advantage and Hanford's Ellie Harlow converted a penalty a short time later for a commanding lead.

CBBN #####

Eisenhower 3-7 Moses Lake: Christina Mullan found Abby Rathbun four minutes into the match and then Rathbun added two more for a three goal lead at the break, tallying the second in the 31st and the third off a deflection just before the break. In the second half Rathbun struck for her fourth and Naileah Nunez pushed the lead to five. Mullan made the game 6-0 before Haley Wammock got Eisenhower on the board in the 63rd. Cora Bruneel converted from the spot for the Chiefs and Wammock struck again for Ike before things finished up.

Wenatchee 1-2 SO Eastmont: The two sides battled through a scoreless first half before Wenatchee grabbed the initial lead midway through in the second half, but Vanessa Valdez struck from about 45 yards out with six minutes remaining in the contest to send the match ultimately to penalties where Kalea Bokma made a stop in the shootout to give Eastmont the win.

Sunnyside 1-0 Davis: The one-win Grizzlies registered the biggest upset of the night across the region with a victory against 3-1 Davis. No other details (including Reg/OT/SO status) are available at this time.


COMING UP ##### 

Friday, September 30
GSL - University @ Mt Spokane 3:00
GSL - Rogers @ Shadle Park 4:00
GSL - Gonzaga Prep @ North Central 4:00
GSL - Ferris @ Central Valley 4:00
GSL - Mead @ Lewis & Clark 4:00

Saturday, October 1
MCC - Richland @ Kennewick 12:00
MCC - Chiawana @ Southridge 1:00
NL - Walla Walla @ Rogers 1:00
NL - Sunnyside @ Grandview 6:00

Missing Data... 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... 9.17 Pasco @ Kennewick... 9.20 Southridge @ Walla Walla... 9.20 Chiawana @ Pasco... 9.20 Eisenhower @ Sunnyside... 9.22 Sunnyside @ Wenatchee... 9.27 West Valley @ Eisenhower... 9.27 Eastmont @ Sunnyside... 9.27 Walla Walla @ Pasco... 9.27 Kamiakin @ Southridge... 9.29 Sunnyside @ Davis... 9.29 Eisenhower @ Moses Lake...