Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NWAC East Tonight 9.21.16: Knights, Bigfoot benefit in close men's contests

It was quite a different slate for the ladies and the men on the night as there were 26 goals in three women's contests and only six in the three for the gentlemen.

Walla Walla and Spokane drubbed Columbia Basin and Blue Mountain, respectively, while Treasure Valley pulled away in a back-and-forth affair at Wenatchee Valley for a two-goal victory. Spokane remains perfect through four games while Walla Walla remains on their heels.

On the men's side Wenatchee Valley and Spokane netted 2-0 victories over Treasure Valley and North Idaho while Walla Walla and Columbia Basin battled to a 1-1 draw. The results gave Spokane a one-game lead in the table and put Wenatchee Valley in third.

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Wednesday, September 21

Spokane 2 :: 0 North Idaho
The Bigfoot took the first meeting between the local rivals on two goals from Breno Rocha. Marcellous Curtis set up the first in the 16th minute with the second goal with seven minutes remaining providing some breathing room. Four minutes later Kade Murphree (Coeur d'Alene, ID) was sent off for the Cardinals, making a rally tougher for the final moments. Raymond Ruano (Shadow MFT) made four saves for the shutout.

Treasure Valley 0 :: 2 Wenatchee Valley
Fabian Soto (Wenatchee, WA) put the Knights on the board 25 minutes into the contest via Dilan Calva (Yakima, WA). The hosts then went down to 10 men when Austin Lucas was sent off in the 38th. Ten minutes into the second half Joel Flores (Sunnyside, WA) fed Soto for his second of the night to add some insurance. Jorge Villegas registered three saves for the shutout.

Columbia Basin 1 :: 1 Walla Walla 
The two sides were locked in a stalemate for over an hour before Jesus Delgado (Yakima, WA) put the Hawks on the board. They looked poised for an upset road win when Alex Sotelo (Kennewick, WA) found Missael Lopez (Tieton, WA) for the equalizer with just two minutes remaining in the contest.

Coming Up... 

Saturday, September 24
Walla Walla @ North Idaho
Spokane @ Treasure Valley
Wenatchee Valley @ Columbia Basin

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Wednesday, September 21

Treasure Valley 4 :: 2 Wenatchee Valley 
In the closest contest of the night, it was scoreless until the Chukars broke the deadlock two minutes into the second half thanks to Chelsea Entrambasaguas. The Knights pulled even via Jennifer Mendoza (Warden, WA) on a ball from Katie Michkiosky (Wenatchee, WA) in the 61st, but the visitors reclaimed the lead just two minutes later and pushed the advantage to two within another three minutes. Madison Wells (Nampa, ID) struck for the go-ahead goal and Lindsey Williams (Twin Falls, ID) provided what proved to be the winner as Mendoza tallied the Knights' second goal in the 69th to cap a four-goal, 10-minute frenzy. Entrambasaguas added some insurance in the 81st for TVCC with her

Spokane 12 :: 2 Blue Mountain
The Bigfoot dominated from the start and had eight goals in the first half-hour, two each from Jenna Sullens (Spokane, WA) and Maddy Boyd (Spokane, WA) along with a hat-trick from Stephanie Overland (Moses Lake, WA). Anisha Nicholson (Post Falls, ID) and Peyton Vasquez (Boise, ID) picked up braces in the second half.

Columbia Basin 0 :: 6 Walla Walla 
The Warriors grabbed a commanding three-goal advantage just 15 minutes into the contest with goals from three different players. Haley Berryman (Ephrata, WA) connected with Jessica Garcia (Eltopia, WA) four minutes in for the opener and then tallied herself in the 11th. Garcia turned provider on Madison Hemenway's (Richland, WA) strike in the 15th. In the second half Berryman scored back-to-back goals in the 52nd and 59th minutes with Erin Leseberg (Kennewick, WA) capping the scoring in the 71st. Paige Kubista (Nampa, ID) posted the shutout for the Warriors.

Coming Up... 

Friday, September 23
Walla Walla @ Blue Mountain

Saturday, September 24
North Idaho @ Yakima Valley
Wenatchee Valley @ Columbia Basin
Spokane @ Treasure Valley