Friday, April 26, 2019

HS UPDATE - Wildcats Upset University to Make 3A Race Interesting

Wednesday's set of fixtures featured a pair of contests with postseason implications and chief among the results was Mt Spokane earning the first victory for the 3A contingent against their 4A peers.

The Wildcats got a goal in each half and the team's stalwart defense took care of the rest with the shutout, putting a major dent in University's playoff chase. After eight games the Wildcats sit with the best defensive mark in the league with just five goals allowed. They are now tied with North Central with both facing 4A opponents again Friday as the Wildcats host second place Ferris and NC on the road against a Titans squad facing a must-win scenario to finish in the top four.

The other big contest featured Gonzaga Prep seeking to improve their position in the chase for the playoffs, but Ferris blocked the Bullpups' efforts to remain two points back of Central Valley, hoping for a miracle slip-up by the Bears.

The real bad news is that Wednesday's results created a very real scenario in which four teams could finish tied on 16 points Friday if Prep defeats Mead in a battle of two sides without a non-shootout win against 4A opponents and both University and Lewis & Clark - which survived a scare against Shadle - both win against their 3A opponents. All three teams are at home.

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Remaining Schedule - Friday

Rogers @ LC 4:00
Ferris @ Mt Spokane 4:00
NC @ University 6:30
Shadle @ CV 6:30
Mead @ GP 7:00

Wednesday, April 24

University 0-2 Mt Spokane 
MS: Ethan Davis (Brayden Wilsey) 15
MS: Jared Schnug (Kinkade McMurray) 70
GK - MS: Nolan Siegel 5 saves; U: Jaymon Manzi 3 saves

Gonzaga Prep 1-2 Ferris 
F: Solomon Katumbi (LaQuan Crump) 52
F: Solomon Katumbi (Nathan Owen) 69
GP: Michael Torre (Parker Manthei) 79
GK - F: Jadon Bowton 6 saves; GP: Mason Brock 8 saves

Rogers 0-5 Mead
M: Kaden Evans (Carson Tucker) 20
M: Josh Healy (Brandon Shoff) 35
M: Eli Johnson (Sean Becker) 39
M: Jake Bennatt (Brandon Shoff) 48
M: Jake Bennatt (Sean Becker, Parker McKeen) 65
GK - M: Noah Taigen 3 saves; R: Daunte DeMarce 19 saves

Central Valley 6-0 North Central 
CV: Jensen Shypitka (Adam Jones) 28
CV: Jensen Shypitka (Hunter Clark) 38
CV: Jones (Taylor Leach) 42
CV: Jensen Shypitka (Roni Rountree) 59
CV: Hunter Clark (Isaac Saitoti) 73
CV: Hunter Clark (Clayton Crockett) 79
GK - CV: Andrew Bertone 1 save; NC: Jason Kruse 6 saves

Lewis & Clark 1-0 Shadle Park 
LC: Eli Armstrong (pen) 70
GK - LC: Patrick Carney 3 saves; SP: Rhylan Hildner 7 saves

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

HS UPDATE - GSL Enters Final Week of Play With Intrigue

Going into the final week of games for the Greater Spokane League regular season, it has proven to be arguably one of the most competitive campaigns among the 4A schools in league history. Courtesy of a thrilling win Friday in a battle of unbeatens against Ferris, the Central Valley Bears have control of matters as they finish up with a pair of 3A opponents.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

HS UPDATE - CV Bears Survive Tough Early GSL Tests

In what is shaping out to be an undoubtedly dramatic season, the opening weeks of Greater Spokane League play prior to spring break saw a number of tightly contested affairs as most of the contests played out at Merkel due to snow-covered and water-logged pitches.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

HS Update: Pasco Downs Richland on Long-Awaited MCC Opening Day

In a showdown of last season's top two, the MCC season kicked off with a narrow 1-0 victory for the defending champion Pasco Bulldogs on the road at Richland Tuesday evening.