Samantha Heilman opened the game with a natural hat trick and then closed the scoring for good measure as the Richland Bombers cruised to a 9-0 win over the Kennewick Lions in a Mid-Columbia Conference soccer match Saturday at Bomber Field.
Andes Archibald scored twice and Hayley Deen had a goal and two assists for the Bombers, who outshot the Lions 28-2 and pulled even in the MCC at 3-3.
Amy Martinez had a busy day in goal for Kennewick (0-6), making 19 saves.
Scoring1, R, Samantha Heilman (Hayley Deen) 1st. 2, R, Heilman (Deen) 13th. 3, R, Heilman (Megan Neubauer) 18th. 4, R, Andes Archibald (Katherine Virden) 43rd. 5, R, Virden (Kailee Hipke) 48th. 6, R, Deen (Neubauer) 52nd. 7, R, Archibald (Neubauer) 54th. 8, R, Cami Pfliger (Courtney Carter) 66th. 9, R, Heilman (Claire Aurand) 70th. ShotsKennewick 2, Richland 28. SavesKennewick, Amy Martinez 19. Richland, Samantha Beck 2.
Chiawana 2, Hanford 0: Bradey Hodgins scored in the eighth minute and Alex Stephenson in the 50th to lead the Riverhawks over the visiting Falcons in a battle of second-place teams in the MCC.
Each team managed just six shots.
Hanford has a really strong defense, so we knew we had to have to take advantage of the opportunties we got, said Richland coach Rich Zoller. We were able to do that, and we put a couple away.
The win keeps the Riverhawks (4-1) a game behind unbeaten Kamiakin and comes in the midst of a tough stretch of games. Chiawana plays rival Pasco on Tuesday, then takes on Kamiakin and Richland.
Scoring1, C, Bradey Hodgins (Darbi Pink) 8th. 2, C, Alex Stephenson (Hodgins) 50th. ShotsChiawana 6, Hanford 6. SavesChiawana, Cydni Cottrell 1. Hanford, Emily Busselman 2.
Kamiakin 7, Walla Walla 0: Alisha Nguyen turned in a big game with two goals and three assists as the host Braves remained unbeaten in the Mid-Columbia Conference and overall.
I was just pleased with the team today, Kamiakin coach Chris Erikson said. I saw them execute things weve been working on. Were moving forward. And I thought Walla Walla played hard the whole game.
Scoring1, K, Brianna Turley (Alisha Nguyen) 4th. 2, K, Heather Donais (Nguyen) 19th. 3, K, Nguyen (Donais) 29th. 4, K, Ryley Dixon (Nguyen) 31st. 5, K, Nguyen (PK) 34th. 6, K, Rilee Castilla (Mary Johnson) 51st. 7, K, Lexi McQueary (Parker Lee) 61st. ShotsKamiakin 19, Walla Walla 3. SavesKamiakin, Erin Leseberg 2, Kelci Young 1. Walla Walla, Alyssa Rodriguez-James 7.
Southridge 4, Pasco 1: Michelle Foster and Hannah Sanders each had a goal and an assist as the Suns rallied in the second half to hold off the visiting Bulldogs.
Pasco took a 1-0 lead on Abby Buckenbergers goal in the 26th minute.
Foster evened it up six minutes into the second half, a shot that started a flood of Southridge scoring over the final four minutes.
Scoring1, P, Abby Buckenberger (Megan Zimmerman) 26th. 2, S, Michelle Foster (Hannah Sanders) 46th. 3, S, Sanders (Haley Thomas) 57th. 4, S, Kelly Brown (Emily Russell) 64th. 5, S, Syd Sanders (Foster) 75th. ShotsSouthridge 12, Pasco 3. SavesSouthridge, Mercedes Haberling 2. Pasco, Carrie Nolan 8.
Naches Valley 7, Kiona-Benton 0: The Bears lost a tough nonleague on the road, a match rescheduled from earlier this season.
Prosser 3, Othello 0: Abi Stutzman, Rylee Suhadolnik and Jasmine Lemos all scored for the Mustangs in their CWAC opener.