Soccer: CBC women rally past Yakima Valley

October 2, 2013 

If the Columbia Basin College women’s soccer team makes them all this interesting, coach Matt Mills may stick around for another 200 games.

The Hawks rallied for three unanswered goals after giving up a pair in the first two minutes of the second half, pulling out a 3-2 win over Yakima Valley College in NWAACC East play Wednesday in Pasco.

Yesenia Alvarado scored the winner in the 71st minute, about 9 minutes after the sophomore from Richland tied the game. Taylor Schutzenhofer, a captain and central defender from Kamiakin, moved up to the front line in the second half and got the Hawks (4-3-2, 2-3-2 East) on the board in the 59th minute.

That move was key, said Mills, who coached his 200th game at CBC and got his 100th win on the same day.

“Within the first two minutes, they scored two goals at the start of the second half after (we’re) trying to rally over a pep talk at halftime,” the 11th-year coach said. “Taylor usually plays back, but we pushed her up front, and once she scored that goal in the 59th minute, we really took off from there, dominated from there.”

The Hawks, in third place in the NWAACC East, play at first-place Walla Walla on Saturday.

Scoring—1, YVC, Reina Perez (Yzarely Castro) 45th. 2, YVC, Perez (free kick) 46th. 3, CBC, Taylor Schutzenhofer 59th. 4, CBC, Yesenia Alvarado (Schutzenhofer) 62nd. 5, CBC, Alvarado (Ruby Herrera) 71st. Shots—CBC 11, YVC 4. Saves—CBC, Dakota Wickard 2. YVC, Teresa Salazar 8.

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