Soccer: Chiawana hands Kamiakin first loss

October 5, 2013 

Molly Sullivan doesn’t show up in the top 10 in goals or assists in the Mid-Columbia Conference girls soccer statistics.

But she’s a big reason why the Chiawana Riverhawks are tied for the top spot with Kamiakin in the MCC standings.

The junior midfielder scored a goal and assisted on Braydey Hodgins’ go-ahead goal in the 62nd minute in Chiawana’s 2-1 MCC win Saturday over Kamiakin in Pasco.

“Molly has kind of been our unsung hero. She hasn’t got a lot of stats, but she makes our team tick, especially in the attack,” Riverhawks coach Rich Zoller said. “She links up the play and works really hard. She’s somebody who can receive the ball and hold it.”

Sullivan scored the first goal of the match in the 47th minute off a corner kick from Sydney Virgen to give Chiawana a 1-0 lead.

Kamiakin tied it five minutes later on a goal by Rilee Castilla before the Riverhawks scored the eventual game-winner in the 62nd.

It was Chiawana’s first win over Kamiakin in program history.

“We’ve been waiting five years to knock off Kamiakin. It’s such a good program,” Zoller said. “We knew we had the capability to do it. It was more just believing we could play with them and actually beat them.”

Zoller also credited his back line of Lexi Ellingsen, Danika Pink, Justice Aragon and Andrea Conger for containing the Braves’ all-MCC forward Ellie Heiden.

“They did a really good job fighting,” Zoller said. “I’m just proud of our kids. They stayed focused and got the job done.”

Scoring—1, C, Molly Sullivan (Sydney Virgen), 47:00; 2, K, Rilee Castilla, 52:00; 3, C, Braydey Hodgins (Sullivan), 62:00. Shots—K 15, C 7. Saves—K, Erin Leseberg 3. C, Cydni Cottrell 8.

Richland 1, Pasco 0: Madison Hemenway scored with six minutes left to lift the Bombers to a Mid-Columbia Conference road victory.

Samantha Heilman had the assist, while Samantha Beck and Gracelyn Fine teamed up to earn the shutout in goal.

“I didn’t think we played as good as we should have,” Richland coach Sarah Elfering said, “but the girls grinded it out and were able to come away with a goal with six minutes left and the defense played strong and made it hold up.”

Scoring—1, Richland, Madison Hemenway (Samantha Heilman), 74:00. Shots—Richland 8, Pasco 2. Saves—Richland, Samantha Beck, 2, Gracelyn Fine, 0; Pasco, Carrie Nolan, 6

SOUTHRIDGE 8, WALLA WALLA 0: Junior Mercedes Haberling had three goals and one assist as the Suns eclipsed the Blue Devils in an MCC match at Southridge High School.

Haberling, who also plays goalie, leads Southridge with six goals this season. Freshman McKaley Goffard added one goal and two assists.

Scoring—1, S, Kayleen Sambrano (Mercedes Haberling), 14:00. 2, S, Savannah Brown (Emily Russell), 16:00. 3, S, McKaley Goffard, 17:00. 4, S, Haberling (Michelle Foster), 25:00. 5, S, Emily Koehler (Ariana McKenzie), 40:00. 6, S, Haberling (Goffard), 42:00. 7, S, Haberling (Goffard), 47:00. 8, S, Nicole Edwards (Koehler), 70:00. Shots—WW 0, S 24. Saves—WW, 16. S, Tiara Valadez 0.

Hanford 9, Kennewick 0: Sydney Shintaffer had four goals and two assists as the Falcons cruised to the Mid-Columbia Conference home victory.

Scoring—1, Hanford, Monica Rowley (Hannah Duffy), 5:00; 2, Hanford, Sydney Shintaffer (Lucy Cort), 35:00; 3, Hanford, Shintaffer (Sadie Newsome), 37:00; 4, Hanford, Shintaffer (PK), 39:00; 5, Hanford, Shintaffer (Rowley), 48:00; 6, Hanford, Rowley (Hannah Thompson), 52:00; 7, Hanford, Shania Walker (Shintaffer), 57:00; 8, Hanford, Cort (Shintaffer), 71:00; 9, Hanford, Bret Baysinger (Newsome), 78:00. Shots—Kennewick 1, Hanford 27. Saves—Kennewick, unavailable, 8; Hanford, Emily Busselman, 0, Mariah Brush, 0

Grandview 6, Wapato 0: Aressa Trevino had two goals and three assists as the Greyhounds earned a CWAC home victory.

Scoring—1, Grandview, Aressa Trevino (Jamila Shafer), 17:00; 2, Grandview, Marissa Caballero (Trevino), 33:00; 3, Grandview, Trevino (Caballero), 42:00; 4, Grandview, Viviana Rivera (Trevino), 50:00; 5, Grandview, Rivera (Trevino), 62:00; 6, Grandview, Anna Marquez, 72:00. Shots—Wapato 2, Grandview 14. Saves—Wapato, unavailable, 8; Grandview, Madison Trevino

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