The Kamiakin boys soccer team wanted to give Jose Anguiano, their all-Mid-Columbia Conference senior forward, a fitting present for his 18th birthday.
Anguiano scored two goals and added an assist to lift the Braves to a 5-0 MCC home win Saturday at Lampson Stadium.
We were hoping he was going to get a hat trick. He came close, but never got the third one in, Kamiakin coach Jeff Bennett said. Weve just been working hard to pull a younger team together.
Christian Egli added a goal and an assist for the Braves, who have been right on the cusp of challenging for a league title over the last few seasons. Bennett is hoping this group can accomplish that goal.
Kamiakin goalkeeper Riley Shulman made a dramatic save on a penalty kick to preserve the shutout. He finished with eight saves after facing 10 shots.
Scoring1, K, Jose Anguiano (PK), 31:00; 2, K, Anguiano (Riley Shulman), 36:00; 3, K, Will Gillen, 50:00; 4, K, Christian Egli (Anguiano), 64:00; 5, K, Isaiah Arechido (Egli), 65:00. ShotsS 10, K 13. SavesS, Chandler Ruggieri 5. K, Riley Shulman 8.
Hanford 2, Richland 1: Will Bishop scored a much-needed insurance goal in the 72nd minute, and goalkeeper Jacob Thiel made a diving save on a penalty kick to give the Falcons a home win over the Bombers.
It was a pretty physical match. We changed a couple things in the second half, and we broke through with a goal in the (41st) minute, Hanford coach Mike Pardini said. They started to push back, and we were able to get a second goal off a throw in.
Juan Martinez cut the Falcons lead to 2-1 with a goal in the 76th minute, and Richland got another chance with a penalty kick with two minutes remaining. But Thiel made the stop.
He dove to his right and spread out. That was pretty much it, Pardini said.
Scoring1, H, Joseph Ghirardo (Mario Zarate), 41:00; 2, H, Will Bishop (Will Eldred), 72:00; 3, R, Juan Martinez (Scott Clements), 76:00. ShotsR 7, H 18. SavesR, Damian Ruiz 9. H, Jacob Thiel 5.
Kennewick 2, Walla Walla 1: Ramiro Chavez scored both goals for the Lions, including the game-winner with 2 minutes remaining in regulation, to lift Kennewick to the MCC home win over the Blue Devils.
Walla Walla is a phenomenal team. I wouldnt be surprised if they finished at the top of the league, Lions coach Brian Gochoel said. They could have walked away with the win, but we showed some moxie bagging the game-winner. We were fortunate.
Francisco Chavez tied things up in the 50th minute for Wa-Hi.
Daniel Blehm, filling in for injured Kennewick goalkeeper Henry Hernandez, made two saves to pick up his first career win.
(Defenders) Marcos Borja and Anthony Arroyo did a good job protecting him, Gochoel said.
Scoring1, K, Ramiro Chavez (Danny Uribe), 2:00; 2, WW, Francisco Sanchez, 50:00; 3, K, Chavez (Jordan Clizer), 78:00. ShotsWW 10, K 6. SavesWW, Mason Aherns 2. K, Daniel Blehm 2.
PASCO 2, CHIAWANA 0: The Bulldogs scored two second-half goals to hand host Chiawana an MCC loss and remain perfect on the season. Emilio Meraz-Rodriguez and Hector Magana scored for Pasco (3-0, 2-0 MCC), while Fernando Gutierrez had four saves for the Riverhawks.
Scoring1, P, Emilio Meraz-Rodriguez (Hector Magana), 52:00. 2, Magana (Oswal Lopez), 79:00. ShotsP 6, C 4. SavesP, Ryan Gibson 0, Jon Rosas 0. C, Fernando Gutierrez 4.