Jacob Thiel made a big save and Jacob Bogen, Kelly Smith and Mario Zarate all scored in a shootout, as Hanford topped Walla Walla 1-0 in a Mid-Columbia Conference boys soccer showdown in Richland.
After a scoreless regulation and overtime, Thiel came up big in the shootout.
He has quite a bit of experience (in shootouts), Hanford coach Mike Pardini said. We are fortunate they missed a couple and our goalie was able to make one of the saves.
Francisco Sanchez and Gerardo Gomez scored for the Blue Devils in the loss.
Walla Walla is a good side, Pardini said. They broke us down quite a few times. Their coach has them really organized. It was definitely an important win for us and a good win for us to get against Walla Walla and at home.
The victory moves Hanford (10-1, 8-1) into first place alone, half a game ahead of Kennewick, which faces Pasco today.
Walla Walla (4-6 overall) falls to 4-5 in league, but was coming off a victory over Kennewick.
ScoringShootout goals (Hanford 3-2)Hanford, Jacob Bogen, Kelly Smith, Mario Zarate; Walla Walla, Francisco Sanchez, Gerardo Gomez. ShotsWalla Walla 3, Hanford 4. SavesWalla Walla, Nathan Ahrens, 4; Hanford, Jacob Thiel, 3.
Chiawana 2, Southridge 0: The Riverhawks won their second game in a row, beating the Suns in MCC play at Lampson Stadium.
Anieph Grandison and Frank Torres scored for Chiawana (6-4, 5-4 MCC), while Fernando Gutierrez recorded the shutout.
Scoring1, C, Anieph Grandison (Brian Carreno), 4:00. 2, C, Frank Torres (Uriel Arroyo), 62:00. ShotsC 20, S 5. SavesC, Fernando Gutierrez 2. S, Chandler Ruggieri 10.
Richland 4, Kamiakin 2: Senior Ali Kamara scored his first career hat trick leading the Bombers to a Mid-Columbia Conference win over the Braves at Bomber Field.
It was a decent win, said Richland coach Octavio Dovalle. It was a pretty competitive match. At the end, we were able to take advanage of our chances.
Kamiakin had a 2-1 lead at the half, but Zach Spitzauser tied the score at 2-2, and Kamara put Richland (3-6 MCC) out front for good with his second goal with 20 minutes left in the match.
Scoring1, K, Jose Anguiano (Brandon Boehnke), 31:00. 2, R, Ali Kamara (Lukas Sarbach), 37:00. 3, K, Anguiano (Isaiah Arechiga), 39:00. 4, R, Zach Spitzauser (Ryan Wolski), 46:00. 5, R, Kamara (Parker Rojas), 60:00. 6, R, Kamara (Woldki), 79:00. ShotsK 9, R 8. SavesK, Riley Shulman 5. R, Damian Ruiz 5.
Sunnyside 6, Eisenhower 1: Noe Meza and Christian Chavez each recorded a hat trick for the Grizzlies, who rolled to a CBBN home win over the Cadets. Alexander Marin chalked up two assists for Sunnyside.
Scoring1, S, Noe Meza (Jesus Marquez), 12:00; 2, S, Meza (Christian Chavez), 15:00; 3, S, Meza (Alexander Marin), 18:00; 4, S, Chavez (Marin), 27:00; 5, S, Chavez (PK), 68:00; 6, E, Rene Licea (Oscar Toscano), 72:00; 7, S, Chavez (Enrique De La Cruz), 80:00. ShotsE 10, SS 20. SavesE, Juan Rivera 4. S, Manuel Galvillo 3.
Othello 5, East Valley 2: Hugo Martinez scored a goal and had three assists to lead the Huskies (8-1 overall, 2-0 league) to a CWAC road victory over the Red Devils.
Scoring1, Othello, Jacob Quiroz (Hugo Martinez), 22:00; 2, East Valley, Edgar Eniguz, 27:00; 3, Othello, Khristian Herrera (Martinez), 31:00; 4, Othello, Josue Rodriguez (Martinez), 43:00; 5, Othello, Gus Roa (Jacob Quiroz), 49:00; 6, Othello, Martinez (Quiroz), 60:00; 7, East Valley, Eniguz, 65:00. ShotsOthello 17, East Valley 15. SavesOthello, Angel Rangel, 5, Diego Suarez, 7; East Valley, Gage Fereday, 6
Royal 2, Wahluke 1 (OT): Marcos Quiroz scored on a penalty kick in the 89th minute to give the host Knights an SCAC victory over the Warriors to wrap up the halfway point of league play.
Quiroz assisted the teams other goal, setting up Jose Ponce for the tying shot in the 50th minute.
Scoring1, Wahluke, Juan Estrada, 43:00; 2, Royal, Jose Ponce (Marcos Quiroz), 50:00; 3, Royal, Quiroz, 89:00. ShotsWahluke 13, Royal 27. SavesWahluke, Alan Caro, 8; Royal, Miguel Alvarez, 5
Warden 7, Kiona-Benton 1: The Bears, still looking for their first win, got a strong effort in goal from Miguel Valencia, who recorded 18 saves in an SCAC loss to visiting Warden.
They should have had way more goals, but (Miguel) was all over the place, Ki-Be coach Marty Martinez said.
Orlando Alba and Rodolfo Gonzalez each scored twice for the Cougars. Christian Vargas scored the Bears only goal just before halftime.
Scoring1, W, Peter Manville, first half; 2, W, Orlando Alba; 3, W, Rodolfo Gonzalez; 4, W, R.Gonzalez; 5, KB, Christian Vargas, 38:00; 6, W, Alba; 7, W, Sergio Vela; 8, W, Jose Gonzalez. ShotsW 40, KB 8. SavesW, 7. KB, Miguel Valencia 18.