Wahluke goalkeeper Cesar Tlatelpa recorded an assist while still minding the net as the defending state champion Warriors shut out Naches Valley 4-0 in an SCAC season opener in Mattawa.
"He kicked with the wind behind him and then our forward (Eugenio Cruz) ran like heck and got to it before the defense could and touched it in," Wahluke coach Arthur de Victoria said of Tlatelpa's achievement.
Scoring--1, W, Ramon Bravo 21:00; 2, W, Eugenio Cruz 27:00; 3, W, Luis Veloz (Jose Martinez) 35:00; 4, W, Cruz (Cesar Tlatelpa) 37:00. Shots--NV 5, W 19. Saves--NV, Jeffry Barbee 2. W, Tlatelpa 3, Alan Caro 1.
Royal 1, Mabton 0 (SO): Royal outshot Mabton 5-3 in the shootout to decide an SCAC 1A boys soccer contest.
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Shootout goals (Royal 5, Mabton 3)--Mabton, G. Macedo, L. Sanchez, D. Diaz. Royal, Jose Gaxiola, Juan Ramirez, Alex Ramirez, Hugo Rodriguez, Christian Guerrero.
Granger 7, Kiona-Benton 0: Granger built steadily upon a 1-0 halftime lead to defeat visiting Kiona-Benton in an SCAC 1A contest. Pablo Chavez had 18 saves for the Bears.