Gerard Lomas finally gave the Richland boys socccer team the quick start it was looking for, scoring in the first minute against visiting Eisenhower in a 2-0 CBBN 4A win at Bomber Field.
"It's been a seasonlong thing -- we get good chances right in the first minute and we don't convert," said Richland coach Octavio Dovalle. "This time we did, and we were able to manage the game better."
Lomas' score came off a feed from Austin Herrick, and he returned the favor late in the game to set up Ali Kamara's goal.
Scoring--1, R, Gerard Lomas (Austin Herrick) 1:00; 2, R, Ali Kamara (Lomas) 72:00. Shots--Eisenhower 6, Richland 8. Saves--Eisenhower, Cesar Apparicio 3. Richland, Nash Yamauchi 3.
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Chiawana 7, Walla Walla 0: Rene Solorio scored two of Chiawana's first three goals in a CBBN 4A shutout of visiting Walla Walla, a much-needed win for the Riverhawks.
"We had some soul searching to do for the last month. We haven't played well," Chiawana coach Rich Zoller said. "Today we just played like a team. We moved the ball quickly, we were unselfish and communicated really well."
The Riverhawks' usual starting goalkeeper, Javy Peralta, moved out to midfield and had a calming influence while sophomore Fernando Gutierrez got the start in goal, making two saves for the shutout.
Scoring--1, C, Rene Solorio (Humberto Chavez), 8:00; 2, C, Sam Nunez (Bogo West), 15:00; 3, C, Solorio, 33:00; 4, C, Ramses Valdovinos (Anibal Pacheco), 53:00; 5, C, Javier Peralta, 60:00; 6, C, Cezar Leon (Valdovinos), 68:00; 7, C, Leon, 73:00. Shots--WW 5, C 18. Saves--WW, Antonio Meza 5, Jorge Mejia 7. C, Fernando Gutierrez 2.
Kennewick 1, Hanford 0: Kennewick's David Covarrubias scored in the 30th minute on a Marcos Borja assist and the Lions outshot their visitors 24-0 on the day in a CBBN 3A win against Hanford.
"Credit to them for making it real difficult for us," Kennewick coach Brian Gochoel said of Hanford's success in keeping it a low-scoring game.
Jacob Thiel had nine saves for Hanford, and Falcons coach Scott Ritts was impressed with the way both teams played.
"It was a well-organized, good game for both sides," Ritts said.
Scoring--1, Ken, David Covarrubias (Marcos Borja) 30:00 Shots--Han 0, Kenn 24. Saves--Han, Jacob Thiel 9. Kenn, Jordan Powers 0.
Sunnyside 3, Eastmont 2: Armando Armenta scored on a penalty kick midway through the second half, and the host Grizzlies bounced back after allowing a pair of goals late in the first half to hand the Wildcats their first CBBN 3A loss.
Armenta's PK was set up when Javier Contreras was on a breakaway and was taken down by the goalie coming out of the net.
The win helped Sunnyside remain a game back of Pasco for third place and well ahead of the rest of the field.
Scoring--1, S, Enrique De La Cruz (Abel Martinez) 6:00; 2, E, Alex Espinoza 30:00; 3, E, Joel Villa 36:00; 4, S, Eddie Gracia 56:00; 5, S, Armando Armenta (PK) 61:00. Shots--Sunnyside 6, Eastmont 6. Saves--Sunnyside, Christian Vargas 5; Eastmont, Daniel Romero and Fernando Mago 3.
Southridge 1, West Valley 0 (SO): Daniel Mendoza's first varsity game in goal was a memorable one, as the freshman got the shutout in a key CBBN 3A win for the visiting Suns.
Southridge (3-6) leap-frogged the Rams (2-6) into sixth place, the final berth into the postseason -- though there are still five games left in league.
Shootout goals (Southridge 5-4)--Southridge, Chandler Mertens, Tyler Garcia, Luis Solano, Brandon Thepvongsa, Connor Mertens. West Valley, Jesse Esquivel, Jose Corona, Evan Bowman, Chase Hamilton. Shots--Southridge 10, West Valley 7. Saves--Southridge, Daniel Mendoza 7; West Valley, Jacob Alvarez 10.
Pasco 1, Kamiakin 0: Pasco completed a sweep of Kamiakin in CBBN 3A action as Derek Zimmerman's goal in the 65th minute was all the Bulldogs needed for a win at Lampson Stadium.
Scoring--1, P, Derek Zimmerman (Eduardo Cruz), 65:00. Shots--P 8, K 3. Saves--P, Jose Ramos 2. K, Christian Tinajero 3.
Othello 3, East Valley 0: Ociel Romero and Jessie Villareal each had a goal and an assist, and Martlel once against was untouchable in goal as the Huskies remained unbeaten with a CWAC win at home.
Saucedo recorded his eighth shutout -- third this week -- and make a couple of huge saves on a penalty kick and the ensuing rebound when it was still a one-goal game.
Scoring--1, O, Jorge Campos (Jason Rodriguez) 6:00; 2, O, Ociel Romero (Jessie Villareal) 40:00; 3, O, Villareal (Romero) 61:00. Shots--East Valley 10, Othello 14. Saves--East Valley, Francisco Cardenas 4. Othello, Martel Saucedo 8.
Grandview 1, Ellensburg 0: Greyhounds' senior John Campuzano buried a penalty kick in the 63rd minute to lift Grandview to a CWAC road win at Ellensburg.
Greyhounds' goalkeeper Elmer Campuzano made four saves to record the shutout.
Scoring--1, G, John Campuzano (PK), 63:00. Shots--GV 8, E 4. Saves--GV, Elmer Campuzano 4. E, Corey Carleton 7.
Wahluke 4, Naches Valley 0: Juan Erazo scored in the 23rd minute and provided an assist to Eugenio Cruz in the 57th as Wahluke earned an SCAC road victory against Naches Valley.
Scoring--1, Wah, Juan Erazo (Julio Maldonado) 23:00; 2, Wah, Eugenio Cruz (Erazo) 57:00; 3, Wah, Ramon Bravo 67:00; 4, Wah, Jorge Lopez (Erik Rivera) 67:00 . Shots--Wah 21, NV 4. Saves--Wah, Cesar Tlatelpa 0. NV, 7.
Highland 4, Connell 2: Jesus Gutierrez scored twice for Highland in a SCAC win on the road against Connell.
Scoring--1, Con, Mere Chaires 18:10; 2, High, Luis Nogales (Miguel Muniz) 19:25; 3, High, Arturo Flores 44:13; 4, High, Jesus Gutierrez 54:38; 5, Con, Pedro Hernandez (PK) 73:38; 6, High, Gutierrez 78:00. Shots--High 15, Con 10. Saves--High, Antonio Flores 4, Armando Lopez 2. Con, Edward Lima 8.