Will Bishop and Will Eldred each scored goals, and the Hanford Falcons earned a 3A state soccer tournament berth with a 2-0 victory over Shadle Park at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane on Saturday.
Hanford coach Mike Pardini said the Falcons played a great defensive game, only giving up three shots on goal against keeper Jacob Thiel.
“We were very organized,” said Pardini. “Early on, they had a couple of opportunities to score. After that the defense came together and shut them down.”
Bishop opened the scoring at the 20-minute mark of assists from Jacob Bogen and Iovani Rodriguez.
Eldred added his goal at the 32-minute mark, as Edyardo Barajas assisted on the play.
The Falcons will play host to Juanita at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a first-round state tournament match.
Scoring—1, H, Will Bishop (Jacob Bogen, Iovani Rodriguez), 20:00. 2, H, Will Eldred (Eduardo Barajas), 32:00. Shots—H 12, SP 3. Saves—H, Jacob Thiel, 3. SP, Kenji Booey 10.
Ferris 4, Walla Walla 1: Clayton Paull broke a 1-1 tie with a natural hat trick, scoring three unanswered goals for the Saxons, who grabbed the No. 2 seed to the 4A state tournament with a home win over the Blue Devils.
Francisco Sanchez tied the score for Wa-Hi in the 15th minute off an assist from Gerardo Gomez.
Scoring—1, F, Belles (Cox), 7:00; 2, WW, Sanchez (Gomez), 15:00; 3, F, Paull, 19:00; 4, F, Paull (Kelly), 71:00; 5, F, Paull (Garcia), 79:00. Shots—WW 8, F 14. Saves—WW, Juan Nunez 6. F, Lockmer 4.