Molly Sullivan scored late in the first half, Kelsee Winston early in the second and the Chiawana Riverhawks held off Pasco for a 2-0 shutout win over the visiting Bulldogs in Mid-Columbia Conference girls soccer Tuesday.
The victory kept the Riverhawks (12-1) on pace to at least tie with Kamiakin (11-1) for the MCC title with Saturday’s match against Southridge the regular-season finale before district play begins next week.
Both goals came off assists from Braydey Hodgins.
“It was a pretty even game,” said Chiawana coach Rich Zoller. “I think Pasco’s a good team. Our girls just did a great job finding ways to win. We haven’t always necessarily been dominating games, but the girls just find a way to get it done. We’ve done that all year long.”
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Zoller praised his team’s defense, led by senior backs Danika Pink and Lexi Ellingsen, and added that Shayla Storaci came through big at left back as an injury replacement.
Scoring—1, C, Molly Sullivan (Braydey Hodgins) 34th. 2, C, Kelsee Winston (Hodgins) 45th min. Shots—Chiawana 11, Pasco 12. Saves—Pasco, Kerrie Nolan 7. Chiawana, Cydni Cottrell 8.
Richland 10, Walla Walla 0: Tate Kautsky assisted on the Bombers’ first three goals and scored one of her own as Richland ran away with the Mid-Columbia Conference road win.
Samantha Heilman scored three goals and assisted on two others, Andes Archibald two goals and two assists, and Katherine Virden had two goals and an assist.
Scoring—1, R, Courtney Carter (Tate Kautsky) 5th. 2, R, Katherine Virden (Kautsky) 8th. 3, R, Samantha Heilman (Kautsky) 10th. 4, R, Heilman (Andes Archibald) 19th. 5, R, Archiblad (Heilman) 23rd. 6, R, Virden (Heilman) 42nd. 7, Kautsky (Archibald) 54th. 8, R, Archibald (Hannah Lea) 57th. 9, Heilman (Virden) 60th. 10, Cami Fliger (Madison Hemenway) 71st. Shots—Richland 16, Walla Walla 2. Saves—Richland, Gracelyn Fine 2. Walla Walla, Emily Gilmore 5, Alyssa Rodriguez-James 1.
Prosser 6, Selah 0: Jamie Fassler’s header in the first minute was just the beginning, as she scored again two minutes later and finished with a hat trick to lead the Mustangs to the CWAC win at home.
Prosser locked up the third seed into next week’s district tournament, though first comes Thursday’s match with Toppenish.
Scoring—1, P, Jamie Fassler (Jasmine Lemos) 1st. 2, P, Fassler 3rd. 3, P, Rylee Suhadolnik (Luz Herrera) 8th. 4, P, Fassler 20th. 5, P, Matti Boyle (Makensie Forsyth) 31st. 6, P, Forsyth (Maggie Elliot) 54th. Shots—Prosser 22, Selah 11. Saves—Prosser, Izzy Thornbrugh 7. Selah, Lilly Kikendall 11.
Othello 1, Grandview 0: Kaylee Martinez scored in the 11th minute and the Huskies defense made it stand up, despite being down a player for the final 20 minutes after a red card.
Jennelle Garza made eight saves in goal for host Othello, which locked up a district playoff spot with the victory.
Scoring—1, Othello, Kaylee Martinez (Tori Cantu), 11:00. Shots—Grandview 12, Othello 33. Saves—Grandview, unavailable, 15; Othello, Jennelle Garza, 8
Connell 3, Royal 1: Brittany Vickerman scored a pair of goals and the visiting Eagles got back on the winning track after having their nine-game winning streak snapped.
Connell remained unbeaten in the SCAC East.
Scoring—1, R, Cynthia Cid-Beltran (Jackie Guadarrama) 30th. 2, C, Brittany Vickerman 45th. 3, C, Vickerman (Madison Clawson) 77th. 4, C, Jessica Garcia 90th. Shots—Connell 14, Royal 1. Saves—Connell, Gloria Gomez 1, Shelby Cournya 0. Royal, Guadalupe Guadarrama 8.
Eisenhower 3, Sunnyside 1: Jessica Gonzales scored for the visiting Grizzlies, but it wasn’t enough in a CBBN loss.
Scoring—1, Eisenhower, Haley Wammock (Sarah Sudven), 33:00; 2, Eisenhower, Wammock, 42:00; 3, Sunnyside, Jessica Gonzales, 57:00; 4, Eisenhower, Wammock, 62:00. Shots—Sunnyside 17, Eisenhower 8. Saves—Sunnyside, Vanessa Loera, 3, Jessica Cardenas, 0; Eisenhower, Ellie Alexander, 9.