The Kamiakin girls soccer team opened its run at a state title with an easy 6-0 victory over Shadle Park on Tuesday in a District 5/8 regional tournament match at Lampson Stadium.
Courtney Hall opened the scoring in the fourth minute off an assist by Sarah Burns. Ellie Heiden then doubled the score in the 7th minute off an assist by Parker Lee, and then Lee made it 3-0 in the 10th off an assist by Alisha Nguyen.
“They connected really well in the first 10 minutes, obviously,” Kamiakin coach Chris Erikson said. “We finished well. The goals we had were good goals, they weren’t errors on the keeper’s part.”
Rilee Castilla added a goal in the 15th minute, Heather Donais in the 56th and Rylie Dixon in the 71st.
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Kelci Young made one save and Erin Leseberg three for the Braves, who will play University at either 4 p.m. Thursday at Lampson Stadium.
The winner of that match locks up a state tournament berth, while the loser will have another shot at state Saturday.
Scoring—1, Kamiakin, Courtney Hall (Sarah Burns), 4:00; 2, Kamiakin, Ellie Heiden (Parker Lee), 7:00; 3, Kamiakin, Lee (Alisha Nguyen), 10:00; 4. Kamiakin, Rilee Castilla, 15:00; 5, Heather Donais (Nguyen), 56:00; 6, Kamiakin, Rylie Dixon (Sammie Walter), 71:00. Shots—Shadle Park 4, Kamiakin 11. Saves—Shadle Park, Emily Keenan, 7; Kamiakin, Kelci Young, 1, Erin Leseberg, 3
University 1, Hanford 0: Emily Busselman made six saves in goal, but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons’ season came to an end with a District 5/8 regional tournament loss at Spokane Falls Community College.
“They are a good team,” said assistant coach Glen Ledgerwood. “They definitely outplayed us in the first half. The second half, we had a couple of good chances. We just got beat.”
The loss marks the end of an era at Hanford, as head coach Mart Oostrom, Ledgerwood and JV coach Ken Miller are all retiring. Oostrom has a new job in Seattle, and the other two coaches decided to leave at the same time.
“It was good. A few rough years at first and then competitive after that,” said Ledgerwood, who coached at Hanford for seven years.
University will play Kamiakin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Lampson Stadium in a semifinal. The winner will earn a state berth, while the loser will have a shot at state on Saturday.
Scoring—1, University, Morgan Crosby, 23:00. Shots—Hanford 4, University 12. Saves—Hanford, Emily Busselman, 6; University, Shelby Rotchford, 3.
Southridge 5, North Central 0: Michelle Foster scored two goals to lead the Suns to a regional win over North Central at Southridge High School.
Mercedes Haberling, who played more than half the game in goal, scored the final goal of the game.
Southridge will play Mt. Spokane at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Spokane Falls Community College. The winner will advance to state and will play for the regional title on Saturday.
Scoring—1, S, Hannah Sanders (Syd Sanders), 20:00. 2, S, McKaley Goffard (Emily Russell), 29:00. 3, S, Michelle Foster, 44:00. 4, S, Foster, 60:00. 5, S, Mercedes Haberling (Nicole Edwards): 79:00. Shots—NC 1, S 14. Saves—NC 9. S, Haberling 0, Tiara Valadez 1.
Mt. Spokane 6, Sunnyside 0: Vanessa Loera made 10 saves for the Grizzlies, but it wasn’t enough as their season came to an end with a District 5/8 regional tournament loss in Spokane.
Scoring—1, MS, Annie Shellerud, 16:00; 2, MS, Shellerud, 19:00; 3, MS, Katie Nilsson, 20:00; 4, MS, Shellerud, 22:00; 5, MS, Whitney Weaver (Ashley Sanders), 42:00; 6, MS, Kendall Boyd, 58:00. Shots—Sunnyside 6, Mt. Spokane 15. Saves—Sunnyside, Vanessa Loera, 10; Mount Spokane, Shannon McReynolds, 12.
Mead 4, Richland 3: The Bombers couldn’t overcome three early goals as their season came to end in a Class 4A regional match in Spokane.
Scoring—1, Mead, Brown, 1:00; 2, Mead, Drynan, 5:00; 3, Mead, Brown (Kessler), 11:00; 4, Richland, Kautsky (Heilman), 44:00; 5, Mead, Chambers (Acosta), 57:00; 6, Richland, Kautsky, 77:00; 7, Richland, Neubauer, 79:00. Shots—Richland 8, Mead 13. Saves—Richland, Fine 5, Beck 3; Mead, Juul 6.
Naches Valley 4, Connell 0: Gloria Gomez made 14 saves but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles dropped a District 5 tournament game.
The Eagles will play Warden at 4 p.m. Thursday at Marquette Stadium in Yakima in an elimination game.
Scoring—1, NV, Ashley Gibbs, 30:00; 2, Capps (Kaylie Roberts), 37:00; 3, NV, Abbie Dean (Capps), 58:00; 4, NV, Annika Ross (Capps), 81:00. Shots—Naches Valley 25, Connell 14. Saves—Naches Valley, Reagan Gibbs, 12; Connell, Gloria Gomez, 14