As the first half of the Mid-Columbia Conference girls soccer season winds down, things are even at the top of the standings.
The host Southridge Suns earned a 2-1 victory over the Kamiakin Braves on Saturday, pulling out a 4-3 shootout win.
Savannah Brown, who had the tying goal for Southridge in the 49th minute, was among the Suns who scored in the shootout.
Southridge and Kamiakin both have 5-1 records in the MCC, though the Braves have the overall edge at 5-1-1.
“It was just two teams going at it,” Southridge coach Greg Sambrano said. “It’s just a good rivalry. Both teams left it all on the field.”
Kamiakin’s Kaylee Kraft put the Braves up in the 14th minute, and Kelci Young made 10 saves.
“I thought it was a really even match, and both teams played hard,” Kamiakin coach Chris Erikson said. “It was a big crosstown rivalry, and there were a lot of nerves involved. We will see them again.”
The first half wraps up Tuesday, when Southridge faces Pasco at Edgar BrownStadium and Walla Walla visits Kamiakin.
Scoring—1, K, Kaylee Kraft (Parker Lee), 13:12. 2, S, Savannah Brown (McKaley Goffard), 48:20. Shootout goals (Southridge 4-3)—K (all shooters), Heather Donais, Sarah Burns, Lexi McQueary, Kaylee Kraft, Rilee Castilla, Parker Lee. S (all scorers), Emily Russell, Haley Thomas, Brown, Goffard. Shots—K 15, S 14. Saves—K, Kelci Young 10. S, Tiara Valadez 5.
Hanford 2, Chiawana 1: Dani Mendoza scored the tiebreaking goal in the 89th minute — her second winner in two games — to lead the host Falcons over the Riverhawks.
Chiawana was tied for second in the MCC entering Saturday’s game, but Hanford struck first on Sadie Newsom’s goal in the 35th minute. The Riverhawks pulled even in the 66th on a goal by freshman Summer Yates, but it wasn’t enough against the Falcons (3-3 MCC).
“We’ve made some adjustments, and I think those adjustments are working for us,” Hanford coach Kaylie Winston said. “We’re playing a lot better soccer.”
Scoring—1, H, Sadie Newsom, 34:50. 2, C, Summer Yates, 65:05. 3, H, Dani Mendoza (Blake Danna), 89:00. Shots—C 17, H 16. Saves—C, Cydni Cottrell 10. H, Haley Golden 6.
Richland 2, Walla Walla 0: Tate Kautzky and Samantha Heilman each scored to lead the Bombers to an MCC road victory over the Blue Devils.
Walla Walla’s Emily Gilmore finished with nine saves.
Scoring—1, R, Tate Kautzky (Josie Corbin), 17:29. 2, R, Samantha Heilman (Jasmine Lemos), 43:29. Shots—R 11, WW 2. Saves—R, Gracelyn Fine 2. WW, Emily Gilmore 9.
Pasco 3, Kennewick 1: The host Bulldogs scored three consecutive goals to defeat the Lions in an MCC contest Friday.
Kennewick’s Klarissa Barajas scored with 17:15 to play in the first half, but Pasco’s Eden Snider tied it with 13:50 to go.
Jaidyn Alexander scored the tiebreaker in the 58th minute, and Megan Wilkinson knocked in the insurance goal with 5:20 remaining.
Prosser 8, Wapato 2: Josie Courtney, Jamie Fassler and Jennifer Inions each scored a pair of goals as the host Mustangs walloped the Wolves in the CWAC opener for both teams.
Fassler, who has eight goals this season, also finished with three assists as Prosser improved to 6-1 overall.
Scoring—1, P, Josie Courtney (Jamie Fassler), 3:00. 2, P, Jennifer Inions, 6:00. 3, P, Hanna Clark, 15:00. 4, P, Fassler (Courtney), 24:00. 5, P, Dulce Carrillo (PK), 28:00. 6, W, Karina Gonzalez (PK), 31:00. 7, P, Courtney (Fassler), 44:00. 8, W, Crystal Martinez, 59:00. 9, P, Inions (Fassler), 73:00. 10, P, Fassler, 79:00. Shots—W 3, P 34. Saves—W, Alexies Gomez 16. P, Josie Williams 1.
Connell 7, Goldendale 0: Jessica Garcia finished with three goals and an assist, and Judith Artiaga scored twice to lead the Eagles at home against the Timberwolves.
Scoring—1, C, Judith Artiaga, 5:00. 2, C, Maria Alvarado, 17:00. 3, C, Jessica Garcia, 26:00. 4, C, Garcia, 28:00. 5, C, Kyra Courneya, 35:00. 6, C, Artiaga (Garcia), 47:00. 7, C, Garcia, 79:00. Shots—G 2, C 20. Saves—G, Neda Maghsadi 10. C, Morgan Smith 1.