The Southridge High School girls soccer team remained undefeated in Mid-Columbia Conference play with a 2-1 victory over Kamiakin on Saturday at Lampson Stadium.
“It’s a big rivalry game for both teams,” Southridge coach Greg Sambrano said. “Both teams fought hard. Give credit to Kamiakin and coach (Chris) Erikson; she always has her team ready to play. Defensively, we did a really good job. Heather (Donais) is a very dangerous player.”
Haley Thomas had both goals for the Suns (6-0 MCC), with her second a free kick from 30 yards out that just snuck in under the crossbar.
Trailing 2-0, the Braves (4-2) got on the board in the 60th minute with a goal by sophomore Mikayla Hunter. She was among 12 Kamiakin underclassmen — eight freshmen and four sophomores — who suited up.
“I thought Southridge played very well as a team, and they connected with their passes very well,” Erikson said. “They scored in two set pieces. I thought at moments we had some great play, but we need to be more solid throughout the match.”
Scoring: 1, S, Haley Thomas (Bri Hunting), 30:42. 2, S, Thomas, 46:27. 3, K, Mikayla Hunter (Heather Donais), 59:01. Shots: S 10, K 7. Saves: S, Tiara Valadez 6. K, Rachel McClure 2, Grace Wilbur 6.
KENNEWICK 4, PASCO 3 (SO): Hannah Templeton scored two goals and also converted her chance in the shootout as the Lions topped the Bulldogs in MCC action at Edgar Brown Stadium.
“This is the best record (3-4 overall, 2-4 MCC) we have had in over a decade. This is huge,” Kennewick coach Matt Kessie said. “This is totally new for us. We are playing to have fun. We are making goals and reaching those goals, and that is playing out in some wins.”
Pasco (2-4 MCC) scored the first two goals of the game, only to see Kennewick rally to tie the score at 2.
Templeton gave the Lions a 3-2 lead at 43:00, but Megan Wilkinson scored on a penalty kick seven minutes later to eventually force extra time.
Scoring: 1, P, Megan Wilkinson (Alexis Eubanks), 5:00. 2, P, Eubanks (Jaidyn Alexander), 7:00. 3, K, Klarissa Barajas (PK), 18:00. 4, K, Hannah Templeton (Barajas), 21:00. 5, K, Templeton (Gabby Clinton), 43:00. 6, P, Wilkinson (PK), 50:00. Shootout (Kennewick 4-3): K, Sydney Cook, Barajas, Mikeala Kevan, Templeton. P, Dani Gibson, Eubanks, Eden Snider. Shots: K 11, P 14. Saves: K, Olivia Blank 10. P, Daisy Torres 5.
HANFORD 4, CHIAWANA 2: The Falcons (4-2 MCC) reeled off four unanswered goals, beginning with Hannah Thompson’s score in the 21st minute, and cruised past the visiting Riverhawks.
Taylor Matheny had two assists and a goal for Hanford.
Junior goalkeeper Kelsee Winston, the sister of Falcons coach Kaylie Winston, made 11 saves, including a penalty kick stop.
“She’s a great kid and a tremendous athlete,” Kaylie Winston said of Kelsee, who’s six years younger. “It’s really great to see her succeed.”
Braydey Hodgins scored for Chiawana (3-3) in the eighth minute, and teammate Summer Yates capped the scoring in the 72nd.
Scoring: 1, C, Braydey Hodgins (Alyssa Garcia), 8:00. 2, H, Hannah Thompson (Taylor Matheny), 21:00. 3, H, Anabel Lin (Matheny), 23:00. 4, H, Matheny (Laura Sheen), 29:00. 5, H, Dani Mendoza (Sadie Newsom), 48:00. 6, C, Summer Yates, 72:00. Shots: C 17, H 21. Saves: C, Cydni Cottrell 3. H, Kelsee Winston 11.
RICHLAND 10, WALLA WALLA 0: Karsyn Suhadolnik recorded three goals and two assists, and six other Bombers scored in an MCC shutout of the visiting Blue Devils.
Samantha Heilman had three assists and a goal, and Gracelyn Fine and Kiara Litka combined in goal for the shutout.
Scoring: 1, R, Tate Kautzky (Samantha Heilman), 1:00. 2, R, Karsyn Suhadolnik (Kautzky), 4:00. 3, R, Heilman (Suhadolnik), 8:00. 4, R, Sophie Mendoza (Suhadolnik), 17:00. 5, R, Suhadolnik (Kautzky), 22:00. 6, R, Suhadolnik (Heilman), 23:00. 7, R, Jazmine Gray (Heilman), 24:00. 8, R, Megan Haugen (Nicole Gall), 27:00. 9, R, Heilman (Kailee Hipke), 48:00. 10, R, Hipke (Mendoza), 58:00. Shots: WW 1, R 19. Saves: WW, 19. R, Gracelyn Fine 0, Kiara Litka (45:00) 1.
ELLENSBURG 2, OTHELLO 1: Jordyn Arlt scored on a breakaway in injury time, lifting the Bulldogs to a home win over the Huskies to open CWAC play.
Victoria Cantu scored off an assist from Katie Martinez in the 26th minute to give Othello a 1-0 lead. Janel Garza made nine saves for the Huskies in goal.
Scoring: 1, O, Victoria Cantu (Katie Martinez), 26:00. 2, E, Reyna Schedler, 32:00. 3, E, Jordyn Arlt, 82:00. Shots: O 7, E 13. Saves: O, Janel Garza 9. E, 4.