High School Soccer

Diaz leads W-P into playoffs with hat trick

WAITSBURG -- Lino Diaz had a hat trick for visiting Waitsburg-Prescott, and Omar Virgen had a goal and two assists as W-P wrapped up independent season play with a 7-2 victory over Walla Walla Valley Academy.

"It was a good way to end the season before playoffs," Tigers coach Rickey Hamilton said of his team, which vaulted in the rankings this season from No. 23 in the state to No. 2 with a 16-0 record.

"They've done a great job stepping up this year. A great little team, fun to watch."

W-P will enter EWL 2B regional play at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Prescott HS.

Scoring--1, WP, Lino Diaz (Luis Torres) 5:00; 2, WP, Torres (Cesar Mungia) 22:00; 3, WP, Torres (Miguel Velazco) 27:00; 4, WWVA, 39:00; 5, WP, Omar Virgen (Jose Esquivel) 49:00; 6, WP, Torres (Virgen) 50:00; 7, WP, Diaz (Virgen) 56:00; 8, WP, Diaz (Mungia) 58:00; 9, WWVA, 65:00.