High School Soccer

Hanford girls top Wa-Hi in soccer opener

WALLA WALLA -- Hannah Duffy had a goal and an assist to lead the Hanford Falcons to a 3-1 season-opening nonleague girls soccer victory over the host Walla Walla Blue Devils on Saturday.

Cari Exarhos and Jessi Frey scored as well for Hanford. Paige Pontarollo scored on a free kick for Walla Walla.

"It was actually an excellent first half," Hanford assistant Glen Ledgerwood said. "Great possession, players were moving well, one- and two-touch passing. The second half wasn't as pretty to watch."

Scoring--1, Hanford, Cari Exarhos (Hannah Duffy), 32nd; 2, Hanford, Jessi Frey (Haille Heid), 38th; 3, Walla Walla, Paige Pontarollo, 63rd; 4, Hanford, Duffy (Bret Baysinger), 71st. Shootout goals (shootout score here)--Team, names here. Team, names here. Shots--Hanford 18, Walla Walla 3. Saves--Hanford, Emily Busselman, 2; Cecily Bader, 0. Walla Walla, Taylor Sams, 4; Alexis Sanchez, 5.

Southridge 2, Wenatchee 0

WENATCHEE --Heather Johnson scored in the 22nd minute on an assist from Shelby Zimmerman, Hannah Sanders scored in the 70th on a Brooke Benecke assist and Southridge shut out host Wenatchee.

Scoring--1, S, Heather Johnson (Shelby Zimmerman) 22:00; 2, S, Hannah Sanders (Brooke Benecke) 70:00. Shots--S 15, W 3. Saves--S, Alexa Adams 3, W 13.

Chiawana 4, Selah 2: Alyssa Conger and Lexi Miller had a goal and an assist apiece to help guide Chiawana to a nonleague victory at home against Selah.

"It's nice to get a win," Chiawana coach Rich Zoller said. "We've got a lot of work to do, but it's nice to start with a win."

Scoring--1, C, Alyssa Conger 8:00; 2, C, Courtney Ebberson 9:00; 3, C, Lexi Miller (Conger) 15:00; 4, C, Miller 62:00; 5, S, Ashley Wilkey 65:00; 6, S, Wilkey 70:00. Shots--S 8, C 11. Saves--S, Rachel Mears 6. C, Shelby English 4, McKinley Powers 2.

Gonzaga Prep 1, Kamiakin 0

KENNEWICK -- Kamiakin's Sydnee Grant had four saves on the day, but Gonzaga Prep's Jessica Bennett slipped one through in the 77th minute to take the win in a nonleague matchup at Lampson Stadium.

Scoring--1, GP, Jessica Bennett 77:00. Shots--GP 4, K 11. Saves--GP, Christie Tombari 11, Rachel Ryan 0. K, Sydnee Grant 4.

Kelso 2, Pasco 0: The Bulldogs had their chances, getting off eight shots, but couldn't connect in a close loss, wrapping up their trip to the west side.


SUNNYSIDE -- Oryian Matheny scored in the 80th minute to draw Grandview even in the season opener in Sunnyside.

Scoring--1, S, Anna Perez (Clarisa Mungia), 27:00. 2, G, Karissa Trinidad (Oryian Matheny), 56:00. 3, S, Susana Arreola (Bianca Madrigal), 77:00. 4, G, Matheny (Trinidad), 80:00. Shots--G 10, S 21. Saves--G, Jamila Shafer 11. S, Liz Escobar 10.