It came just 25 minutes into the match, but Will Bishop’s goal proved the game winner as the Hanford Falcons topped the visiting Chiawana Riverhawks 1-0 in a tightly contested Mid-Columbia Conference soccer match.
Michael Parkman got the assist, making a throwin that cleared Chiawana’s backline. Bishop made a good run on it and slotted it home.
It was all the Falcons defense would need to make stand up.
“Our entire backline did well,” said Hanford coach Mike Pardini, citing Kelly Smith, Kyle McMurrich, Austin Tanner and Nick Carlson. “Chiawana is a good team, and they have got some good individual players, and those guys did a fantastic job of slowing ’em down and winning the ball from them.”
The win moves Hanford (9-3) a half game in front of Kennewick (8-3) atop the Mid-Col, while Chiawana falls to 6-7 and 21⁄2 games behind Pasco for fourth place.
Scoring—1, H, Will Bishop (Michael Parkman) 25th. Shots—Hanford 6, Chiawana 3. Saves—Hanford, Jacob Thiel 3. Chiawana, Fernando Gutierrez 5.
Grandview 2, Selah 1 (OT): Martin Baragan scored both goals for the host Greyhounds in the nonleague win, including the winner just 24 seconds into overtime.
Grandview coach Anne Holden praised Selah keeper Abel Batista, who made 14 saves: “He stopped two breakaway one-on-ones ... brilliant.”
Scoring—1, G, Martin Baragan (Cesar Orduno) 50th. 2, S, Collin Bryant (Jose Ibanez) 73rd. 3, G, Baragan (Ricardo Serrato) 81st. Shots—Grandview 16, Selah 7. Saves—Grandview, Jose Pacheco and Oscar Prudencio 6. Selah, Abel Batista 14.
Toppenish 3, Othello 1: Wildcats’ goalkeeper Mario Rodriguez made a diving save on a Huskies penalty kick, diving to his right to knock Jacob Quiroz’s shot off the post to maintain a 2-1 Toppenish lead in a CWAC road win at Othello.
After making the save, the ball ricocheted back to Quiroz for another shot, which Rodriguez also stopped.
“It was a game-changing save,” Huskies coach Bernie Garza said. “We could have tied it. It would have been anybody’s game.”
Scoring—1, T, Armando Robles (Eliseo Alcala), 8:00; 2, O, Kristian Herrera (Jason Rodriguez), 27:00; 3, T, Servando Fuentes (Johnathan Lopez), 43:00; 4, T, Isaac Lopez (Lopez), 75:00. Shots—T 8, O 13. Saves—T, Mario Rodriguez 5. O, Angel Rangel 2.
Connell 7, Kiona-Benton 2: Francisco Corona scored two goals and collected three assists to lead the Eagles to an SCAC win over the Bears in Benton City.
Jairo Virrueta scored off an assist from Alfredo Leon three minutes into the second half to make it 5-0 Connell.
Ki-Be got on the board in the 53rd minute, as Zachary Metcalf scored off an assist from Johnathan Gutierrez, who later added a goal for the Bears.
Scoring—1, C, Christian Ramos (Ricardo Martinez), 9:26; 2, C, Josue Diaz (Francisco Corona), 20:18; 3, C, Corona 33:38; 4, C, Alex Guizar (Corona), 38:00; 5, C, Jairo Virrueta (Alfredo Leon), 43:00; 6, KB, Zachary Metcalf (Johnathan Gutierrez), 53:40; 7, C, Jose Fraga (Corona) 63:52; 8, KB, Gutierrez 68:00; 9, C, Corona (Lanin Guzman) 78:00. Shots—C 24, KB 7. Saves—C, Adsel Plaza 2. KB, Jeffrey Bono 13.
Royal 8, Naches Valley 0: The Knights spread the wealth against an overmatch Rangers squad that played shorthanded with nine guys.
Royal outshot the visitors 44-3 in the SCAC match.
Scoring—1, R, Israel Cortez 21st. 2, Luis Cruz (Luis Garcia) 23rd. 3, R, own goal 38th. 4, R, own goal 41st. 5, R, Marcos Morales 43rd. 6, R, Uriel Carmona (Garcia) 47th. 7, R, Lupe Arceo 62nd. 8, Jose Ponce 68th. Shots—Naches Valley 3, Royal 44. Saves—Naches Valley, Meza 23. Royal, Miguel Alvarez 3, Lupe Arceo 0.