As of Thursday, April 20, 2017
PROSSER Quincy defeated the Mustangs soccer team, 1-0, Tuesday.
Also, Sunnyside lost, 1-2, to Wenatchee and La Salle defeated Granger, 2-0.
It took the Jackrabbits the entire match, a back-and-forth affair, before they finally scored a goal in the 82nd minute.
Extra minutes were given due to injury time on the pitch.
Scoring the lone goal was Quincy’s Kevin Rios.
Prosser had nine scoring opportunities, but was unable to finish. Quincy had eight and punched it in, getting the ball past Mustangs keeper Jordan Garcia on just the one shot.
Alexis Acevedo of the Jackrabbits denied each of Prosser’s nine shots.
The Mustangs are 1-3 in Central Washington Athletic Conference play, and Quincy is 3-1.
The Panthers and Grizzlies battled throughout the first half of Tuesday’s match-up.
Wenatchee’s Luis Navarrete scored the first goal 10 minutes into the match without assistance.
Sunnyside’s Juan Acevedo struck the back of the net for the equalizer 26 minutes later off an assist by Lalo Ramirez.
The score remained 1-1 at the halftime whistle.
It was Navarrete who would deny the Grizzlies a win. He booted the ball past the crossbars for the Panthers in the 66th minute for the game-winning goal.
The Grizzlies had 11 scoring opportunities, 10 of which were denied by Wenatchee keeper Alexis Calderilla.
The Panthers attacked the goal eight times and Sunnyside’s Enrique Palma blocked four scoring attempts.
Sunnyside travels to Grandview for a noon match-up Saturday.
The Lightning struck eight times in 80 minutes of action and struck twice in the first 40 minutes — enough to defeat the Spartans.
The first goal was made in the 25th minute by Marco Hernandez, and the second was 10 minutes later by Desmond Judd.
Granger was unable to capitalize on six scoring opportunities.
“We had opportunities, but couldn’t finish,” Spartans coach Salvador Mendoza said.
He said Granger battled La Salle throughout the match. “It was a well-paced game.”
The Spartans struggled with some of its key players on academic suspension. “Hopefully, we will get all our guys back,” Mendoza said, adding it’s imperative the team focus on one match at a time.
Spartans keeper Ricardo Brito had 6 saves, and his counterpart — Sam Patelle — also recorded 6 saves.