Monday, May 21, 2018
Playing in a tough two-game road trip the Spokane Shadow First Team posted a pair of draws to open its National Premier League Season, playing OSA FC to a 4-4 draw on Saturday and the defending division champion Kitsap Pumas to a 2-2 draw Sunday. In addition, the Shadow U23 side avenged its season opening loss to Tri-Cities by downing the Alliance in Kennewick.
It was a great weekend for players from the club with Chase Reidt netting three, Jake Levine a pair and several others chiming in with key assists.
In the league opener Tanner Williams got things going early for the Shadow with a goal 11 minutes in courtesy of Mike Ramos. Ten minutes later Williams turned provider, finding Shadow youth product Chase Reidt, who tallied his first of three on the weekend.
Just before the break Ramos made it a three-goal game via Karl Muelheims. Reidt scored his second goal of the game on a ball from Jesse Retan in the 53rd.
In the second match of the trip Spokane fell behind when the Pumas got on the board with a shot that caromed in off the left post, but Chase Reidt answered 10 minutes later to even things up just before the intermission. Former Puma Mike Ramos delivered a cross on the play with Reidt nodding it home from close range.
Ramos then chipped the keeper Marc Girones in the 64th minute to give Spokane the lead. A penalty with six minutes remaining, though, spoiled the finish.
In Evergreen Premier League action the Shadow U23 side kept the race for the division wide open with a thrilling 4-3 road win against the Alliance. The result avenged the season-opening 3-2 loss at home in another contest that was back-and-forth.
A club youth product Jake Levine played a big role in the contest with the first and last goals of the game. His former high school teammate Devin Hauenstein, a current Spokane Sounders player, beat a defender with a fantastic move and fed Levine in the box for the shot from the right side 10 minutes in.
The hosts, though, answered with an equalizer eight minutes later with a Ricky Chicas shot that deflected into the goal and then took the lead in the 28th on a strike from Mario Guizar. JD Hauenstein created the Shadow equalizer in the 32nd when he was fouled on the end line in the left side of the box, resulting in a penalty converted by Rene Caro.
Caro came up big again in the 55th minute after a foul. Caro launched a free kick that smacked off the underside of the crossbar and down into the goal. Replays are inconclusive if the ball crossed the line and referees did not signal a goal, but Cade Roske charged in and nodded the rebound into the back of the net to leave no doubt on the play.
A free kick from Lenin Guzman tied things back up in the 67th, but then a fantastic play from Brayden Sullivan out of midfield led to the winner with five minutes remaining. The Gonzaga player headed the ball to himself over a defender and drove into the box, delivering a great ball with the outside of his left to Levine as he dashed up the center of the box. Levine beat the charging keeper to the ball to one-time it home for the win. Video Highlights [+]
The next Spokane Shadow game is the NPSL Home Opener on Wednesday, May 30 at Spokane Falls CC Stadium. Kick-off against OSA FC is 6:00 and tickets at the gate are: $7 Adults / $5 Youth under 15.
NPSL - Spokane Shadow 4-4 OSA FC
SPO: Tanner Williams (Mike Ramos) 11
SPO: Chase Reidt (Tanner Williams) 21
SPO: Mike Ramos (Karl Muelheims) 45
SPO: Chase Reidt (Jesse Retan) 53
OSA: Shadow Own Goal 55
OSA: Gabe Kellum 64
OSA: Gabe Kellum 74
OSA: Vittorio Sasso 86
Spokane: Bryan Hernandez; Noah Chapleski (Dustin Ferger 52), Karl Muelheims (Denis Kalamar 45), Enzo Nalis, Mike Ramos (Jake Zec 55), Chase Reidt, Jesse Retan (Berrick Rastok 53), Nate Tolton, Tanner Williams (Luke Livingston 90), Garrett Wilson, Spencer Wolfe
OSA FC: Edoardo Belfanti (Steve Pirotte 90), Tyler Bjork (Jay Weinman 58), Burke Fahling (Vittorio Sasso 72), Cody Gibson (Andrew Conwell 52), Rodney Greiling (Elmer Rodriguez 87), Cole Grimsby, Mohamed Jeylani, Ryley Johnson (Yonatan Tesfasilase 64), Gabe Kellum, Sean Russell, Kevin Stordahl (Wobi Torujo 56)
NPSL - Spokane Shadow 2-2 Kitsap Pumas
KIT: Uriel Herrera (Brian Charles) 34
SPO: Chase Reidt (Mike Ramos) 44
SPO: Mike Ramos (Chase Reidt) 64
KIT: Alvaro Rubio Barcena (pen) 84
Spokane: Bryan Hernandez; Noah Chapleski, Nick Hamer, Karl Muelheims (Denis Kalamar 56, Berrick Rastok 78), Enzo Nalis (Chase Reidt 30), Mike Ramos, Jesse Retan, Nate Tolton, Tanner Williams, Garrett Wilson, Spencer Wolfe
Kitsap: Marc Girones; Edward Arrieta, Brian Charles (Ismael DeLuna 67), Matthew Eronemo, Kevin Francis (Maximilliam Schellman 62), Uriel Herrera (Edward Jabbari 67), Tomas Jamett (Alejandro Hernandez 80), Alvaro Rubio Barcena, Mike Scharf, Jack Sluys, Edgar Torres (Aria Shahmirzadi 87)
EPLWA - Spokane Shadow 4-3 Tri-Cities Alliance
SPO: Jake Levine (Devin Hauenstein) 10
TC: Ricky Chicas 18
TC: Mario Guizar 28
SPO: Rene Caro (pen) 32
SPO: Cade Roske 55
TC: Lenin Guzman 67
SPO: Jake Levine (Brayden Sullivan) 85
Spokane: Alex Pells; Brayden Sullivan, Cade Roske, Jake Levine, Jose Adame, Chase Howat, Ivan Adame, Rene Caro, Rudi McClellan, JD Hauenstein, Devin Hauenstein... Available Subs - Logan Coddington, Callan Martin, Aidan Chaparro, Ian Bream, Tom Conlan, Brayden Tucker
Tri-Cities: Tonio Gonzalez; Jordan Angeles, Gerardo Macias, Bryan Vargas, Mike Chavez, Guillermo Silva, Miguel Acevedo, Julio Andrade, Ricky Chicas, Alex Sotelo, Mario Guizar... Available Subs - Ramiro DeLaMora, Marcos Medina, Lenin Guzman, Israel Garcia Duran, Victor Perez, Jose Irra
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