SPOKANE SHADOW NEWS RELEASE - Friday, May 15, 2015
The reigning Evergreen Premier League champions will face, arguably, their biggest test of the season thus far when the Vancouver (WA) Victory visit Spokane Falls CC Stadium Saturday evening at 7:00 pm.
The Shadow, 1-0-1, go into their second consecutive home contest with an impressive road 8-2 road win at Wenatchee in their opener and a gritty 1-1 home draw against Seattle last week on the ledger. Vancouver, 3-0-0, comes in with two road wins and a victory last week at home against Bellingham.
First Team / Club News: The Shadow will be honoring at halftime Saturday the U17 Girls, who won the Washington Youth Soccer State Cup last weekend, downing the defending champions in the tournament final to accomplish the feat… The First Team this week appointed Gerald Barnhart back into the position of General Manager of the team. Barnhart, manager of INWsoccernews.com, returns to the position after managing the team’s return to play last year as inaugural members of EPLWA… In First Team Alumni news, Mike Ramos and Nick Hamer helped lead the professional Kitsap Pumas of the USL PDL to a First Round US Open Cup win Wednesday evening. Ramos registered assists on the first two goals in a 5-2 win against FC Tacoma.
About the Opposition: Vancouver Victory
The Victory are off to a hot start. They won 3-1 in Yakima and 4-2 on the road against Olympic Force. Last week they defeated Bellingham 4-1 to raise their goal tally to the largest in the league at 11. The team is led by Timur Zhividze, who comes into the match with a league-leading four goals.
Coming Up - Home Game – Saturday, May 30 vs Yakima United
After an idle week, the Shadow will take the field again for a third consecutive home game, playing host to Yakima United on SYSA Night. Kickoff is set for 7:00 pm at Spokane Falls CC Stadium.
Shadow Player Pool for 5/16 v Vancouver Victory
Beaulaurier, Matt… Univ of Portland, St Martin’s Univ/ Ferris HS *
Delmedico, TJ… CC Spokane / Central Valley HS
Ferger, Dustin… Gonzaga University / East Valley HS *
Hamer, Zach… Gonzaga University / Mead HS
Jaramillo, Juan… University of Great Falls
Joy, Sam… University of Charleston (SC)
Le, Graison… Gonzaga University / Coeur d’Alene HS *
Mikkelsen, Halvor… CC Spokane / Sandpoint HS
Mota, Anthony… University of Great Falls
Muelheims, Karl… Whitworth University / St George’s HS *
Peterson, Pete... Gonzaga University / Central Valley HS *
Phillips, Clark… Gonzaga University
Shimensky, Cory… Marshall University
Srock, Jeff… Whitworth Univ, CC Spokane, Gonzaga Univ / Mt Spokane HS
Starkovich, David… Whitworth University
Talley, Adam… Western Washington Univ, N Idaho College / East Valley HS *
Thompson, Ben… University of Redlands / Lewis & Clark HS *
Ulen, Brady… North Idaho College / Post Falls HS
Ulowetz, Nick… Gonzaga University
Watters, Tony… Whitworth University
Zarate, Mario… CC Spokane / Hanford HS
* Denotes returning player from 2014
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