SPOKANE SHADOW NEWS RELEASE -- Saturday, June 7, 2014
Mike Ramos and Nick Hamer continue to be a deadly duo for the Shadow attack as the two combined for three goals Saturday evening in Evergreen Premier League action to give Spokane a 4-1 victory on the road against the Seattle Stars at Starfire Sports Complex. The result bumps the club’s record to 4-2-1 for the completion of the first half of the schedule and extends the team’s current run to 4-0-1.
Nick Hamer (Gonzaga U / Mead HS) set up Mike Ramos (Seattle U / University HS) 13 minutes into the contest to give the Shadow the lead once again as they have scored the opening goal in every game except their 1-1 road draw against league-leading South Sound.
Seattle pulled even in the 27th minute via Buba Findi, but Hamer restored the lead in the 37th courtesy of Sam Engle (Whitworth) and added some insurance from the penalty spot in the 84th after Ramos was fouled in the area.
Pete Peterson (Gonzaga U / Central Valley HS) capped the contest two minutes into stoppage time.
The victory moved the Shadow into a tie for third with Bellingham at 13 points, just three back of first-place South Sound, who are idle this week. It was the lone game of the night in the league, which has three games on Sunday.
With his sixth goal of the season, Ramos is now alone in second on the scoring table, one back of Yakima’s Hector Valdovinos. Hamer’s two tallies moved him into a tie for third with Yakima’s Junior Garcia at five.
Next Week: The Shadow travel to Bellingham looking to secure a place in the upper echelon of the table as well as avenging the 2-1 loss in their home opener.
Next Home Game: The Shadow play host to South Sound on Saturday, June 21 at Spokane Falls CC Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm.
Spokane Shadow 4-1 Seattle Stars
SPO: Mike Ramos (Nick Hamer) 13
SEA: Buba Findi 27
SPO: Nick Hamer (Sam Engle) 37
SPO: Nick Hamer (pen) 84
SPO: Pete Peterson 92+
Photo: Nick Hamer in the May 31 home game (Erik Smith)