Shadow WFT Tied for First After Big Win; MFT Finishes 0-0 in Battle for First

Spokane Shadow News Release - Sunday, June 4, 2017


It was a big day for the Shadow First Teams as the Women's First Team used a one-sided 8-1 victory in Wenatchee to move into a tie for first in the Northwest Premier League while the Men's First Team played to a scoreless draw in their National Premier Soccer League home opener with current Northwest Division leader PDX FC. 

The ladies romped to the victory against NCW Alliance with Meaghan Bare (Idaho State / Lake City HS) scoring in the 11th minute and again in the 26th. Marissa Mykines made it 4-0 before the break with a tally at the half-hour mark and a converted penalty seven minutes later after Morgan Crosby, who set up the opening goal of the game, was fouled in the box. 

Larkin Russell struck seven minutes into the second half with Maia Angell sneaking forward and burying uncontested a cross from Tiara Pajimola two minutes later.

The hosts got on the board in the 63rd via Katie Michkiosky, but Mykines completed a hat-trick in the 75th and two minutes later Maddie Haas tallied the final goal of the match. 

Spokane Shadow WFT  8-1  NCW Alliance 
SPO: Meaghan Bare (Morgan Crosby) 11
SPO: Meaghan Bare (Samantha Heilman) 26 
SPO: Marissa Mykines (Callie Best) 30
SPO: Marissa Mykinnes (pen) 37 
SPO: Larkin Russell 52
SPO: Maia Angell (Tiara Pajimola) 54
NCW: Katie Michkiosky 63
SPO: Marissa Mykines (Kaelyn Barnes) 75
SPO: Maddie Haas (Riley Martinson) 77

At home, the contest was the exact opposite as the division's two unbeatens squared off for the first time. Both teams had chances in the first half, but the Shadow defense stood firm in the second and pushed the advantage in play to the hosts for the final half-hour. 

Unfortunately, the Shadow were unable to find that final touch to nab the win, settling for a draw for the third time in four outings as they moved to 1-0-3 with the stalemate. PDX is now 2-0-1. The result allowed OSA FC to move into a tie for first with Saturday's 2-1 win against Kitsap. 

Both sides had dramatic close calls in the opening minutes that would have changed the contest. Just three minutes into the match a shot from PDX striker Francisco Lopez forced a save from Bryan Hernandez. Another three minutes later a corner served in from the left by Jesse Retan (Whitworth / Cheney) was nodded down by defender Spencer Wolfe (Whitworth) with pace only to see it denied. 

As the first half progressed, the two sides continued to exchange looks. 

In the 23rd Nick Hamer (Gonzaga / Mead) ripped a shot from the top of the box that was stopped by goalkeeper Oscar Torres with the rebound falling to Retan, but his effort from a tight angle went wide. 

Lopez had a pair of chances for the visitors again in the 28th and 32nd. He found some space on the right side for the first, letting loose a rising shot from about 25 yards that looked bound for the underside of the crossbar until Hernandez grazed the ball with a deflection that slipped it just over instead. The second effort from the left side a few minutes later went wide. 

In the 35th minute Jared Davis (CC Spokane) got the ball in the corner and slipped to Retan, whose service from the left touchline skirted through the six untouched. A foul by Kelly Kyllo (CC Spokane / Lakeside) at the edge of the box gave the visitors another chance in the 38th, but the free kick from Bennett Lehner flew high. 

In the second half Johny Cortez (CC Spokane / Moses Lake)served the ball in from the right to Retan, but his finish from 14 yards slipped just wide right five minutes into the period. In the 82nd minute Denis Kalamar (Gonzaga) drove behind the defense on the right side, but a shot from distance flew just over the goal. 

The visitors nearly stole the match in the final minutes with a blasted 40-yard effort from defender Israel Vega, but his effort also had just a bit too much height on it. 

The result was the first shutout of the season for and against for both teams. 

PDX FC (Portland)  0-0  Spokane Shadow MFT 
Scoring - None
Shutouts: SPO: Bryan Hernandez; PDX: Oscar Torres

In the second half of a two-game trip, Shadow 2 dropped a 6-1 match in Bellingham. Javi Chavez gave the lads the lead in the early minutes of the game, but Bellingham answered with two in the first half for the lead at the break, adding four more in the second half. 

Spokane Shadow 2  1-6  Bellingham United
SPO: Javi Chavez 
BEL: Brendan Quilici
BEL: Rene Caro (Christian Caro) 
BEL: Nick Cashmere 
BEL: Christian Thode
BEL: Nick Cashmere
BEL: Christian Thode  

Shadow 2 also lost Saturday against Seattle Stars 

Spokane Shadow 2  1-5  Seattle Stars 
SEA: Pablo Gallo (Mason Bochner) 10
SEA: Mason Bochner 18
SEA: Miles Sanchez 46
SEA: Tyler Bjork 68
SEA: Tyler Bjork 74
SPO: Stars Own Goal (Aty Taylor) 83 


NWPL Other Scores
WPSS 5-1 Twin City 
Olympic Force 0-0 Washington Timbers
NCW Alliance 0-6 Fuerza FC 

NWPL Standings
Spokane 5-0-0... 15 points
Seattle 5-1-0... 15
Yakima 2-2-1... 7
Washington 2-2-1... 7
WPSS 2-2-0... 6 
Fuerza 2-2-0... 6 
Twin City 1-3-1... 4
Olympic 0-3-2... 2
NCW 0-4-1... 1 

NPSL Other Scores
OSA FC  2-1  Kitsap SC 
Pierce County  0-3  FCM Portland 

NPSL Northwest Standings
PDX 2-0-1... 7 points
OSA FC 2-1-1... 7
Spokane 1-0-3... 6
FCM Portland 2-2-0... 6
Kitsap 1-1-1... 4
Pierce County 0-4-0... 0 

EPLWA Other Scores
Oly Town  1-2  Olympic 
WPSS  2-1  Vancouver 
Shadow 2  1-5  Seattle 

EPLWA Standings
Seattle 4-1-1... 13 points
Oly Town 2-2-1... 7
Olympic 3-1-1... 10
Bellingham 3-2-1... 10
Vancouver 2-1-0... 6 
WPSS 3-1-0... 9
Yakima 0-3-2... 2
Spokane 0-6-0... 0 



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