The Hermiston girls soccer team picked up its first win of the season with a Mid-Columbia Conference road victory over Pasco, 2-1.
“There is a lot of emotion,” Hermiston coach Freddy Guizar said. “The girls are excited for their first win. This is a great feeling and the girls are happy.”
Trailing 1-0 in the second half, Cydney Lind scored with 26 minutes left in regulation for Hermiston to tie the score.
In the shootout, Jayden Ray, Elsa Torres and Jizelle Gonzalez converted three of Hermistion’s five attempts, while goalie Lanie Gomez stopped two of Pasco’s four shots.
“I’ve never been able to watch penalty kicks, even when I played,” Guizar said. “Why start now? I relied on the girls cheering to know if we blocked it or scored.”
RIDGEVIEW 4, PENDLETON 0 — The Pendleton girls suffered a road loss when they traveled to Ridgeview on Thursday.
The Lady Bucks held strong defensively in the first half, only allowing one goal, but stumbled in the second, when three additional goals made it into their net.
“It was a pretty solid game, except for the first seven minutes of the second half,” said coach Paul Parker. “We had a breakdown and never recovered.”
Pendleton (2-7, 1-4) will host Redmond (2-6-1, 1-3-1) next Thursday.
UMATILLA 4, NYSSA 0 — After a “rigid” start on a rain-soaked field, Umatilla ended Thursday’s game at Nyssa with a win.
“We maintained possession most of the time,” said Vikings coach Pedro Ortiz. “We had some complications from both teams because of the rain, but that also helped us a lot keeping high pressure on (Nyssa).”
Umatilla scored two goals each half. Jose Alanis put the team on the scoreboard early on with a successful penalty kick, and Jefri Coria followed that with another goal 10 minutes later. Coria put in another goal in the second half, and Luis Castro scored the game-ending goal.
The Vikings (4-4-1, 3-1) will host De La Salle North Catholic (3-1-3, 2-0-1) on Saturday afternoon.
PENDLETON 3, RIDGEVIEW 0 — Pendleton traveled to Ridgeview and kept a consistent lead to take home their first win in seven games.
The win came in three sets: 25-12, 25-18, and 25-17.
“The girls played aggressive and together very well tonight,” said coach Amanda Lapp. “Our offense is coming together at the right time this season. We’re seeing some good blocked balls and good defensive coverage.”
Elli Nirschl lead the team with one ace, three kills, 11 assists, and one dig. Kirah McGlothan recorded five aces and seven digs. Carissa Cooley had two aces and three digs, and Zoe Jones had two aces and one dig.
The Lady Bucks (4-10, 3-3) will travel to The Dalles on Tuesday.
SHERMAN 3, IONE 0 — It took Ione one set to see who they were up against.
After losing the first set to Sherman 25-7, the Cardinals made a comeback in the final two sets, but it wasn’t enough to salavage the game. The Cardinals lost the last two sets 27-25 and 25-19.
“We were a little nervous in the first set, but we went neck-and-neck for the last two,” said Ione coach Becky Wagenblast.
Ione (4-14, 2-7) will host Dufur on Tuesday.
WESTON-MCEWEN 3, PILOT ROCK 0 — The TigerScots continued to dominate in the Blue Mountain Conference, taking a 25-19, 25-13, 31-29 victory over the Rockets in Athena.
“We played pretty well,” W-M coach Shawn White said. “Pilot Rock is a good team and stepped up and played really hard.”
Despite their record, the TigerScots (19-3, overall, 6-1) dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 in the state 2A poll. Kennedy is No. 1, while Grant Union is No. 2. W-M will play the Prospectors a 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Stanfield High School.
Bryce Thul led W-M with 19 assists, 14 digs, five kills and three aces, while Hailey Weaver had 10 kills, Tyree Burke eight kills, two blocks and four aces, Jesse Manning nine digs and four kills, and Ellie Scheibner added six digs and 10 assists.
GRANT UNION 3, HEPPNER 0 — The Prospectors (18-4, 7-0) improved to 7-0 in Blue Mountain Conference play with a 25-12, 25-22, 25-21 road victory over the Mustangs (11-10, 4-3).
“We may have lost the game, but it was a heck of a battle,” Heppner coach Mindy Wilson said. “I was impressed with our play. We played with lots of heart and effort.”
Sydney Wilson led Heppner with 24 digs and four kills, while Jacee Currin had four kills, two blocks and two aces, and Nicole Propheter four kills and two blocks. Aimee Turrell handed out seven assists.