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.”
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.
WESTON-MCEWEN 3, STANFIELD 0 — Tyree Burke had 11 kills and Thul had 16 assists and eight kills in a 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 victory over the Tigers.
“Stanfield played hard and gave us a good battle,” White said.
After winning the first two sets, the TigerScots found themselves in a battle in the third. The set was tied 10 times, the last being 11-11 before Weston-McEwen started to pull away.
Burke served three points for a 14-11 lead, and Manning served out the match with three consecutive points and a kill by Burke on match point.
Olson had 15 digs for Weston-McEwen, while Ellie Scheibner had 12 assists, Hailey Weaver six kills and Graves seven digs and three kills.
Kendra Hart led Stanfield with four kills and nine digs, while Vivianna Odell had three kills and nine digs, and Megan Wampler 14 digs.
“Compared to the first time we played them at Weston-McEwen, the girls came out with a better mindset,” coach Blaine Ganvoa said. “It starts with us giving ourselves an opportunity mentally. We are trying to create a culture where they believe they deserve to win. I appreciate their effort.”
GRANT UNION 3, STANFIELD 0 — Kaylee Wright had 12 kills and eight digs, and Hailie Wright had 16 assists and four aces in the 25-3, 25-14, 25-12 victory over the Tigers (11-12, 1-8).
Vivianna Odell had five kills to lead Stanfield, while Allison Griffin had eight digs and two kills, and Savannah Sharp six digs and seven assists.
Hermiston finished eighth in the team standings (42 points) Saturday at the Mid-Columbia Conference Championships at Prout Pool in Richland.
Hanford won the event with 359 points.
Hermiston’s Abby Sharon was ninth in the 100 freestyle (1:05.02), while Georgia Stevenson was 11th in the 100 butterfly (1:21.30). Stevenson also was 11th in the 500 free (6:59.64).
The Bulldogs’ 200 free relay team was 10th (2:14.41), while the 400 free relay was 11th (5:00.88).
The Hermiston boys finished 17th in the team standings Saturday at the 50th annual Max Jensen Richland Invitational at Carmichael Middle School in Richland.
The Bulldogs, whose top finisher was Gregory Anderson (76th, 16:44.54), finished with 426 points. Rocky Mountain won the boys team title with 61 points.
Jonas Price of Eisenhower won the 3-mile race in a time of 14:43.81, which was nine seconds in front of Richland’s Riley Moore.
Following Anderson across the finish line were Freddy Mendoza (79th, 16:47.57), Martin Heredia (100th, 17:08.00), Angel Benites (110th, 17:25.29), and Simon Headings (111th, 17:26.66).
The Hermiston girls competed in the Division II race, finishing fourth in the team standings with 154 points. Snohomish won the division with 51 points.
Cydney Sanchez was the top runner for Hermiston, finishing the 3-mile course in a time of 20:16.17, good enough for 14th place.
Following Sanchez were Ellie Ernst (18th, 20:33.74), Sheila Solorio (28th, 21:01.11), Alexia Serna (44th, 21:22.52), Fatima Izaguirre-Frasser (57th, 21:41.73), and Linda Wilson (86th, 22:59.44).
Kamiakin won the girls Division I race with 81 points, Ella Borsheim of Belarmine Prep finished first (17:32.38), 32 seconds in front Kennewick’s Geralin Correa.
BURNS 38, UMATILLA 12 — Umatilla suffered a home loss to Burns on Friday night.
Quarterback Andrew Earl lead the Vikings, passing for 233 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Ramiro Alverez hauled in three passes for 59 yards and caught one touchdown.
“The kids keep improving on passing and running,” said Umatilla coach Dan Durfey. “We stopped Burns’ ball in the second half up until the last two minutes, when they put two touchdowns past us. We wait till we’re down to come alive.”
Umatilla (1-5, 0-2) will have a bye week before hosting Vale on Oct. 19.
ECHO 39, MCKENZIE 19 — The Cougars rallied from a 19-13 halftime deficit to hand the host Eagles their first loss.
“It was awesome,” Echo coach Rick Thew said. “It rained the whole night, but it was fun.”
Mason Smith ran for five touchdowns for the Cougars (4-1), while Devan Craig scored at the end of the game, taking the ball out of an opponent’s hands at the 1-yard line, and running 99 yards for a touchdown.
Defensively, Mychael Pointer was tasked with containing McKenzie’s Daniel Quirk.
“He played amazing,” Thew said of Pointer. “His job was to make sure he didn’t get loose.”
McKenzie (5-1), which was averaging 67 points a game, was held scoreless in the second half.
GRANT UNION 32, STANFIELD 8 — The Tigers led 8-6 at the half, but the second half belonged to the Prospectors (3-3, 1-0) in the Special District 6 matchup.
“We played good, and were putting together good drives, but we had some penalties and turnovers at the worst time,” Stanfield coach Davy Salas said. “We were playing good defense and moving the ball in the first half.”
AJ Keeney scored for the Tigers, who dropped to 0-2 in league play and 0-6 overall.