SUNNYSIDE Three Lower Yakima Valley girls soccer teams won last night.
The Grizzlies (1-1, 1-3-1) won their first match of the season, 10-1, at home against Eisenhower. Sunnyside dominated the match with 17 shots on goal, while the Cadets attacked the goal six times.
Grizzlies keeper Morgan Duim shut down all but a penalty kick at the 77th minute, made by Eisenhower’s Tiffany Barack.
Cadets Erica Negrete, keeper denied seven shots.
Scoring for the Grizzlies were: Marilynn Navarro — a hat trick — at the 7-, 50- and 65-minute marks; Kameron Rodriguez at the 2- and 22-minute marks; Vivian Ramos at the 17- and 48-minute marks; Mariah Saenz at the 60-minute mark; Arrianna Sanchez in the 51st minute; and Christal Albarran in the 28th minute.
Audrey Ramos of Sunnyside provided five assists, Brianna Granados provided three and Saenz was credited with one assist.
“There was a lot going on in our game — coming from several very close matches, it was very exciting,” Sunnyside coach Elizabeth Garcia said, adding the defense, specifically Chastity Garza and Aylain Gonzalez, “did a great job shutting Eisenhower down.”
The Spartans (2-2, 2-2) defeated host Zillah, 4-3.
“It was back-and-forth the whole match,” Granger coach Stephanie King said.
The Leopards drew first blood in the 6th minute on a goal by Mak Hernandez. In the 26th minute, another Zillah player scored.
Granger’s first strike was in the 34th minute by Julie Salgado off an assist by Anahi Collas. Cynthia Cuevas of the Spartans equalized the match with a minute to go in the half.
Evelyn Rincon of Zillah scored on a free kick at the 46-minute mark to give her team a 1-point lead.
Granger’s Karime Flores scored unassisted in the 53rd minute. Salgado scored the game-winning goal with 5 minutes on the clock.
“Our keeper, Jasmin Rodriguez, had a huge save with one minute in regulation,” King said.
Rodriguez had four saves, while her counterpart, Madeleyne Paredes recorded five.
Granger had nine shots on goal and Zillah attacked the goal seven times.
The Mustangs (4-1-1) defeated visiting Ephrata in a 4-3 overtime shootout last night. Regulation ended, 1-1.
Ephrata’s Amiby Gallagher scored the first goal in the 20th minute. Three minutes later, Hanna Clark delivered the pass to Jaime Fassler to equalize the match.
The teams remained in a 1-1 deadlock throughout the remainder of regulation, keeping the goalies occupied.
Josie Williams of Prosser recorded 23 saves in the first 80 minutes of play.
In the shootout, Fassler occupied the goal box and denied 2-of-5 scoring attempts.
Getting the ball past her were Gallagher, Mya Spencer and Sarai Kibby.
In the Ephrata goal box was Courtney Richardson, who recorded 12 saves overall.
The Mustangs threatened her 15 times. Fassler, Hannah Johnson, Hanna Clark and Haley Clark all made successful shots in the shootout.
The Greyhounds (3-1-1) lost, 2-0, to host Selah last night.
Coach Anne Holden did not provide stats as of press time.
Grandview hosts Toppenish for the league opener Saturday at noon.
The Vikings suffered another loss, 10-0, last night to Cle Elum.
Mabton coach Junior Garcia was unavailable for stats as of press time.
Tomorrow, Mabton (0-2, 0-4) hosts Warden at 6 p.m.