Comeback victories are becoming routine for the Spokane Shadow.
For the second straight day, the Shadow rallied from behind, winning 2-1 at Cascade in a USISL soccer match on Saturday.
Spokane’s Jim Martinson scored twice at the end of the first half to erase a 1-0 deficit.
“The team showed a lot of character this weekend winning two games coming from behind,” said Martinson, who scored at the 38- and 40-minute marks.
Zane Higgins provided the assists on both goals. Higgins boosted the Shadow with both goals in a 2-1 win over Willamette Valley on Friday night.
“He scored two big ones for us last night (Friday) when we needed it,” Martinson said. “And tonight he returns the favor and assists on both of my goals.”
Martinson scored the Shadow’s first goal after heading in a rebound off Higgins’ free kick. On the play, Martinson went airborne over Cascade goalie Stuart Nelson for the header, and the ball ricocheted off a Cascade defender into the net.
Martinson’s second goal was no less spectacular. Martinson beat his defender in the air for a header at the near post.
The win was the Shadow’s eighth in a row, and they improved their record to 11-2 overall and 8-2 in league.
Spokane 2, Cascade 1
First half - 1, Cascade, Wismer, 25:00. 2, Spokane, Martinson (Higgins), 38:00. 3, Spokane, Martinson (Higgins), 40:00. Second half - None.
Shots on goal - Spokane 8, Cascade 6. Saves - Spokane, Nagel 4. Cascade, Dobson 3, Nelson 1.
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