Matt Kennedy’s goal off a corner kick, with less than 20 seconds left, lifted fourth-seeded Shadle Park to a 4-3 upset of third-seeded University Wednesday to open the Just A Kick District 8 boys soccer tournament at U-Hi.
Shadle (8-6-0), which lost twice this year to U-Hi (8-6-0), tied the match at 70 minutes on the second Zach Kingsley goal assisted by Ryan Vane.
Kelly Tifft scored at 19 and 26 minutes for the Titans, who were eliminated. Shadle advances to a 1 p.m. Saturday loser-out match at Gonzaga Prep.
At Prep, the second-seeded Bullpups played stingy defense for more than 60 minutes and eliminated fifth-seeded Lewis and Clark 3-1.
Tim Bishop of Prep (13-3-0) scored at 5 minutes after Sean Ray’s crossing pass into the penalty box was cleared 20 yards out. The lead grew to 2-0 with Joe Ascolese’s penalty kick at 26 minutes. The Tigers (6-8-0) avoided the shutout with John Guenther’s goal at 65 minutes.
Holly Vanwert (8-1) struck out seven and went 2 for 3, including a double, as Mead (11-2) beat visiting Ferris 9-2 to complete a game stalled by rain last Thursday.
With the win, the Panthers tied idle U-Hi for first place heading into today’s showdown at Mead.
Elsewhere, Janessa Karstens pitched a two-hitter, striking out six, and Kami McGowan tripled and scored in the third as North Central (9-5) beat host Rogers 4-0.
Ferris and Rogers are tied for sixth place at 4-9. The top six teams advance to the district tournament.
At Shadle, Tara Buckley had a solo homer and Kelly Durgan an RBI double in the seventh as the Highlanders (2-11) rallied to upset visiting Central Valley 4-3. The Bears (8-6) scored twice in the top of the seventh.
Tarrah Brown (7-3) struck out nine and pinch-hitter Haley Albertson singled and later scored from second on a seventh-inning throwing error as Colville (9-3) edged visiting Clarkston 2-1.
Heather Wood’s fourth-inning RBI triple tied the game after Randi Knopes gave the Bantams (6-2) a lead in the third with an RBI double.
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