Great Northern soccer
The days of Riverside playing soccer with Deer Park are long gone.
This year the schools’ teams are separate, and apparently quite different.
Jamie Rizzuto and Brooke Dornquast scored three goals apiece Tuesday to guide Riverside’s girls (3-0) to a 10-0 Great Northern League win over visiting DP (0-3-1) at Chattaroy.
Deer Park/Riverside won last year’s Frontier League title, but the teams had to split when both schools landed in the GNL - a 2A classification - this year.
“The game meant a lot to both teams since last year they were the same team,” said Riverside coach Kevin Moon.
Rizzuto and Bernice Stime added three assists apiece. Tracy Koesel scored twice, giving her seven in league matches, one more than Rizzuto and two more than Dornquast.
On Riverside’s first goal, at 5 minutes, Larissa Mueller one-touched a pass to Rizzuto on a breakaway. Stime headed in a goal at 55 minutes on a Rizzuto corner kick.
Also in the league, senior Javana Howard scored three times to rally Medical Lake (1-1-1) to a 4-3 win at Chewelah (0-4).
Howard opened the second half with a pair of goals to break a 2-all tie. Her first-half goal came after the Cougars, a first-year team, took a 2-0 lead.
Howard increased her league scoring total to five. Shameen Mahmood’s goal before halftime was the first in league for any other Cardinals player.
Chewelah, blanked in its first three league matches, received goals from Katie Birklid, Piper Moore and Kelly Franklin.